Windows Enterprise Desktop:

September, 2019


September 27, 2019  12:51 PM

Smarter Web-based Intel Driver Update Tool

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, device management, Windows 10

In perusing my usual Windows info and news this morning, I came across a Windows Latest story that gave me cause to check my Lenovo X380 graphics driver. It seems Intel released new...

September 25, 2019  5:05 PM

20H1 Gains Cloud Reset Capability

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
system recovery, Windows 10

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure and privilege of sitting in on an NDA, Windows Insider MVP only briefing. It came from Aaron Lower, Microsoft's Program Manager on the Core OS and Intelligent Edge (COSINE) Fundamentals team. Some of what I learned then I can now share with you, because Aaron has...


September 22, 2019  9:07 PM

Mystery Device Equals Moto Z Android Phone

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Device Manager, Troubleshooting

Poking around in Device Manager today, I noticed something I'd not seen before under the "Disk drives" heading. It showed up as Linux File-Stor USB Device (LFSUD). WTF? But of course, Google is always helpful when it comes to resolving mystery strings. A literal search on LFSUD turned up a post on...


September 20, 2019  5:26 PM

Two New Known Issues Already Resolved Sept 19

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

Seems like Microsoft updates its Known Issues list on Fridays, if the emerging pattern remains consistent. Today, two new known issues already resolved Sept 19 showed up. Both of these have garnered...


September 18, 2019  4:58 PM

Latest Insider Preview Gets View Optional Updates Feature

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Windows 10, Windows Update, Windows Update Management

Earlier versions of Windows had something that Windows 10 has so far lacked. However, Build 18980 gains the ability to see pending optional updates through Windows Update. That's why I called this post "Latest Insider Preview Gets View Optional Updates Feature."  The new feature looks like the...


September 16, 2019  11:23 AM

4 New 1903 Known Issues 9/13/2019

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

There's been a LOT of action on the Windows 10 1903 Known Issues lately. Thus we see 4 new Known Issues 9/13/2019. They include Wi-Fi issues for some specific Intel and Broadcom adapters,...


September 12, 2019  6:48 PM

Cycling Power Fixes Wireless Weirdness

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Wireless access, Wireless Access Points, wireless adapter

A week ago, I acquired an ASUS RT-AX88U wireless access device to replace a failing


September 11, 2019  1:08 PM

Pondering System Refresh Planning System Retirements

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

All right: I admit it. My local "fleet" of PCs is getting long in the tooth. The age distribution  for the 9 systems at my immediate disposal is strongly skewed. That's what has me pondering system refresh planning system retirements right now. Take a look at this table to see what I mean:


September 6, 2019  3:28 PM

When Disk Cleanup Fails Use Search

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, File management, Windows 10

I've been slowly but surely working my way through all of my test machines recently, putting things to order. In do doing, I keep running across a list of files and folders on the C: drive that Disk Cleanup (or its new fave counterpart "


September 4, 2019  12:41 PM

Technology Advances Require Basic IP Address Understanding

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
IP address management, Router IP address, Windows 10, Wireless Access Points

OK, then. A couple of weeks ago, my 6-year-old ASUS RT-68U started getting flaky on me. What does that mean? It means it began losing its configuration settings on the 5 GHz band with the Windows 10 PCs it served. How do I know this? Because network status shifted from Private to Public and...


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