To give back to the global community and help individuals coping with job loss in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, MS is launching an ambitious effort to provide free training to help 25 million individuals reskill for jobs in IT. Great move!
Posts by: Ed Tittel
A pair of simple Registry Keys lets admins fix or lock Windows 10 updates onto a specific Windows version. It’s one way of preventing unwanted application of feature upgrades to Windows 10 PCs that seems fairly sure-fire.
Two new critical and important vulnerabilities for Windows Codes, and get CVE IDs 2020-1425 and -1457. What makes the updates that fix them interesting is that, for the time being, they come from the MS Store.
Earlier this month, MS announced new terminology for levels of participation in its Insider program — namely, Dev Channel, Beta Channel and Release Preview Channel. As of June 29, those Channels are now visible, ready for you to tune in!
The news Windows File Recovery tool is available in the Microsoft Store. It can recover deleted files and attempt to make sense of corrupted ones. It does a good enough job to be worth downloading, installing and learning.
With 2004, Windows Defender’s ability to report on PUP and PUA detections has improved. But it seems Defender can’t — or won’t — forget those detections even after they’ve been cleaned up (removed or quarantined). Time for a bug fix!
When a long-time subscriber points out that my NVMe device throughput results were way under expected values, I realize I took that drive for a ride on the wrong bus. UASP beats BOT every time with fast storage devices. I shoulda known…
The brick-and-mortal Microsoft Store locations around the world are closing, as the company shifts its retail focus entirely online. Already shuttered because of the pandemic this decision makes good business sense. I’m still sorry to lose a favorite digital playground.
If you want to update PowerToys, be warned that some applications may need to let go of files that its installer touches during installation. That means you’ll sometimes be asked to close such applications before the update runs to completion.
A fair number of Windows 10 2004 users are reporting that some PC’s are experiencing an LSASS (Local Security Authority Subsystem Service crash. It forces a reboot within 60 seconds of its occurrence. Ouch!