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November 13, 2019  12:01 PM

Windows 10 1909 Is Here

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Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade

For once, the rumors about 19H2/1903 panned out. With yesterday's Patch Tuesday, MS let slip the 1909 release. That's right: Windows 10 1909 is here, and available through normal Windows Update channels. It's also been integrated into the

May 8, 2019  4:43 PM

Windows 10 Workaround Versus Fix

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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...


January 16, 2019  6:31 PM

Windows 7 Inside Last Extended Support Year

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windows 10 upgrade, Windows 7

Monday was the 14th of January. When the next year comes and goes, that's the end for Windows 7. That puts Windows 7 inside last extended support year, as this snippet from the Windows lifecycle fact sheet...


November 21, 2018  11:49 AM

Command-line Sequence Kills Resistant Windows.old Files

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

Yesterday, while poking around on my Lenovo T520 I found something unexpected. A Windows.old folder was still hanging around. This, despite having upgraded more than 10 days ago to 1809, and also having cleaned up the previous OS install manually. “Hmmm,” I thought to myself, “wonder...


November 12, 2018  11:42 AM

1809 Users Missing Critical Fixes

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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 3, 2018  12:43 PM

Interesting 1809 Disk Layout Changes

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

Yesterday, MS released Windows 10 1809. It took them a while to get the release pushed out through all channels. I was able to get to it first through the Media Creation Tool on the Download Windows...

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August 20, 2018  10:58 AM

Win10 Version 1809 Makes Official Debut

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Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade

Windows 10 Insider Preview releases have been flying thick and fast recently. On August 10, we saw Build 17735. On August 14, Build 17738. And on August 17, 17741. That's three in an 8-day period. The latest build -- 17741 -- also has another distinguishing characteristic. It shows that Win10...


August 6, 2018  5:57 PM

Fast Ring Win10 Builds 17728 and 17730 May Require Clean Install

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Clean install, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade

One week ago today, I blogged about a clean install on one of my Dell PCs (Venue Pro 11 7130). With Fast Ring Builds 17728 and 17730, another of my Dells has forced this manuever again. That machine is a 2014 XPS 2720: i7 4770S mobile CPU, 16 GB RAM, Intel HD3000 graphics, and a Samsung EVO 250 GB...


May 2, 2018  3:38 PM

Win10 1803 Sometimes Creates Phantom Recovery Drive

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Troubleshooting, Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade

On Monday, April 30, Microsoft unleased Windows 10 Version 1803 on the world. Among the various reports of potential gotchas, I've been bitten by this one. Win10 1803 sometimes creates phantom recovery drive post-upgrade/install. You can tell it's happened to you because you'll get regular...


July 3, 2017  1:44 PM

MS Gives Fall Creators Update 1709 Label

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Release cycles, Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade

Eagle-eyed Windows watchers report that a June 30 blog post makes definitive mention of the next Windows 10 version. This morning, Neowin.net drew on a tweet from infamous Windows...


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