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Toolkit Item: 8GadgetPack

OK, then. It’s time for a new mini-review in the Admin Toolkit series here at Win10.Guru. First let me start with a disclaimer. If you believe what MS says about gadgets, you should run screaming in the other direction from this great tool built by German developer Helmut Buhler. It’s called 8GadgetPack and I can’t

Win10.guru – Year One

With the holiday break over, it’s time to look back over our first year at Win10.guru before starting Year Two. A few years back, I was thinking about a website for advanced Windows users and IT professionals. Quite accidentally (it’s too long a story to tell here), I found myself the proud owner of a catchy

DISM: Change UninstallOSWindow

Having just gone back to check the date, I’m amazed to be reminded the default change to the OS clean-up interval from 30 to 10 days goes back to Version 1607, aka the Anniversary Update. I first wrote about this in August 2016 for my Windows Enterprise Desktop blog at TechTarget. When this release emerged,

Browser Wars – Future of Microsoft Edge

At the end of last week, Microsoft revealed that the Edge browser built into Windows 10 is moving from the EdgeHTML rendering engine to Chromium. This was hardly news to anyone following tech news and Windows 10 development. But just as Windows 10 is quite close to overtaking Windows 7 as the most popular PC

Microsoft Teams Free – How to get Scheduled Meetings

On TenForums.com where I volunteer as a team member, we have replaced Skype for Business with Microsoft Teams Free for our regular TenForums Live webcasts. These webcasts are online meetings, open to all TenForums (TF) members and guests alike. I set up these meetings using my O365 Enterprise account and credentials, then share a link

Win10 Troubleshooting Woes

The problem with shooting Windows 10 trouble, alas, is often in knowing where to aim. Case in point: my recent Reliability Monitor shows an error from the Windows Shell Experience. The specific error is labeled MoAppHang. As far as I can find out (and additional reporting data confirms this finding) this means some kind of

Does MS Deserve Your Paranoia?

As I work the various topic areas at TenForums.com, I can’t help but notice an occasional undertone of outright paranoia, plus occasional distrust and hostility toward Microsoft (MS). Because I spend at least an hour or two a day there, at least six days a week, I see it all the time. Kari and I

Ubuntu 18.04.1 now in Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery

Earlier this week, Microsoft and Canonical made a giant leap forward in bringing Linux to the Windows desktop. A pre-installed, pre-configured Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS virtual hard disk is now available in the Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery, and can be set up in minutes. No installation is required. The virtual machine created is Generation 2 and has full

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