As of August 2019 NetMarketShare reports that some version of Windows 10 runs on just over one of every two PCs that firm sees on the Internet. Windows 7 share is down around 30 percent now, and dropping fast. Where will this all lead?
When weird circumstances force me to reset all of my wireless networks, I’m reminded that one must set the network profile from public to private to make RDP work, too.
I just bought an 8 GB Toshiba Performance X300 drive. It cost me just under US$200. I got it to use for backup, but also to consolidate holdings from a bunch of smaller disk drives currently installed on my production PC. Just for grins, I compared the total time to back up that system today,
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!
Just yesterday, I sat down at my 5-year-old Dell XPS 2720 to install an Insider Preview Fast + Skip upgrade, and noticed the Wi-Fi icon sitting in the notification area. “Hmmm” I said to myself “I thought I had a Cat5 cable plugged in.” I did indeed, but the status lights on the unit’s built-in
Over the weekend, I was reading up about a fix for a problem that’s plagued my production PC for at least two years now. The problem is best illustrated visually, and expresses itself as a set of one or more spurious entries at the end of the Start menu under the anomalous “Other” category. It
When my first attempt to upgrade to Build 18965 ended in a GSOD owing to driver difficulties, I remember that disconnecting external USB storage devices can avoid such behaviors. Worked this time, anyway!
You never know when an update, a new driver, or outright failure may put PC parts out of action or use. Savvy admins keep a set of spares around, to make repair and recovery possible under most circumstances. You should, too.
Poking around on one of my older test machines recently, I noticed no webcam was present. This is my 6-year-old Dell XPS 2720 All-in-One (Haswell i7-4770S, 16 GB RAM, 27″ touch screen). Although I can see the webcam lens every time I sit in front of this machine, there are no internal traces of a
After a clean install or a feature upgrade to Windows 10, a screen to “Get even more out of Windows” shows up. It will also appear at intervals afterward, unless you turn it off. Here’s how.