After installer the latest Win10 Enterprise preview I restarted to the dreaded Black Screen of Death (BSOD -- Insider Preview to the rescue).
Sometimes Windows Update gets stuck, as with Cumulative Update KB3189866. When that happens, the built-in Windows Update Troubleshooter can help.
When remote desktop access gets wonky, toggle remote connections restores RDP access when switching among wireless networks.
Occasionally Windows Updates will resist repeated download or install attempts. If WU fails try update catalog download maneuvers instead.
A footnote to a recent MS email blast reveals Windows 10 Anniversary Update on 3 month schedule, thanks to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet.
Antagonized by random cmd.exe windows popping up and disappearing too quickly to read, I learned NirSofer's utility TaskSchedulerView IDs Cmd.exe popups
When SSDs and fast boot settings are normal for PCs, booting from alternate sources is tricky. Here's how to boot Win10 from USB media using OS directives.
Discovering WMIC gives nearly complete access to Windows Management Interface (WMI) capabilities. For admins who write command-line tools it's a treasure.
Storage is a critical part of a successful VDI deployment; most IT administrators already know this. There are many different reasons VDI can fail, but one of the most persistent -- pun intended -- ...
Looking at Windows Marketshare Jul-Aug 2016, we see Windows 7 holding steady, 10 continuing upward, and other versions declining.
When I fired up a test install of Build 1511 this morning, I was amazed to observe that Win10 AU doesn't auto-apply when running Windows Update. Manual update proved necessary.
Despite a mandate to update by 2017, are US DoD Win10 rollout deadlines slipping into 2018? Looks likely!
DriverStore Explorer is now RAPR v0.8 on GitHub. This great tool cleans up obsolete Windows drivers with new and cleaner GUI.
The SG TCP Optimizer, a free tool from broadband specialists at SpeedGuide.net, tunes Internet connections to speed them up and smooth them out. Good stuff!
A pair of quick registry tweaks may help restore those experiencing Win10 AU Webcam Fail problems following the recent anniversary update.