High CPU Utilization on idle KVM Guest

so noticed that my windows 10 kvm guest (running on unraid) was chewing up a cpu core.
the cpu utilization seemed to die down after i logged into the vm.
i logged out of the vm and waited 15 mins and did a htop and watched that VM’s utilization.
it seems that it would not drop below 25% which i thought was weird considering the VM was idle.
i turned off all the applications/services that were not running but that did not change a thing.
after doing some googling for a while i came across a post on the proxmox support forums about this exact issue.

they suggested adding these into my config

<clock offset=’localtime’>
<timer name=’rtc’ tickpolicy=’catchup’/>
<timer name=’pit’ tickpolicy=’delay’/>
<timer name=’hpet’ present=’yes’/>
<timer name=’hypervclock’ present=’yes’/>
</clock>

after adding the above settings i noticed that the vm is now idling under 8%
now its not as low as i wanted it but considering there is an antivirus scanner on the machine and i am doing snmp polls to the guest every 5 mins i think under 8% is great,considering it started out at 25-30%.

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USB Drive Letter Manager

do you want to keep the same drive letter for more than 1 usb device ? well this program is for you..

USBDLM is a Windows service that gives control over Windows’ drive letter assignment for USB drives. Running as service makes it independent of the logged on user’s privileges, so there is no need to give the users the privilege to change drive letters.
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Furthermore you can define new default letters for USB drives and much more.
It works on Windows XP to Windows 10.

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FreeFileSync

Hi All,

so recently i was looking around for a cheaper/free alternative to good sync while goodysnc is good i dont have any money at the moment.

after googling for a bit i came accross FreeFileSync.

i set it up and it works like a charm, easy to setup and use.

highly recommended if you want a file sync app.

as its a great product i will be donating soon to help further development.

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Download All Google Photos

so i was looking through my phone and noticed i have a shit load of old photos that are backed up to google photos.

i dont have a copy of all the photos so wanted to take a copy of everything in the cloud ( i hate the word cloud ) anyways i did some googleing and found Google Take Out

google take out allows you to download a copy of anything that is stored on your google account.

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Proxmox application with Librenms

so in april i setup librenms, unfortunatly there was a problem with the proxmox snmp script but recently they fixed it. however i was still having problems running the snmp script as it needed to be run as root.

so after some googling i managed to find out that i need to edit the sudoers file on the proxmox server and add the following line.

snmp ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL

this gives snmp root access to be able to run the script.

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Ninite Application Updater

Ninite is a service that lets users automatically install popular applications for their operating system. It allows users to make a selection from a list of applications and bundles the selection into a single installer package. There are currently two versions of the service, for Windows and Linux. It is free for personal use. A paid version, Ninite Pro, is available for business use. Ninite is developed by Patrick Swieskowski and Sascha Kuzins

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