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Toolkit Item: Code Writer

When it comes to Windows management, network administration, deployment and other computing stuff, I want to do as much as possible using built-in Windows tools and utilities. As I have often said, I use no third party optimizers, tweakers, downloaders, cleaners and other snake oil stuff. For me, the main principle in Windows management and

1809 Defaults to Quick Removal for External Storage

Historically, prior Windows releases (up through and including 1803) have defaulted to require use of the “Safely remove” notification panel widget to properly disengage external USB storage devices, like flash drives. Starting with the current release, that is no longer required. You can simply pop those little suckers out whenever you feel like it (though

MS Ups Win10 Tally to 800M

Microsoft recently upped its tally of Windows 10 users to 800 million, after a year or more at the 700 million level. They’re already behind on hitting the 1 Billion mark, but should get there eventually.

ToolKit Item: Sandboxie by Guest Author Bo Elam

[Note from Ed Tittel: This post about Sandboxie comes from guest author Bo Elam, whom Kari and I met on TenForums, where he is something of a regular visitor, and a passionate advocate for Sandboxie. Who better to write this Toolkit Item?] I’ll start this article on Sandboxie with a few words on how I

Win10 Notifications Pros & Cons

After wrestling a vexing notification issue to ground on my Win10 production PC this morning, I found myself thinking philosophically and strategically on this topic. There are lots of things about notifications I like in Windows 10. For example, I really like getting a quick pop-up from Outlook when email hits my inbox, with sender’s

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