Windows Enterprise Desktop:

January, 2013


January 30, 2013  3:58 PM

Win8 Gains New chkdsk Features

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This morning, I was poking around on the Windows 8 Forums site, and found a nifty tutorial on the...

January 28, 2013  6:24 PM

Last Chance for El-Cheapo Win8 Upgrade

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At midnight, Wednesday, January 31, the Microsoft budget upgrade offer for Windows 8 expires. I just jumped up to the Windows 8 Upgrade Offer page, and learned that those promo codes Microsoft...


January 25, 2013  10:37 PM

Windows UEFI Install Info

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In the past three or four months, I've messed around with various takes on installing Windows -- especially Windows 8 -- on PCs sporting the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, in lieu of the more traditional BIOS firmware used to raise PCs from a cold dead start to normal operation since time...


January 23, 2013  3:21 PM

More Benefits of Win8 Refresh

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In my last blog, "What Gets Lost When Using Win8 Refresh," I recounted my adventures after running the "Refresh...


January 21, 2013  4:55 PM

What Gets Lost When Using Win8 Refresh

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I've frequently looked at and pondered the meaning of the following "warning display" that precedes the use of Windows 8's much-vaunted "Refresh your PC" maneuver. Last week, I actually launched this tool to truly understand what it would do to a PC if put to work. Going through those motions...


January 18, 2013  4:53 PM

What to do about Java in Windows (and elsewhere)?

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[caption id="attachment_2990" align="aligncenter" width="436"]Header for the CERT/SEI vulnerability note on Java.

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January 16, 2013  8:15 PM

Windows Intune Gets Major Upgrade–Now Also Handles iOS and Android devices

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Thanks to Mary Jo Foley's ZDNet post from yesterday ("Microsoft...

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January 14, 2013  5:54 PM

John Savill Offers Nifty Win8 Cheat Sheet

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John Savill has been a player in the Windows world since the late 1990s, when his Windows NT FAQ became a go-to resource for IT professionals looking for Windows NT tips, tricks, and details that was...


January 11, 2013  6:39 PM

MS Word Autosave/Autorecover Saves My Bacon, Gets My Kudos

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As a writer, I spend what time I'm not reading and researching various technical subject matters writing about those same things. My tool of choice (or mandate, for most of the publishers for whom I work) is Microsoft Word. My current version of Word comes from MS Office Professional Plus 2010 and...


January 9, 2013  8:07 PM

Windows 8 Sales Top 60M Mark by 1/4/2013

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Yesterday, Microsoft disclosed at CES that Windows 8 sales had hit 60 million in 10 weeks (70 days, which makes the benchmark date January 4, 2013) after its launch (source:

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