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USB install media with WIM file larger than 4GB

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

Automation Brings Scale to IT

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!

Say Yes to Win10 Telemetry

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.

Win10 Security Starts and Ends with the User

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.

1.1.1.1 – Cloudflare’s new DNS Resolver

Cloudfare for sure selected an unorthodox launch day for its new DNS resolver service 1.1.1.1. 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:

Toolkit Item: Kyhi’s Rescue Disk

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.

Microsoft Tech Summit – Day One

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

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