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 18.104.22.168. 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:
Thursday marked the second and final day of Microsoft’s Amsterdam Tech Summit. Leaving immediately after the last session, I managed to get myself to Amsterdam’s Main Railway Station about 15 minutes before my train departed. After a stressful journey of over 8 hours on a train filled with people travelling for the four-day Easter
A veritable Swiss Army Knife for Windows recovery and repair, Kyhi’s Rescue Disk is a bootable do-it-all environment that Windows admins and technicians will find indispensable.
Waking up quite early I decided to go to RAI Amsterdam, the venue for the Tech Summit. I got there a few minutes before 8 AM. This turned out to be excellent timing, because I was there exactly when the doors opened. I registered myself, enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and took a stroll around “The
Mouse Without Borders is an excellent, free tool that can control up to four computers with a single keyboard and mouse. It is part of the Microsoft Garage, a project that encourages Microsoft employees to publish their own software. About Microsoft Garage: The Garage is a resource to Microsoft employees that supports and encourages problem
voidtools (Search) Everything utility is a great general-purpose file search utility (it searches only file and folder names, though, not file contents) for Windows.
I am and have been a Macrium Reflect fan for a long time now. In my personal opinion, Reflect is the best imaging application available to both consumers and corporate environments. That’s the reason why I contacted Macrium asking for a trial license for the Technician Edition, to see how it differs from standard Reflect
Uwe Sieber’s excellent Device Cleanup Tool speeds up and simplifies the process of removing absent or no-longer-needed device entries from Windows’ Device Manager.