Windows Enterprise Desktop:

September, 2017

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September 20, 2017  9:34 AM

Wonky Win10 Colors Require Registry Edits

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Registry hacks, Tweak UI, Windows 10

Here's a weird one that popped up for me recently. After a recent Win10 update, the color scheme on my production PC turned an odd shade of yellow. Odd enough, in fact, that I just didn't like it. I found myself resetting colors for various Windows UI elements to get back to the normal defaults....

September 18, 2017  11:33 AM

CCleaner 5.33 32-bit Carries Malicious Payload

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Malware prevention, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8

Because I have recommended Piriform's CCleaner utility in this blog (and in other blogs and articles) over the years, I must pass this important news along. It seems that a signed version CCleaner 5.33 32-bit, as distributed by Avast, somehow got infected by malware. Because CCleaner 5.33 32-bit...


September 15, 2017  3:19 PM

PowerShell Illuminates System Components

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Powershell, PowerShell cmdlets, PowerShell Scripts, Windows 10

In reading over user requests for information at SuperUser.com this morning, I saw a simple-seeming request for info there. It read "How to show SSD and RAM size using terminal." Basically, it asked for a way to determine total RAM installed on a PC and the presence and size of SSD drives it might...


September 13, 2017  12:39 PM

Insider Preview 16288 Failing More Than Succeeding

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

I've got two test machines in my office dedicated to running Insider Preview versions of Windows 10. Just yesterday, MS unleashed Build 16288. In trying to get it installed this morning, I succeeded on the desktop test machine, but failed on the hybrid tablet. This produced an interesting error...


September 12, 2017  2:15 PM

Trouble with the curve

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
Citrix, cloud, desktop workspaces

Ahead of the curve is a common phrase in IT, and it's almost always used in a positive light. After all, new technologies and cutting-edge innovations keep the industry growing. Without vendors constantly striving to be ahead of the curve, we'd still be working on unwieldy computer...


September 11, 2017  5:40 PM

German Court Case Foils Aggressive MS Updates

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Maybe, to mangle Shakespeare, we don't need to kill ALL the lawyers. A recent suit in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, brought by its consumer protection agency has settled. It originated from the 6GB of pre-staged upgrade files for Windows 10. If you'll recall, MS uploaded a raft of files to PCs...


September 9, 2017  1:43 PM

Build Install ISO for Current Win10 Image

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

Huh! Turns out there's an easy way to use a reference Windows installation to create an ISO file. This might not sound like a big deal, but give it some thought. For one thing, it means admins can use a customized Windows 10 installation to spawn as many copies as they like. For another thing, it...


September 5, 2017  11:37 AM

Win10 Fall Creators Update Hits October 17

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

OK,  now we've got a date for the next major public upgrade to Windows 10. In a post to the Windows blogs, EVP Terry Myerson made it official....


September 1, 2017  12:44 PM

LockHunter Reports Locked Windows Files

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
File locks, File management, Folder Lock, Windows 10

In my never-ending quest for good Windows utilities, I'm always on the prowl for cool tools. In trolling over TenForums recently, I came across mention of a utility called LockHunter.  As the blog post title says, LockHunter reports locked Windows...


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