For IT admins, there are several ways to take care of Windows deployment. Some tools like InTune and Windows AutoPilot simplify things greatly, making deployment a piece of cake. In this post, I will simply forget all about deployment on a grand scale. Instead, I will explain how a private Windows computer should be set
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).
Current Insider Preview builds — some released within the past week — still feature a 12/14/2018 expiration date. Though that date is drawing near, it’s inevitable that MS will release a new Preview with a different label and a mid-2019 expiration date before December 14 is upon us.
As Microsoft brings a Windows 10 Feature Upgrade to completion, there’s a period immediately leading up to the latest release (1809 in the most recent case) where the Skipahead and Fast Ring releases merge. This continues past the official release of that feature upgrade for a while. In the past, at some point the two
In the wake of an occasionally botched or buggy 1809 release, let’s step back and look at what’s up and what it all means. Please: be careful out there!
Late last night, Microsoft temporarily stopped delivering Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019, both released earlier this week. At this moment, the official download site for Windows 10 has reverted back to version 1803, and Azure Marketplace only offers Windows Server 2016 and older. Quoting Microsoft: We have paused the rollout of the
There’s nothing in the UEFI specifications that prevents booting from an NTFS formatted USB flash drive. In fact, this so-called limitation is entirely artificial. Luckily, most modern computers can boot from a single-partition NTFS formatted USB flash drive. Thus, one can indeed install Windows 10 from a custom WIM image larger than 4 GB, which is
HP Inc’s Q3 earnings show strong growth for its Personal Systems division. CEO Dion Weisler credits the “Windows 7 sunset” for spurring a hardware refresh in the business sector as a “positive stimulus.”
I’ve been following the work of Susan Bradley, often known as “The Patch Lady,” for more than 10 years. I’ve been a subscriber to the Windows Secrets Newsletter for at least that long. And I believe she was already working with Brian Livingston back in the day when he still ran that particular show. Recently,
Many devices, especially laptops, ship today with a small SSD and a bigger HDD. The device used as the example in this post is an HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop. It’s equipped with a so-called hybrid disk: a 128 GB M.2 SSD and a 1 TB spinner, with formatted capacities of 119 GB and 931