Windows Enterprise Desktop

Peripheral device management

  • Removing Phantom Printers from Client PCs

    Ed Tittel 06 Mar 2015
  • I went to print a phone card for my wife this morning, and wound up lost for a while in the "Hall of Mirrors" section of the Windows OS. In this case, I knew I needed to print to the Dell color ...

  • Intel's Driver Update Utility Gets a Makeover

    Ed Tittel 21 Nov 2014
  • When I rebuilt my production PC at the beginning of November, I came face-to-face with a new incarnation of Intel's Driver Update Utility aka DUU. Now out in version 2.0, the tool no longer depends ...

  • USB 3.0 for SATA Drive Repair

    Ed Tittel 25 Jul 2014
  • A recent post over on Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows just reminded me about an essential item in any Windows admin's repair and recovery toolkit -- namely a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter or drive ...

  • USB 3.0 Makes a Big Difference

    Ed Tittel 19 Jun 2013
  • When I bought two Lenovo notebooks last year -- a T520 and an X220 Tablet -- one of my regrets was that I had to buy immediately and couldn't wait for the USB 3.0 versions of those models to become ...

  • Myfaves 3: Fast, Cheap Bluetooth 4.0 Dongles

    Ed Tittel 24 Apr 2013
  • I've only got one desktop PC with a built-in Bluetooth interface: it comes with the Asus P8Z68-V PRO Gen3 motherboard that serves as the basis for my Windows 8 desktop test machine (which also ...