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August 13, 2020

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Ventoy vesion 1.0.15 adds GPT partition support

Ventoy 1.0.15 Adds GPT Support and More

The amazing Ventoy bootable installer tool version 1.0.15 got released to GitHub on July 9, 2020. You’ll want to grab a copy at your earliest convenience. This release can build a GPT formatted environment, with its usual tiny boot partition (32 MB FAT EFI VTOYEFI partition) and use the rest of the media for a

Red text reading "could not be run" is NOT a problem, appearances notwithstanding.

Misleading Troubleshooting History in Version 2004

If you check your Troubleshooting History on PCs running Windows 10 Version 2004, some will report an apparent error that a critical troubleshooter could not be run. It’s not a problem even though it looks like one: let me explain…

Options availalbe from Download a Windows 10 VM web page

Windows 10 Version 2004 Developer VMs Available

Now that Windows 10 Version 2004 is publicly released, Microsoft also offers free, ready-to-run developer evaluation versions of Windows 10 Enterprise in VM form for VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox and Parallels. Good stuff!

New channel names for Insider Settings appear

New Insider Release Names Appear in WU

Earlier this month, MS announced new terminology for levels of participation in its Insider program — namely, Dev Channel, Beta Channel and Release Preview Channel. As of June 29, those Channels are now visible, ready for you to tune in!

UASP results left, BOT results right

UASP Outperforms BOT Significantly

When a long-time subscriber points out that my NVMe device throughput results were way under expected values, I realize I took that drive for a ride on the wrong bus. UASP beats BOT every time with fast storage devices. I shoulda known…

MS Store app logo

Microsoft Store Goes Completely Virtual

The brick-and-mortal Microsoft Store locations around the world are closing, as the company shifts its retail focus entirely online. Already shuttered because of the pandemic this decision makes good business sense. I’m still sorry to lose a favorite digital playground.

Warning: There may be some impediments to installation of new PowerToys versions.

Thoughts on Updating PowerToys (Preview)

If you want to update PowerToys, be warned that some applications may need to let go of files that its installer touches during installation. That means you’ll sometimes be asked to close such applications before the update runs to completion.

Strange Local Security Authority bug forces restart (Source: BleepingComputer.com)

Windows 10 2004 Gotcha Forces System Reboot

A fair number of Windows 10 2004 users are reporting that some PC’s are experiencing an LSASS (Local Security Authority Subsystem Service crash. It forces a reboot within 60 seconds of its occurrence. Ouch!

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