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
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.
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.
Given impending end of life for Windows 7 in 2020 and a still-large installed base of Windows 7 devices, that spells opportunity. Recent assessments of PC sales, slightly up for the first time since 2012, confirm this supposition.
Despite surveys and reports that Windows 10 Version 1803 is terrible or awful, I say that 1803 is not half bad. MS goes so far as to claim its users report “higher satisfaction numbers, fewer known issues and lower support call volumes.”
For the DISM /Cleanup-Image command, the difference between Scanhealth and Checkhealth is one of depth and nature of coverage. Checkhealth simply looks for already-reported errors for component store items, while Scanhealth inspects each one in detail.
Saw a fascinating story in ComputerWorld a couple of days ago. Entitled “Gartner: Enterprises should demand 2 full years of Windows 10 support,” it explains why MS needs to extend the current 18-month lifespan for Feature Updates to 24 months instead. Let me lay out the logic involved. We’re now on a twice-a-year feature upgrade
When Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672 showed up yesterday morning, I thought I was in for an easy ride. With three horses in that race, only one finished in a reasonable amount of time. Here’s the story…