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  • September 29, 2014 29 Sep'14

    Could MS Be Getting "Ready to Rumble?"

    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 ...

  • September 26, 2014 26 Sep'14

    Free Forensics Tool Clones Raw Drive Data

    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 24 Sep'14

    Piriform Speccy Worth a Look

    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 22 Sep'14

    Ouch! "Zombie OS" Still Outweighs Win8 on the Desktop

    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 19 Sep'14

    Enough Already: Time for a New Win8.1 Build

    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 ...

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  • September 17, 2014 17 Sep'14

    Ack! Emergency WinReBuild Goes Surprisingly Smoothly

    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 16 Sep'14

    Can Microsoft Do It Right With Windows 9?

    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 15 Sep'14

    Grab the Latest Sysinternals Suite (FREE)

    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 12 Sep'14

    Interesting Experience with MS Malicious Software Removal Tool

    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 10 Sep'14

    New Intel Graphics Drivers Can Boost Performance

    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 08 Sep'14

    IT preps for life as Windows 7 mainstream support ends

    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.

  • September 08, 2014 08 Sep'14

    At IFA Berlin, Intel Takes Wraps Off Core M "Broadwell" Specs

    The IFA took place in Berlin, Germany last week, where Intel took the opportunity to share a lot more information about its latest upcoming family of mobile processors. (IFA is German, and stands ...

  • September 05, 2014 05 Sep'14

    Secunia PSI, CSI, and Windows 8.1

    In the ongoing battle to increase system stability on my production PC, I've found a new point of interest and attack in the Reliability Monitor log for my primary production PC -- namely, Secunia ...

  • September 03, 2014 03 Sep'14

    Rollup Redux: MS Re-releases KB 2975719 on September 2

    In the wake of a series of botched Windows Updates that started on August 12 (our first "Update Tuesday" if you like the new nomenclature, or our most recent "Patch Tuesday" if you prefer the old), ...

  • September 01, 2014 01 Sep'14

    Azure Site Recovery Offers Private Cloud Replication/Recovery

    With the introduction of Windows Server 2012 R2 in October 2013, Microsoft first introduced what it called "extended replication" for Hyper-V. This facility permits any Hyper-V VM to be directed to ...

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