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February 16, 2015  12:57 PM

Winaero mines Alt+Tab key combos, nice tool

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Keyboard Shortcuts, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Sergey Tkachenko, who's the mind behind the excellent Winaero.com site and blog, struck paydirt recently with his post on

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February 11, 2015  9:43 AM

KB 3001652 Goes Bad on Update Tuesday

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Windows 8.1, Windows Updates

Oho! Yesterday was "Update Tuesday," the second Tuesday of the month. Tuning into Windows Update just after lunch I noticed a big batch of updates (38 on Windows 8.1 systems with MS Office 2013 installed, 18-20 on those without a standalone version of Office onboard, including my son's PC which has...


February 9, 2015  9:39 AM

Windows 8.* Slowly Overtaking XP, 7 Still on TOP

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Upgrades

Every now and then, I have to check in over at NetMarketShare.com, to see what's happening with the distribution of desktop OSes that the company detects on the Internet. This morning, I couldn't help but notice that as Windows XP's marketshare continues to decline -- as it should, being now well...


February 6, 2015  10:37 AM

Win10 Gets Smart About Paging Files

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Paging file, Windows 10, Windows 8

In working on a Windows 10 story for SearchEnterpriseDesktop this week, I came to an interesting realization. In Windows 10, MS has finally broken with tradition when it comes to sizing the paging file (you can check this for yourself, no matter what version of Windows you run: by default the...


January 19, 2015  9:11 AM

TechNet Solution Guide Addresses WinDeployment Best Practices

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Deployment tools, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

From the "better late than never" school of information sharing, I just found an October 2014 TechNet Solution Guide that many Windows administrators are likely to find captivating. It's entitled "

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January 14, 2015  9:04 AM

Windows 7 Now Off Mainstream Support

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows migration

OK folks, here's a transition point for you to note. As of today, January 14, Windows 7 is no longer on mainstream support at Microsoft. Going forward, it will get no new functionality, no new service packs, nor bug fixes that are not security-related. Should IT pros be concerned? Not really: MS...


December 15, 2014  9:15 AM

Tis the Season, Part 1: Hi-tech Stocking Stuffer 64GB Compact UFD

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Flash drive, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

What with Christmas less than two weeks away, and the upcoming end-of-year break not far behind, I thought I'd lighten up this week with a series of carefully chosen stocking stuffers for high-tech types. If you're in a giving mood, you can hand these things out at low expense; if you need some...


December 12, 2014  10:47 AM

Windows Utilities Nonpareil: NirLauncher

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows utility

Since 2011, I've blogged at least half a dozen times about various utilities from Nir Sofer, an apparently hyperactive developer with a penchant for building terrific Windows utilities of all kinds. He updates them quite frequently, too: I get at least one dozen notices a month about changes to one...


December 10, 2014  4:45 PM

New Version of MDOP Now Available

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
MDOP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Deployment Services

Thanks to a recent post to the Windows For Your Business blog entitled "MDOP 2014 R2 Now Available," I'm happy to relay that message to my readership,...


December 3, 2014  10:23 AM

CCleaner Gets Faster, Cleaner v5 Incarnation

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows utility

Now that I've discovered an easy way to reliably get to and download the crapware-free "Slim" version of CCleaner, I've returned to using it on my PCs. Just recently, Piriform released a new major version of this tried-and-true Windows Utility (the current version is labeled v5.00.5050). It...


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