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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 smallĀ  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...


March 29, 2019  9:50 AM

Win10 1809 Designated for Broad Deployment

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Man, I have to laugh! Just yesterday (March 28), John Wilcox in the MS Windows IT Pro Blog posted that "version 1809 has transitioned to broad...


March 22, 2019  1:33 PM

Win10 ComputerName Generation

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I just got back from a Spring Break mini-vacation yesterday, and am back at work today. When I tried to log in to my Surface Pro 3 remotely just now, I realized a couple of things. One: I couldn't find the device under its usual moniker. Two: I did eventually identify it as DESKTOP-1D8K0YZ. This is...


March 14, 2019  11:47 AM

Win10 Compact OS for Conventional HDs

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For those running, or taking care of, Win10 installs that boot from hard disks, here's a trick worth knowing. In Win10 compact OS for conventional HDs speeds up performance. On machines that boot from SSDs, however, Win10 disables this function by default. That's because HDs are slow enough that...


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 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...


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