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Windows 10 News
October 09, 2019
Microsoft attempts to stamp out printing issues that originated from a faulty out-of-band patch for an Internet Explorer zero-day.
September 11, 2019
Microsoft issues fixes for 79 unique vulnerabilities, including three public disclosures, as part of its monthly security updates.
August 16, 2019
The two latest Windows security vulnerabilities reiterate the importance for IT admins to stay diligent when updating and managing an organization's operating system.
August 14, 2019
Administrators weighed down by news of the BlueKeep vulnerability will have to contend with a similar bug some are calling DejaBlue.
Windows 10 Get Started
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When Belkin sends me a miniature dock more or less out of the blue, I dig in and start learning Thunderbolt technology & connections. Good stuff, but occasionally puzzling. Continue Reading
Before a Windows 10 migration, IT admins should make sure all applications are compatible with the new OS. Here are four steps to get started with the process. Continue Reading
Windows 10 imaging isn't easy, especially with Microsoft's continuous release model. Here's how IT can use Packer and MDT to reuse code for Windows images and automate the process. Continue Reading
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As I determine there's no Windows 10 Sandbox activation it makes sense to assert that a throwaway one-time-use OS instance doesn't need activation anyway. Continue Reading
A Windows 10 migration is a long, tedious journey, but there are tools to help. Discover three unified endpoint management tools that can streamline the process. Continue Reading
Most organizations should perform a migration to Windows 10. Some applications aren't compatible with the new OS, however. Learn what to do in these rare circumstances. Continue Reading
Manage Windows 10
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RDP plus Sandbox sometimes equals screen confusion, until I realize I can just barely access the restore control at the right of the overlaying RDP control bar. Sigh. Continue Reading
In a recent Microsoft blog post, MS explains Machine Learning role in Windows 10 Update experience, particularly how safeguards (update holds) are identified and eventually, cleared. Continue Reading
The new, smarter web-based Intel Driver Update Tool (Intel Driver & Support Assistant) recognizes OEM-supplied drivers, and won't update them with newer generic versions. That's good! Continue Reading
Problem Solve Windows 10 Issues
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Chasing Thunderbolt drivers down proves frustrating, until I remember that "Show hidden devices" shows drivers for removables that aren't physically connected to a PC. Doh! Continue Reading
When a mystery error code 0x80242016 follows KB4524147 -- it means unexpected state after reboot following update -- a second try succeeds. Thank goodness! Unexpected states can be surprisingly ... Continue Reading
A Windows reboot loop is a vicious and frustrating cycle, but there are ways you can fix a Windows 10 boot loop problem, including booting in Safe Mode. Continue Reading