Cloud Shell rumors hint thin client model for Windows 10 successor to run on all kinds of devices may be in the offing for later in 2017.
When dealing with Windows license keys it is sometimes necessary to dig them out of hiding. ShowKeyPlus does this quite well, and it's free.
Last week MS Germany reminded customers that Windows 7 support ends 1/14/2020, and gave them security and cost reasons to upgrade from that aging OS.
MS announces that CSM Subscribers Get Free Upgrades from Windows 7 or 8.1 to 10 for other devices outside current subscription agreements.
When it comes to managing Windows disk partitions, MiniTool Partition Wizard is hard to beat. Even the free version is quite capable.
When WU problems stymie Insider upgrades, using an ISO for standalone install works. But building insider preview ISOs add complexity thanks to UUP.
Despite Microsoft's emphatic assertion that free upgrades from Windows 7 and 8.1 ended 7/27/16, free Win10 upgrade still available. Here's how...
In Win10 compact saves room on disk/SSD: use this command to reduce space needs by up to 5 GB on small tablet and notebook PCs.
The Win10 troubleshooting alternative is: repair image, in-place upgrade (repair install). Neither takes over an hour and fixes most problems on its own.
Contrary to numerous reports, CMD.exe not going away in Windows 10. True, recent Insider Preview builds replace it with Powershell in many menus.
Network admins nearly always want to know who's on their networks. This handy PING sweep tool tells them in compact, readable form.
Sure, there's a Windows Update troubleshooter built into Control Panel. But savvy Win10 admins will download and use a new WU troubleshooter version instead.