Hyper-V VM on physical disk instead of VHD file
Storing a Hyper-V virtual machine directly on physical disk, instead of a VHD file, is a practical method to speed up the VM. In addition, it makes it easy to switch from VM to real, physical dual boot, when required. Confusing? Let me explain.
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Win10.guru – back in business
Greetings dear subscribers and visitors. It has been quite quiet here on WIn10.guru past few weeks, due various reasons. Starting today, December 1st, 2020, the things are back to normal. From now on, we will publish new content on every weekday.
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Windows Questions – SevenForums, EightForums & TenForums got a new sister
I have been a proud and satisfied member of Windows forums owned and maintained by Designer Media Ltd from Manchester, UK. The company’s Windows forums, (Vista Forums, Seven Forums, Eight Forums, Ten Forums) have been my virtual home since June, 2009. I have enjoyed my time on these forums, participating on them has been my…
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So Long Win10.Guru Readers
Ed Tittel announces his departure from Win10.guru. Thanks for all the eyeballs past and present. See you around the Internet.
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Certain Thunderbolt NVMe SSDs Provoke 2004 or 20H2 BSOD
Following upgrades to Windows 10 2004 or 20H2 on PCs with Thunderbolt-attached NVMe drives, users may experience a Driver_Verifier_DMA_Violation BSOD. Probably best to avoid such hardware (or roll back Windows) until they get it fixed.
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Dell Optiplex 7080 Micro Is a Pint-sized Powerhouse
Interestingly enough, at around the same time I bought a Dell Optiplex 7080 Micro to replace a 9-year-old mini-ITX PC here at my home, the Dell Technologies business review team sent me a review unit of the same make and model. It’s more tricked out than I was willing to buy (I’ll provide the specs…
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Rumors About 21H1 Suggest Enablement Package Not Feature Upgrade
Rumors are swirling that MS is about to pivot to focus on Windows 10X, with Windows 10 21H1 very likely to take the form of an enablement package like the recently-released 20H2. As with most MS rumors, the company is mum, so we’ll have to wait and see if this pans out.
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Backup & restore
When to Rebuild Macrium Rescue Media?
When or how often to update the Macrium Rescue Media? Good question! Turns out that Macrium Reflect will happily tell you if and when your Rescue Media needs an update. Here’s how…
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Create a custom Windows ISO image
I wrote last week about adding / enabling or removing / disabling Windows optional features on USB-based install media. You can read that story here: PS Scripting – USB install media: Add or Remove Windows Features But, what to do when you wish to do the same using an ISO image? No problem: simply mount…
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First Look: Dell Precision Workstation P-5550
Last Friday, FedEx dropped off a Dell Precision 5500 Mobile workstation with 8-core i7, Quadro T2000 graphics, 32 GB RAM and a 1 TB NVMe SSD. I’m still setting it up and getting to know this machine, but what I’ve seen so far, I like. Check it out!
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