Windows Enterprise Desktop

December 2019

  • 2004 Gets New Network Status

    Ed Tittel 26 Dec 2019
  • Windows 10 2004 gets new Network Status look and info, and shows how Settings continues to supplant the Control Panel widgets.

  • Missing Secunia PSI

    Ed Tittel 24 Dec 2019
  • As I try one more time to find a reasonable replacement, once again I find myself missing Secunia PSI, the capable and comprehensive PC software scan-and-update utility that's been defunct since 2016.

  • Windows 10 2004 Gets View Optional Updates

    Ed Tittel 23 Dec 2019
  • With the latest 20H1/2004 release (Build 15636), Windows 10 2004 Gets View Optional Updates. Now users can see, select, and manage pending optional updates explicitly and directly.

  • Nirsoft USBLogView Monitors USB Events

    Ed Tittel 20 Dec 2019
  • In trying to track down a mysterious USB plug/unplug problem, I learn that Nirsoft USBLogView Monitors USB Events. Good stuff!

  • Invaluable Resource

    Ed Tittel 18 Dec 2019
  • I call invaluable resource because it grabs MS internal download components and uses them to create ISOs for most (if not all) known versions of Windows 10.

  • Is WU Slowing Down?

    Ed Tittel 16 Dec 2019
  • When I realize how slowly Windows Update responds on some older PCs, I ask: Is WU slowing down? Subsequent research shows the answer is "no." I'm glad!

  • MS Unveils New Win10 Icon and More

    Ed Tittel 13 Dec 2019
  • In a blog post to, CVP Jon Friedman talks about MS unveils new Win10 icon and the general icon redesign effort behind it all. Great stuff!

  • MFA Offers Real Security Protection: Use It!

    Ed Tittel 12 Dec 2019
  • A recent study for 2019 (Jan-Mar) finds 44 M re-used credential sets among Microsoft and Azure AD account holders. Because MFA offers real security protection, MS recommends its use whenever ...

  • China Says No Mo Windows or PCs Starting 2022

    Ed Tittel 09 Dec 2019
  • China Says No Mo Windows or PCs Starting 2022, meaning that it won't use non-Chinese software or OSes after that date. Can the Communist Party order up a new OS that fast? We'll see.

  • Customizing New Win10 Laptop

    Ed Tittel 06 Dec 2019
  • After plunking down some hard-earned cash on Black Friday, I find myself customizing new Win10 laptop -- a Lenovo X390 Yoga -- for "the Boss" to replace her 2011/2012 mini-ITX desktop.

  • Windows Graphics Card Reset Key Sequence

    Ed Tittel 04 Dec 2019
  • If all you see on your Windows PC is a black screen, possibly with a white cursor, it's always a good idea to try the Windows graphics card reset key sequence Ctrl+Shift+Win+B.

  • Transferrus Interruptus Resumes in Win10

    Ed Tittel 02 Dec 2019
  • When I accidentally trip over (and disconnect) a USB drive during a ginormous file copy session, I learn that Transferrus Interruptus Resumes in Win10 (things picked up where they were interrupted, ...