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Toolkit Item: 8GadgetPack

OK, then. It’s time for a new mini-review in the Admin Toolkit series here at Win10.Guru. First let me start with a disclaimer. If you believe what MS says about gadgets, you should run screaming in the other direction from this great tool built by German developer Helmut Buhler. It’s called 8GadgetPack and I can’t

Office Customization Tool – Office Deployment Made Easy

Since the release of Office 2016, it is no longer possible to perform a custom Office install, in which one selects the Office applications to be installed or omitted. When installing Office, all applications get installed. Individual apps can’t be removed later, either. Office Click-to-Run and MSI installers can only install or remove the entire

DISM: Change UninstallOSWindow

Having just gone back to check the date, I’m amazed to be reminded the default change to the OS clean-up interval from 30 to 10 days goes back to Version 1607, aka the Anniversary Update. I first wrote about this in August 2016 for my Windows Enterprise Desktop blog at TechTarget. When this release emerged,

Win10 Troubleshooting Woes

The problem with shooting Windows 10 trouble, alas, is often in knowing where to aim. Case in point: my recent Reliability Monitor shows an error from the Windows Shell Experience. The specific error is labeled MoAppHang. As far as I can find out (and additional reporting data confirms this finding) this means some kind of

Does MS Deserve Your Paranoia?

As I work the various topic areas at TenForums.com, I can’t help but notice an occasional undertone of outright paranoia, plus occasional distrust and hostility toward Microsoft (MS). Because I spend at least an hour or two a day there, at least six days a week, I see it all the time. Kari and I

Windows Server 2019 released

Somewhat surprisingly, Microsoft announced yesterday that Windows Server 2019 is now generally available. It is the first Windows Server version that completely skips the Release to Manufacturing RTM phase, going directly to General Availability (GA). Server 2019 is available in Standard, Datacenter and Essentials editions. According to the Core OS team at Microsoft, this is  because

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