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November 6, 2019  11:00 AM

Build 19018 Kills Disk Cleanup Downloads Item

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, disk management, Microsoft downloads

Here's an interesting tidbit of Windows 10 administrivia. Starting with Build 19018 -- the latest Fast Insider Preview released November 5 -- the Disk Cleanup utility no longer includes Downloads among its selectable items. That's right: Build 19018 kills Disk Cleanup Downloads item. Here's visual...

November 5, 2018  1:51 PM

Handy Win10 USB Eject Tool

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
disk management, USB drive

Lord knows, Win10 has occasional gotchas and weirdnesses. Browsing TenForums, I noticed an interesting discussion on ejecting USB drives. Users may click the toolbar item labeled "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" at their discretion. But apparently, it doesn't always produce the "Safe to...


June 9, 2017  3:41 PM

TreeSize Shows Oft-Missing Win10 Disk Details

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
disk management, Utility, Windows 10

One the many interesting things about Windows is the way the OS manages on-disk storage. This applies most particularly to the volume upon which the OS itself resides. In previous blog posts, I've recommended a SourceForge program named WinDirStat. It's sheds...


May 2, 2016  10:49 AM

Confirm/Deny UEFI Boot-up on Win10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
disk management, UEFI, Windows 10

Certain advanced security features on Windows 10 work only on machines new enough to boot via the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). These include Secure Boot, Credential Guard, Device Guard, and the Early Launch Anti-malware driver. The wrong installation media or incorrect installation...


March 11, 2016  9:44 AM

GPT Disk Layout Matters for NVMe

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
disk management, GPT, Windows 10

I've been working with a new production PC for the past week, and only slowly realized that I had goofed with my initial install of Windows 10 on that machine. I had naively assumed that Windows 10 would recognize my NVMe drive needed a GPT disk layout and run the OS install accordingly. Not so: as...


September 30, 2015  9:56 AM

Tips for Reducing Windows’ On-disk Footprint

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
disk management, Disk optimization, Windows 10

Reading one of Sergey Tkachenko's recent Winaero blogs yesterday, I learned that Windows 10 will compress the OS files on a system/boot drive. See his "Reduce the size of...

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