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Toolkit Item: MiniTool Power Data Recovery (MTPDR $)

Late last year, we kicked off a series of articles called The (Windows) Admin’s Toolkit. Since then, Win10.Guru has issued 9 installments. This story, about MiniTool’s Power Data Recovery (MTPDR) will be the tenth. Unlike the previous item – the MiniTool Partition Wizard (MTPW) – the free version of this program is not fully functional.

War Stories: Sysprep and BitLocker

Yesterday, I decided to do a clean install of the latest Windows Insider build 17711 on my HP ProBook laptop. I do traditional installs quite seldom, usually creating deployment images in Hyper-V. This is practical because Hyper-V standard checkpoints offer an easy way to restore a VM to any point throughout the process whenever something

Microsoft Tech Summit – Day One

Waking up quite early I decided to go to RAI Amsterdam, the venue for the Tech Summit. I got there a few minutes before 8 AM. This turned out to be excellent timing, because I was there exactly when the doors opened. I registered myself, enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and took a stroll around “The

Microsoft Tech Summit – Day Before

Long and boring journey, thanks to Deutsche Bahn, German Railroads. I have difficulties to understand how they can’t get mobile connectivity to work on their trains. Regardless of the provider, the most heard words from people trying to make a call are “Disconnected again!” The same with mobile data: the Internet becomes useless when connectivity

Technical writing and sources

Years ago, when I was working on a relatively large Help Desk for corporate customers as a Subject Matter Expert, one of my tasks was to write simple “Quick Start” documentation for users. I can still remember how ashamed I felt at one point, when working under an impossible deadline. That’s when my boss found

My now resolved Office Issues – All’s well that ends well

As I have recounted in a preceding series of posts on this site, starting in mid-January and lasting some few weeks I encountered various weird issues with Office 365. Here’s a list of those posts in chronological order, oldest first: https://win10.guru/insider-build-upgrade-the-tale-of-a-brick-formerly-known-as-a-laptop/ https://win10.guru/the-tale-of-a-brick-formerly-known-as-a-laptop-part-two/ https://win10.guru/office-365-activation-and-account-errors/ https://win10.guru/office-365-issues-the-story-continues/   No matter what I did or tricks I essayed, Office

MVP Summit 2018: Day 0

The pre-show day at the MVP Summit 2018: Day 0 delivers unexpected information, insights, and value. Looks like this is going to be a great conference!

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