With the release of Build 20170 to the Dev Channel, the Settings icon gets a new look in Windows 10. The lead-in graphic comes straight from the 20170 announcement blog post, and shows dark and light versions of the new icon.
Once upon a time I had good reasons to prefer the old Remote Desktop Connection application over the new UWP Remote Desktop app. No longer: I can use both now to do everything I need. Makes me wonder how much longer RDC will be around…
When assisting Windows 10 users, regardless of whatever localized language version they are using, it’s good to remember that core Windows is always in English. That includes all system folder names, all native Windows applications and all tools. Localized folders, for instance in the user profile are in fact not folders but rather, they are
The 20161 release announcement says clicking on System in Control Panel now opens Settings/System/About. It works that way on one of my test machines (Lenovo X380 Yoga). On the other (Lenovo X220 Tablet) the System applet still opens. Weird.
Sometimes, an Insider Feature Upgrade will make my Office installation disappear, without rhyme or reason. It’s an easy issue to fix, but remains perplexing and irritating even so.
When I can’t RDP into either of my two Beta Channel Insider test machines after upgrading to Build 20161, I play a variation on the old “If it doesn’t work reboot” troubleshooting technique to set things back to rights.
Last week, I wrote about automating Windows 10 deployment to a native boot virtual hard disk: Native Boot VHD – One-Click Deployment. That post has a sample PowerShell script to handle such deployment. One important step in that script occurs when creating the VHD using a series of DISKPART instructions, which is based on some choices made
I am a huge fan of using native boot virtual hard disks in a dual or multi boot configuration. Deploying Windows to a VHD file and adding it to the boot menu makes things so easy: when the secondary OS is no longer needed, just delete that VHD and remove its boot entry. In an
Earlier this month, MS announced new terminology for levels of participation in its Insider program — namely, Dev Channel, Beta Channel and Release Preview Channel. As of June 29, those Channels are now visible, ready for you to tune in!
With the release of Version 2004, aka 20H1 or the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the built-in Optimize Drives utility is losing its TRIM and defrag status information. If you run the utility on Day 1, the record of its use is gone on Day 2.