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November 18, 2015  10:07 AM

Identifying Windows Images/Installers/ISO files

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

The more I dig into the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) command, the more "good stuff" I keep finding. Today's gem comes courtesy of Sergey Tkachenko, whose excellent WinAero.com site has come in for kudos from me many times already in this blog. Earlier this week he posted an item...

November 13, 2015  9:07 AM

Build 10586/1511 Makes Its Debut: Lessons Learned

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade, Windows Updates

Early yesterday morning (11/12), some of my Build 10240 Windows 10 PCs began offering access to the 10586/1511 Build. Throughout the course of the day, I was slowly but surely able to get most of my 10240 PCs upgraded to the latest Windows 10 version. Along the way, as is so often the case with...


November 11, 2015  9:52 AM

Updates Galore on 11/10/15, but No Build 10586!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade, Windows Updates

Looking at my update history on my Windows 10 production PC this morning, I see a whole slew of updates hit the wire yesterday for that OS, but so far there's no sign of a Threshold 2 release showing up on PCs running Build 10240. In fact, all of my 10240 PCs still show that Build in their Winver...


November 9, 2015  10:34 AM

Simple Versioning Numbers in Win10 Presage Deployment Changes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Service packs, Windows 10

If you take a look at the Winver information from the latest Fast Ring build for Windows Insiders, aka Build 10586, you'll see some additional information in the second line of text therein, just below Microsoft Windows:


November 6, 2015  9:49 AM

Win10 Build 10586 Recognizes “Digital Entitlement”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows Upgrades

If the rumor mill is correct, the current Win10 fast ring build represents the upcoming Threshold 2 release for Windows 10, and will be pushed out to the entire population of Windows 10 users next Tuesday. Wondering about what this might mean for installation and license management for those who...


October 28, 2015  9:32 AM

Persistent Windows.old Folder Surrenders to Command Line Prompt

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

Among my various desktops, laptops, and tablets, I've got an 16-month-old Surface Pro 3 purchased in August 2014. In working with the boot/sys drive recently I noticed I still had a windows.old folder hanging around, courtesy of my September upgrade to Windows 10 on that machine. "Hmmmm," thought I...


October 23, 2015  10:38 AM

Stop Win10 from Automatic Reboot After Updates

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Updates

There has been plenty of heated discussion about the way MS has handled updates in Windows 10. Much of that discussion has centered around Windows 10's update push behavior, which forces updates on Windows 10 PCs whether the recipients want them or not (see one workaround for this in my


October 21, 2015  11:11 AM

Interesting Network Printer Shenanigans on Win10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DHCP Reservation, Network printers, Windows 10

I've got a Samsung ML-2850 monochrome laser printer on my network, and I've been chasing around various ways to interact with it lately. It seems that unless you've got access to a print server, and set up that print server to offer the network printer up to network users, you can't access a...


October 19, 2015  1:15 PM

Simple Trick Fixes DISM /source syntax issues

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DISM, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

I've been messing around with the MS Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool since it made its debut along with Windows 8, when it replaced the ImageX tool built into previous Windows versions, as well as the Windows Package Manager (Pkgmgr.exe), PEimg, and intlcfg tools likewise...


October 16, 2015  10:08 AM

Oops! MS ticks “Upgrade to Win10” in WU on Win7&8.1 PCs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1

Since the latest Patch/Update Tuesday earlier this week on 10/13, the computer trade press has been rife with stories about Microsoft's accidental enablement of the Upgrade to Windows 10 option on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. More than mildly curious upon reading about same, I checked the 8.1 boot image...


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