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April, 2019

April 26, 2019  11:42 AM

Web-based vs Offline DotNET 4.8 Installers

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
.NET, Windows 10, Windows Updates

When I learned  that MS released a new version of the .NET Framework , I saw both web-based and offline installers. "Hmmm," thought I to myself, "I've never used a Web-based installer for Win10 OS components. Let's give it a try!" The difference between web-based vs offline DotNET 4.8 installers...

April 24, 2019  12:09 PM

Win10 Minimum Hardware Requirements Get Interesting

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
CPU, Windows 10

Yesterday brought me an interesting item in the TenForums Windows 10 News forum. Tantalizingly, it's entitled "

April 22, 2019  11:24 AM

X1 Carbon Extreme 6-Core Really Flies

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
laptop, Laptops, Windows 10

A little over two weeks ago, Lenovo sent me a couple of loaner laptops. To be more specific, their largesse included one each X1 Carbon Extreme and an X380 Yoga.  Today, I'm going to explain some recent experiences with the X1. And when I say this X1 Carbon Extreme 6-core really flies, I'm not...

April 19, 2019  10:44 AM

Comet Offers Interesting Disk Cleanup Alternative

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Windows 10, Windows utility

Last September, I reported here that MS had announced plans to "deprecate" the venerable Disk Cleanup utility. That post was aptly named "Bye Bye Disk Cleanup?"...

April 18, 2019  12:02 PM

MFTRCRD64 Shows More NTFS Timestamps

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
File management, NTFS, Windows 10

Recently, working on a legal project I found myself having to explain timestamps for computer files. That's when I stumbled across Joakim Shicht's excellent but cryptic Master File Table (MFT) Record decoding tool. And while my particular focus was on file timestamps, a quick look at the help file...

April 14, 2019  3:09 PM

MCT1903 Misnomer Not Available

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

In perusing my usual newsfeeds this morning, I saw what looked like an interesting story. It says something like "Use the MCT to Get Win10 May 2019...

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April 12, 2019  10:58 AM

Dude, Where Is My SDXC Drive?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Device drivers, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

A funny thing happened when I upgraded my Surface Pro 3 to the latest Release Preview. I'm talking Build 18362.53, otherwise known as 1903 aka May 2019 Update. Before the upgrade, the PC saw its SDXC card and contents without issue. After the upgrade, nada. Before the upgrade, DevMgr saw something...

April 10, 2019  4:26 PM

Samsung Consumer Drivers OEM Friendly

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, NVME Related, Windows 10

Last Friday, a couple of Lenovo loaner laptops showed up at my office. Both include 8th Generation (formerly, Coffee Lake) CPUs and Samsung OEM NVMe SSDs. As I was perusing the TenForums threads yesterday, I noticed a new version of the Samsung NVMe drivers. But my drive's model number is...

April 8, 2019  10:56 AM

Upcoming Insider Preview Changes 2020 Release Access Methods

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

With the release of 1903, aka Windows 10 May 2019 Update, coming soon the Insider Preview program is going through some changes. A bit of "special maneuvering" lies ahead. That is, upcoming Insider Preview changes 2020 release access methods . Those who want to stick with a true Fast Ring release...

April 4, 2019  5:51 PM

MS Backs Off Forcing Updates

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

The last two Win10 feature updates (1803 and 1809) have had problems. There's been lots of grousing from business users about updates, too. Finally, Microsoft is changing its stance on pushing updates. Hooray! In a post to Windows Blogs today (April 4), Mike Fortin (Corporate VP, Windows)...

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