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[RESOLVED] Your computer may stop responding when you run an application, Software Firewall or anti-virus package that uses the Windows Filtering Platform API

Your computer may stop responding when you run an application, Software Firewall or anti-virus package that uses the Windows Filtering Platform API This issue affects the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7 - Service Pack 1
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 - Service Pack 1
  • Windows SBS 2011 - Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 - Service Pack 1
  • Windows Small Business … Continue Reading ››

Windows Server 2008 R2 and SBS 2011 RTM or SP1 – You may experience disk I/O performance issues with certain Intel Xeon Processors

You may experience disk I/O performance issues if your server contains an Intel Xeon Westmere-EX (10 Core) processor This can occur because some of the I/O completion port objects are not cache-aligned. This behavior is what causes poor disk I/O performance. You can resolve the issue by updating Ntoskrnl.exe and Ntkrnlpa.exe updated versions are available for download from Continue Reading ››

The Startup Process in Windows 7 – SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 – SP1 may be slower than expected

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Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Small Business Server 2011 is slow to respond or may stop responding for 10-20 seconds

If your Server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1, you utilise RAID and have more than 4GB of memory then you are likely to be affected by this issue.  It seems to impact those servers running memory hungry applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL … Continue Reading ››