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November, 2013


November 27, 2013  2:53 PM

More Interesting 8.1 Upgrade Maneuvers

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

As a person who loves to tinker with his systems, I couldn't stop myself from rebuilding my primary 8.1 test machine over the past couple of days. It's a brute of a system with an i7-3700K CPU, 32 GB RAM, almost 6 TB of storage including 2 SSDs, and lots of other bells and whistles. The ostensible...

November 25, 2013  11:46 AM

Lenovo T520 Notebook 7–>8–>8.1 Upgrade Goes Better Than Expected!

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One week ago, I posted a blog here entitled "Windows 8.1: More Than an Update, More than an...

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November 22, 2013  12:36 PM

New Secunia PSI Version Fixes Win 8.x Issues

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I've blogged many times here about the excellent Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) tool, which checks all the installed programs on a PC and compares them to its database of current (and fully patched, as in the case of the Windows OS itself) software programs and systems. Recent PSI...


November 20, 2013  3:13 PM

EMET Gets An Update to 4.1

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a collection of Microsoft security tools and software designed to protect Windows users from zero-day exploits. I first blogged about it in September, 2012, and its general

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November 18, 2013  1:34 PM

Windows 8.1: More Than an Update, More than an SP

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I'm approaching a ten count on applying the Windows 8.1 update/upgrade to Windows 8 systems, many of which I had first to upgrade to Windows 8 to take advantage of that free upgrade from the Windows Store. As my count has crept up, I've begun to notice more interesting aspects of the process that...


November 15, 2013  1:20 PM

Bringing Back WEI to Win8.1

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I found myself on the phone this morning, talking to my former MCSE trainer, Herb Martin, who also happens to be something of a PowerShell and .NET programming whiz as well. I've gotten far enough into my Powershell script to know I've got something potentially useful. Now it's time to bring in a...


November 13, 2013  11:18 AM

Windows Experience Not Entirely Gone from Win8.1 — Merely Invisible

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Woody Leonhard has been one of my ongoing sources for tips, tricks, and inside Windows (and MS Office) information for over 20 years now. That's why I was delighted to find an unusually tasty nugget of Windows insight and information in a recent Slideshow he put together for InfoWorld. Entitled "

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November 11, 2013  11:25 AM

Say! You CAN use Gadgets in Windows 8: 8GadgetPack to the Rescue

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November 8, 2013  12:22 PM

Further Clarity on the UEFI-GPT Issues with Windows 8 Boot Manager

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Yesterday, I got on the phone with Jim Thomas and Anna Pankratova of Paragon Software, to dig a bit more deeply into the issues inherent in creating images for GPT boot drives on Windows 8 (and 8.1) UEFI systems. Thanks to their explanations, and a Paragon white paper they pointed me to ("

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November 7, 2013  2:37 AM

Microsoft’s Ballmer predicts cloud computing impact on IT

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer believes the cloud is going to change the way IT professionals work – like it or not.

Ballmer addressed IT professionals this week in a fireside chat session in the U.K. during Microsoft's three-day Tech Days Online event.

“New skills will add more...


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