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November 4, 2019  1:12 PM

RAW Win10 Disk Report Thankfully Transitory

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

OK, then. I was working along merrily yesterday cleaning up my office to get ready for another week's work. Looking at my Downloads and Documents folders, I saw items as far back as August. Normally, I sweep out these folders every 30-60 days. Given that yesterday was November 3, August 1 was 94...

October 30, 2019  11:29 AM

Autopilot Gets Oct 22 False Alarm Update

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As the upcoming release of 1909/19H2 draws ever nearer, Windows updates come with increased frequency. Occasionally, something unintended may slip through the net. I'd wondered why an Autopilot update showed up on my production PC (


October 25, 2019  4:12 PM

Belkin’s Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock

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After obtaining new Lenovo laptops earlier this year, I've been digging into Thunderbolt/USB 3.1 technology around USB-C ports. Both my X380 Yoga and X1 Extreme include Thunderbolt-capable USB-C ports. I've put those to work with a variety of different connections. After this year's


September 16, 2019  11:23 AM

4 New 1903 Known Issues 9/13/2019

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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 11, 2019  1:08 PM

Pondering System Refresh Planning System Retirements

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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:


August 12, 2019  5:24 PM

Clean-up Cools Down T520 Laptop

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My Lenovo T520 sits on a stand atop a small  filing cabinet at the left end of my office desk. I can access it by rotating my desk chair to the left. Mostly, I remote into it from my main production PC right in front of me. Over the weekend, my wife came into the office to talk to me. She stood...


July 17, 2019  11:43 AM

Recent Win10 Updates Bollix Defender Module Hashes

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After recent Windows Defender updates and the latest 1903 Windows 10 CU (KB4507453) Windows 10 may show interesting misbehavior. Symptom: running the sfc /scannow...


April 8, 2019  10:56 AM

Upcoming Insider Preview Changes 2020 Release Access Methods

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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

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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)...


April 2, 2019  12:43 PM

Second Reboot Fixes DISM StartComponentCleanup Error 6824

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Generally speaking, whenever one installs a Win10 cumulative update (CU), it raises the possibility that component store cleanup should follow. How do you find out if cleanup is needed? The command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore when run, will recommend for or...


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