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War Stories: My Build 18908 Upgrade

Until now, I have always managed to upgrade to new Insider builds on my HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop. I have sometimes had difficulties and have been forced to use various workarounds, but it has ultimately worked, every time. Last week and the release of build 18908 changed that. I did everything I could think

MDT LTI Deployment demoting Built-in Admin account

I noticed something strange a few days ago when doing a series of tests on MDT LiteTouch deployments with various settings and customizations. What I found out, purely by accident, is that if I used the default MDT setting, and the built-in (domain/Azure) admin account as the only user account on the target device, that

Make Windows Boot menu work for you

After a clean install of Windows 10, or after deploying my standard deployment image with MDT, I always want to make sure I have the boot menu set up in such a way that I can boot to whatever OS I need to use. There are several third party tools available to edit boot menus,

Windows Sandbox on Hyper-V virtual machine

Windows Sandbox, first introduced just before Christmas in Insider build 18305 is off to a rough start. It works on some devices, but according to various tech sites and forums, the majority of users only get a splash screen (Sandbox doesn’t start). Using myself and my three Insider Fast Ring machines as a test case, Sandbox

Ten Forums Live Webcasts

Windows Ten Forums (https://www.tenforums.com) is one of the biggest, if not the biggest Windows 10 forums on the Internet. As I write this, it has over 122,000 members who have posted 1.4 million posts across more than 100,000 threads. Compared to any other Windows site, it is extremely well administrated and moderated. One big difference

Ubuntu 18.04.1 now in Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery

Earlier this week, Microsoft and Canonical made a giant leap forward in bringing Linux to the Windows desktop. A pre-installed, pre-configured Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS virtual hard disk is now available in the Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery, and can be set up in minutes. No installation is required. The virtual machine created is Generation 2 and has full

Hyper-V and Differencing Disks

Especially when testing Windows Insider Preview builds in various editions and languages, I use differencing disks on Hyper-V virtual machines. This not only allows me to save storage space on my dedicated Hyper-V drive, but it also makes creating new virtual machines really fast, taking just seconds to boot to the desktop when a VM

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