The amazing Ventoy bootable installer tool version 1.0.15 got released to GitHub on July 9, 2020. You’ll want to grab a copy at your earliest convenience. This release can build a GPT formatted environment, with its usual tiny boot partition (32 MB FAT EFI VTOYEFI partition) and use the rest of the media for a
Kari’s already given Ventoy a glowing review as a must-have tool for Windows admins. All I can add to that is: go grab this new, improved and more feature-rich V 1.0.12 release now!
Eeek! I run into bundleware on two familiar programs, both included in the Win10.Guru Admin Toolkit. I’ll keep MiniTool Partition Wizard with a warning, but I’m dropping CCleaner from that collection for what I hope are good reasons.
When I stop tearing what little hair out I still have left, I remember that the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) can fix Outlook problems. In this case, it can and it does, and I regain access to my Exchange server in Outlook. Problem solved!
Working with Ventoy I learn you can easily create a single bootable flash drive to install as many OSI files as the media will hold, including files over 4 GB in size. Great stuff!
Spacedesk is a free pair of utilities that lets users take over a laptop’s monitor from a primary PC, and extend their desktops to add it to their usable display real estate. Worth checking out, for those who can use a little extra display room.
Enter any error code that Windows 10 may show you, and the MS Error Lookup Tool will show you its official error code info, lickety-split (fast)!
The free Patch My PC Updater program does a great job of identifying and updating out-of-date PC applications that it recognizes (around 300 in all). It’s limited in scope, but good at what it does. Check it out!
As I look back at two years at Win10.Guru, I reflect on successes with the Admin Toolkit and DISM series, and somewhat less enthusiasm for news and musings from readers. I resolve to offer more of interest and engagement in 2020. Happy New Year, All!
Always when talking with PowerShell users, I am surprised to learn how only few of them are using the PowerShell ISE version. For me, it belongs to my favorite native Windows tools, because it’s a flexible and versatile front-end for PowerShell. The following quotation comes from the official Microsoft PowerShell ISE documentation: The Windows PowerShell