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August, 2016


August 10, 2016  10:53 AM

In Windows 10 Fix-Its MIA

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Anybody who's been around Windows for a while will recognize the icon for Micosoft Fix It items. AFAIK, it's the company's equivalent to Mr. Goodwrench. It shows a faceless person wearing overalls holding a great big open-ended socket wrench. But alas in Windows 10 Fix-Its MIA is the best way to...

August 8, 2016  10:36 AM

Windows 10 Fresh Start

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update introduces a new clean install option of potential interest to those purchasing a new PC. It provides the ability to create a Windows 10 fresh start. Find it by clicking Settings --> Update & Security --> Recovery. This produces the following...


August 4, 2016  5:25 PM

MS Cuts Win10 OS Rollback to 10 Days

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

There's an interesting and unexpected change in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607). In earlier Windows OSes (8 and 8.1) users had 30 days to decide if they liked the new OS. If they didn't, they could roll back to the previous release. This is where restoring Windows.old comes into...


August 3, 2016  11:24 AM

Anniversary Update Post-Install Cleanup

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Microsoft Windows Installer, Windows 10

Yesterday, on August 2, MS unleashed the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 Current Branch users. Because Windows Update is staggering update availability, various other means to grab an ISO also appeared. These include: MSDN (subscription required), and the...


August 1, 2016  10:32 AM

Long NTFS Filenames in Anniversary Update

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NTFS, Windows 10

Windows 10's anniversary update brings an interesting if obscure change to the OS. Right now, long NFS filenames max out at 260 characters. The change busts through that limit and may eliminate it altogether. This limit includes the path specification and the filename itself, so 260 characters...


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