- December 12, 2013
In the past month or so, I've documented various issues and potential gotchas in upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1 This morning, I came across an extremely interesting item from Microsoft amidst its ...
- December 09, 2013
I've been a fan and devoted user of Acronis True Image for half a decade or longer, but am struggling a bit with the latest version (2014) when combined with Windows 8 versions (either 8 or 8.1). I ...
- December 06, 2013
In prior versions of Windows, the built-in backup facility with its image capture capability provided images accessible to a variety of recovery tools, including the "Repair your PC" option ...
- December 04, 2013
Over the past week, I've had several members of the "old guard" -- colleagues who go back with me to the stone age of networking, during the glory days of Novell NetWare in the late 1980s and early ...
- December 02, 2013
Over the holiday weekend, I migrated several more PCs from 7 to 8 to 8.1, and made some deliberate variations along the path from the initial starting point (Windows 7 SP1 ) to the final ...
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- November 27, 2013
As a person who loves to tinker with his systems, I couldn't stop myself from rebuilding my primary 8.1 test machine over the past couple of days. It's a brute of a system with an i7-3700K CPU, 32 ...
- November 25, 2013
One week ago, I posted a blog here entitled "Windows 8.1: More Than an Update, More than an SP." The point I was trying to make therein was that upgrading to Windows 8.1 involves some interesting ...
- November 22, 2013
I've blogged many times here about the excellent Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) tool, which checks all the installed programs on a PC and compares them to its database of current (and ...
- November 20, 2013
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a collection of Microsoft security tools and software designed to protect Windows users from zero-day exploits. I first blogged about it in ...
- November 18, 2013
I'm approaching a ten count on applying the Windows 8.1 update/upgrade to Windows 8 systems, many of which I had first to upgrade to Windows 8 to take advantage of that free upgrade from the ...
- November 15, 2013
I found myself on the phone this morning, talking to my former MCSE trainer, Herb Martin, who also happens to be something of a PowerShell and .NET programming whiz as well. I've gotten far enough ...
- November 13, 2013
Woody Leonhard has been one of my ongoing sources for tips, tricks, and inside Windows (and MS Office) information for over 20 years now. That's why I was delighted to find an unusually tasty ...
- November 11, 2013
Thanks to old friend, occasional co-author, and MS Security MVP Deb Shinder, I'm now aware of a snazzy little utility named 8GadgetPack that restores those ever-so-handy-and-informative desktop ...
- November 08, 2013
Yesterday, I got on the phone with Jim Thomas and Anna Pankratova of Paragon Software, to dig a bit more deeply into the issues inherent in creating images for GPT boot drives on Windows 8 (and ...
- November 07, 2013
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer believes the cloud is going to change the way IT professionals work – like it or not. Ballmer addressed IT professionals this week in a fireside chat session in the U.K. ...