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  • October 28, 2015 28 Oct'15

    Dell promises to innovate on next-gen Windows 10 PCs

    Like a captain on a sinking ship, Dell remains committed to the PC market, and looks to hardware innovations and Windows 10 as the bailing buckets.

  • October 28, 2015 28 Oct'15

    Persistent Windows.old Folder Surrenders to Command Line Prompt

    Among my various desktops, laptops, and tablets, I've got an 16-month-old Surface Pro 3 purchased in August 2014. In working with the boot/sys drive recently I noticed I still had a windows.old ...

  • October 26, 2015 26 Oct'15

    Win10 Build 10565: Bitten by the Dread KB3105208

    If there are some distinctions to which Window10 testers should not aspire to attain, I'd have to say falling prey to the boot/system failures now widely associated with the recent KB3105208 ...

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    Stop Win10 from Automatic Reboot After Updates

    There has been plenty of heated discussion about the way MS has handled updates in Windows 10. Much of that discussion has centered around Windows 10's update push behavior, which forces updates on ...

  • October 22, 2015 22 Oct'15

    Dell, Microsoft CEOs discuss Windows 10 PC strategies

    The Microsoft-Dell partnership got competitive this year with Microsoft's first 2-in-1 device, but Dell's Windows 10 laptops differ in one important area.

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  • October 21, 2015 21 Oct'15

    Interesting Network Printer Shenanigans on Win10

    I've got a Samsung ML-2850 monochrome laser printer on my network, and I've been chasing around various ways to interact with it lately. It seems that unless you've got access to a print server, ...

  • October 19, 2015 19 Oct'15

    Simple Trick Fixes DISM /source syntax issues

    I've been messing around with the MS Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool since it made its debut along with Windows 8, when it replaced the ImageX tool built into previous Windows ...

  • October 16, 2015 16 Oct'15

    Oops! MS ticks "Upgrade to Win10" in WU on Win7&8.1 PCs

    Since the latest Patch/Update Tuesday earlier this week on 10/13, the computer trade press has been rife with stories about Microsoft's accidental enablement of the Upgrade to Windows 10 option on ...

  • October 14, 2015 14 Oct'15

    MS Eases Activation in Latest Win10 Preview Build

    I've been steering clear of writing about Windows 10 Preview builds since the 10240 Build became publicly available starting on July 29, mostly in the interests of addressing the Windows 10 version ...

  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    NetBIOS Tweak May Be Needed for Win10 NAS Access

    In response to a question from an old friend and colleague, I started researching what might cause a NAS connection to vanish following an upgrade to Windows 10. It turns out that certain network ...

  • October 07, 2015 07 Oct'15

    Surface Book Ups the Hybrid PC Ante

    I've been following Microsoft's progress in laying out and elaborating its Surface vision since the first version (and the RT model) emerged in 2012 or thereabouts. I went so far as to buy into the ...

  • October 05, 2015 05 Oct'15

    Reset/Refresh Windows Update to Fix WU Errors

    Occasionally, Windows Update will flake out on test or end-user machines that grab updates online. Typical symptoms include error codes like those documented in the KB938205 article "Windows Update ...

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Handy Utility Displays IP Neighborhood

    In getting a Windows 10 environment to work properly, one soon discovers that reloading printer drivers on some desktops proves necessary. Recently, I've found this to be mandated for the networked ...

  • October 01, 2015 01 Oct'15

    Can Windows 10 tip the upgrade scales?

    Much of the buzz around Windows 10 has been about how it atones for the sins of Windows 8. Experts say that the new operating system is more similar to Windows 7, while still including some of the ...

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    Tips for Reducing Windows' On-disk Footprint

    Reading one of Sergey Tkachenko's recent Winaero blogs yesterday, I learned that Windows 10 will compress the OS files on a system/boot drive. See his "Reduce the size of your Windows 10 ...

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