MS Autopilot gets Oct 22 false alarm Update as it shows up on some Windows 10 Home and Enterprise PCs where Autopilot is not in play. The update fails with no negative side effects, thank goodness.
More odd USB-C symptoms manifest for a hinky device on a test PC: dwm.exe (Windows Desktop Windows Manager) crashes 9 times for each incident.
Belkin's Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock, model F4U095, makes it easy to dock into a full-blown desktop experience in the office. Unplug a single USB-C cable, and it's ready for mobile use.
I discover a weird DedicatedDumpFile side effect, when I enable an alternate drive/location for a complete Windows memory dump. Happens even when I only want 256 MB mini-dumps. Weird!
When an ISO on my brand-new, high-speed USB-C NVMe SSD-based external drive refuses to mount, I understand that multiple ISO mount strategies prove helpful -- downright essential, in fact.
The latest Insider Preview 19002 poses peculiar problems when it causes both of my test machines to hang at the first reboot. Removing the SDXC card fixes the newer PC, but I have to resort to ...
Weird behavior has me fixing Surface Pro 3 USB drive drop behavior. Turns out a single registry key knocks out a bunch of common Power Options, one of which fixes my problem.
While it's handy for working on remote PCs, RDP cannot do everything -- particularly where devices, drivers, peripherals and some applications are concerned.
As I determine there's no Windows 10 Sandbox activation it makes sense to assert that a throwaway one-time-use OS instance doesn't need activation anyway.
When Belkin sends me a miniature dock more or less out of the blue, I dig in and start learning Thunderbolt technology & connections. Good stuff, but occasionally puzzling.
Chasing Thunderbolt drivers down proves frustrating, until I remember that "Show hidden devices" shows drivers for removables that aren't physically connected to a PC. Doh!
When a mystery error code 0x80242016 follows KB4524147 -- it means unexpected state after reboot following update -- a second try succeeds. Thank goodness! Unexpected states can be surprisingly ...
RDP plus Sandbox sometimes equals screen confusion, until I realize I can just barely access the restore control at the right of the overlaying RDP control bar. Sigh.
In a recent Microsoft blog post, MS explains Machine Learning role in Windows 10 Update experience, particularly how safeguards (update holds) are identified and eventually, cleared.