In recognition of “the public health” situation, MS will pause publishing its optional non-security releases starting in May. This is discussed in an item dated March 24, entitled “Timing for upcoming optional C and D releases” at the Windows Message Center (MS DOCs). The optional C and D releases represent classifications for updates that fix
On January 30, the Microsoft Update Catalog received a number of new Intel Microcode update items. These address CPU-level hardware vulnerabilities in most PCs, and are worth installing.
Once upon a time, it was nearly impossible to work on websites without using FTP. This is no longer true, but when you need Internet file transfer capability, the free, Open Source program FileZilla is the way to go.
Last weekend, I saw a post on Ten Forums that really got my attention. A fellow member had been preparing a deployment image, and was wondering why his answer file simply did not work. Here’s an extract from the original post: I’ve followed tutorials on Ten Forums, Win10Guru, docs.microsoft.com, and many others. I’ve made my
DISM is maybe the most versatile and useful of all native Windows tools (a subjective personal opinion). In this post, I use it to create USB install media containing Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 version 1903 (19H1), version 1909 (19H2), and Insider Preview build 19002. All three versions, a total of six editions,
A week ago we reported on Dona Sarkar leaving the Windows Insider team, which suddenly and surprisingly left the team without a team lead. Everything we know — or rather, everything we do not know — owing to Microsoft’s and its Insider team’s silence on this sudden move, only makes me more convinced that Sarkar’s
Supposedly, Windows Gadgets came in with Vista and went with Windows 7. Even before Windows 8 came along, MS decided to retire Windows Gadgets in 2011 (see this Spiceworks Community post that quotes the MS info from the time). This post states that the decision lets the company “focus support on the much richer set
Up through December 2016 and Build 11082, Windows 10 feature upgrades including new Insider builds were delivered in the form of so-called ESD (Electronic Software Distribution) updates. Upgrades were generally speaking quite fast, and worked as expected. In November 2016, Microsoft introduced a new feature upgrade system called UUP (Universal Update Platform). The idea was,
For over a week now, I have been trying to get Fast Ring Insider builds to work on my laptop. Failed upgrades, clean installs almost working until I notice a game-stopper like unable to install tools I need, despite whatever repair measures I take. Windows Admin Center, which I use for computer management and especially
Last week, I reported that I was planning to move Windows from an SSD to an HDD. My main reason was that I wanted to free the small 128 SSD on this HP’s i7 laptop for Hyper-V differencing parent disks, while installing Windows onto the bigger 1 TB HDD. Also those virtual machine child disks