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May 24, 2017  6:11 PM

Bid $SysReset Goodbye in Win10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Hidden files, Windows 10

In poking around on some of my Windows 10 systems, I occasionally encounter the $SysReset folder on the OS drive. The dollar sign at the start identifies it as a hidden system folder. Thus, astute readers already know I routinely check the radio button in File Explorer Options that reads "Show...

May 22, 2017  10:57 AM

KB4016871 Fixes Spurious Win10 DISM Issue

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DISM, Image management, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

For the past five months, the Current Branch for Windows 10 (Builds 1604 and 1703) has been subject to a spurious DISM issue. (I blogged about this as far back as December,...


May 15, 2017  11:42 AM

MiniTool Power Data Recovery Rocks

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Data Recovery Software, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

In January of this year, I blogged about the MiniTool Partition Wizard. In response to my post, the software's maker asked me to take a look at their sister product:


April 27, 2017  9:01 AM

Citrix CEO talks H-1B visas, other Trump proposals

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
Citrix, H-1B visas, Microsoft

As President Donald Trump's administration considers changes to tax, healthcare and immigration laws, large technology companies are primed to feel some of the biggest effects. The CEO of one such organization, Citrix, discussed the potential fallout in an interview with...


April 17, 2017  2:12 PM

Handy Win10 Boot Controls

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Boot manager, Windows 10, Windows Boot Disk

Reading an Ed Bott blog post this week reminded me that keyboard controls can come in mighty handy when restarting Windows 10. That goes double when the goal is to boot outside the normal OS restart umbrella. This could mean booting into UEFI or BIOS to change fundamental system settings. Or it...


April 14, 2017  12:27 PM

So Long Windows Vista

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Microsoft Windows 7, windows vista

OK, then: let's all say "So long Windows Vista!" This much-maligned and under-appreciated OS hit its end-of-life data on April 11 earlier this week. I'm now wondering if it's purely coincidence that the official release date for Windows 10 Creators Update fell on the same date. I guess we'll...


April 12, 2017  10:55 AM

Creators Update Image Integrity Gotcha

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

Over the past weekend, I upgraded 5 installations to Creators Update. Yesterday, I did likewise to my production PC. It is now happily ticking along, running the new release without apparent problems. However, I've discovered an interesting issue. Image integrity checks on the new installation...


April 10, 2017  10:38 AM

Creators Update Delivers Easy Upgrade

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

Following release of Windows 10 1703 via the Media Creation Tool, I've been busy this weekend upgrading 6 of my 8 PCs. I'm delighted to report that Creators Update delivers easy upgrade experiences to early adopters. I hit zero snags upgrading those systems. Post-upgrade clean-up was more or less...


April 5, 2017  11:49 AM

Apparent Win10 Defender Update Issues Illusory

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows Update Management

Over the past week to ten days, lots of users have been reporting issues with Windows Update and Windows Defender. This applies to versions 1607 (Current Branch) and 1703 (Insider Preview aka Creators Update). The symptom is that while Windows Update reports a Definition Update for Defender is...


March 20, 2017  1:45 PM

Create a Custom ISO for Windows 10 — Part 2 of 6

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

By Kari the Finn, guest blogger for Ed Tittel (Windows install expert at TenForums.com). This blog post is Part 2 in a 6-part series devoted to "Create a Custom ISO for Windows 10," Creator’s Update (coming sometime in April). The topic for this post is the first step in a 5-step process to...


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