Windows Enterprise Desktop:

November, 2018


November 28, 2018  11:49 AM

iCloud Issue Hampers 1809 User Proffer

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

OK, then. Another interesting tidbit about recent Windows 10 woes for the 1809 release has emerged.  As ZDNet reports, Apple has fixed a compatibility problem with iCloud. iCloud is Apple's cloud-based storage solution. It lets  iDevice and iCloud users on PCs access,  exchange and synchronize...

November 26, 2018  12:18 PM

Tablets and Laptops Supplant Desktop PCs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Thanks to MSPowerUser.com I stumbled upon a very interesting UK survey this morning. Its title tells much of the story: “Survey finds Laptops, Tablets steady while Desktop PC ownership...

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November 23, 2018  2:13 PM

False Bug ID Causes 1809 Re-Release

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

I found a fascinating explanation for the withdrawal and re-release of Windows 10 1809 today at Windows Central. It's entitled "


November 21, 2018  11:49 AM

Command-line Sequence Kills Resistant Windows.old Files

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

Yesterday, while poking around on my Lenovo T520 I found something unexpected. A Windows.old folder was still hanging around. This, despite having upgraded more than 10 days ago to 1809, and also having cleaned up the previous OS install manually. “Hmmm,” I thought to myself, “wonder...


November 19, 2018  10:38 AM

Default Screen Res Kills Event Viewer Log Filtering

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Display resolution, Event Viewer, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Here's an interesting Windows 10 gotcha to ponder. By default, on screens with True HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) or better, Windows 10 defaults to 125% for its Scale and Layout in Settings → Display. At the same time, this very default prevents Event Viewer from offering event log choices...


November 16, 2018  12:17 PM

RDP Win10 Black Screen Fixes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

After installing Insider Preview 18227.1006 on my two test PCs earlier this week, I immediately encountered an interesting problem. Those two PCs are both Dells. One is a 2013 vintage Venue Pro 11 7130 (hybrid tablet PC, i5 mobile CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD). The other is a 2014 XPS 2720...


November 14, 2018  10:50 AM

Win10 1809 Is Re-released

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

OK, then. MS fired off a series of items on November 13. This includes a cumulative update that takes existing 1809 installs to Build 17763.134, plus access to 1809 in upgrade or ISO form on the Download Windows 10 page. Thus, 40 days after the first release was withdrawn on October 5, 1809 makes...


November 12, 2018  11:42 AM

1809 Users Missing Critical Fixes

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

OK, let's start today's blog post with an assumption. Let's assume that you actually succeeded in  installing the 1809 release on one or more PCs. This must have occurred during the 3-day period between release on Tuesday October 2 and Friday October 5. That's when MS withdrew the release from...


November 9, 2018  11:01 AM

MS Activation Server Issues Temporarily Negate Win10 Licenses

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Holy Moly! I ran into an interesting issue yesterday when trying to update one of my Insider Preview test machines to Build 18277. The update kept failing with error messages that indicated access/permission problems downloading updates. When I switched from Windows Update to David Xanatos'...


November 7, 2018  12:58 PM

New Win10 Zoom Controls Are Coming

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Here's an interesting feature that's just appeared in the latest insider preview (Build 18272). If you hold down the Control (CTRL) key and use stretch controls, you can shrink or grow PowerShell, Command Prompt, or Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) windows. Here, stretch controls encompass...


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