When I decide to forcibly upgrade a couple of PCs to the May 2019 Update, I experience first-hand that the latest installer is much more resilient and robust, as it stands up to and overcomes multiple failures.
On tech forums, it is quite normal that when an issue has been resolved, or a question answered, the thread goes off topic or fades into silence. There’s nothing wrong in that: quite often real pearls, new ideas and alternative out-of-box ideas are found in these off topic posts. Today, in one of those posts
First, this post represents my personal and subjective opinion. It is by no means an official fact-based statement. Everything in this post should be taken as an opinion by a dissatisfied user and customer, nothing else. OK, to the matter in question: Yesterday, I noticed a tweet by Barry Dorrans. What makes this tweet notable
Microsoft released Windows 10 May 2019 Update half an hour ago. Quoting official Windows blog: How to get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update Beginning today, the May 2019 Update is available for customers who would like to install the latest release. If you are ready to install the update, open your Windows Update settings
Here on Win10.guru, we have been using Code Two Email Signatures for Office 365 (Email Signatures from here on) for over a year now. In my personal, and very subjective opinion, it is simply the best third party O365 add-on I know. Email Signatures allows us to create either O365 tenant-wide or individual email signatures,
Because Secure Boot blocks unrecognized software elements from loading during the boot process (before Windows starts running), it may interfere when you’re installing or updating boot-related software, firmware or drivers.
This morning, while browsing TenForums and having my breakfast (two mugs of coffee, two cigarettes), I saw a post entitled How to configure Ethernet and wireless channels on the same computer. The OP (original poster) wants to select which NIC to use, disconnecting the other. The important thing to the OP was that when for
New Insider build On Wednesday, May 15, the Windows Insider team released a new Fast Ring build. Apart from Task Manager now showing the disk type (SSD or HDD), build 18898 does not contain any notable changes or new features. Read more on Ten Forums: https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/132640-new-windows-10-insider-preview-fast-skip-build-18898-20h1-may-15-a.html Insider Dev Tour 2019 dates & locations announced The
I noticed something strange a few days ago when doing a series of tests on MDT LiteTouch deployments with various settings and customizations. What I found out, purely by accident, is that if I used the default MDT setting, and the built-in (domain/Azure) admin account as the only user account on the target device, that
Last week, Ms unveiled a GitHub repository named PowerToys. Though that repository has no releases just yet, the overview mentions (and links to) the Windows 95 era PowerToys project (Wikipedia), and announces a planned reboot for later this year (Summer 2019). First in the planned series of upcoming PowerToys rebooted will be: + Maximize to
At the outset of 2018, the Windows community reeled in the wake of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Recently, Intel has disclosed a new set of chip-level vulnerabilities. On May 14, the company published a support bulletin entitled “Side Channel Vulnerability Microarchitectural Data Sampling.” According to many security experts and Windows watchers — see this
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Quite often, the only customizations an IT admin needs to make to a deployment image include a few registry edits, to change existing values or add new ones. This is handled in an answer file, using RunSynchronous tags for various named components. In this post, I will show how to add all your required registry modifications
When an attempt to update the Samsung OEM NVMe drive firmware on a Lenovo laptop fails with an “Access denied” message, I have to put on my thinking cap. After realizing that disabling secure boot should fix things up, I see that this approach works.
Always when installing or deploying Windows, I prefer separating the Windows operating system and its user profile files into separate partitions, preferably on separate disks. I’ve done this hundreds of times, since the days of Windows 7, on each and every physical Windows installation I’ve got, and often also on virtual installations. I’ve never had
New Insider Builds 18894 and 18895 This week, we saw an unexpected flurry of Insider Preview releases, including Fast Ring + Skipahead Build 18894 on Wednesday, May 8, followed in short order by Build 18895 on Friday, May 10. But where 18894 brought lots of changes, 18895 brought only a few. Looks like the pace
In earlier parts of this series, we have covered everything from setting up a deployment share to customizing deployment and capturing a custom Windows image. One thing still missing is how to create a custom partitioning scheme, wherein we add and modify partitions and disks in a Task Sequence. In this last part of the