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August 13, 2020

Editorial

With an incept date of 2012, it's no suprrise Lenovo doesn't sell T520s anymore

2012 Vintage Lenovo T520 Nears Retirement

When I wake up my old Lenovo T520 this morning, I get a black screen after trying to login. I use a pair of hotkey sequences that not only give me a working display. I’m also able to capture black screen error info for my first time ever. Woo hoo!

Price info for 256 GB model

Rethinking Surface Duo

MS finally lets slip pricing and availability for its newest member of the Surface family: the Surface Duo. When I get that news, I nearly fall over. It costs too much for me to consider a purchase.

Insider Team Lead Amanda Langowski – First 20 Weeks

Amanda Langowski started as the Windows Insider team lead exactly 20 weeks ago, on March 23. At that point, the Insider team had been without a lead almost half a year after decision makers in Redmond had, instead of firing her, moved Dona Sarkar abruptly to a new position within the organization. Coincidentally, only a

All errors shown come from MTPW updatechecker.exe

Ruminations on Reliability Monitor

Windows Reliability Monitor is actually a special wrapper around its general Performance Monitoring tool Even so, it’s a useful and helpful tool for keeping an eye on Windows PCs, and chasing errors to their causes.

Toshiba Logo

Toshiba Leaves PC Market

I got a twinge of nostalgia reading reports that Toshiba is leaving the laptop market. I’ve carried and used a few of their laptops, so I share some recollections and ruminations here.

Update history shows 20185 Feature Update

Build 20185 Brings New RDP Hijinks

After upgrading to Dev Channel Build 20185, I am unable to RDP into one my two Dev Channel test machines. A quick trip through my RDP repair checklist, and all is (eventually set to rights). After the last checklist step, of course!

Asus AX6000 802.11ax device

War Stories: Wi-Fi Router MIA

When a thunderstorm throws a power fault here earlier this week, it takes me a while to realize that my office Wi-Fi box is MIA. I explain how I finally figured things out, and returned them to working order.

Snippet of Win10.Guru files on teams

Raft of New Features Coming to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft just announced a whole bunch of new teams features including meetings with up to 20,000 participants (!) and a wide range of phone support plans, including expanded phone system integration, support for SIP phones, and even (gasp!) Teams phones coming soon.

F4U097 front view

Latest-Gen Belkin USB-C Dock Takes Big Step Up

Now that I’ve got the latest Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro in my hot little hands, I can compare it to its top-of-the-line predecessor, the Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD. It’s a clear case of newer is better, because newer has more ports and more features for less cost.

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