Despite Microsoft's emphatic assertion that free upgrades from Windows 7 and 8.1 ended 7/27/16, free Win10 upgrade still available. Here's how...
In Win10 compact saves room on disk/SSD: use this command to reduce space needs by up to 5 GB on small tablet and notebook PCs.
The Win10 troubleshooting alternative is: repair image, in-place upgrade (repair install). Neither takes over an hour and fixes most problems on its own.
Contrary to numerous reports, CMD.exe not going away in Windows 10. True, recent Insider Preview builds replace it with Powershell in many menus.
Network admins nearly always want to know who's on their networks. This handy PING sweep tool tells them in compact, readable form.
Sure, there's a Windows Update troubleshooter built into Control Panel. But savvy Win10 admins will download and use a new WU troubleshooter version instead.
Recently leaked Insider Preview Windows 10 build 14997 introduces lots of changes, among them a green screen of death. BSOD meet GSOD!
Those with 2 monitors need panoramic themes to take full advantage of available screen real estate. These panoramic desktop themes work for Windows 10.
When Windows 8 came along, the built-in desktop games from Windows 7 became unusable. Grab this free Win7 games download for Windows 10 today.
No matter how good your antimalware defenses are, a periodic secondary scan is prudent. Here's a look at an admin's arsenal of secondary malware scanners.
For a variety of reasons ranging from drive migration to drive replacement, disk cloning lets you swap one disk for another without hiccups.
By default Microsoft supplies generic USB drivers in Win10. German website Win-Raid offers updated USB 3.0/3.1 Win10 drivers to replace them.
Some issues appeared with Tuesday's KB3206632. A DiagTrack stop fixes Win10 update ills; for others, it speeds update completion.
When it comes to recovering from or dealing with problems, proper protection counters failed Win10 changes.
Microsoft released its first Unified Update Platform item for build 14986. After problems using WU to grab the files, I learned WUMT works with UUP.