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October 7, 2019  12:41 PM

Chasing Thunderbolt Drivers Down

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device Manager, Thunderbolt, Windows 10

A famous quote from Joseph Heller's Catch-22 reads "How can he see if he's got flies in his eyes if he's got flies in his eyes?" I was reminded of that snippet while chasing my tail this weekend. I wondered why I saw no Thunderbolt device in Device Manager on my Lenovo...

October 4, 2019  11:50 AM

Mystery Error Code 0x80242016 Follows KB4524147

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Error codes, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Update, Windows Update Management

Boy howdy! MS has been pushing updates at a furious rate lately. Just yesterday, KB4524147 bumped production-level 1903 to Build 18362.388. That install went swimmingly on 4 of 5 machines on which it was run. But machine #5 -- my production desktop, as fate would have it -- threw an interesting...


October 3, 2019  7:21 PM

RDP Plus Sandbox Sometimes Equals Screen Confusion

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Keyboard Shortcuts, RDP, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I've been experimenting with the new Windows Sandbox (available in 1903 and higher-numbered Preview builds) lately. This morning, I found myself in a pickle. I was using RDP to access my Lenovo X220 Tablet, with the Sandbox window maximized therein. A key sequence restores the Sandbox from whole...


October 1, 2019  9:58 AM

MS Explains Machine Learning Role in Windows 10 Update Experience

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Machine learning, Windows 10, Windows Update Management, Windows Updates

Thanks, Mr. Brinkmann! He posted a Ghacks.net item yesterday that alerted me to a fascinating Microsoft Tech Community blog post dated September 26. Entitled...


September 22, 2019  9:07 PM

Mystery Device Equals Moto Z Android Phone

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Device Manager, Troubleshooting

Poking around in Device Manager today, I noticed something I'd not seen before under the "Disk drives" heading. It showed up as Linux File-Stor USB Device (LFSUD). WTF? But of course, Google is always helpful when it comes to resolving mystery strings. A literal search on LFSUD turned up a post on...


September 20, 2019  5:26 PM

Two New Known Issues Already Resolved Sept 19

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Update, Windows Update Management

Seems like Microsoft updates its Known Issues list on Fridays, if the emerging pattern remains consistent. Today, two new known issues already resolved Sept 19 showed up. Both of these have garnered...


September 18, 2019  4:58 PM

Latest Insider Preview Gets View Optional Updates Feature

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Windows 10, Windows Update, Windows Update Management

Earlier versions of Windows had something that Windows 10 has so far lacked. However, Build 18980 gains the ability to see pending optional updates through Windows Update. That's why I called this post "Latest Insider Preview Gets View Optional Updates Feature."  The new feature looks like the...


September 6, 2019  3:28 PM

When Disk Cleanup Fails Use Search

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, File management, Windows 10

I've been slowly but surely working my way through all of my test machines recently, putting things to order. In do doing, I keep running across a list of files and folders on the C: drive that Disk Cleanup (or its new fave counterpart "


September 3, 2019  5:33 PM

1903 KB4512941 Garnering Numerous Issues

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Update Management, Windows Updates

On August 26, Microsoft rolled out KB4512941 to Insiders signed up for the Release Preview distribution. On August 30, that same Cumulative Update went live to 1903 users in...


August 26, 2019  12:04 PM

Lenovo X380 Ethernet Extension Follies

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Ethernet adapters, lenovo, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Last week, I decided to order an Ethernet dongle for my 8th generation Lenovo laptops. Each of them -- the Thinkpad Yoga X380 and the X1Carbon Extreme -- includes a proprietary Ethernet interface. It connects to each of those computer's inbuilt Intel I219-LM GbE adapters. Ordering and obtaining the...


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