Category: Windows 10

Microsoft Technical Takeoff

Next week, starting October 24th 2022, Microsoft is organizing the “Microsoft Technical Takeoff – Windows + Intune” Here’s an overview of the schedule: head over to the technical community site for more details, sign up & calendar reminders: https://aka.ms/TechnicalTakeoff Lots of interesting topics, Hope to see you there!

Delete OEM drivers (to enable memory integrity)

On Windows 10/11 when memory integrity cannot be switched on due to incompatible drivers, you can use pnputil.exe to remove the affected OEM drivers Open Windows Security Select Device Security Select the Core isolation details Set the slider to ON to enable core isolation If any incompatible (old) drivers are on the system, you will …

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Reliability History- quick status check

When issues arrise on a Windows device many of us dive into the eventlogs, check when latest updates were installed, when the device was restarted, how often does a certain app crash… This can be quite a job filtering through logs, looking up info at numerous locations. Windows has a built-in tool that does a …

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Best Practice Analyser – ‘Warning’ Short file name creation should be disabled – Configuration

Disabling Short filename Creation frees up performance for other file server tasks This will stop NTFSfrom generating the 8 char filename alias for all files (only required for very old software) Example: Query the current state for the setting: To disable the function, change the following registry value & reboot the system HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation Set …

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Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25136

Hi all, Last Thursday Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25136 to the Dev Channel. Sorry for the delay on the blog, was visiting the Microsoft campus, invited by the WCCP team, now that the jetlag is over… The tabbed explorer looks great, however it’s rolling out gradually to insider so you might not have it …

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Have you really truned it of and on again?

Yes it’s the all time classic answer calling Helpdesk, but things have changed since Windows has Fast Startup enabled by default. This happened with the release of Windows 8.x, before then a simple restart was equal to turning it of and on again. Users will tell you they already restarted the device & the issue …

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Advanced Wi-Fi troubleshooting in Windows (Wlan-Report)

Users having network connection issues are no fun, wired troubleshooting is mostly straight forward. Wireless connections however can be an bigger challenge… 1st thing to do usually is checking for driver updates for the adapter so far easy. Users having issue sometimes & usually not when you’re at the device to help them can be …

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Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22483

Hi All, last Wednesday Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22483 to the Dev Channel. A slow download at first & quite an impact on performance during the pre-reboot upgrade phase, but soomth as usual upgrades on all my devices New Feeback posted, noticed on this build & the previous one, Mail app stops refreshing …

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Windows 11 announced by Microsoft

2 days ago during Microsoft’s What’s next for Windows Event Windows 11 was announced Here’s the link to the event page where you can reply the recording if you missed it: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/event Windows 11 is scheduled to be released during the holidays later this year. Windows Insiders can expect the 1st insider test build next …

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