When assisting Windows 10 users, regardless of whatever localized language version they are using, it’s good to remember that core Windows is always in English. That includes all system folder names, all native Windows applications and all tools. Localized folders, for instance in the user profile are in fact not folders but rather, they are
Posts by: Kari Finn
Sometimes, an Insider Feature Upgrade will make my Office installation disappear, without rhyme or reason. It’s an easy issue to fix, but remains perplexing and irritating even so.
Last week, I wrote about automating Windows 10 deployment to a native boot virtual hard disk: Native Boot VHD – One-Click Deployment. That post has a sample PowerShell script to handle such deployment. One important step in that script occurs when creating the VHD using a series of DISKPART instructions, which is based on some choices made
I am a huge fan of using native boot virtual hard disks in a dual or multi boot configuration. Deploying Windows to a VHD file and adding it to the boot menu makes things so easy: when the secondary OS is no longer needed, just delete that VHD and remove its boot entry. In an
Recently we waged a war against site hijackers that we finally won. Two things went missing in that battle: first, users must subscribe to the site again if they wish to receive notifications for comments and new content. Second, comments for June 13 thru 17 were lost.
One problem with OneDrive Personal is that you can only sync one account. You can have multiple OneDrive for Business accounts synced on one PC, but only one personal OneDrive. The screenshot below shows File Explorer of this laptop I am using at the moment, it has two OneDrive for Business accounts synced (yellow highlight),
I am a fan of PowerShell, using it in most of my computer management. Unfortunately, some of the PowerShell users have not realized how magnificent tool the PowerShell ISE is. ISE is short of Integrated Scripting Environment, a “power tool” build in to PowerShell. A few years ago, I made this short video to show
One of the questions I got during my free assistance during lock off offer for those being locked up at home was how to log all login / logoff attempts on a shared computer. A father wanted to know how to check kids computer time on a shared family computer. With Windows Event Viewer, this
I have been thinking about the ethical side of IT support quite a lot lately. I mean, the ethical issues in the tools we use, the advice and support we give, and the way we treat those we are supposed to assist. Tools I have been surprised to see some companies, usually small and midsized,
Ed Bott, a globally known tech writer and author, described last week on ZDNet how Microsoft helped him to install Ubuntu Linux. Quoting Mr. Bott: Anyone who aspires to understand the modern computing landscape should have some experience with platforms other than the one they use regularly because a lot of what you see in