On my HP ProBook laptop, I’ve had a strange issue regardless of which Windows 10 Insider build I am running: the Hypervisor will be turned off when the laptop is powered off, which makes it impossible to run Hyper-V virtual machines following a cold boot. When the Hypervisor is enabled, it survives restarts but the
Posts by: Kari Finn
As of Sunday, July 1st 2018, I am no longer a Windows Insider MVP. Funny thing is, it has been clear already for over 10 months. The reason is simple: I committed a cardinal sin and openly criticized the Windows Insider program. That is, as an MVP team lead made clear to me in a
Most new computers with pre-installed operating system today are shipped with a so called factory recovery option which allows user to completely reset the computer by restoring an image stored in specific factory recovery partition. The problem with factory recovery is that it restores everything as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) wants. This might include a bunch of “bloatware”, useless software like “30-day trial of XYZ” or “Tweak your PC with this fabulous tweaker” and so on. One of the first things any user wants to do when setting up a pre-installed Windows on a new computer is to get rid of all this bloatware.
Azure Password Protection and Azure Smart Lockout are now available to all Azure AD customers. Read more at Win10.guru.
Quite a number of IT pros and advanced users alike use virtual machines to test Windows Insider builds, to run legacy operating systems for intermittent needs, to have a sandbox environment to test new software, or for a myriad of other reasons. My choice for virtualization software is Hyper-V, and has been since it was
The European Union Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) voted yesterday (June 20) in favour of updates to its Copyright Directive. This directive still needs to be presented to the European Parliament, but already it has generated a quite controversial response. Although this new directive mostly just updates the technical language it uses, it contains two articles that
Last week I wrote about the importance of us IT pros dealing with Windows to join Windows Insider Program for Business. A few days ago, Ed wrote about Windows AutoPilot and where it’s going, mentioning two new cool features in AutoPilot. Both of these new interesting new features are currently only available as previews for
Microsoft Teams is one step closer to completely replacing Skype for Business with all SfB call and meeting features already added to it. Quarter 2 in 2018 has seen meeting broadcasts, cloud recording, scheduling Teams meetings in Outlook and other remaining SfB features getting integrated into Teams. Above Microsoft Mechanics video from Microsoft Teams blog.
Regardless of what Windows version, edition and channel your company is using on its production machines, one thing is sure: at sometime in the not too distant future it must be upgraded. This makes it important that IT admins and staff stay up to date on the development and evolution of Windows versions. It is
Two videos about dual boot and how to install / deploy Windows 10 fast and easy as secondary OS on dual boot. The first video is already somewhat old but still totally valid, showing how to install Windows 10 on dual boot on a native boot virtual hard disk: Next one I made today. It