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
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
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
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!
In mid-January I worked through a real fight to get my laptop’s Windows Insider Preview upgraded to build 17074 and then, to get Office 2016 (Enterprise E3 plan) installed. That fight made me write three longish posts about it. If you have 10 minutes to spare, grab a cup or glass of the beverage of
In preparing to inject drivers from Build 17074 into 17083 for deployment, I notice the DriverStore is hugely bloated with nearly 15 GB of Nvidia drivers. DriverStore Explorer rides to the rescue, and I inject about 1.5 GB of drivers instead.
The Internet and the news media have been abuzz with consternation and complaints about Windows 10 lately, but the current state of affairs didn’t really register with me until I saw this statement on TenForums.com today: “I have never hated something that’s not alive as much as I hated windows 10.” This came up in
Last weekend I fought for four days to get Windows upgraded to build 17074, and to get Office installed, activated and working with my OneDrive for Business and SharePoint services. Read the full story here. Once I put those misadventures behind me, I thought everything was fine. Fast forward to early today (Saturday): I turn my laptop and external display plus other devices on, make a huge pot of coffee, then open Outlook to check my email. Because I always use the black (dark) theme for Office applications, I noticed something was wrong as soon as Outlook opened using its default blue theme instead. “Not again!”, I thought.
After fighting four days to get 17074 installed on my laptop, I finally managed to do it. Solution was relatively simple.
Thanks to an odd combination of driver difficulties and communication issues, my struggle to update my production laptop to 17074 runs into an unusually long and troublesome sequence of reverses.