As of August 2019 NetMarketShare reports that some version of Windows 10 runs on just over one of every two PCs that firm sees on the Internet. Windows 7 share is down around 30 percent now, and dropping fast. Where will this all lead?
A certain few users have discovered that RDP connections to Hyper-V VMs work only once. If the connection is broken, one of the machines sleeps, or something similar, they are unable to use RDP to get back into the VM. Shutdown/restart of the VM is required to regain access.
Through a PowerShell command that shows available VMs inside the Fast Ring Preview, we learn that 20H1 is officially named “Windows 10 May 2020…” Very interesting!
For over a week now, I have been trying to get Fast Ring Insider builds to work on my laptop. Failed upgrades, clean installs almost working until I notice a game-stopper like unable to install tools I need, despite whatever repair measures I take. Windows Admin Center, which I use for computer management and especially
When weird circumstances force me to reset all of my wireless networks, I’m reminded that one must set the network profile from public to private to make RDP work, too.
MS has acted swiftly to address issues with Search.UI and above-average CPU consumption rates raised from the August 26 (Release Preview) and August 30 (general 1903 release) KB4512941 Cumulative Update. In fact, the lead item in the 1903 Known Issues list (see following screencap) addresses this directly. In a previous post here at Win10.Guru (MS
Last week, I reported that I was planning to move Windows from an SSD to an HDD. My main reason was that I wanted to free the small 128 SSD on this HP’s i7 laptop for Hyper-V differencing parent disks, while installing Windows onto the bigger 1 TB HDD. Also those virtual machine child disks
As of last Thursday, MS added recently — and widely — reported issues with Windows Search to its Known Issues list for 1903. The language of the item appears in the screencap below, and makes reference both to high CPU usage and lack of search results. Given that such reports stated surfacing from Insiders on
I, like many of you, have a bunch of valid Windows product keys through MSDN, Visual Studio, Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) or other Microsoft subscriptions. Because Windows 7 and 8.1 keys can still be used to activate Windows 10, you might have have a number of single use retail keys, and several MAK keys. All
I just bought an 8 GB Toshiba Performance X300 drive. It cost me just under US$200. I got it to use for backup, but also to consolidate holdings from a bunch of smaller disk drives currently installed on my production PC. Just for grins, I compared the total time to back up that system today,
Last week, MS first dropped CU KB4512941 into the 1903 Release Preview ring to Insiders. Then on Friday, August 30, that update hit general availability. Interestingly, lots of folks have been reporting issues with this update. This includes yours truly, who blogged here at Win10.Guru about the 0X800F081F install error (and its fix). In the
After trying all the conventional tricks, I learn that a chronic .NET Framework install error is just another one of the many Windows 10 ills that an in-place upgrade repair can fix. Thank goodness!
I am very satisfied with my workhorse, an HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop. It comes with a 128 GB M4 SSD and 1 TB HDD. Having relocated the complete Users folder (all user profiles) since the Vista era to another partition (tutorial), away from the C: drive, I have had no problems in running Windows
Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Ring Build 18970 (August 29) Notable new features in new Insider Fast Ring build include a new cloud based PC reset option, and a revamped tablet experience for 2-in1 devices: We are beginning to roll out a new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs as a Beta to Windows Insiders.
Just yesterday, I sat down at my 5-year-old Dell XPS 2720 to install an Insider Preview Fast + Skip upgrade, and noticed the Wi-Fi icon sitting in the notification area. “Hmmm” I said to myself “I thought I had a Cat5 cable plugged in.” I did indeed, but the status lights on the unit’s built-in
Some users have reported their C:\Windows\Temp folder filling up with hundreds to thousands of files whose named start with “AppX.” For those so afflicted, here are some ideas on causes, and some suggested fixes.
In an earlier story entitled Native boot VHD – Dual boot made easy, I explained how to deploy Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk, add it to the boot menu, and use the VHD in a dual or multi boot scenario instead of installing Windows onto a physical partition or virtual machine. Easy, fast