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November 17, 2017  12:05 PM

Realtek HD Audio Driver Tips

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device Manager, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I have to laugh at myself. I just troubleshot an issue with the latest version of the Realtek HD Audio drivers to learn I'd shot myself in the foot. Let me explain, and provide some Realtek HD Audio Driver tips along the way. I visit the Drivers...

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October 4, 2017  5:42 PM

Device Cleanup Tool Works

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device Manager, Windows 10

Anybody who's spent time working with Device Manager in Windows knows that drivers stay visible in the OS even when attendant devices are absent. That's why so many more items show up in DevMgr when you click "Show hidden devices" in its View menu. Sometimes Windows goes wild and lists many copies...


July 5, 2017  10:51 AM

DriveCleanup Clears Stale Win10 Storage Metadata

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device Manager, Disk cleanup, Storage management, Windows 10

Disk cleanup is one Windows admin topic to which I return from time in this blog. Usually, that means jumping onto storage volumes and rooting out unwanted, unneeded, or unnecessary files and folders. Today, thanks to German programming whiz Uwe Sieber, I'm going to come at this from a different...


March 1, 2017  2:34 PM

iPhone Issue Surrenders to Good Troubleshooting

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device Manager, iPhone, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I jumped into Device Manager on my production PC this morning in search of audio drive info. I couldn't help but notice that one of my Portable Devices flashed the yellow exclamation mark (!). Turns out my iPhone had apparently gone south (but this is one case where an iPhone issue surrenders to...


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