When my first attempt to upgrade to Build 18965 ended in a GSOD owing to driver difficulties, I remember that disconnecting external USB storage devices can avoid such behaviors. Worked this time, anyway!
Posts by: Ed Tittel
Windows 10 version information is easy to find from a running instance. All you need to do is type “winver” into the search box. Then presto, you’ll see something like this: Run winver.exe to get Win10 version and build info instantly — for running Windows instances. This is all well and good for running Windows
You never know when an update, a new driver, or outright failure may put PC parts out of action or use. Savvy admins keep a set of spares around, to make repair and recovery possible under most circumstances. You should, too.
After installing 1903/May 2019 Update users will notice Downloads are now grouped by date. Here’s how to restore the Downloads folder to its original layout.
Poking around on one of my older test machines recently, I noticed no webcam was present. This is my 6-year-old Dell XPS 2720 All-in-One (Haswell i7-4770S, 16 GB RAM, 27″ touch screen). Although I can see the webcam lens every time I sit in front of this machine, there are no internal traces of a
After a clean install or a feature upgrade to Windows 10, a screen to “Get even more out of Windows” shows up. It will also appear at intervals afterward, unless you turn it off. Here’s how.
I encountered some odd wireless network behaviors in Insider Preview build 18950. They were fixed in the successor build — 18956 — at the same time MS told the world they were changing “Network status” in the Network & Internet Settings page. Caution: Programmers at work!
Even though it’s not free, I find Gabe Topala’s System Information for Windows (SIW) indispensable. He does make a trial version available, so you can try it before you buy it.
Given that Windows Activation is almost (I repeat: almost) foolproof in Windows 10, there isn’t much reason to find, know or use OS keys anymore. But sometimes — especially when activation problems present, perhaps with a suggestion that a key is invalid or suspect — a Windows OS keyfinding tool is essential. No self-respecting Windows
In a soon-to-be-released Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast & Skipahead Build (18950, says the rumor mill) Windows 10 reset will add a “Reset from the cloud” option. This will install the latest, greatest Win10 image straight from the source.