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September 12, 2019  6:48 PM

Cycling Power Fixes Wireless Weirdness

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Wireless access, Wireless Access Points, wireless adapter

A week ago, I acquired an ASUS RT-AX88U wireless access device to replace a failing

September 6, 2019  3:28 PM

When Disk Cleanup Fails Use Search

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, File management, Windows 10

I've been slowly but surely working my way through all of my test machines recently, putting things to order. In do doing, I keep running across a list of files and folders on the C: drive that Disk Cleanup (or its new fave counterpart "

September 4, 2019  12:41 PM

Technology Advances Require Basic IP Address Understanding

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
IP address management, Router IP address, Windows 10, Wireless Access Points

OK, then. A couple of weeks ago, my 6-year-old ASUS RT-68U started getting flaky on me. What does that mean? It means it began losing its configuration settings on the 5 GHz band with the Windows 10 PCs it served. How do I know this? Because network status shifted from Private to Public and...

September 3, 2019  5:33 PM

1903 KB4512941 Garnering Numerous Issues

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

On August 26, Microsoft rolled out KB4512941 to Insiders signed up for the Release Preview distribution. On August 30, that same Cumulative Update went live to 1903 users in...

August 30, 2019  12:59 PM

Wonky Wi-Fi Forces Public Network Status

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Router Troubleshooting, Wi-Fi network, Wi-fi ptoblems, Windows 10

Ah, the forces of entropy and gradual failure. How they can sometimes fool us into finding and fixing problems that don't exist. What do I mean? Seems that my Asus RT-AC86U Wi-Fi router has been slowly failing on the 5 GHz channel. At...

August 28, 2019  1:25 PM

Hello Face Yes Hello Face No

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Biometrics, Camera, Facial recognition, Windows 10

Last April, Lenovo sent me a couple of great loaner laptops. The Thinkpad Yoga X380 (i7-8650U quad core, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD) is a great, compact 13.5" traveling laptop. The Thinkpad X1 Extreme (i7-8850U 6-core, 32 GB RAM, 1+1 NVMe SSDs) is a 15" brute that also travels nicely, too. In fact,...

August 26, 2019  12:04 PM

Lenovo X380 Ethernet Extension Follies

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Ethernet adapters, lenovo, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Last week, I decided to order an Ethernet dongle for my 8th generation Lenovo laptops. Each of them -- the Thinkpad Yoga X380 and the X1Carbon Extreme -- includes a proprietary Ethernet interface. It connects to each of those computer's inbuilt Intel I219-LM GbE adapters. Ordering and obtaining the...

August 24, 2019  2:34 PM

Partially Disconnected USB Cable Puts Mouse MIA

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, USB connection, Windows 10

As the old saying goes: "If it ain't one thing, it's another." Earlier this week, I sat down at my desk and awoke my production PC from its slumbers. Keyboard worked just fine, but the mouse was MIA. This put me into a more-or-less typical troubleshooting drill. Checked the mouse power switch: on....

August 21, 2019  2:16 PM

MS Store Now Includes Notepad

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Microsoft stores, Notepad, Windows 10, windows app store

Insiders running on the Fast Ring can now download and use Notepad from the Microsoft Store. When you visit the store, search  on "Windows Notepad." Even so, you'll have to wade some distance...

August 19, 2019  12:35 PM

Defender PowerShell Hash Mismatches Fix Coming

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DISM, Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows System Files

Last month,  I wrote a blog post here about co-called "corrupt file" messages originating in SFC /scannow. On Friday,...

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