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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...


January 27, 2019  12:13 PM

Retiring Older PC Upon Long Service

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If you've been reading this blog recently, you've followed my recent misadventures with my old but trusty Dell Venue Pro 11. It's a model 7130, with an low-voltage i5 (Haswell) 4210Y CPU, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB Lite-on M.2 SATA SSD. Until pretty recently it's been a great Insider Preview test...


January 15, 2019  10:46 AM

CU KB4480116 Hiccup Offers Easy Fix

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Those of you who follow my blog regularly will note that I posted zilch last week. That's because I was busy, busy, busy with a legal report turned in on Friday, 1/11. That doesn't mean zilch happened with Windows 10 last week, though. It just means I was too busy to report it. In fact, I got...


December 28, 2018  6:59 PM

Overcoming Windows 10 Upgrade Errors

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Found a simply magnificent MS reference thanks to the great folks at TenForums today. With special thanks to user Caledon Ken, check out this technical guide entitled “Resolve Windows 10...

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December 21, 2018  12:19 PM

Logitech Options Prove Unnecessary

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A few weeks ago, I got an offer from a Logitech pop-up for a program named Logitech Options. I've been using Logitech mice since the 1990s, and have long been a fan of their various widgets. Figured I to myself "let's give it a...


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