In an enterprise environment, users do not need to worry about Windows activation on their work devices. That’s one of the many jobs for the IT department. It’s another story with personal devices. Every user should be prepared: a laptop might be lost, a PC motherboard stop working, and so on. In such cases, actually
You can’t do what I do for a living and not like to tinker. One of many reasons I’m a Windows Insider MVP is because I’ve never been able to stop myself from messing around with Windows. That really means “messing around on PCs running Windows.” Right now, at my house I’ve got nine PCs,
Last weekend, I decided to concentrate on a single mission: Get a desktop installed in any or all of my WSL distros without using X Server or any other third party software installed in Windows, then create a WSL Sandbox for testing purposes. The first goal was the easiest. I got XFCE desktop installed in
As of mid-day November 12, version 1909 for Windows 10 is out and available. Admins will want to start playing and testing right away. Basic reaction right now: so far, so good!
Needing screenshots of Windows Setup for a new tutorial, I accidentally noticed today that Microsoft has finally changed its default partitioning of the system disk to comply with their own partitioning guidelines. The title image above shows how Microsoft recommends a GPT disk be partitioned. Until recently, and still in Windows 10 versions 19H1 /
Could the happy stars have finally lined up over Redmond? Windows 10 Insider releases are steady, stable and trouble-free right now. Same goes for the 1903 production version. What gives?
This weekend, I have had just one single task, and one goal: to get the GUI desktop environment working in my Linux distros running in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). I finally managed to do it, and I am extremely happy about how fast my WSL Linux distros work when I connect to them
A week and a half ago I saw an interesting post on Ten Forums: it concerned image customization and deployment of that custom image. The case started with CopyProfile issues, during which phase custom settings were not being applied on target devices. Finally, when that was resolved, another issue appeared: target devices were not activated
Everybody knows the POWERCFG command can handle hibernation or sleep/wake states. It can also do a whole lot more, including controlling Power Options settings.
With the announcement of Insider Fast ring build 19018.1 on November 5, the Insider Team reports no more Skipahead builds going forward. Insiders who elected “Skip” will automatically switch to “Fast.”