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
One potential secret to IT success is careful and judicious use of automation tools and technologies. But remember: automation is supposed to SAVE time and money, not spend it wildly or wastefully!
Though you may find Windows 10 telemetry potentially intrusive or a little scary, MS takes steps to anonymize and protect the data it collects. We all benefit in the aggregate from the insights that telemetry can deliver. That’s why I urge all Win10 users to leave it turned on.
For the DISM /Cleanup-Image command, the difference between Scanhealth and Checkhealth is one of depth and nature of coverage. Checkhealth simply looks for already-reported errors for component store items, while Scanhealth inspects each one in detail.
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).
Cloudfare for sure selected an unorthodox launch day for its new DNS resolver service 126.96.36.199. That’s because it not only made its debut on Easter Sunday but this year, that also happened to be April Fools Day (and, my birthday!). According to Matthew Prince on Clouflare’s blog, there was a “valid” reason for all this:
A veritable Swiss Army Knife for Windows recovery and repair, Kyhi’s Rescue Disk is a bootable do-it-all environment that Windows admins and technicians will find indispensable.
Waking up quite early I decided to go to RAI Amsterdam, the venue for the Tech Summit. I got there a few minutes before 8 AM. This turned out to be excellent timing, because I was there exactly when the doors opened. I registered myself, enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and took a stroll around “The