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September 28, 2022


Hyper-V VM on physical disk instead of VHD file

Storing a Hyper-V virtual machine directly on physical disk, instead of a VHD file, is a practical method to speed up the VM. In addition, it makes it easy to switch from VM to real, physical dual boot, when required. Confusing? Let me explain.

Ed Tittel headshot

So Long Win10.Guru Readers

Ed Tittel announces his departure from Win10.guru. Thanks for all the eyeballs past and present. See you around the Internet.

Thunderbolt NVMe SSD BSOD

Certain Thunderbolt NVMe SSDs Provoke 2004 or 20H2 BSOD

Following upgrades to Windows 10 2004 or 20H2 on PCs with Thunderbolt-attached NVMe drives, users may experience a Driver_Verifier_DMA_Violation BSOD. Probably best to avoid such hardware (or roll back Windows) until they get it fixed.

Front view of 7080 (Dell publicity photo)

Dell Optiplex 7080 Micro Is a Pint-sized Powerhouse

Interestingly enough, at around the same time I bought a Dell Optiplex 7080 Micro to replace a 9-year-old mini-ITX PC here at my home, the Dell Technologies business review team sent me a review unit of the same make and model. It’s more tricked out than I was willing to buy (I’ll provide the specs

Insert the device, run Create Rescue Media, and Reflect tells you what's what.

When to Rebuild Macrium Rescue Media?

When or how often to update the Macrium Rescue Media? Good question! Turns out that Macrium Reflect will happily tell you if and when your Rescue Media needs an update. Here’s how…

Create a custom Windows ISO image

I wrote last week about adding / enabling or removing / disabling Windows optional features on USB-based install media. You can read that story here: PS Scripting – USB install media: Add or Remove Windows Features But, what to do when you wish to do the same using an ISO image? No problem: simply mount

Dell Precision 5550 Mobile Workstation sideview

First Look: Dell Precision Workstation P-5550

Last Friday, FedEx dropped off a Dell Precision 5500 Mobile workstation with 8-core i7, Quadro T2000 graphics, 32 GB RAM and a 1 TB NVMe SSD. I’m still setting it up and getting to know this machine, but what I’ve seen so far, I like. Check it out!

The batch file opens a pick list by Win10 version.

AveYo MediaCreationTool.bat Digs Back to 1507

A series of indirect references lead me to GitHub developer AveYo’s hands-dandy MediaCreationTool.bat, which provides access to all known versions of Windows 10 (and its corresponding Media Creation Tool). Good stuff!

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