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August 18, 2022

Editorial

Ed Tittel headshot

So Long Win10.Guru Readers

Ed Tittel announces his departure from Win10.guru. Thanks for all the eyeballs past and present. See you around the Internet.

Thunderbolt NVMe SSD BSOD

Certain Thunderbolt NVMe SSDs Provoke 2004 or 20H2 BSOD

Following upgrades to Windows 10 2004 or 20H2 on PCs with Thunderbolt-attached NVMe drives, users may experience a Driver_Verifier_DMA_Violation BSOD. Probably best to avoid such hardware (or roll back Windows) until they get it fixed.

Front view of 7080 (Dell publicity photo)

Dell Optiplex 7080 Micro Is a Pint-sized Powerhouse

Interestingly enough, at around the same time I bought a Dell Optiplex 7080 Micro to replace a 9-year-old mini-ITX PC here at my home, the Dell Technologies business review team sent me a review unit of the same make and model. It’s more tricked out than I was willing to buy (I’ll provide the specs

Insert the device, run Create Rescue Media, and Reflect tells you what's what.

When to Rebuild Macrium Rescue Media?

When or how often to update the Macrium Rescue Media? Good question! Turns out that Macrium Reflect will happily tell you if and when your Rescue Media needs an update. Here’s how…

Dell Precision 5550 Mobile Workstation sideview

First Look: Dell Precision Workstation P-5550

Last Friday, FedEx dropped off a Dell Precision 5500 Mobile workstation with 8-core i7, Quadro T2000 graphics, 32 GB RAM and a 1 TB NVMe SSD. I’m still setting it up and getting to know this machine, but what I’ve seen so far, I like. Check it out!

The batch file opens a pick list by Win10 version.

AveYo MediaCreationTool.bat Digs Back to 1507

A series of indirect references lead me to GitHub developer AveYo’s hands-dandy MediaCreationTool.bat, which provides access to all known versions of Windows 10 (and its corresponding Media Creation Tool). Good stuff!

NirSoft NetBScanner helps me keep up.

War Story: Wandering Network Printer IP Address

Every now and then, I’ll send a print job off on my production desktop that goes to an application (today, it was Snagit) instead of target printer. When that happens, I know it’s time to reset the default printer using its new IP address. Let me explain. . .

The "Feature Update" offer finally appears.

First 20H2 Upgrade Offer Appears

First thing this morning, I observe on my Lenovo X390 Yoga that WU has finally extended an offer of KB4580364. After accepting that offer, I document my experiences and reactions with download, install, and post-install cleanup. It’s all good — and surprisingly interesting — stuff. Check it out!

Adobe flash logo

MS Catalog Gets Update to Remove Adobe Flash Player

With end of support scheduled for the Adobe Flash Player on December 31, 2020, Microsoft releases a catalog update to uninstall that Player from Windows 10 (normally, it’s built right into the OS). Here’s a link…

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