When a wonky Wi-Fi forces Public network status on what had been a private 5 GHz Wi-Fi channel, I finally recognize I need a new Wi-Fi router. It's on order. Sigh.
Comparing a new Lenovo X1 Extreme to the X380 Yoga, I notice Hello Face Yes Hello Face No. The X1 has a Hello Face compatible camera, and the X380 does not.
Instead of building RJ-45 ports into its newest ThinkPads, Lenovo has opted to use proprietary Ethernet extension ports. Alas for my 8th-gen laptop, this has led to Lenovo X380 Ethernet extension ...
Takes me a while to figure this out, but a partially disconnected USB cable puts Mouse MIA -- at least until I shove the two extension cables fully together.
The MS Store now includes Notepad in app form. The old .exe version may not be with us too much longer, so download and play with this one. It's 99.99% identical.
Recently, SFC /scannow has been mis-reporting Defender PowerShell scripts as potentially corrupt. MS faults a new OOB signing mechanism, and says Defender PowerShell Hash mismatches fix coming soon.
After installing KB4512508 on my local Win10 PCs, I notice some 1903 Hyper-V networking interference (no Internet!). A quick uninstall/reinstall fixes the issue.
As I start looking for the best temperature monitoring tool for Windows 10 PCs, I find myself beset with too many different Win10 temperatures. I choose HWiNFO as my touchstone.
When my wife observes that a PC is running hot, a good, serious clean-up cools down T520 laptop by enabling built-in ventilation to do its job.
Anybody who works regularly with PCs knows post BIOS Upgrade beeping means trouble. I achieve a miraculous recovery, but explain what to do if a second reboot doesn't fix things by itself.
With the release of Build 18950 on July 31, I work through some Insider Preview 20H1 upgrade follies. The TLDR version is: watch out for cycling, and WiFi hijinks.
Sometimes, Intel RST Stymies 1903 Upgrade. This can continue even after obsolete drivers get updated. If that happens to you, here's an easy fix.
As I poke around on my production PC, I remember that an old trick still kills persistent Windows.old at the command line. It kills other root-level folders, too.