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March 30, 2020

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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

Windows 10 – MAK Activation using Answer File

A week and a half ago I saw an interesting post on Ten Forums: it concerned image customization and deployment of that custom image. The case started with CopyProfile issues, during which phase custom settings were not being applied on target devices. Finally, when that was resolved, another issue appeared: target devices were not activated

Windows Upgrade process really has changed!

For the first two years of the Windows Insider program, feature upgrades were delivered as ESD updates. From my point of view, that was a good system. In it, Insider build upgrades were delivered relatively quickly and they were reliable. Generally speaking, Insiders had far fewer upgrade issues and failed upgrades than they do today

Microsoft PowerPoint – A Power Video Maker!

Preparing a video for Ten Forums about how to use Macrium viBoot to upgrade Windows 10, I thought I would document that process to show how good Microsoft PowerPoint is at making videos. The best thing is that it is so extremely easy to use PowerPoint to build nice, simple instructional videos. In addition, when

Answer file – Autounattend.xml or Unattend.xml?

Last weekend, I saw a post on Ten Forums that really got my attention. A fellow member had been preparing a deployment image, and was wondering why his answer file simply did not work. Here’s an extract from the original post: I’ve followed tutorials on Ten Forums, Win10Guru, docs.microsoft.com, and many others. I’ve made my

Remote Desktop Connection to Linux

I am a big Hyper-V fan, but even I must admit that running Linux virtual machines within that hypervisor can be problematic. First, enhanced session mode does not work, so changing guest resolution is quite difficult. In addition, Copy & Paste between the Windows host and the Linux guest does not work.  One option is

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