In seeking to support its vision of a modern desktop based on Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft announces services and an extended support time window for Enterprise and Education customers on feature upgrades.
On Friday, I went upstairs to work on my wife’s PC. An end-of-month Cumulative Update, KB4346783, had been installed automatically, and I needed to restart the machine while she was out of the house to complete that process. Much to my surprise and consternation, the following notification appeared on that machine right after I logged
For months now, I’d been reading about a new Windows Store app called the Realtek Audio Console. The earliest mention I can find online is in April, 2018, when it shows up in Dell’s Driver pages as an exe file. I’ve seen some discussion of this on TenForums on and off for months, and read
There’s nothing in the UEFI specifications that prevents booting from an NTFS formatted USB flash drive. In fact, this so-called limitation is entirely artificial. Luckily, most modern computers can boot from a single-partition NTFS formatted USB flash drive. Thus, one can indeed install Windows 10 from a custom WIM image larger than 4 GB, which is
HP Inc’s Q3 earnings show strong growth for its Personal Systems division. CEO Dion Weisler credits the “Windows 7 sunset” for spurring a hardware refresh in the business sector as a “positive stimulus.”
DISM offers tools to report on the size of the Windows Component Store that also recommend when cleanup is needed. Cleanups can recover multiple gigs of disk space, especially after a cumulative or multiple new Windows Updates.
Nearly three months after Europe’s GDPR goes into effect, more than a thousand US new sites still block access to European users, as a way to sidestep compliance requirements.
I’ve been following the work of Susan Bradley, often known as “The Patch Lady,” for more than 10 years. I’ve been a subscriber to the Windows Secrets Newsletter for at least that long. And I believe she was already working with Brian Livingston back in the day when he still ran that particular show. Recently,
When Martin Brinkman of ghacks.net explains a recent Windows Update that forces three consecutive reboots, I share his pain and his dismay at that experience. Please fix this, MS! Not good.
One potential secret to IT success is careful and judicious use of automation tools and technologies. But remember: automation is supposed to SAVE time and money, not spend it wildly or wastefully!