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August 16, 2019  2:49 PM

1903 Hyper-V Networking Interference?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Hyper-V, Troubleshooting, Windows Update Management, Windows Updates

Yesterday, in the wake of the August 13 KB4512508 update, I noticed some of my local PCs were devoid of Internet access. Upon further investigation, I discovered a few things. First, only wirelessly connected...

August 14, 2019  12:44 PM

Too Many Different Win10 Temperatures

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Hardware Management, temperature monitoring, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

In my last post, I wrote about cleanup as a technique to get PCs to cool off a bit. Since then, I've found myself in an investigation that shows determining PC temps can be a tricky business. In fact, using three different toolsets, I get three different sets of temps for my Lenovo T520. Thus I...

August 9, 2019  12:07 PM

Post BIOS Upgrade Beeping Means Trouble

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

I've got half-a-dozen machines that I use to test Windows 10 Insider Previews. Just yesterday, I upgraded my Dell XPS 2720 (Haswell i7-4770S, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM) to Build 18956. After an upgrade I always clean up the PC, update anything that needs it, then make a pristine image backup. One...

August 7, 2019  1:42 PM

Insider Preview 20H1 Upgrade Follies

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

Part of my job as a Windows Insider MVP means working with -- and on -- Insider Preview releases. Last Wednesday (July 31) the Insider Team dropped its latest Fast Ring + Skip Ahead release (

August 5, 2019  1:55 PM

Intel RST Stymies 1903 Upgrade

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

Sometimes, the Windows 10 upgrade installer blocks 1903 upgrade attempts. As reported in the Windows 10 Known Issues list on August 1, users running Intel RST version through...

July 31, 2019  12:38 PM

Protecting Backup Card Proves Essential

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

My Surface Pro 3 (vintage 2014) is still chugging gamely along in my office. I use it as an Insider Preview Slow Ring test machine. Each time I upgrade the OS (about weekly, these days), I clean up Windows.old and make a backup of the newly installed OS. Entirely routine and ho-hum. But this...

June 24, 2019  2:58 PM

Safeguard Hold Blocks 1903 Upgrade For Some PCs

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

OK, then. MS has changed the language around who's eligible to upgrade from prior editions to the May 2019 Update (aka 1903). Now, a safeguard hold blocks 1903 upgrade for affected PCs. All other PCs will get 1903 if they click "Check for Updates" in Settings → Update & Security → Windows...

June 21, 2019  1:12 PM

Reliability Monitor Error Info Propels Fixes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Event log errors, Event Viewer, software updates, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I'm in a long-running debate about Windows 10 reliability and stability right now. That's why I've been using Reliability Monitor almost daily. This debate runs in a variety of threads at Often, I'll answer questions about the new Feature Upgrade (aka 1903). Here are two typical...

June 17, 2019  2:47 PM

Win10 Sleep Issues Make Sleepstudy Worthwhile

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

Reading over traffic at TenForums, I came across a topic that pops up regularly. In Windows 10, the term "sleep" covers a number of states during which a PC reduces activity. In fact, according to the Windows Docs on

June 14, 2019  10:54 AM

Stuck Rocker Switch Means New Drive Dock

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Hardware devices, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Backup

As a dedicated Windows Insider (MVP) I run various Windows 10 Previews on 5 test PCs in my office. Of course, OS previews can (and sometimes do) fail or encounter install hiccups. That means I'm also dedicated to backing those systems up. I tend to take a snapshot after each feature upgrade, and at...

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