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Windows Upgrade – Fix to try when everything else fails

Upgrade attempts to tonight’s new Insider Build 19546 failed twice when using Windows Update. Next, I tried upgrade using an ISO image made with UUP Dump. It failed, too. I am already used to working through various issues with Insider upgrades, and have some routine preparations I’ll make every time before starting. These include: disconnect

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New Roles for Slow and Fast Insider Rings

With a new definition of the Fast Insider ring as a place where new Windows 10 features and functions will come and (possibly) go, the Slow ring gains importance as the focus for detailed feedback on the next planned OS release. This changes my priorities.

Hyper-V – Optimizing Virtual Machines

Running Windows on a Hyper-V virtual machine can naturally never be as fast as that same version of Windows on host machine’s real physical hardware. However, by tweaking virtual machine settings, you can greatly impact the speed and functionality of a virtual machine. As a Hyper-V enthusiast, I want to share my tips for making

Windows Insider Program Changes: What’s Up?

With the announcement for Build 19365, MS also decrees massive changes to what the Windows Insider program does and how it works. This will make life very different for Windows Insiders, so please check this out.

Windows Insiders – Time to clean install

The Windows Insider team released Build 19536 for Fast Ring yesterday, December 16. It is the seventh release in a month. Even for keen “clean installers” like me, that is simply too many to do a clean install whenever a new build is released. However, now we can be sure that there will not be

Hyper-V Virtual Machine – Use Host VPN Connection

When your Hyper-V host computer is connected to a VPN, virtual machines still use the host’s default connection. They are not connected to the VPN. This is often practical, in fact. Thus, for example, while VPN allows my host to use another geolocation, I can use a virtual machine on that same host for services

PowerShell ISE – PS on steroids

Always when talking with PowerShell users, I am surprised to learn how only few of them are using the PowerShell ISE version. For me, it belongs to my favorite native Windows tools, because it’s a flexible and versatile front-end for PowerShell. The following quotation comes from the official Microsoft PowerShell ISE documentation: The Windows PowerShell

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