I explore NirSoft’s BatteryInfoView, and learn a lot about the state of my various laptop batteries. Great tool!
You can always find ISO files at Microsoft’s Windows Insider Preview downloads page, but you must follow the news to determine when MS offers new Win10 editions there.
Lots of users — including yours truly — are reporting Event Viewer failures after installing the latest 1809 and 1903 Cumulative Updates from June’s Patch Tuesday earlier this week. Some users who’ve defined custom views already in Event Viewer may experience this failure immediately. Others may experience the failure when they try to open custom
Earlier this year — April 7, 2019 to be specific — MS announced PowerShell 7. Earlier editions of this development fork had been called “PowerShell Core” to distinguish it from the built-in version included with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. But with the introduction of PowerShell 7, MS wants to foster what it calls
Chocolatey is a third-party package manager for Windows that can automate installation of most such programs through the Command Prompt or PowerShell. Great stuff!
For the first time ever, MS will upgrade PCs running 1803 (or older versions) directly to the May 2019 Update, bypassing a more typical 1809 upgrade completely. This is good news (I explain why).
Because CHKDSK scans and repairs can take a long time to complete — 24 hours or longer in some cases — the question arises: “Is it OK to cancel or interrupt CHKDSK?” The short answer is yes, but it’s not a good move except in case of emergency.
Because Secure Boot blocks unrecognized software elements from loading during the boot process (before Windows starts running), it may interfere when you’re installing or updating boot-related software, firmware or drivers.
When an attempt to update the Samsung OEM NVMe drive firmware on a Lenovo laptop fails with an “Access denied” message, I have to put on my thinking cap. After realizing that disabling secure boot should fix things up, I see that this approach works.
Always when installing or deploying Windows, I prefer separating the Windows operating system and its user profile files into separate partitions, preferably on separate disks. I’ve done this hundreds of times, since the days of Windows 7, on each and every physical Windows installation I’ve got, and often also on virtual installations. I’ve never had