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May 12, 2017  10:18 AM

Clean Up Old Wireless Profiles in Windows 10

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I have five mobile PCs at my disposal. At various times, I've taken all of them on the road with me. Earlier this week, I took at look at the various wireless profiles defined on each of those machines. I found no less than 18 entries on any given machine. My trusty Lenovo T520 -- the machine I...

May 10, 2017  3:56 PM

Intel AMT Exploit Needs Attention

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On Monday, a piece in ZDNet attracted my attention and interest. Shortly thereafter, it also generated some local alarms on four of my systems. The title of that piece says it all "

May 5, 2017  11:27 AM

Fix CCleaner Install Hang

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In rebuilding my Windows 10 Insider test desktop, I've been re-installing my usual toolbox of Windows apps and applications. Chief among the latter is Piriform's CCleaner, a long-time go-to for cleaning up file clutter on Windows PCs. This...

April 28, 2017  11:53 AM

Balky Mobo Caused Insider Boot Woes

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I just got finished rebuilding my test desktop Windows Insider PC. This system was set up for dual boot, actually. It could boot either Current Branch (1703/Build 15063) or Insider Preview (Enterprise Build 16179). I'd been having terrible boot issues lately trying to manage both boots. That's...

April 21, 2017  12:09 PM

ThinkPads Going Strong 5 Years Later

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After installing the latest Windows 10 upgrade to Version 1703, my two ThinkPad notebooks remain surprisingly robust and capable. I purchased them in February 2012 to work on a book for Windows 8. Both models have many things in common. These include: a Sandy Bridge dual core i7 CPU (2640M), 16 GB...

April 19, 2017  1:50 PM

Grabbing Win10 1703 ISO Files

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Now that the Creators Update is officially out and available, many people are looking for sources of download files for the new OS. When it comes to grabbing Win10 1703 ISO files, there are many ways to scratch that itch. I will name several in this blog post, but others will no doubt think of...

April 7, 2017  10:34 AM

Creators Update Out and Available

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Late Wednesday, Microsoft pulled the trigger on making Windows 10 Build 1703. That's when it made the Creators Update out and available to the general public. One need only visit the Download Windows 10 web page. Then...

April 3, 2017  10:29 AM

Swapping Out mSATA SSDs Needs Cool Tools

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I'm in the processing of prepping my previous production PC for a family member right now. In so doing, I faced an interesting challenge. The unit incorporates a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H motherboard, which in turn plays host to an mSATA SSD onboard. As things stood last Friday, that was a Samsung 840 EVO...

March 24, 2017  10:41 AM

Powering Thru Windows 10 Dual Boot Mishaps

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One of my test PCs is set up for dual boot, because I use it for both Windows 10 1607 (Current Branch) and Insider Preview versions. After upgrading to Build 15063 earlier this week, I noticed that the installer had knocked out BCD entries for both Macrium Reflect System Recovery and the 1607 OS. I...

March 22, 2017  4:07 PM

Create a Custom ISO for Windows 10 — Part 6 of 6

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By Kari the Finn, guest blogger for Ed Tittel, courtesy of Note: this blog is Part 6 in a series of 6 parts on the topic of using Sysprep to craft a custom ISO for use in installing Windows 10, aimed at the upcoming Creator's Update scheduled to become available in mid to late...

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