Oho! Sometimes, it’s nice to be proved correct, even if it takes a while. Last October, I posted at Win10.Guru about a “PortableBaseLayer” partition. At that time, I reported that “one theory about this partition is tied to Reserved Storage for Windows Update.” On February 26, an MS DOCS item appeared that illuminates the whole
Working with WinRE in Windows 10, I learn that recovery media is a snapshotting mechanism that will restore your system to its state when the snapshot was made. I can do better than that, with Macrium Reflect.
As I look back at two years at Win10.Guru, I reflect on successes with the Admin Toolkit and DISM series, and somewhat less enthusiasm for news and musings from readers. I resolve to offer more of interest and engagement in 2020. Happy New Year, All!
In my opinion one of the characteristics of good code, be it a batch file or script or an application, is clear and precise on-screen instructions to its intended user. I recommend adding enough remarks for those reading the source code, and really doing your best to make output clear, understandable and readable. I will
DISM is maybe the most versatile and useful of all native Windows tools (a subjective personal opinion). In this post, I use it to create USB install media containing Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 version 1903 (19H1), version 1909 (19H2), and Insider Preview build 19002. All three versions, a total of six editions,
After trying all the conventional tricks, I learn that a chronic .NET Framework install error is just another one of the many Windows 10 ills that an in-place upgrade repair can fix. Thank goodness!
The easiest, most convenient method to use different versions and editions of Windows 10 in dual or multi boot scenario is through a native boot virtual hard disk. No partitioning or virtualization is required: just create a VHD, install Windows on it, and when done and it’s no longer needed, delete the VHD file. This
LatencyMon, from Resplendence Software Projects, describes itself as a “real-time audio suitability checker.” Essentially, the software works by emulating an active audio playback session in Windows Vista (and newer versions, through Windows 10 and Server 2019). While it’s running the program measures various kinds of delays that occur on its host system and reports back
Clean installing Windows can be time consuming. Windows Setup, the first phase, has remained about the same since Windows Vista. However, OOBE seems to get new “select that, click this” dialogs in version after version. In corporate IT, we have a myriad of tools to automate deployment, but for private users it can be quite
On tech forums, it is quite normal that when an issue has been resolved, or a question answered, the thread goes off topic or fades into silence. There’s nothing wrong in that: quite often real pearls, new ideas and alternative out-of-box ideas are found in these off topic posts. Today, in one of those posts