Windows Enterprise Desktop

September 2015

  • Tips for Reducing Windows' On-disk Footprint

    Ed Tittel 30 Sep 2015
  • Reading one of Sergey Tkachenko's recent Winaero blogs yesterday, I learned that Windows 10 will compress the OS files on a system/boot drive. See his "Reduce the size of your Windows 10 ...

  • Secrets of Win10 Activation & Keys Revealed

    Ed Tittel 28 Sep 2015
  • After months of wondering and speculation on this subject, Microsoft has finally published a web page entitled "Activation in Windows 10." It explains how activation works, and is particularly ...

  • Win10 Build 10547 Clean & Compact

    Ed Tittel 23 Sep 2015
  • In working with the latest Win10 Insider Preview, I've been forcibly struck by how clean and compact it is. Whereas earlier Windows 10 installations (that is, C:\Windows and its many constituents) ...

  • Back'n'forth with Win10 Update 10547

    Ed Tittel 21 Sep 2015
  • I've been working with Windows 10 releases since last Fall (about a year now) and have probably installed more than a dozen different preview releases during that interval. Nearly all of them have ...

  • Watch Out for Print Driver Changes in Win10!

    Ed Tittel 18 Sep 2015
  • Over the past 10 days, I've been chasing down a strange problem with one of my network printers: the excellent Dell 2155cn has been a real workhorse for me for the past three years remained visible ...

  • Bogus/Unneeded Driver Count Mounting Up on Win10

    Ed Tittel 16 Sep 2015
  • OK, I'll admit it: I don't know if Windows Update, DriverUpdate, DriverAgent, or something else is involved, but I'm seeing the number of outdated and/or unneeded (duplicated) drivers mount up in ...

  • A ~5GB "pre-emptive" Win10 download?

    Ed Tittel 11 Sep 2015
  • This morning, I read Adrian Kingsley-Hughes' ZDnet story entitled "Windows 10 installer could be on your PC whether you want it or not" with some amusement. Then I asked myself the question "I ...

  • The Politics of Clean Install

    Ed Tittel 09 Sep 2015
  • For years and years, I've subscribed to the notion that a clean Windows install -- as opposed to an upgrade -- can be a desirable thing. In cruising the Web, I see that my belief is still shared by ...

  • Oho! Explaining Clean Install for Win10 on Upgraded PCs

    Ed Tittel 07 Sep 2015
  • I'd been wondering for some time how one could perform a clean install on an upgraded Windows 10 machine without providing a key. Thanks to the nice folks at the Windows Ten Forums, I found a ...

  • Network Type Reset After Sleep Still Popping Up in Win10

    Ed Tittel 04 Sep 2015
  • For months during the Technical and Insider Preview stages of the Win10 version track, I noticed that some of my PCs would switch from Private to Public network status following sleep (tablets, ...