Windows Insider Fast Ring build 18936 was released on Wednesday, July 10. In its release notes, there was a known issue listed which seems to affect quite a few users, judging by posts on forums: A limited number of Insiders attempting to install Build 18936 may experience install failures with error code c1900101 due to
Weird! On a newer Z170 mobo PC I can’t access my dual drive dock via UASP; on an older Dell XPS 2720 it works without a hitch. Looking for clues!
I explore NirSoft’s BatteryInfoView, and learn a lot about the state of my various laptop batteries. Great tool!
A few days ago I wrote about my efforts in upgrading a Windows Insider build from 18898 to 18908 (full story). Despite several successful upgrades to new Insider builds beforehand, that upgrade failed every time. I tried everything I could think of, and everything I know, to fix this, but failed miserably on all attempts.
Until now, I have always managed to upgrade to new Insider builds on my HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop. I have sometimes had difficulties and have been forced to use various workarounds, but it has ultimately worked, every time. Last week and the release of build 18908 changed that. I did everything I could think
Because CHKDSK scans and repairs can take a long time to complete — 24 hours or longer in some cases — the question arises: “Is it OK to cancel or interrupt CHKDSK?” The short answer is yes, but it’s not a good move except in case of emergency.
Because Secure Boot blocks unrecognized software elements from loading during the boot process (before Windows starts running), it may interfere when you’re installing or updating boot-related software, firmware or drivers.
When an attempt to update the Samsung OEM NVMe drive firmware on a Lenovo laptop fails with an “Access denied” message, I have to put on my thinking cap. After realizing that disabling secure boot should fix things up, I see that this approach works.
I had an interesting interaction with Kari today. I found myself trying to get around a problem in remoting into one Skip Ahead Insider Preview PC from another PC running the same OS. No problems getting from other Windows builds into the target PC. Only problems getting from one Skippy PC to another (see my
A week ago, April 26th, the Insider team released Fast Ring build 18885. Being an Insider nut, all my physical devices have been in Fast or Skip Ahead rings since the start of that program in October, 2104. I know it’s a bit risky, with all production devices in Insider Fast ring or higher. But,