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
Chocolatey is a third-party package manager for Windows that can automate installation of most such programs through the Command Prompt or PowerShell. Great stuff!
Since Windows 10 version 1709, built-in admin account has been able to use UWP and PWA apps. In earlier versions, this was not possible, even Edge browser told users that it can’t be used in built-in admin account. But, as it’s now possible, native Store apps might update in the background while you are customizing
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.
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
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
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
A few days ago, Ed Tittel wrote about Windows Update deleting failed updates, and “banning” those updates for 30 days. That article got me thinking about my personal relationship with Windows, and if I trust it to know how to take care of itself — or not. In my case, the answer is a clear
Two months ago, I posted instructions on how to get the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast or Skip Ahead ring ISO image using UUP Dump. The problem is, UUP Dump only offers ISO images for Home, Home N, Pro and Pro N editions. To get the latest Fast Ring or Skip Ahead ISO images
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,