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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Cannot Run Nested Virtualization on Windows 11 | "Virtualized AMD-V/RVI is not supported on this platform"

Recently I use upgraded both my mini pc to Windows 11. Everything running smoothly including Vmware Workstation with a few VMs running. However, I found an issue when want to run nested virtualization - Hyper-V.

Error message:

"Virtualized AMD-V/RVI is not supported on this platform"

Here is my tweak to make it work:

1. Uninstall Windows Hypervisor Platform

Go to Control Panel | Programs and Features | Click Turn Windows features on or off

Uncheck the Windows Hypervisor Platform

2. Edit Local Group Policy

Type mmc | Add Group Policy Object | Local Computer

Go to Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | Device Guard | Click on Turn on virtualization Based security | Set to Disable 

Then restart your machine and test run nested virtualization.

That should do the trick!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

How to Reduce Memory Usage on Windows 11?

I just upgraded my both machines from Windows 10 to Windows 11. I find out that initial memory after boot up has used around 6GB memory. You can view it from Task Manager.

Here is my fine-tuning and success to reduce around 3GB of memory.

1. Disable start-up program. Microsoft runs a few applications in the background.

-> Use Task Manager | Start up | Disable unwanted programs such as Cortana, MS Team, Onedrive

2. Go to System Properties | Advanced Tab | Settings

-> Under Visual Effect, set Adjust for best performance

3. Modify the registry key

-> Type Regedit

-> Navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Set ClearPageFileAtShutDown to 1

Restart the machine

Check again the memory usage using Task Manager. Do you get from 6GB to around 3GB? 

Hope this trick helps to reduce your memory usage when upgrading to Windows 11.

Note: These settings are applicable after the upgrade to Windows 11 or the initial setup. Not apply when you install more program and run more on start up application.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Unable to Connect to Google Cloud SQL

 You've just created a MySQL on Google Cloud. However, was not able to access it via MySQL Workbench.

Tried to enable Private IP and use VPC and Public IP, but still failed.

Workaround is

1. Go to Connections > Networking > Public IP

2. Add Network | Put a name

3. Put CIDR of your public network. Example:


4. Save

5. Try accessing again using MySQL Workbench.

Another trick.

1. Go to Connection > Security

2. Check Allow only SSL Connection

Wait for changes to apply

3. Set again root password

Wait for changes to apply

4. Uncheck Allow only SSL Connection

Wait for changes to apply

5. Test access again

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Unboxing Minisforum HM80 and Assembling Parts

 My new lab machine setup. Enjoy

  • 2 TB SSD from Crucial
  • 512 GB SSD from Kingston
  • 2 X 32GB RAM ADATA PC3200 SODIMM (JEDEC, 1.2v, CL22)
  • Acasis External Casing for SSD - Support RAID configuration.

Damage control on this purchase:

  • HM80 - USD 300 ( RM1425 - with conversion 4.75.Initial price USD 339, minus refund on customs charges)
  • 2 TB SSD - RM535
  • 64GB RAM - RM750
  • Acasis External SSD casing - RM 69
  • The rest components is reuse from old machine
Total = RM2779

Cyber Security Roundtable

 How the Major Threats of 2023 Impact Microsoft 365 


In a rapidly changing environment as ours, prioritizing threats has become increasingly important. Ransomware threats, nation state threat actors, log4J, exchange vulnerabilities and so on all need to be handled, but how to tell what threats need to be dealt with first? The answer is quite simple, you, we, the whole security community, needs to respond collectively. We’re all in this together and taking this into account Hornetsecurity has put together a really exciting event centred around predicting the major threats to Microsoft 365 environments in 2023. 

Curious about the implications of the results laid out in the Cyber Security Report 2023? Make sure to join Andy Syrewicze, Hornetsecurity’s technical evangelist, as he discusses the 2023 threats with a panel of security experts. In this session Andy and the panel will discuss:



·       The major threats from 2022 and their future implications  

·       The threats faced by the industry’s “digital transformation” to cloud services  

·       Current world events and their impact on the threat landscape  

·       Predictions for 2023  

·       And more!  



Note, if you haven’t read the Cyber Security Report 2023, you’ll also get a copy when you register!

At the 90 min-long event, the expert panel will take a deep dive into the current Microsoft 365 threat landscape and discuss latest trends, major attacks and upcoming cyber threats from different perspectives. 

Profiler Mark T. Hofmann will take you on an exciting journey into the mind of cyber criminals.
Security expert Hasain Alshakarti analyzes the topic from the point of view of companies and specially focuses on their needs for security measures. And Head of the Security Lab at Hornetsecurity, Umut Alemdar, will provide a wealth of key statistics from his team which conducts forensic analyses of the most current and critical security threats, specializing in email security. 



Dates and time: 

Wednesday 30 November: 4pm CET / 10am ET / 7am PT


As a bonus, all Roundtable registrants will receive a free copy of the Cyber Security Report 2023 when signed up for the event! 


Bring your questions and clear your calendar. This is THE cybersecurity live event you don’t want to miss! 


Save your seat for November 30!