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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 Thus, 40 days after the first release was withdrawn on October 5, 1809 makes...


November 9, 2018  11:01 AM

MS Activation Server Issues Temporarily Negate Win10 Licenses

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Holy Moly! I ran into an interesting issue yesterday when trying to update one of my Insider Preview test machines to Build 18277. The update kept failing with error messages that indicated access/permission problems downloading updates. When I switched from Windows Update to David Xanatos'...


November 7, 2018  12:58 PM

New Win10 Zoom Controls Are Coming

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Here's an interesting feature that's just appeared in the latest insider preview (Build 18272). If you hold down the Control (CTRL) key and use stretch controls, you can shrink or grow PowerShell, Command Prompt, or Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) windows. Here, stretch controls encompass...


October 10, 2018  10:50 AM

SpiceWorld 2018 Confirms Win10 Migration Intelligence

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For the past two days I've been wandering the halls of the Austin Convention Center, along with two-plus-thousand fellow SpiceHeads. This humble Pimiento is palling around with Habaneros, Serranos, and a Ghost Pepper or two. I even saw two Pure Capsaicins achieve the spiciest of all designations...


September 21, 2018  1:02 PM

Getting KB4458469 Installed When Windows Update Offer Absent

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Yesterday, September 20, MS issued yet another Cumulative Update for Windows 10. Why do I call it that, listed only as "Update" in Update History? The Win10 Build number changes from 17134.286 to 17135.319 post-install. By definition, any update that ups the Build designation counts as a cumulative...


September 20, 2018  6:02 PM

Preserving Cleanmgr.exe for Future Use

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Last week, I posted news about the pending deprecation of Disk Cleanup, aka cleanmgr.exe. I’m still not sure that the program is really going to vanish from Windows 10. But if it does, I’ve...


September 10, 2018  5:32 PM

Macrium Patches Skipahead Preview Reflect Win10 Bug

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I don't often write about Insider Preview stuff in this blog because it mostly focuses on production Windows. But every now and then, something comes up that cries out for coverage. This time, it's an incredibly gutsy, quick, and proactive maneuver from Macrium. The latest Windows 10 Skipahead...


September 7, 2018  5:59 PM

A Win10 Post-Upgrade Checklist

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I’ve belonged to the Insider Program for Windows 10 since it kicked off in October 2014. In the intervening 47 months, I’ve installed or upgraded Windows 10 hundreds to over a thousand times. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things about what to do right after you perform a Windows 10...


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