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
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
For those seeking older Windows ISOs (and other MS ISOs, too) HeiDoc.net’s ISO download tool is worth getting to know — and using!
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.
With the release of a UWP app for managing built-in GPUs, Intel takes a first step into higher-end graphics controls and capabilities. Check out its new Graphics Control Center app.
When it comes to free disk space analyzers, TreeSize is among the best of them, and does the job quite nicely. Check it out!
A few days ago, Ed Tittel wrote about Windows Update deleting failed updates, and “banning” those updates for 30 days. That article got me thinking about my personal relationship with Windows, and if I trust it to know how to take care of itself — or not. In my case, the answer is a clear
As you might already be aware, some very clever Windows users and tinkerers have managed to run a full Windows 10 ARM64 desktop operating system on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B/B+ with the help of some modified binaries. Yes, I am talking about the full-fledged 64-bit desktop operating system found preinstalled on many laptop
[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
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