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How-to: Grab Latest Win10 Insider ISO

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.

Auf Wiedersehen, Windows To Go

In a Windows Marketing Field Advisory post, dated yesterday June 15, Microsoft announced that Windows To Go is now deprecated: Windows To Go is no longer being developed. This feature in the Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions enables the creation of a Windows To Go workspace that can be started from a

War Stories: My Build 18908 Upgrade

Until now, I have always managed to upgrade to new Insider builds on my HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop. I have sometimes had difficulties and have been forced to use various workarounds, but it has ultimately worked, every time. Last week and the release of build 18908 changed that. I did everything I could think

UEFI Secure Boot Ins and Outs

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.

MDT LTI Deployment demoting Built-in Admin account

I noticed something strange a few days ago when doing a series of tests on MDT LiteTouch deployments with various settings and customizations. What I found out, purely by accident, is that if I used the default MDT setting, and the built-in (domain/Azure) admin account as the only user account on the target device, that

Modify registry in answer file

Quite often, the only customizations an IT admin needs to make to a deployment image include a few registry edits, to change existing values or add new ones. This is handled in an answer file, using RunSynchronous tags for various named components. In this post, I will show how to add all your required registry modifications

Relocating Users folder – Yes, it is 100% safe!

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

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