Windows Enterprise Desktop:

February, 2015


February 27, 2015  10:42 AM

OK, I’ll Bite into Start10 … Now What?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8 start menu, Windows 8.1

Anybody who's read this blog for any length of time has witnessed me repeatedly and enthusiastically recommending Stardock's great product, Start8, as a Windows start menu add-in/replacement for Microsoft's current flagship OS. In fact, I run it on every single one of my Windows 8 machines,...

February 25, 2015  2:57 PM

Dastardly Driver Download Delivers Browser Hijack(s)

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Hardware Drivers, Scan for malware, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

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February 23, 2015  10:44 AM

Interesting Win10 Driver Problem on Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Device drivers, Windows 10

By and large, I've got to give Dell credit for a winning solution in their 11" Venue Pro tablet with detachable keyboard. It's on par, features and power-wise with equivalent Surface Pro 3 models but the Broadwell Mobile processor makes the unit run at least 20° C cooler than the SP3 does at...


February 20, 2015  10:08 AM

Clean (Re)Install Benefits from Driver Backup Utility

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

In reading over an interesting article on Ars Technica...

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February 18, 2015  5:09 PM

Don’t Forget About RecImgMgr

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

Slimware Utilities is the company behind RecImg Manager, a program that can capture and restore modern-format Windows images. This is the same kind of image that Windows 8 or 10 uses, when you elect to "refresh" a...


February 16, 2015  12:57 PM

Winaero mines Alt+Tab key combos, nice tool

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
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 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 13, 2015  10:16 AM

Puzzling Intel Chipset Situation

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Intel Chipset Drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 8.1

I've been a big fan of the Intel Driver Update Utility for years, especially since the company published the standalone program version (v2.0) in mid-2014. With the introduction...


February 11, 2015  9:43 AM

KB 3001652 Goes Bad on Update Tuesday

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
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...


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