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July 13, 2020

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Belkin Thunderbolt 3 hubs

USB-C Docks Make More Sense Than Ever

At the end of June Belkin released a new line of business-oriented USB-C ports that provide power, video, USB access and networking via a single USB-C cable. It’s a quick and convenient way to switch between “desktop” and “mobile” mode on a single computing device.

Ventoy vesion 1.0.15 adds GPT partition support

Ventoy 1.0.15 Adds GPT Support and More

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

Red text reading "could not be run" is NOT a problem, appearances notwithstanding.

Misleading Troubleshooting History in Version 2004

If you check your Troubleshooting History on PCs running Windows 10 Version 2004, some will report an apparent error that a critical troubleshooter could not be run. It’s not a problem even though it looks like one: let me explain…

New channel names for Insider Settings appear

New Insider Release Names Appear in WU

Earlier this month, MS announced new terminology for levels of participation in its Insider program — namely, Dev Channel, Beta Channel and Release Preview Channel. As of June 29, those Channels are now visible, ready for you to tune in!

UASP results left, BOT results right

UASP Outperforms BOT Significantly

When a long-time subscriber points out that my NVMe device throughput results were way under expected values, I realize I took that drive for a ride on the wrong bus. UASP beats BOT every time with fast storage devices. I shoulda known…

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