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February, 2017


February 28, 2017  9:49 AM

Win10 Restore Points Appear Broken

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Restore Down, Windows 10

In reading over the forum traffic at TenForums. recently, I encountered an item of great interest. This thread is entitled "File System Filter 'wcifs' Event ID 4." Despite the title, it reveals...

February 26, 2017  11:17 AM

Always Adjust Defaults After Clean Install

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

As the release for Windows 10 Creator's Update nears, the pace of Insider Preview releases is accelerating. Just last week, I got stuck upgrading my desktop test PC to Build 15031 Enterprise. Ultimately, I performed a clean install of that build, plus its usual aftermath. But I got caught by an...


February 25, 2017  4:37 PM

Interesting Issues in Insider Preview 15042

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, windows installer

Late last week MS released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build. Little did I know that there would be "Interesting Issues in Insider Preview 15042." But after a couple of failed installs,  I found myself  "bitten" on my Dell Venue Pro 11. That's when I remembered that the


February 24, 2017  10:38 AM

Win10 Dynamic Lock Gets Cool Tool

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Bluetooth Devices, smartphone, Windows 10, Windows Security

Almost two weeks ago, I blogged here about the addition of a new security feature in Insider Preview Build 15031. It's called Dynamic Lock. Dynamic Lock senses the signal strength...


February 20, 2017  2:31 PM

Enable Disable Win10 Administrator Account

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
admin account, Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 includes a built-in admin account. In fact, it's named "Administrator." Here, I explain here how to enable disable Win10 Administrator account. Basically, there are two ways to proceed: at the command line, or in Computer Management.

Enable Disable Win10 Administrator...


February 17, 2017  5:00 PM

New Windows 10 insider program coming for businesses

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Microsoft, Windows 10

Microsoft's upcoming Windows Insider Program for Businesses will cater to IT professionals. Through the program, nicknamed WIP4Biz, IT admins will be able to test new Windows 10 features with their existing systems and give feedback to Microsoft prior to go-live dates. There is already a Windows...


February 17, 2017  11:53 AM

Disconnect Drives Before Multi-Boot Install

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
bcdboot, Dual booting, Windows 10

Anybody can learn stuff, but lessons learned the hard way are the ones that stick with you. Case in point: I've got a Windows desktop PC I use as a test machine. Furthermore, I've got it set up as a dual-boot environment. On one SSD I've got a bootable installation of the Win10 Current Branch...


February 15, 2017  11:58 AM

Overcoming USB Flash Write-Protection

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, USB Flash drives, Windows 10

Last month, I was mucking around with my Asus RT-AC68U router. Among other experiments, I plugged in a USB flash drive into one of its ports to share it with the network. This morning, I unplugged it from the router to try to use it for recovery on a temporarily disabled test PC. No dice: instead...


February 15, 2017  9:44 AM

Anti-phishing training videos take users off the hook

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Desktop security, Email security, Phishing, Security training

Email phishing attacks against high-level executives increased at Tri-Counties Regional Center last year. To combat and boost awareness of the problem, CIO Dominic Namnath turned to user training videos. "Your user is the most vulnerable point,” Namnath said. “Spoofing the CEO’s email...


February 13, 2017  12:38 PM

Build 15031 Brings Dynamic Lock

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Locks, Windows 10, Windows Login

Cellphones are such a vital ingredient of modern life that we bring them with us everywhere we go. MS exploits this truism in the latest build of Windows 10, 15031. There's a new facility in the Sign-In Options called "Dynamic lock" that detect when the phone is out of Bluetooth range and locks a...


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