- June 12, 2015
What with running two Win10 test machines -- a desktop and tablet/convertible -- I've been banging up against the limits of this new software from time to time, and have had to refurbish some ...
- June 10, 2015
When the Win10 flag showed up on my Windows 8.1 machines, perforce I signed up for the upgrade, knowing that I must track the latest and greatest of Windows OSes no matter what. I've read various ...
- June 09, 2015
Every now and then I like to drop into NetMarketShare.com and see what's up on the Internet with desktop operating systems. Even as they grow increasingly passe and irrelevant, I'm still fascinated ...
- June 05, 2015
The Surface 3 is the most flexible and portable Microsoft tablet to date, with plenty of ports, cover options and strong battery life.
- June 03, 2015
Two days ago a strange little Windows flag icon appeared in the notification bar on my Windows 8.1 PCs. A quick mouse-over on the icon produced the text "Get Windows 10." An equally quick click ...
Sponsored by Pure Storage - Today’s reality is that businesses must evolve to an IT-as-a-service delivery model. The rapid ascendance of public cloud has shown that organizations are looking for an IT platform that can deliver simplicity, agility, self-service and elastic scalability. See More
Sponsored by Citrix - One of the most important megatrends impacting IT organizations is the move to fewer, more comprehensive technology platforms for delivering critical components of IT infrastructure. This makes perfect sense, as it frees IT from having to work across multiple vendors and their unique technology silos simply to deploy a key platform or service―saving innumerable hours and resources. Some vendors have finally recognized this demand and are now working more closely together to enable greatly improved efficiency for the IT teams deploying, managing and enhancing these platforms. See More
Sponsored by HPE - Data-driven organisations aim to capitalise on emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics. As data volumes continue to grow exponentially, they are focused on future-proofing their IT architecture without undergoing a major upgrade to accelerate digital transformation. See More
Sponsored by DellEMC - Organizations that embrace IT Transformation are 18x more likely to make faster, data-driven decisions—while also being more innovative, competitive and cost-efficient. With fast, automated access to real-world data from current workloads, you can expedite development cycles, eliminate silos and accelerate access to innovation. Here’s how. See More
- June 01, 2015
If you've been reading this blog lately, you've seen my recent discovery that duplicate or outmoded drivers in the Windows 10 DriverStore can unnecessarily bulk up the size of the RecoveryImage ...
- May 26, 2015
While perusing the postings over at the Windows 10 Forums earlier, I caught an item there entitled "Trimming down Win10TP" that taught me a new way to use the Deployment Image Servicing and ...
- May 25, 2015
When I wrote a blog post on May 11 entitled "The Importance of DriverStore Cleanup," little did I know the post would turn out to be both useful and prophetic. But after investigating the disk ...
- May 22, 2015
The last couple of days have been exciting in my part of the world, mostly as a consequence of downloading, installing, and absorbing the latest Windows 10 build, 10122, which made its debut two ...
- May 20, 2015
I'm using a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 as one of my two primary Windows 10 test machines at the moment, and it has become a recent focus for some interesting driver issues. Late last week, MS unleashed ...
- May 18, 2015
In my last post here, I observed the number and frequency of updates for Windows 10 arriving via an unthrottled and untrammeled Windows Update. By far, the biggest number of items in the 15-day ...
- May 15, 2015
In the brave new world of Windows 10, updates are no longer batched, but pop up when and as they appear. I decided to take a look at what that means by examining the Update Histories for my two ...
- May 13, 2015
Realizing that yesterday was "Update Tuesday," I opened up my update history on a production Windows 8.1 PC this morning, and found 40 (!) updates of varying shapes and sizes had been installed ...
- May 11, 2015
I've blogged repeatedly here about a great little free software tool called DriverStore Explorer (RAPR.EXE). In Windows environments all the way up to and including Windows 10, any drivers that ...
- May 08, 2015
In the wake of recent MS conferences like Build 2015 and Ignite, the pundits and prognosticators seem surprisingly unanimous with two short-term predictions. First, Windows 10 seems bound for ...