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November 28, 2017  10:25 AM

Windows update module

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows 10, Windows Server

A Windows Update module is available on Windows versions 1709 and later. This includes Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Windows Server 1709 and Windows Insider previews (Server and Client) post the 1709 release. The module supplies the following...

October 26, 2017  5:35 AM

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows 10

The Windows 10 fall Creators Update arrived this morning. After the usual long download, install and then updating bits after I first log on (that last bit is really irritating – thought it was going away) I got into the machine. First impression is that there are some minor cosmetic...


March 6, 2017  11:53 AM

Windows 10 uptime

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, Windows 10

One of the things that managers seem to be fascinated with is up time. For Windows server operating systems its a fairly simple calculation PS>  (Get-Date) - (Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem | select -ExpandProperty LastBootUpTime) Days              :...


December 29, 2016  2:52 PM

Linux on the desktop

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Linux, Windows 10

My sense of humour has some quirky moments – as my friends will tell you. Last night I had a lot of time to sit and think (why is a story for another time and place) and it one point a thought about Linux on the desktop struck me. Back in the 1980s when I worked in seismic exploration and...


November 18, 2016  6:55 AM

PowerShell finally the de facto shell

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, Windows 10

After 10 years PowerShell has become the de facto shell for Windows! Windows Insider Preview build 14971 released yesterday uses PowerShell instead of cmd.exe as the default shell in Start Menu or File Explorer. See


November 3, 2016  9:00 AM

New Hyper-V switch on Windows 10

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Hyper-V, Windows 10

My test/lab machine had been running Windows Server 2016 TP 5. With Server 2016 now RTM it was time for a rebuild.  Unfortunately, 2016 RTM carried on from TP5 and decided not to work with my wireless card. Decided to try using Hyper-V on Windows 10 – it recognises the wifi card and is happy...


October 28, 2016  1:37 AM

Upgrading WSL

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Ubuntu, Windows 10

If you start  WSL (Bash on Ubuntu on Windows) and see messages like this: 7 packages can be updated. 1 update is a security update. root@RSsurfacePro2:~# You can view the available updates: root@RSsurfacePro2:~# apt-get update Hit:1


September 16, 2016  7:20 AM

Latest Windows 10 build fixes Surface Pro 2 wireless issue

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows 10

The latest Windows 10 build  - 14926  -  fixes the issue that took out the wireless adapter on my Surface Pro 2 in build 14915. Wasn’t a major issue as I could successfully revert to 14905 but unexpected for  all that.  Still think its funny that Windows took down the wireless adapter on...


September 1, 2016  6:31 AM

Does Microsoft hate wireless?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows 10, Windows Server 2016

Not having a lot of success with Windows new builds and wireless adapters this year. First off Windows 2016 TP5 didn’t work with wireless – needed to install a patch to get it working. It still drops the connection when machine is powered down but while a pain is easy to remedy. Windows...


August 31, 2016  12:01 PM

Windows 10 updates

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows 10

With the anniversary update delivered the Windows 10 development carries on with new updates becoming available – now up to build 14915 Not much in the way of PowerShell goodies though  :-(


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