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May 8, 2019  4:43 PM

Windows 10 Workaround Versus Fix

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, RDP, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade

In the past day or so, I've found myself on the horns of an interesting dilemma. Upon trying to remote from one 18890 (Skip ahead) PC to another using RDP, I found myself unable to log in. I could ping one PC from another, and see it on the network, but when I tried to consummate the RDP login I'd...

April 12, 2019  10:58 AM

Dude, Where Is My SDXC Drive?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Device drivers, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

A funny thing happened when I upgraded my Surface Pro 3 to the latest Release Preview. I'm talking Build 18362.53, otherwise known as 1903 aka May 2019 Update. Before the upgrade, the PC saw its SDXC card and contents without issue. After the upgrade, nada. Before the upgrade, DevMgr saw something...


February 4, 2019  10:51 AM

So Long Venue Pro 11

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Test systems, Windows 10

Over the weekend, all attempts to upgrade the Dell Venue Pro 11 7130 to Windows 10 Insider Pro failed. Even Kari Finn's clever trick of deploying an image with drivers pre-injected during a clean install (see this January 30...

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September 13, 2017  12:39 PM

Insider Preview 16288 Failing More Than Succeeding

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, preview, Windows 10

I've got two test machines in my office dedicated to running Insider Preview versions of Windows 10. Just yesterday, MS unleashed Build 16288. In trying to get it installed this morning, I succeeded on the desktop test machine, but failed on the hybrid tablet. This produced an interesting error...


August 30, 2017  2:32 PM

MS Stops Insider Preview Issues Lists

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Release management, Windows 10

Here's an interesting and counter-intuitive bit of Windows 10 news for you. As of  Build 16273, MS no longer includes known issues in its Insider Preview release info. That was the section I read first and foremost. It helped me decide if I wanted to update my test machines to the latest Fast Ring...


June 14, 2017  12:27 PM

Pondering Build 16215 Plus Good Backup

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Windows 10, windows installer

Late on June 8, 2017, Dona Sarkar announced Build 16215 for Windows 10 Insider Preview. It introduces a raft of improvements, changes, and new features. But...


February 26, 2017  11:17 AM

Always Adjust Defaults After Clean Install

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

As the release for Windows 10 Creator's Update nears, the pace of Insider Preview releases is accelerating. Just last week, I got stuck upgrading my desktop test PC to Build 15031 Enterprise. Ultimately, I performed a clean install of that build, plus its usual aftermath. But I got caught by an...


September 23, 2016  11:57 AM

BSOD — Insider Preview to the Rescue!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

It's one thing to read about Windows 10 problems. It's another thing entirely to live them through oneself. I follow the action at TenForums.com closely because it's a timely and reliable source for Windows insight and intelligence. That's why I knew what I was seeing after installing the latest...


April 24, 2015  10:03 AM

Batting .500 with Win10 Build 10061

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Windows 10

If something happens once, it's impossible to tell if it's an anomaly or an expected behavior. Let it happen even one more time though, and a suspicion of pattern or predictability can't help but rear its head. When I installed the last "fast ring" (10049) build on my two test machines, here's what...


February 23, 2015  10:44 AM

Interesting Win10 Driver Problem on Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Device drivers, Windows 10

By and large, I've got to give Dell credit for a winning solution in their 11" Venue Pro tablet with detachable keyboard. It's on par, features and power-wise with equivalent Surface Pro 3 models but the Broadwell Mobile processor makes the unit run at least 20° C cooler than the SP3 does at...


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