Windows Enterprise Desktop:

December, 2018


December 31, 2018  11:41 AM

Windows Enterprise Desktop Turns Ten Years Old

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows enterprise

I watched a significant anniversary for this blog slip past earlier this year. Depending on how you count, it hit its tenth-year anniversary this year. September 29 and October 1 of 2008, featured the initial announcement and the first post of substance, respectively. The reigning title at...

December 28, 2018  6:59 PM

Overcoming Windows 10 Upgrade Errors

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Found a simply magnificent MS reference thanks to the great folks at TenForums today. With special thanks to user Caledon Ken, check out this technical guide entitled “Resolve Windows 10...

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December 26, 2018  10:54 AM

DDU Removes Display Drivers Completely

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Display drivers, Graphics Card Drivers, Windows 10

When a program gets installed onto Windows, it can extend all kinds of hooks into the OS. It might make numerous Registry changes, add services, schedule tasks, and much, much more. When the same program gets uninstalled, even its makers may have trouble completely rooting out all traces of its...


December 24, 2018  11:45 AM

Win10 Task Scheduler Pulldown Menus Fail Sometimes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Console application, Console errors, Event Viewer, task scheduler, Windows 10

On November 19, I wrote a blog post about an “interesting” UI issue in Event Viewer. On some PCs, its pulldown menus didn't...


December 21, 2018  12:19 PM

Logitech Options Prove Unnecessary

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

A few weeks ago, I got an offer from a Logitech pop-up for a program named Logitech Options. I've been using Logitech mice since the 1990s, and have long been a fan of their various widgets. Figured I to myself "let's give it a...


December 19, 2018  10:58 AM

Win10 1809 Publicly Available

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

As of December 17, the latest version of Windows 10 is publicly available. Its version name is 1809. This indicates September 2018. After a trouble-wracked initial release on October 2, MS took 6 weeks to start dribbling out 1809 to a subset of users once again. Now, the latest word from the


December 17, 2018  6:30 PM

OSUninstallWindow DISM Difficulties

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

Drat! I really like the built-in Windows 10 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command. But I've discovered some DISM schisms. They embrace Version 1809 (Build 17633.134) and the Insider Preview (Build 18298.1000). Usually, DISM supports get and set operations for something called...


December 14, 2018  12:13 PM

Late-Month WU Items Equal Update Previews

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

Here's an interesting tidbit of information, courtesy of Forbes magazine. That story references a December 10 Windows Insider Program...


December 12, 2018  3:56 PM

Intel Win10 UWP Configuration Utility

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
IP networking, Network interface, Windows 10

Last week, I blogged about Intel Windows 10 Modern Drivers. As it turns out, there was more going on with that than I recognized. In addition to a new set of drivers, Intel also...


December 10, 2018  12:04 PM

Out Darned Win10 Dollar Files!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Hidden files, Windows 10

Checking over my production PC this weekend, I noticed a half-dozen folders at the root of my system drive (C:). By definition such files are system related and ordinarily hidden from view. Looking them over, I quickly realized I neither wanted or needed most of them. Hence my exhortation: Out...


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