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
I, like many of you, have a bunch of valid Windows product keys through MSDN, Visual Studio, Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) or other Microsoft subscriptions. Because Windows 7 and 8.1 keys can still be used to activate Windows 10, you might have have a number of single use retail keys, and several MAK keys. All
Last week, MS first dropped CU KB4512941 into the 1903 Release Preview ring to Insiders. Then on Friday, August 30, that update hit general availability. Interestingly, lots of folks have been reporting issues with this update. This includes yours truly, who blogged here at Win10.Guru about the 0X800F081F install error (and its fix). In the
I am very satisfied with my workhorse, an HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop. It comes with a 128 GB M4 SSD and 1 TB HDD. Having relocated the complete Users folder (all user profiles) since the Vista era to another partition (tutorial), away from the C: drive, I have had no problems in running Windows
Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Ring Build 18970 (August 29) Notable new features in new Insider Fast Ring build include a new cloud based PC reset option, and a revamped tablet experience for 2-in1 devices: We are beginning to roll out a new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs as a Beta to Windows Insiders.
Some users have reported their C:\Windows\Temp folder filling up with hundreds to thousands of files whose named start with “AppX.” For those so afflicted, here are some ideas on causes, and some suggested fixes.
In an earlier story entitled Native boot VHD – Dual boot made easy, I explained how to deploy Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk, add it to the boot menu, and use the VHD in a dual or multi boot scenario instead of installing Windows onto a physical partition or virtual machine. Easy, fast
The easiest, most convenient method to use different versions and editions of Windows 10 in dual or multi boot scenario is through a native boot virtual hard disk. No partitioning or virtualization is required: just create a VHD, install Windows on it, and when done and it’s no longer needed, delete the VHD file. This
New Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Ring Build 18965 (August 21) The most notable new feature in Build 18965 is the ability to control restarting apps at sign-in. From release notes: Windows now puts you in control with a new app restart setting. When turned on, Windows automatically saves your restartable apps when signing out,