The amazing Ventoy bootable installer tool version 1.0.15 got released to GitHub on July 9, 2020. You’ll want to grab a copy at your earliest convenience. This release can build a GPT formatted environment, with its usual tiny boot partition (32 MB FAT EFI VTOYEFI partition) and use the rest of the media for a
A pair of simple Registry Keys lets admins fix or lock Windows 10 updates onto a specific Windows version. It’s one way of preventing unwanted application of feature upgrades to Windows 10 PCs that seems fairly sure-fire.
I am a huge fan of using native boot virtual hard disks in a dual or multi boot configuration. Deploying Windows to a VHD file and adding it to the boot menu makes things so easy: when the secondary OS is no longer needed, just delete that VHD and remove its boot entry. In an
In a welcome effort to reduce the number of Windows 10 reset, refresh and reinstall options, MS does away with “Fresh Start” in Version 2004, and directs users to “Reset this PC” instead. Good move!
MS has introduced new names for Office update channels. These now include a Beta Channel (early adopters), Current Channel (and Preview version), and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (and Preview version). You’ve been warned!
Given the choice between two PCs “left behind” on 1909 as to which would get the 2004 offer from WU, I would’ve guessed the newer, more powerful laptop would precede the older, less capable MiniITX box. I would’ve guessed wrong!
With 10 items on the “Known Issues” list for Windows 10 2004 out of the gate, it’s got numerous gotchas around which would-be installers (or testers) may wish to steer.
Even Windows 10 PCs that don’t have “blocking issues” preventing a 2004 Update offer may still have to wait a while before WU extends them that option. I’ve still got 2 machines, one old, one new, that are waiting for the call.
Kari’s already given Ventoy a glowing review as a must-have tool for Windows admins. All I can add to that is: go grab this new, improved and more feature-rich V 1.0.12 release now!
Within two days of the release of the Windows Package Manager at Build 2020, Mehedi Hassan stood up a website to automate its use. Starting with a baseline of 242 apps for which install scripts can be auto-generated, the site’s baseline is up to 427. Amazing!