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February, 2019


February 27, 2019  10:14 AM

Knocking Out Norton Promo Pop-ups

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Desktop Management, pop up, Windows 10

First a confession: I wrote a book about viruses, spyware and other software nasties back in 2004. At the time, the aftermarket was  the only way to go in getting protection from such stuff. And for a while I bounced around among BitDefender, Avast, Webroot, and others before settling on Norton...

February 25, 2019  2:01 PM

Nvidia LiveKernelEvent 141 Error Returns

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Device drivers, Graphics Card Drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

This morning, I checked on Reliability Monitor to see how my production PC was doing. Right away, I noticed a LiveKernelEvent error had occurred on 2/21. That’s the same day I updated my Nvidia GPU driver. Prior experience with this error code means I had reason to think “GPU issue” (see this...


February 22, 2019  6:18 PM

Win10 Hibernation Situation

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Hibernation is an inactivity option for Windows 10 PCs that's been around since before Windows 10 itself. Hibernation sits halfway between sleep mode and the old-fashioned shut down (off) mode. When a Windows 10 PC is set to hibernate, it saves the current state -- including open programs and...


February 20, 2019  6:10 PM

New MyOffice App Makes Office Ubiquitous

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Microsoft Office, microsoft office 365, Windows 10

Late last year MS started testing an Office app (UWP) with Insiders. It replaced the preceding "My Office" with a slicker new version. Starting today, February 20, 2019, anybody who wants to can download the app from the Store (here's the


February 18, 2019  10:43 AM

Snipping Tool Snip & Sketch Printing

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Printing Issues, Screen capture, Windows 10

Although MS has promised its banishment for some time, the Snipping Tool is still alive and well in Build 18836. Purported to be a skipahead to 20H1, the old tool remains present even there. Its replacement, Snip & Sketch, has been available since early builds of 1903 appeared last summer. With...


February 17, 2019  1:54 PM

Another Free Win7 Life Extension

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Desktop virtualization, Microsoft Windows 7

By now, everybody knows that Windows 7 End of Life (EOL) comes January 14, 2020. Afterward, organizations and companies need extended security updates to keep the old OS alive. Until now, that's been an expensive proposition. But in the past few days, Microsoft has let slip information about a...


February 12, 2019  3:25 PM

Win10 Alternate Update History Sources

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Windows 10, Windows Update

Because yesterday was "Patch Tuesday" I went to check Update history that morning. After clicking Start → Settings → Update & Security → Windows Update → View update history, I got nothing. Zip, zilch, nada, in other words. Some quick online research showed me that this happens...


February 11, 2019  1:40 PM

Meet PowerShell Core 6.0

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On January, 10, 2018, MS augmented the PowerShell capabilities built into Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 with an external version. Called PowerShell Core 6.0, it's cross-platform version of PowerShell that works on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It's also open source, built for multi-OS...


February 4, 2019  10:51 AM

So Long Venue Pro 11

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Beta Testing, Test systems, Windows 10

Over the weekend, all attempts to upgrade the Dell Venue Pro 11 7130 to Windows 10 Insider Pro failed. Even Kari Finn's clever trick of deploying an image with drivers pre-injected during a clean install (see this January 30...

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February 1, 2019  4:36 PM

MS Store Offers Windows File Manager

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File management, Windows 10, Windows tools

Hey! Time for a blast from the past. If you, like me, remember the days of Windows 3.1 and Windows For Workgroups, get this. The old File Manager has reappeared. That's right, the MS Store offers


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