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  • Save WIM file space with WIMBoot in Windows 8.1 update

    With Windows 8.1 Update 1, it's possible to boot desktops directly from a WIM file. Follow these steps to create WIMBoot images and save disk space.

  • RAID 0 (disk striping)

    RAID 0, also known as disk striping, is a technique that breaks up a file and spreads the data across all the disk drives in a RAID group.

  • When to buy a 2-in-1 laptop vs. a PC

    New 2-in-1 laptops recently unveiled by Dell, Microsoft, Asus and others have piqued IT pros' interest, but whether they deploy these hybrid tablet/PCs or stick with traditional computers comes down to the end user.

    There's no denying the...

  • Avoid these assumptions about Windows 8.1 security

    Now that all the hype over Windows XP's end of life is simmering down, many enterprises are making the move to Windows 8.1. That's...

  • Uninstall OS before disposing of a Windows machine

    How can an operating system be safely removed from a machine?

    If you're donating, selling, trading or otherwise disposing of a Windows computer or computers, securely removing the operating system and data while leaving the...

  • Mastering Windows 8 USB booting with Windows To Go

    Computing mobility has always been a challenge, obligating users to arrange multiple installations that are difficult to synchronize or carry a single system between locations. The introduction of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition offers a new option...

  • For missing GPO settings, check the Winlogon component

    A Windows client computer that is joined to a domain might not receive all Group Policy settings configured at an Active Directory domain. As a result, some endpoints might not apply the missing Group Policy Object settings, but Winlogon can help...

  • Yes, you can make a Windows disk partition read-only

    This week, our expert answers a question on mounting a disk volume as a read-only Windows disk partition, as in Linux. Just don't do it by accident.

  • IT works to keep up with Microsoft's Windows 8 licensing shifts

    Although licensing for Microsoft's Windows operating system is relatively simple for basic use, it's a different matter for businesses. Enterprise customers and desktop administrators must deal with a dizzying array of options, rules and...

  • Five Windows Sysinternals utilities can aid in desktop troubleshooting

    BgInfo can help anyone who needs to keep track of a lot of systems -- physical or virtual. This simple utility replaces the desktop wallpaper with detailed information about...

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