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November 13, 2019  12:01 PM

Windows 10 1909 Is Here

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
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

October 23, 2019  5:31 PM

Weird DedicatedDumpFile Side Effect

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Crash reports, Registry hacks, Windows 10, Windows Registry

In writing an Admin Toolkit item today for Win10.Guru, I stumbled across something weird and unexpected on my working file drive (F:\). I can only describe it as a weird DedicatedDumpFile side effect. It produces a locked file on that drive that I cannot delete, nor attribute to a running process...

October 21, 2019  10:41 AM

Multiple ISO Mount Strategies Prove Helpful

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, USB drive, USB-C, Windows 10

On Friday, MS went through the unusual step of releasing two versions of the lastest Fast Ring Insider Preview. At first, an initial version 19002.1 proved likely to cause restart issues. Later that day, MS issued 19002.1002 to correct same. Through sheer dint of struggle, I managed to get both of...

October 18, 2019  7:59 PM

Insider Preview 19002 Poses Peculiar Problems

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
System Restarting Problem, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Man! I've had quite the afternoon today. Earlier, Microsoft dropped the latest Fast Ring build for 20H1. Numbered 19002.1, it's raising hackles among many of its recipients. In fact, for the first time in I can't remember when, the new build worked on neither of my two Fast Ring test machines. It...

October 14, 2019  2:35 PM

RDP Cannot Do Everything

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RDP, Remote Desktop Connection, Windows 10

Interacting with devices (and drivers) via RDP session uses redirection so  what shows on one PC appears on another's display. A quick look at the Display control in Settings shows what I mean:

October 11, 2019  12:34 PM

No Windows 10 Sandbox Activation

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
built-in security, Sandboxing, Windows 10

I've been fooling around with the built-in Windows 10 Sandbox lately. It is indeed a useful tool for trying out unknown or potentially risky software, trial configurations, and so forth. Just for grins, however, I tried to activate the Windows 10 Enterprise license in my Sandbox. And that's how I...

October 9, 2019  11:41 AM

Learning Thunderbolt Technology & Connections

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Docking station, Thunderbolt, USB-C, Windows 10

In my previous blog post, I explained my recent gyrations with Thunderbolt drivers and connections on my 8th-Generation i7 Lenovo laptops. I stated a need for actual Thunderbolt...

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...

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