Windows Enterprise Desktop:

September, 2014

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September 17, 2014  10:12 AM

Ack! Emergency WinReBuild Goes Surprisingly Smoothly

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Clean install, Windows 8.1, Windows installation

I'm not sure exactly what happened to my son's Dell XPS2720 All-in-One PC last week, but following the application of the Update Tuesday patches and fixes, the machine started flaking out big-time. The most obvious symptom was a set of recurring errors reporting a damaged or corrupt file named

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September 16, 2014  2:57 PM

Can Microsoft Do It Right With Windows 9?

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang

Microsoft is covering its bases on the enterprise and consumer fronts. First, the company on Sept. 30 will show a technical preview of Windows 9 highlighting its enterprise focus. Second, Microsoft said it would acquire Mojang, the popular maker of the addictive Minecraft game for $2.5...


September 15, 2014  10:20 AM

Grab the Latest Sysinternals Suite (FREE)

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1, Windows Sysinternals, Windows tools

For those not already in the know, Sysinternals is the name of a former company that's now part of Microsoft that's long been a source for some of the very best Windows monitoring, management, and troubleshooting tools around. The brainchild of Microsoft Fellow Mark Russinovitch (whose praises I've...


September 12, 2014  9:46 AM

Interesting Experience with MS Malicious Software Removal Tool

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Malicious code

Earlier this week, Update Tuesday occurred, bringing with it anywhere from one to two dozen updates (more for machines with MS Office installed, less for those without). As is my usual practice, I updated the half-dozen plus computers here in the house, and watched them go through the update...


September 10, 2014  10:03 AM

New Intel Graphics Drivers Can Boost Performance

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Display drivers, Windows 8.1

I ran across an interesting story on Neowin this morning. Entitled "New Intel drivers give up to 30%...

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September 8, 2014  9:28 AM

At IFA Berlin, Intel Takes Wraps Off Core M “Broadwell” Specs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1, Windows Tablets

The IFA took place in Berlin, Germany last week, where Intel took the opportunity to share a lot more information about its latest upcoming family of mobile processors. (IFA is German, and stands for "Internationale Funkaustellung" which, literally translated, means "International Broadcast...


September 5, 2014  10:41 AM

Secunia PSI, CSI, and Windows 8.1

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

In the ongoing battle to increase system stability on my production PC, I've found a new point of interest and attack in the Reliability Monitor log for my primary production PC -- namely,

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September 3, 2014  9:41 AM

Rollup Redux: MS Re-releases KB 2975719 on September 2

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8.1

In the wake of a series of botched Windows Updates that started on August 12 (our first "Update Tuesday" if you like the new nomenclature, or our most recent "Patch Tuesday" if you prefer the old), MS re-released another update yesterday. This one's an optional update rollup that applies to Windows...


September 1, 2014  12:44 PM

Azure Site Recovery Offers Private Cloud Replication/Recovery

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Hyper-V

With the introduction of Windows Server 2012 R2 in October 2013, Microsoft first introduced what it called "extended replication" for Hyper-V. This facility permits any Hyper-V VM to be directed to two different replication targets, which usually means a local target for immediate access, rebuild,...


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