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July 19, 2018  3:36 PM

Dell Venue Pro 11 7130 Strange Upgrade Issues

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Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

I've owned a Dell Venue Pro 11 Model 7130 with keyboard dock since 2013. For a 5-year-old hybrid tablet, it still works and runs remarkably well. I've used it as a test machine for Insider Builds since the first Technical Peview of Windows 10 appeared in October 2014. Until recently, it's been more...

July 11, 2018  9:23 AM

MS Smartens Update Downloads

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Microsoft downloads, Windows 10, Windows Update

I'm on the road this week, working in the mornings from a hotel room. This morning, I'm downloading the latest round of Patch Tuesday updates released yesterday. Because the Network Meter gadget shows me that my download speed is in a band between 6-8 Mbps, I...


July 9, 2018  8:57 AM

The Occasional Resurgence of Windows.old

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

I'm working on my Lenovo T520 laptop this week, visiting with my Dad in his nursing home. Yesterday, I was scanning that PC's C: drive and saw two anomalies. First, a Windows.old folder, and second, the $GetCurrent folder. Both of these are related to Windows ugrades. Windows.old, of course, is...


July 4, 2018  3:32 PM

DISM Cleans Up After Windows Update

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DISM, Windows 10, Windows Update, Windows Update Management

As Windows 10 garners updates, superseded components can accumulate in the Windows Component Store (aka WinSxS). You can use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command to clean such things up. This is useful, not just for one-at-a-time grooming of Windows images in everyday use....


July 2, 2018  9:29 PM

Strange Display Behavior Gets Workarounds

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Display resolution, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Every now and then, Windows 10 gets a little wonky. Ever since the 6/12 Cumulative Update (KB4284835) I've been dealing with a strange display behavior. It only happens on my right-hand display. I've not been...


June 27, 2018  12:12 PM

WUMT Resolves Update Woes Yet Again

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

Yesterday, Microsoft released Cumulative Update KB4284848. As usual, I updated all eligible machines once I noticed the update was available (this morning). On all six PCs, the update was attempted. For five...


June 25, 2018  9:37 AM

MS Answers Offers 1803 Networking Resolution

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Network administration, Networking, Windows 10

The latest version of Windows 10, 1803, made its public debut on April 30. By May 9, I'd already published a blog post here entitled "Bring Back Basic Win10 1803 Networking."...


June 22, 2018  5:34 PM

Win10 Hyper-V VMs Benefit from More VRAM

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Hyper-V, VM Performance, Windows 10

I saw a fascinating article from long-time Windows maven Ed Bott this morning at ZDNet. It exhorts users to "Fine-tune memory usage" for best results when working with Hyper-V...


June 20, 2018  1:24 PM

UWP Win10 Sticky Notes Backup

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Sticky notes, Windows 10

Slowly but surely, I'm learning to like the new Universal Windows Platform (aka Microsoft Store) version of Sticky Notes in Windows 10. I've learned to right click on its entry in the Taskbar to make it disappear from the desktop when I'm not using it. But otherwise, it's a pretty handy (and...


June 18, 2018  4:20 PM

Grab New DriverStore Explorer from GitHub

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Hardware Drivers, Windows 10

Over the years I've written repeatedly about a terrrific tool from ace developers Kannan Ramanathan and Teddy Zhang. It's called DriverStore Explorer, also known by its executable name: RAPR.exe. A few years back this open source project moved from Microsoft's CodePlex to


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