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August 22, 2014  9:26 AM

Chronic OneDrive/SkyDrive Problems Widespread

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
APPCRASH, Desktops, Microsoft SkyDrive, Windows 8.1

OK, I confess: I don't always look at the Windows Reliability Monitor as often as I should. But when I did recently, I discovered an issue on my primary production Windows 8.1 desktop that further research showed me is pretty widespread. If you try a Google search on "

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August 20, 2014  12:09 PM

MS Recommends Uninstalling Any of 4 Recent Updates

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Patch Tuesday, Windows 8.1, Windows troubleshooting

When MS pushed the August updates just over a week ago, they clearly did not expect the kinds of problems that have emerged in the wake of their release.

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August 15, 2014  10:33 AM

Precision Touchpad Updates on Update Tuesday

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, TouchPad, Windows 8.1

I read with interest in the previews of coming attractions for last Tuesday's Windows updates that "Precision touchpad improvements" were on their way into Windows 8.1 as part of the limited set of functionality enhancements included in their number (which varied from a low of 18 KB items on...


August 13, 2014  2:20 PM

Intel Wireless Driver Update Causes Win8.1 Repair Gyrations

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Image Backup, Windows 8.1

After installing yesterday's "Update Tuesday" security and functionality updates on my Fujitsu Q704, I ran the Intel Driver Update Utility on that machine to see what might be new on that front, and discovered a new driver for the N-7620 Dual Band Wireless interface on that machine. I promptly...


August 6, 2014  11:21 AM

MS Explains “August updates” for Windows 8.1 and more

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Patch Tuesday, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Update

Yesterday, MS Senior MarComm Manager Brandon LeBlanc posted some interesting info about the upcoming updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 scheduled for August 12 (next week) over on

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July 30, 2014  11:48 AM

Rumor Roundup: Windows’ Future Lacks Clarity

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Updates

With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly immanent, expected to fall on Patch Tuesday in August (8/12/2014), there's certainly been a lot of fuss and bother lately about what's coming (or not) for upcoming Windows releases including that particular one. With a variety of Russian...


July 9, 2014  12:20 PM

Patch Tuesday Gets New Look, New Tools

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Update

Here's  a nice graphic from the Microsoft Security Response Center's latest blog post, entitled "July 2014 Security Bulletin...

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July 7, 2014  12:16 PM

Could “Upgrade Windows at any Cost” include FREE?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 9

At the end of last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley posted a story on the upcoming next major...

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July 2, 2014  10:40 AM

MS Rethinking Windows Store “Upgrades?”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 8.1, Windows Store

Over the past few months, I've blogged repeatedly about issues related to installing (or rather, failing to install) the Windows 8.1 Update 1 for Windows 8.1. Windows experts such as Woody Leonhard (at InfoWorld) and Paul Thurrott (at his SuperSite for Windows) have dug into those...


June 30, 2014  11:36 AM

Google Ups Cloud Storage Ante

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Google Drive, Windows 8.1

Last week, I reported that OneDrive raised the ceiling on free storage, and that Google Drive was one of two other free providers (Copy.com is the other) to match their 15 GB storage allotment. I also reported that by signing up for Office 365, MS subscribers obtain a 1 TB OneDrive storage...


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