In a sudden surprise move, Dell announces on April 21, 2018, that it is delivering AutoPilot PCs to customers in the USA, Canada, and parts of Europe starting NOW.
When it comes to staying out of security trouble, users must think and check what they do (and click). If they can think before acting, and act safely, they will be able to avoid security trouble completely.
MiniTool Partition Wizard (MTPW) is a free but capable partition management package that goes well beyond what Microsoft’s built-in Disk Management console delivers. Worth getting to know!
The Windows Update MiniTool (WUMT) is a great alternative to native Windows Update, with added ability to control what gets updated (and more).
Final phase of this project is to sysprep customized Windows image, capture it to a WIM file, and create an ISO for completely automated installation. Create a Checkpoint On your reference Hyper-V VM, create a checkpoint before proceeding. Select Action > Checkpoint in Virtual Machine Connection window, name the checkpoint as you wish, click YES to
With the answer files complete, now it’s time to install Windows 10 on a reference Hyper-V virtual machine. You can naturally use any other virtualization platform for this, or even a spare physical PC, but I prefer Hyper-V and recommend it highly. To get started with Hyper-V in case you are not familiar with this
If you’re using Macrium Reflect as your backup and imaging solution, be aware that it comes with an excellent tool that can update, upgrade and maintain your image backups. It’s called Macrium viBoot, and it’s worth getting to know. As a keen and avid Windows Insider, I’ve had my share of Windows upgrades fail for various reasons. Fortunately,
OK, now it’s time to create an answer file to automate Windows Welcome (OOBE). To do that, please launch the Windows SIM and create a new answer file (File > New Answer File). Because you already created the catalog file in a previous post in this series (Part 2) you don’t have to go through the
Installing Windows 10 is done in three phases: Boot from install media, run Windows Setup (when done, restart is required) Configure hardware devices (one restart during, one restart when done) Windows Welcome (OOBE) In normal clean install, user interaction is required in phases 1 and 3, phase 2 being run automatically without user interaction.
Cloudfare for sure selected an unorthodox launch day for its new DNS resolver service 188.8.131.52. That’s because it not only made its debut on Easter Sunday but this year, that also happened to be April Fools Day (and, my birthday!). According to Matthew Prince on Clouflare’s blog, there was a “valid” reason for all this: