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January 17, 2020  3:45 PM

Self-Inflicted Spurious $SysReset Folder

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Reset issues, Windows 10, Windows management

Ah, the many wrinkles of Windows 10. I just learned about one (wrinkle, that is) that users can foist upon themselves. Occasionally, I run the Settings → Update & Security → Recovery → Reset this PC → Get Started button, to see if a cloud-based reset option appears. Most of the time the...

January 15, 2020  9:32 AM

Odd KB4528760 Error 0X80073712 Gets Easy Fix

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

Yesterday was Patch Tuesday, so I had updates arrive for a slew of PCs running 1909 (6 in all). One of them failed to install for KB4528760: the aging Lenovo T520 laptop. "Uh oh," I thought, "does this mean...


January 8, 2020  3:25 PM

NirSoft DriveLetterView Shows Assigned Win10 Drive Letters

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk drive, disk management, Windows 10

This morning, as I was reading through new or changed posts at TenForums.com, I saw mention of another great Nir Sofer tool. This one's called DriveLetterView. That is, NirSoft DriveLetterView shows assigned Win10 drive letters....


January 6, 2020  3:48 PM

NirSoft ShellExView Pinpoints Explorer Context Menu Problems

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Context menu, explorer.exe error, Internet Explorer error messages, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

OK then, I got back from 8 days in the Washington, DC, area on Saturday (January 5). Upon inspecting my production PC I was stunned to see a series of 17 BEX64/CompatTelRunner.exe application faults. Normally, when I leave the machine alone, it runs at a steady "10" Reliability Index. That's...


December 26, 2019  11:06 AM

2004 Gets New Network Status

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Control panel, Network Adapters, Settings, Windows 10

In reading Windows 10-related news, I found a nice summary of new features for Windows 10 2004 at BleepingComputer. Amidst that summary, I was reminded that Network Status now...


December 24, 2019  12:09 PM

Missing Secunia PSI

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
software updates, Windows 10, Windows Update Management

In the period from 2010 to 2016, I blogged about a product named Secunia PSI no less than 28 times. PSI used to be (but is no longer) a PC application that would scan all the third-party software on your PC, check release info, and update everything it could. It did so automatically, and the...


December 23, 2019  12:20 PM

Windows 10 2004 Gets View Optional Updates

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

MS continues to refine its update download options. Starting with Build 19536, Insiders on the Fast Ring have a new Windows Update download option. That is, Windows 10 2004 gets "view optional updates" as a selectable link in Settings → Update & Security → Windows Update. Here's what that...


December 20, 2019  3:27 PM

Nirsoft USBLogView Monitors USB Events

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, usb not working, Windows 10

Nir Sofer strikes again! Nirsoft USBLogView monitors USB events on Windows, so you can see what's happening on PCs when the USB mount and dismount tones are sounded. I have a Lenovo X380 Yoga laptop that keeps belling those tones...


December 18, 2019  3:08 PM

UUPDump.ml Invaluable Resource

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

Last weekend, I had trouble updating my older T520 Lenovo laptop (mfgr circa 2012, purchased 2013). I could click the "Check for updates" button, but the check never completed. Under those circumstances the next thing to try is a Windows Update reset. (See this great


December 16, 2019  11:40 AM

Is WU Slowing Down?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Update, Windows Update Management, Wireless access

At first, it was indeed pathological. Running Windows Update (WU) on my old Lenovo T520, I couldn't get the update process to run to completion. I just blogged about that experience, and its fix, at Win10.Guru....


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