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
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,
If a Windows update, feature, or language pack comes in the form of a CAB file and needs to be applied to a Windows image, DISM /Add-Package will do the job (works for either offline or online images).
Developer David Xanatos has done a terrific job of improving and extending the capabilities found in the Windows Update MiniTool in his Windows Update Manager (WuMgr) program. It should be part of an Windows admin’s or power user’s toolkit.
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
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
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
Let’s start with a quote from Wikipedia: “Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers“. In today’s world of IT, each and every IT pro should know at least the basics of Azure, if not somewhat
Earlier this week, Microsoft and Canonical made a giant leap forward in bringing Linux to the Windows desktop. A pre-installed, pre-configured Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS virtual hard disk is now available in the Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery, and can be set up in minutes. No installation is required. The virtual machine created is Generation 2 and has full
Late last year, we kicked off a series of articles called The (Windows) Admin’s Toolkit. Since then, Win10.Guru has issued 9 installments. This story, about MiniTool’s Power Data Recovery (MTPDR) will be the tenth. Unlike the previous item – the MiniTool Partition Wizard (MTPW) – the free version of this program is not fully functional.