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
There’s another version of Windows 10 that’s always around, different from the base version you boot when you fire up the normal operating system. It’s somewhat misleadingly called the Windows Preinstallation Environment. And indeed, it does provide a basic runtime environment during Windows installation that takes over from the primary OS when a new OS
When it comes to free disk space analyzers, TreeSize is among the best of them, and does the job quite nicely. Check it out!
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,
If a Windows update, feature, or language pack comes in the form of a CAB file and needs to be applied to a Windows image, DISM /Add-Package will do the job (works for either offline or online images).