- October 09, 2014
In my most recent prior blog, I observed that if you're installing Windows 10 on a Windows 8.* machine, you can simply mount the ISO as a "virtual CD drive" and install from there. That said, it's ...
- October 06, 2014
In addition to the Windows Insider Program, qualified MSDN subscribers can also grab the Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO files from the MSDN pages, where the New Subscriber downloads page looks ...
- October 03, 2014
Microsoft previews Windows 10 with more enterprise controls, but IT pros need more details before considering a migration.
- October 01, 2014
OK, so MS has confounded the pundits and bloggers, and has skipped a version to announce its latest incarnation of the Windows desktop operating system as Windows 10, not Windows 9, or something ...
- September 29, 2014
OK, so maybe I've been reading too much science fiction lately, and perhaps I'm seeing patterns where they don't exist. But please: ponder these data points and tell me if you can't agree that ...
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- September 26, 2014
DataNumen is a Hong Kong based software company that specializes in data recovery technologies. For an outfit I'd never come across before, I was interested to observe a who's-who list of flagship ...
- September 24, 2014
In trolling over some of the Windows 8 Forums looking for "interesting" Windows 8 problems, I ran across numerous references to another nice tool from the folks at Piriform (about whose CCleaner ...
- September 22, 2014
Looking at the desktop operating system market share pie chart over at NetMarketShare.com this morning, I couldn't help but observe that Microsoft's "zombie OS" -- by which I of course mean Windows ...
- September 19, 2014
Take a look at this recent graph from Reliability Monitor: it's today's output from my production PC and it shows a dismal reliability graph, with Internet Explorer leading the way into the cellar ...
- September 17, 2014
I'm not sure exactly what happened to my son's Dell XPS2720 All-in-One PC last week, but following the application of the Update Tuesday patches and fixes, the machine started flaking out big-time. ...
- September 16, 2014
Microsoft is covering its bases on the enterprise and consumer fronts. First, the company on Sept. 30 will show a technical preview of Windows 9 highlighting its enterprise focus. Second, Microsoft ...
- September 15, 2014
For those not already in the know, Sysinternals is the name of a former company that's now part of Microsoft that's long been a source for some of the very best Windows monitoring, management, and ...
- September 12, 2014
Earlier this week, Update Tuesday occurred, bringing with it anywhere from one to two dozen updates (more for machines with MS Office installed, less for those without). As is my usual practice, I ...
- September 10, 2014
I ran across an interesting story on Neowin this morning. Entitled "New Intel drivers give up to 30% performance boost for Surface Pro 3," it actually covers more than just the latest Microsoft ...
- September 08, 2014
Should IT pros stay with Windows 7 or leave now that mainstream support ends in January 2015? It might depend on which Windows OS you trust the most.