Based on a design for voting machines where STAR stands for Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable, I say that Windows needs STAR, too! This is a design philosophy everyone can get behind.
Though there are some gotchas along for the ride on the Windows 10 April Update, Build 1803, by and large this latest release is workable and functional. IT pros will want to start testing it in their labs for eventual deployment, if they’ve not yet worked with this release.
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