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October 15, 2018  12:13 PM

Print Scan Drivers Move to Windows Update

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

Here's an interesting note, with interesting implications about Windows 10 version 1809. Entitled "What's new in printing in Windows 10, Version 1809" (dated...

October 12, 2018  5:21 PM

RunAsTool Elevates Privileges Per Application

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Administrative privileges, Windows 10

I attended SpiceWorld earlier this week. There, I got into a discussion with some fellow SpiceHeads about how to avoid unnecessary elevation of privileges for users. Sure, you can give regular users admin accounts. But if your reason for doing so is to let them run one or more specific applications...


October 8, 2018  10:30 AM

Alternate Win10 1809 Source During Hold Period

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

Wow! What a wild ride at Microsoft last week for Windows 10. On Tuesday, October 2 1809 was released. By Friday reports of bugs – especially a nasty one that “lost” files from the C:\Users folder hierarchy – led MS to withdraw 1809 from circulation. Some people who successfully installed...


October 5, 2018  10:36 AM

Check Those Win10 Installer UFDs

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

Earlier this week, MS released the 1809 October 2018 version of Windows 10. This happened on Tuesday, October 2, in a somewhat less orchestrated fashion than for previous such releases. I blushingly confess I got caught in a snafu. Because the


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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October 1, 2018  11:47 AM

Marginal Power Mars Win10 USB Flash Drive Access

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
SSD, USB Flash drives, USB ports, Windows 10

I’ve been struggling with an interesting problem lately. And by interesting I mean maddening, vexing and occasionally baffling. Let me explain. I have a number of mSATA SSDs at my disposal. Right now, I house them in Sabrent USB 3.0 drive enclosures (about US$18 at


September 28, 2018  12:15 PM

Win10 WSUS Gets Smaller Downloads

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

In a recent (9/27) post to the Windows IT Pro Blog, MS reports it will start releasing smaller update packages. This applies...


September 26, 2018  7:16 PM

Hard Disk Warning Prompts Win10 Tool Search

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
hard disk management, Hard drive failure, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

A few days ago, I was fooling around with a disk tool that Asrock offers motherboard owners. That Diskhealth utility provides basic information about storage devices. As I flipped through the list of drives on my production PC, I saw an amber “Caution” flag for my H: drive. Next thing, my disk...


September 24, 2018  3:08 PM

Logoff Disconnected Win10 Users Via Command Line

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Command line, Windows 10

Saw an interesting question raised on TenForums.com this morning. The thread was entitled “Log off all but current user.” On a PC where multiple users share the same machine, but don’t...


September 17, 2018  11:51 AM

8GadgetPack Remains Viable and Valuable

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
gadgets, Monitoring, Network monitoring, Windows 10, Windows monitoring

Those who’ve been using Windows for a while probably remember that Desktop Gadgets came and went during the Windows Vista and 7 era. A desktop gadget is a handy little applet of sorts that remains constantly visible in a...


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