- April 08, 2015
I've just recently rebuilt my Surface Pro 3 installation, and am still recovering from that aftermath. Upon discovering a link to "Click-to-Run" installation for MS Office Professional 2013 on my ...
- April 06, 2015
I've got two test machines upon which I'm running the latest Win10 build, namely 10049. In getting those machines up and running, I've found myself subject to 2 inadvertent gotchas along the way. ...
- April 03, 2015
"Why," you may be thinking as you read the title of this blog post, "would I care about a high-speed interface on my desktop when it's most likely to show up first and foremost on notebooks and ...
- April 01, 2015
Gadzooks! Has it really been 32 months since Windows 8 was unleashed on the world? Indeed it has, and supplanted even, with Windows 8.1 in February of 2014. But only now are Windows 8 versions ...
- March 30, 2015
In the wake of last week's firmware updates for the Surface Pro 3, released outside the usual "Update/Patch Tuesday" timeframe, I decided to upgrade the drivers on that machine as well. I shouldn't ...
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- March 27, 2015
When I saw through the various news outlets that Microsoft had released an out-of-band Firmware update for the Surface Pro 3, I knew it was probably worth jumping onto sooner rather than later. ...
- March 25, 2015
Last week, build 10041 for Windows 10 hit the fast ring for early adopters. Yesterday, it hit the slow ring for all adopters. I was able to upgrade my Windows 10 desktop without any issues during ...
- March 23, 2015
In reading about a new version of and model for web browsing in Windows 10, I often find myself nodding along and thinking "'Bout time!" Over the past two years, I've been making a steady move away ...
- March 18, 2015
A Reuters story from the WinHEC conference in China has got the Windows press and blog environment abuzz enough that it's being widely re-reported in most such outlets. In the story, Terry ...
- March 17, 2015
Over at Thurrott.com this morning, I found a simply fascinating story about a new version of "OS compression" that's making its debut in Windows 10. The ultimate source for this info is a March 16 ...
- March 16, 2015
Thanks to a recent article at MakeUseOf.com I came across this weekend, I've been wondering if there isn't some master repository of keyboard shortcuts for the latest and soon-to-be-greatest ...
- March 06, 2015
I went to print a phone card for my wife this morning, and wound up lost for a while in the "Hall of Mirrors" section of the Windows OS. In this case, I knew I needed to print to the Dell color ...
- March 02, 2015
Back in 2011, I blogged here about a program named DriverStore Explorer. Aka RAPR, this is a CodePlex project that when run in administrative mode enables users to see all drivers in the Windows ...
- February 27, 2015
Anybody who's read this blog for any length of time has witnessed me repeatedly and enthusiastically recommending Stardock's great product, Start8, as a Windows start menu add-in/replacement for ...
- February 25, 2015
This weekend, I installed a HighPoint RocketU 1144C on my production PC, in search of solutions to a USB 3 drive access problem. There's a PLX PCIe 8609 DMA controller on that board, apparently ...