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Toolkit Item: 8GadgetPack

OK, then. It’s time for a new mini-review in the Admin Toolkit series here at Win10.Guru. First let me start with a disclaimer. If you believe what MS says about gadgets, you should run screaming in the other direction from this great tool built by German developer Helmut Buhler. It’s called 8GadgetPack and I can’t

Microsoft: Do not use Internet Explorer!

In a recent blog post,  Chris Jackson, the principal program manager in the Microsoft Experiences and Devices Group, made it quite clear: Internet Explorer shouldn’t be used. In fact, he does not even call IE a browser, saying it is simply a compatibility solution. Here’s a quote from Chris Jackson’s recent post on the Microsoft

Project “Dell Venue – The Second Coming”

My Win10.guru partner Ed has an old device, a Dell Venue Pro 11 tablet. He got it upgraded to Windows Insider build 18317 with a clean install, but couldn’t get beyond that. Whatever he tried, he could not upgrade it to the latest Insider build, nor clean install it. Ed wrote about retiring this well-used

Windows 10, telemetry and groundless paranoia

A few days ago, I stumbled upon a good post on my “virtual home” TenForums.com. The post was refreshing: in it, an unofficial IT support geek for friends and family was questioning his decision to enforce his own Windows policies on those relying on him for assistance and advice. I do not like long quotes,

Enterprises and Windows 7 End of Life

According to a recent study by Oregon-based enterprise content delivery company Kollective, over 40% of large enterprises still have computers running Windows 7. The study, published in a white paper published 365 days before Windows 7 EOL surveyed over 1,000 IT professionals in enterprises in the United Kingdom and the United States. There’s more: Windows

Windows 7 Countdown has started – Upgrade Now!

The final countdown has started! In fact, Windows 7 will stop receiving any updates exactly one year from today, on January 14th, 2020. Each day after that, Windows 7 will become more and more insecure and prey to security threats. However die-hard a Windows 7 user you are, it’s time to start upgrade preparations. If you

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