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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...


December 5, 2018  10:42 AM

Cumulative Update KB4469342 Weaves Tortuous Win10 Track

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What can one say about a Windows 10 Cumulative Update that goes through four iterations? Quite a lot, as it turns out. In fact, KB4469342 has led to three or more point release values for Build 17763. A quick


November 26, 2018  12:18 PM

Tablets and Laptops Supplant Desktop PCs

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Thanks to MSPowerUser.com I stumbled upon a very interesting UK survey this morning. Its title tells much of the story: “Survey finds Laptops, Tablets steady while Desktop PC ownership...

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November 16, 2018  12:17 PM

RDP Win10 Black Screen Fixes

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After installing Insider Preview 18227.1006 on my two test PCs earlier this week, I immediately encountered an interesting problem. Those two PCs are both Dells. One is a 2013 vintage Venue Pro 11 7130 (hybrid tablet PC, i5 mobile CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD). The other is a 2014 XPS 2720...


November 14, 2018  10:50 AM

Win10 1809 Is Re-released

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OK, then. MS fired off a series of items on November 13. This includes a cumulative update that takes existing 1809 installs to Build 17763.134, plus access to 1809 in upgrade or ISO form on the Download Windows 10 page. Thus, 40 days after the first release was withdrawn on October 5, 1809 makes...


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