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Check Out PowerShell V7.0.0-preview.1

Earlier this year — April 7, 2019 to be specific — MS announced PowerShell 7. Earlier editions of this development fork had been called “PowerShell Core” to distinguish it from the built-in version included with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. But with the introduction of PowerShell 7, MS wants to foster what it calls

Cancelling CHKDSK: Not Advised, But Bypasses LONG Wait

Because CHKDSK scans and repairs can take a long time to complete — 24 hours or longer in some cases — the question arises: “Is it OK to cancel or interrupt CHKDSK?” The short answer is yes, but it’s not a good move except in case of emergency.

Working with Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE)

There’s another version of Windows 10 that’s always around, different from the base version you boot when you fire up the normal operating system. It’s somewhat misleadingly called the Windows Preinstallation Environment. And indeed, it does provide a basic runtime environment during Windows installation that takes over from the primary OS when a new OS

Weekly Windows Newsbytes – Week 17/2019

Microsoft third company to pass $1 trillion market value On Thursday, April 25th, Microsoft became the third US company to cross the $1 trillion (£774 billion / €897) market value threshold , after Apple and Amazon.  Here’s more from BBC Business News on this topic: Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation New Security Baseline for

Toolkit Item: Code Writer

When it comes to Windows management, network administration, deployment and other computing stuff, I want to do as much as possible using built-in Windows tools and utilities. As I have often said, I use no third party optimizers, tweakers, downloaders, cleaners and other snake oil stuff. For me, the main principle in Windows management and

DISM: Change UninstallOSWindow

Having just gone back to check the date, I’m amazed to be reminded the default change to the OS clean-up interval from 30 to 10 days goes back to Version 1607, aka the Anniversary Update. I first wrote about this in August 2016 for my Windows Enterprise Desktop blog at TechTarget. When this release emerged,

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