- May 15, 2015
In the brave new world of Windows 10, updates are no longer batched, but pop up when and as they appear. I decided to take a look at what that means by examining the Update Histories for my two ...
- May 13, 2015
Realizing that yesterday was "Update Tuesday," I opened up my update history on a production Windows 8.1 PC this morning, and found 40 (!) updates of varying shapes and sizes had been installed ...
- May 11, 2015
I've blogged repeatedly here about a great little free software tool called DriverStore Explorer (RAPR.EXE). In Windows environments all the way up to and including Windows 10, any drivers that ...
- May 08, 2015
In the wake of recent MS conferences like Build 2015 and Ignite, the pundits and prognosticators seem surprisingly unanimous with two short-term predictions. First, Windows 10 seems bound for ...
- May 06, 2015
One of the most interesting tidbits to emerge from the Ignite conference so far has been Microsoft's announcement of its "Windows Update for Business" service. Terry Myerson himself, Microsoft's ...
- May 04, 2015
Like many other beta testers for Windows 10, I reported early on (around build 9879, if memory serves) that the deployment image servicing and management facility, better known as the DISM command, ...
- May 01, 2015
Whoa! Has it really only been two days since the last time I posted? It seems like a lot more time has gone by than that, but perhaps that's because I've been pounding away at Win10 issues over ...
- April 29, 2015
Just for grins, I decided to re-try the Windows Update download for Windows 10 Build 10061 on my Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 yesterday afternoon. The last two times I'd tried, I'd not sat in front of ...
- April 27, 2015
Windows 10 security features include hardware-based application whitelisting and facial recognition technology. What could go wrong?
- April 27, 2015
Although Microsoft has itself described its upcoming plans to provide a no-cost copy of Windows 10 to Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices to those who move up in the first year ...
- April 24, 2015
If something happens once, it's impossible to tell if it's an anomaly or an expected behavior. Let it happen even one more time though, and a suspicion of pattern or predictability can't help but ...
- April 22, 2015
Last week, my wife told me the Internet was running slowly, so of course I checked the Ookla Speed Test page to see what was what. When speeds in the usual range manifested, I assumed the problem ...
- April 20, 2015
Lots of sources on the Web are reporting on a comment that Lisa Siu, CEO of AMD, let slip during the Q&A portion of a recent earnings call last Friday, which I reproduce here in its entirety: ...
- April 17, 2015
Back in mid-March, Joe Belfiore (VP of the OS Group at MS) posted about a new biometric authentication technology to Blogging Windows. It's called "Windows Hello" and although it has yet to make ...
- April 15, 2015
Has it really been that long since the first Windows 10 Technical Preview went live? Sure enough: Builds 9841, 9860, and 9879 all expire on April 15, 2015, and will quit booting when the clock ...