In January 2010, the iPad made its debut. At the same time, at least one pundit announced “The PC is dead.” Wrong! Still can’t live without one today, nor for the foreseeable future.
Posts by: Ed Tittel
OK, then: it’s official. MS announced yesterday — December 5, 2019 — that it will now automatically initiate updates to 1909 for users still running 1809. We’ve known this was coming, because EOL for was originally scheduled for May 11, 2020. Here’s the text verbatim from the Windows 10 1909 Status Page (see text outlined
With the End-of-Life (EOL) date (January 14, 2020) for Windows 7 in the offing, lots of businesses and organizations have to be thinking about moving on up from 7 to 10. Dire warnings and admonitions notwithstanding — see this Minneapolis StarTribune article as a good example — I’m a little more optimistic about making that
On newer hardware, you may find the new Win10 disk layout (puts the Windows Recovery partition in last place, after the Windows OS partition) showing up after installing CU KB4524570.
With the release of Build 19033, MS labels the version number for what’s code-named 20H1 to 2004. Check it out!
When Microsoft gets permission from the US Department of Commerce to sell “mass-market software” to Huawei, does this mean the Windows and Office ban for that company is over? Time will tell.
Checking over my Insider Preview Fast Ring system/boot drive (C:\) this morning, I found something new and interesting. It’s a hidden, read-only folder named $WinREAgent. Folders that start with a dollar sign are usually hidden, created during installation for temporary use. I’ve seen plenty of such things come and go over the years, but this
When a raft of dwm.exe errors show up on my Lenovo T520, I’m already primed for troubleshooting. Couple that symptom with a blackscreen (no desktop) and graphics drivers seem involved. A new Nvidia driver fixes things.
MS says that uninstalling and reinstalling Windows Store in Window 10 is not supported. They recommend reset or reinstall for serious repairs. I suggest two other (faster, easier) things to try first.
You can’t do what I do for a living and not like to tinker. One of many reasons I’m a Windows Insider MVP is because I’ve never been able to stop myself from messing around with Windows. That really means “messing around on PCs running Windows.” Right now, at my house I’ve got nine PCs,