Category: Windows 10

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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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21390

Hi all, Last Wednesday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21390 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Very smooth & fast upgrades here. One strange issue with Edge launching from the run dialog: With Edge closed, open a website by pressing WindowsKey + R, typing an url in the run box & press enter, instead …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21387

Hi all, Yesterday Microsoft Released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21387 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Fast download & smooth install on all my devices, interesting this is the 1st build with no more Internet Explorer 11. 1st thing I tested off course was what if I try to launch iexplore.exe? Very nice experience, any …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21382

Hi all, Yesterday evening Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21382 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. A special effect on this upgrade with the upgrade screens showing up in times new roman gave it a retro look 🙂 I actually liked it Happy Upgrading! What’s new in Build 21382 Bringing HDR support to color …

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