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July 13, 2020

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Native Boot VHD – One-Click Deployment

I am a huge fan of using native boot virtual hard disks in a dual or multi boot configuration. Deploying Windows to a VHD file and adding it to the boot menu makes things so easy: when the secondary OS is no longer needed, just delete that VHD and remove its boot entry. In an

Linux and Windows – Best friends forever?

Ed Bott, a globally known tech writer and author, described last week on ZDNet how Microsoft helped him to install Ubuntu Linux. Quoting Mr. Bott: Anyone who aspires to understand the modern computing landscape should have some experience with platforms other than the one they use regularly because a lot of what you see in

RDP and Hyper-V Enhanced Mode file transfer speed

A few weeks back, I offered free Windows assistance as long as the #StayAtHome lock-down continues. One of the emails I have received was from a user who asked if there’s anything one could do to speed up file transfer between a Hyper-V host and a virtual machine using Enhanced Session Mode. I thought that

Hyper-V – Use Checkpoints

I must admit, I am a huge Hyper-V fan. That might make me biased when I talk or write about it. I mean, my favorite hobby is to build experimental Windows deployment images in Hyper-V, then deploy them to various physical and virtual machines. It’s much easier and moew convenient than using a physical machine

Device Manager showing Realtek UAD driver

Politics Behind Windows 10 Driver Update Sources

In November 2018, I wrote a post for TenForums.com entitled “Realtek Audio Console REQUIRES a Realtek HD (UAD) Driver!” I’ve kept that thread reasonably up-to-date since then, and it’s picked up nearly 300 follow-on responses and comments. But recently, some members of the TF community have taken offense — and in at least one case,

Windows Insiders – Time to clean install

The Windows Insider team released Build 19536 for Fast Ring yesterday, December 16. It is the seventh release in a month. Even for keen “clean installers” like me, that is simply too many to do a clean install whenever a new build is released. However, now we can be sure that there will not be

Hyper-V: Android Pie and Microsoft Launcher on a VM

I love my Nokia Lumia 925 phone and its Windows Phone 8.1 OS. But even a hardcore enthusiast like me must concede that Windows Phone is history. Wanting to test Android before starting to look for a new phone, I tried several Android emulators. Sadly, I didn’t get a realistic Android experience with any of

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