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HDD and SSD capacity – GiB or GB, TiB or TB?

Every IT professional and advanced user knows that the real formatted capacity of a Terabyte (1 TB) HDD or SSD is just over 931 Gigabytes (GB). The difference is because HDD and SSD manufacturers, without exception, use powers of 10 to claim disk sizes (decimal system), whereas computer file systems are based on powers of

Hyper-V: Android Pie and Microsoft Launcher on a VM

I love my Nokia Lumia 925 phone and its Windows Phone 8.1 OS. But even a hardcore enthusiast like me must concede that Windows Phone is history. Wanting to test Android before starting to look for a new phone, I tried several Android emulators. Sadly, I didn’t get a realistic Android experience with any of

Toolkit Item: Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant

The Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) is an excellent tool to resolve Outlook and other Office 365 issues. Quoting from its official download page, here’s a description: The Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant works by running tests to figure out what’s wrong and offers the best solution for the identified problem. It can currently

O Cortana, Where Art Thou?

Since the release of Windows Insider Fast Ring build 19008 — that is, for a month now — Cortana has been hiding from non-US users. She’s simply not there, not present, not working. What’s weird is this issue has never been mentioned once in Microsoft’s release notes as a known issue. On this topic, there’s

Windows Insider Build Upgrades – Too little, too often?

On Friday, November 15, Fast Ring Insiders got build 19025. Just four days later, Tuesday, November 19, build 19028 was released. It only contains fixes for a few unimportant bugs: – We fixed a recent issue that could result in Settings crashing when docking/undocking your device. This issue may have also impacted Action Center launch

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