Category Archives: LiveKd

Updates: Coreinfo v3.21, Disk2vhd v2.0, LiveKd v5.31

Coreinfo v3.21: CoreInfo is a command-line tool for reporting processor topology, NUMA performance, and processor features. The v3.21 release adds microcode reporting.

Disk2vhd v2.0: Disk2vhd, a utility for performing physical-to-virtual conversion of Windows systems, adds support for VHDX-formatted VHDs (thanks to Brendan Gruber for contributions), now supports WinRE volumes, can capture removable media, and includes an option to capture live volumes instead of relying on volume shadow copy (VSS).

LiveKd v5.31: LiveKd is a utility for performing live kernel debugging of native systems and virtual machines from the host operating system. This release fixes a debugger help library search bug and fixes a bug in Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 mirror dump support.

Updates: Coreinfo v3.1, Desktops v2.0, Livekd v5.3, PsPasswd v1.23, Testlimit v5.22, Whois v1.11

Coreinfo v3.1: This update to Coreinfo, a command line utility that reports detailed information about a system’s processor topology, CPU features, and cache topology, fixes a bug affecting the calculation of NUMA node costs and adds support for several more processor features, including RDRAND, LAHF/SAHF, Prefetchw and Intel Speedstep.

Desktops v2.0: Desktops, a virtual desktop utility for Windows that lets you create up to three additional workspaces, is now compatible with Windows 8, properly supporting Winkey hotkey sequences (like Winkey+R to bring up the Run dialog) on alternate desktops and switching back to the primary desktop’s start screen when you hit Winkey.

Livekd v5.3: LiveKd, a command-line utility that enables you to use the Windows kernel debuggers to examine live systems as well as virtual machines, now support Windows 8.

PsPasswd v1.23: PsPasswd, a Pstools utility for remoting changing local machine passwords, now includes support for changing domain account passwords.

Testlimit v5.22: This release of TestLimit, an educational tool for testing the way Windows handles exhaustion of various resource types such as system commit, fixes an output formatting bug that could have it report KB instead of MB.

Whois v1.11: Whois v1.11, a tool for looking up domain name registration information, includes bug fixes that could cause it to crash if provided with malformed domain name input strings.