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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...

August 30, 2017  2:32 PM

MS Stops Insider Preview Issues Lists

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Release management, Windows 10

Here's an interesting and counter-intuitive bit of Windows 10 news for you. As of  Build 16273, MS no longer includes known issues in its Insider Preview release info. That was the section I read first and foremost. It helped me decide if I wanted to update my test machines to the latest Fast Ring...


June 14, 2017  12:27 PM

Pondering Build 16215 Plus Good Backup

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

Late on June 8, 2017, Dona Sarkar announced Build 16215 for Windows 10 Insider Preview. It introduces a raft of improvements, changes, and new features. But...


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...


September 23, 2016  11:57 AM

BSOD — Insider Preview to the Rescue!

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

It's one thing to read about Windows 10 problems. It's another thing entirely to live them through oneself. I follow the action at TenForums.com closely because it's a timely and reliable source for Windows insight and intelligence. That's why I knew what I was seeing after installing the latest...


April 24, 2015  10:03 AM

Batting .500 with Win10 Build 10061

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

If something happens once, it's impossible to tell if it's an anomaly or an expected behavior. Let it happen even one more time though, and a suspicion of pattern or predictability can't help but rear its head. When I installed the last "fast ring" (10049) build on my two test machines, here's what...


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...


January 6, 2015  6:48 PM

MS to Drop ISOs and Updates for Win10 January Preview Together

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

Previous releases of the Windows 10 Technical Preview have come via a special online update through PC Settings. Only two weeks after Build 9879 was released did MS provide ISOs to permit clean installs (or bare metal builds). Next time around, says Engineering General Manager Gabe Aul, MS will...


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