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Beware of Browser Mining

Guess what? There’s a new kind of mining for digital currency emerging in the marketplace. It’s called “browser mining” and it works something like this. User visits web page; web page downloads mining widget; mining widget runs on user system generating hashes (and ultimately, spendable digital coins) for the web site operator. That sounds fair,

Windows 10 Activation – Facts and Fiction

A few days ago my “partner in crime” Ed asked me to check a thread on a tech forum (which particular site is neither important, nor germane to this dicussion).  In that thread, some members were discussing the idea that Microsoft was seemingly granting Windows 10 licenses for free. That is, they asserted that a

EdgeManage by Emmet Gray

I am something of a purist when it comes to Windows 10. I adhere to a clear principle:  I won’t use a third-party tool for something that Windows is completely capable of doing (and designed to do) by itself. I do not use any gadgets or Start replacements, I detest all snake-oil tweakers, cleaners and

Nvidia drivers – Bloatware?

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.

January ’18 Win10 Foibles & Follies

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

UUP Dump – Get Insider Fast Ring ISO

I’ve been using the UUP Dump Miniserver since the first version was released in early October to get Fast Ring ISO images for those editions and languages I do not have currently installed when new builds are released. It is a fast and reliable tool which I wholeheartedly recommend. Get UUP files downloaded with UUP Dump