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April 5, 2020

Hello World – Tutorial writer’s embarrassment

I have never really blogged, just for the sake of blogging. That said, I decided to start blogging about my personal computing and IT life, including small and weird stuff that happens every now and then. My idea is to write at least a few times a week about things too minor or unimportant to write as reference or how-to materials for Win10.guru. My blog will of course be part of the site, but there I can concentrate on strictly personal, Windows and IT related topics. You can access my blog from the Win10.guru main menu:

OK, so Hello World! To start with, this time I want to tell about an embarrassment caused by recent Windows Insider upgrade.

On Thursday of last week, October 28, I published a tutorial about How to configure Windows Sandbox on Ten Forums. As always when writing a tutorial, everything was checked multiple times before publishing it. All instructions are correct and valid.

A day later, on Friday October 29, Insider team released Insider build 19013. I upgraded, only to notice that all my Sandbox configuration files had stopped working. Custom Sandbox configurations as described in my day-old tutorial were suddenly invalid, I thought, because nothing worked for build 19013.

So, now I have a new tutorial, telling how to do something, which then does not work. That’s about as embarrassing for a tutorial writer as things get. It does not help me to feel better, that on Feedback Hub I can see a lot of users having exactly the same issue. The fact is, only the day after my published instructions, the tutorial has become useless. At least as things stand at this moment.

That’s it this time!


Author: Kari Finn

A former Windows Insider MVP, Kari started in computing in the mid 80’s writing code for VAX / VMS systems. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of IT positions. He specializes in Windows image capture, customization, repair and deployment as well as Hyper-V virtualization. Kari is a proud Team Member at number #1 Windows site TenForums.com.

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