Backup / Recovery Solutions

Backup / Recovery

Windows Admin

Get Windows Performance Score in Win8/Win10

  • Run the test with command prompt (run as Admin): winsat prepop
  • Then run the PowerShell command (run as Admin): GET-WMIOBJECT –CLASS WIN32_WINSAT

Disk Imaging for C:

  • (Offline, disk to image at SATA HDD) Norton Ghost 15.0.1 (48G > 27.7G, 15.5min)

CleanUp Windows 7/8/2008R2

  1. Search: “Clean" and use the build-in Disk Cleanup Utility
  2. Delete files inside the %temp% folder
  3. Delete C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$ folder (never delete other files in the Installer folder)
  4. Delete C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder
    net stop wuauserv
    rename or del C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
    net start wuauserv
  5. Cleanup WinSxS folder
    Delete old version files:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    Delete ServicePack cache files:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /SPSuperseded
    If the component store is corrupted, use:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  6. Delete IE and Firefox temp files


System Admin Links

Microsoft products

Technet / MVP

SAN Storage


Microsoft Office



Windows Server Cluster


  • “Exe file has been blocked by your firewall" error when download EXE file from InternetPossible turned on “Block EXE Component" at a Netscreen firewall on the network
  • HKIX Switching Statistics


Rescue CD/USB Key


Useful Utilities