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February, 2017

February 11, 2017  3:04 PM

EI.cfg and PID.txt Install Windows License Info

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If you frequently install Windows, here's a trick to forestall version identification and license requests during the process. As documented in a TechNet article, you must out two files in \Sources to make this happen. The first is named 2 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 8, 2017  10:50 AM

Admin Tool: MS ISO Downloader

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ISOs, MS Installer, Windows 10

Now and then, admins may need mountable ISO files for Microsoft OSes or programs (like Office). That's when "find the ISO" can sometimes turn into a challenging game. Except for those with MSDN subscription access, running down ISOs can take a while. Itinerant programmer Jan Krohn provides a useful...

February 3, 2017  12:32 PM

Keep USB Drives Humming

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Backup and Recovery, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Last weekend, I ran into an interesting problem on a couple of my laptops. Those were a Surface Pro 3 and a Dell Venue Pro 11, each with the same problem. As I ran Macrium Reflect to back each one up, it would fail to complete. This was on the same hardware: an external Eagle Consus USB 3.0 drive...

February 2, 2017  4:56 PM

UUP Gets Teething Problems

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Since last November, I've mentioned the Unified Update Platform 5 for Windows 10 five times in this blog. It made its debut with Insider Preview build 14959, and as of yesterday, we're up to build 15025. It's proving to be something of a pain, as I work with downloading and installing frequent...

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