Measuring and determining Internet access speeds can be interesting, and are often inconsistent. Here I explore two views of max speeds, and the handful of things users can do to achieve a faster Internet experience. Warning: most cost money.
If you work on a (usually small) private network, and RDP, file sharing, or device sharing quits working (or works only intermittently) after a Windows 10 feature upgrade, here are some tried-and-true fixes to restore things to working order.
SMB, or server message block, is a simple and easy-to-implement networking protocol. The first version, SMB1, has been around since 1983. It’s now outdated, insecure, and unsuited for modern network use. But it just keeps chuggin’ along anway.
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.
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!
I encountered some odd wireless network behaviors in Insider Preview build 18950. They were fixed in the successor build — 18956 — at the same time MS told the world they were changing “Network status” in the Network & Internet Settings page. Caution: Programmers at work!
As you might already be aware, some very clever Windows users and tinkerers have managed to run a full Windows 10 ARM64 desktop operating system on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B/B+ with the help of some modified binaries. Yes, I am talking about the full-fledged 64-bit desktop operating system found preinstalled on many laptop
[Note from Ed Tittel: This post about Sandboxie comes from guest author Bo Elam, whom Kari and I met on TenForums, where he is something of a regular visitor, and a passionate advocate for Sandboxie. Who better to write this Toolkit Item? Further note added October 1, 2019: In the wake of Sandboxie’s conversion to
I use Hyper-V a lot. All of my physical machines run the UK English x64 PRO edition of the latest Windows Insider build, along with other language versions of Windows 10 I regularly need (FIN, SWE & GER), with both of the latest official release and Insider builds also running on Hyper-V virtual machines. Until