Windows Enterprise Desktop:

Troubleshooting


January 25, 2019  1:33 PM

Win10 Safemode Trap Defeated

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
command prompt, Safe Mode, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Here's an interesting potential trap. You can instruct Windows 10 to boot into safe mode through various methods. But if you can't log into any account on that PC (or don't have a login password), you won't be able to log in to that PC. Bare, minimal safe mode includes no networking. As long as you...

January 24, 2019  12:22 PM

Win10 1809 Update Unknown Device Works

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Given the flak that Win10 1809 is catching lately, I wanted to share some good news in the wake of a recent clean install. Normally, when Device Manager (DevMgr) includes the Other Devices category, one or more Unknown device entries follow. This means that Windows has enumerated devices and found...


January 23, 2019  11:03 AM

Driver Setting Explains Venue Pro Restart Fail

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Over the past 2-3 years, I've experienced an intermittent and vexing issue with one of my Insider Pro test machines. It's a Dell Venue Pro 11, model 7130 (i5-4210Y CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Lite-On M.2 SATA SSD). At certain points in time, this PC has repeated suffered from Restart issues. Let me...


January 7, 2019  10:25 AM

Potential 1809 Admin Lockout Discovered

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Here's an interesting and new possible gotcha for Windows 10 1809, courtesy of Martin Brinkmann at Ghacks.net. It's not inevitable, merely possible. The gotcha depends on two...


December 19, 2018  10:58 AM

Win10 1809 Publicly Available

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

As of December 17, the latest version of Windows 10 is publicly available. Its version name is 1809. This indicates September 2018. After a trouble-wracked initial release on October 2, MS took 6 weeks to start dribbling out 1809 to a subset of users once again. Now, the latest word from the


December 17, 2018  6:30 PM

OSUninstallWindow DISM Difficulties

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DISM, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Drat! I really like the built-in Windows 10 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command. But I've discovered some DISM schisms. They embrace Version 1809 (Build 17633.134) and the Insider Preview (Build 18298.1000). Usually, DISM supports get and set operations for something called...


November 28, 2018  11:49 AM

iCloud Issue Hampers 1809 User Proffer

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
icloud, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

OK, then. Another interesting tidbit about recent Windows 10 woes for the 1809 release has emerged.  As ZDNet reports, Apple has fixed a compatibility problem with iCloud. iCloud is Apple's cloud-based storage solution. It lets  iDevice and iCloud users on PCs access,  exchange and synchronize...


November 19, 2018  10:38 AM

Default Screen Res Kills Event Viewer Log Filtering

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Display resolution, Event Viewer, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Here's an interesting Windows 10 gotcha to ponder. By default, on screens with True HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) or better, Windows 10 defaults to 125% for its Scale and Layout in Settings → Display. At the same time, this very default prevents Event Viewer from offering event log choices...


November 12, 2018  11:42 AM

1809 Users Missing Critical Fixes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade

OK, let's start today's blog post with an assumption. Let's assume that you actually succeeded in  installing the 1809 release on one or more PCs. This must have occurred during the 3-day period between release on Tuesday October 2 and Friday October 5. That's when MS withdrew the release from...


October 26, 2018  11:42 AM

Operator Error Makes Insider Preview Reflect Bug Persist

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

One of the funnier acronyms in computing is PBKAD. It stands for "person between keyboard and display." Thus, it refers humorously to the weakest link in most troubleshooting scenarios. Like me, for instance, after installing the latest Insider Preview for Windows 10 (Build 18267). At first, I...


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