Measuring and determining Internet access speeds can be interesting, and are often inconsistent. Here I explore two views of max speeds, and the handful of things users can do to achieve a faster Internet experience. Warning: most cost money.
Once upon a time I had good reasons to prefer the old Remote Desktop Connection application over the new UWP Remote Desktop app. No longer: I can use both now to do everything I need. Makes me wonder how much longer RDC will be around…
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
A pair of simple Registry Keys lets admins fix or lock Windows 10 updates onto a specific Windows version. It’s one way of preventing unwanted application of feature upgrades to Windows 10 PCs that seems fairly sure-fire.
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!
The news Windows File Recovery tool is available in the Microsoft Store. It can recover deleted files and attempt to make sense of corrupted ones. It does a good enough job to be worth downloading, installing and learning.
With 2004, Windows Defender’s ability to report on PUP and PUA detections has improved. But it seems Defender can’t — or won’t — forget those detections even after they’ve been cleaned up (removed or quarantined). Time for a bug fix!
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…
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.
With the release of Version 2004, aka 20H1 or the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the built-in Optimize Drives utility is losing its TRIM and defrag status information. If you run the utility on Day 1, the record of its use is gone on Day 2.