Windows Enterprise Desktop

February 2015

  • Clean (Re)Install Benefits from Driver Backup Utility

    Ed Tittel 20 Feb 2015
  • In reading over an interesting article on Ars Technica this morning, I realized that many online sources (including the otherwise redoubtable Ars) that describe how to reinstall Windows to ...

  • Don't Forget About RecImgMgr

    Ed Tittel 18 Feb 2015
  • Slimware Utilities is the company behind RecImg Manager, a program that can capture and restore modern-format Windows images. This is the same kind of image that Windows 8 or 10 uses, when you ...

  • Winaero mines Alt+Tab key combos, nice tool

    Ed Tittel 16 Feb 2015
  • Sergey Tkachenko, who's the mind behind the excellent Winaero.com site and blog, struck paydirt recently with his post on working with the Alt+Tab key combo in modern Windows versions (I've tried ...

  • Puzzling Intel Chipset Situation

    Ed Tittel 13 Feb 2015
  • I've been a big fan of the Intel Driver Update Utility for years, especially since the company published the standalone program version (v2.0) in mid-2014. With the introduction of the 10.x.x.x ...

  • KB 3001652 Goes Bad on Update Tuesday

    Ed Tittel 11 Feb 2015
  • Oho! Yesterday was "Update Tuesday," the second Tuesday of the month. Tuning into Windows Update just after lunch I noticed a big batch of updates (38 on Windows 8.1 systems with MS Office 2013 ...

  • Windows 8.* Slowly Overtaking XP, 7 Still on TOP

    Ed Tittel 09 Feb 2015
  • Every now and then, I have to check in over at NetMarketShare.com, to see what's happening with the distribution of desktop OSes that the company detects on the Internet. This morning, I couldn't ...

  • Win10 Gets Smart About Paging Files

    Ed Tittel 06 Feb 2015
  • In working on a Windows 10 story for SearchEnterpriseDesktop this week, I came to an interesting realization. In Windows 10, MS has finally broken with tradition when it comes to sizing the paging ...

  • Universal Office apps for Win10 Now Up

    Ed Tittel 04 Feb 2015
  • Drat! It was with interest and curiosity that I jumped up to the Windows Store (beta) a few minutes ago, hoping to download and install the latest so-called "Universal Office apps for Windows 10" ...

  • Next Win Server Release Breaks Lockstep with Win10

    Ed Tittel 03 Feb 2015
  • Amidst the TechNet blogs let loose last weekend, this interesting little item from the Server & Cloud Blog let it be known that, for the first time since the Windows Vista era, the next release ...

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