Category: Windows 8.1

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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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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Slides on LAPS – Local Admin Password Solution session

Hi, if you attendend or dit not attend this session on April 27th you may wanted to download the slides. Click the link below to view/open the slide deck. Technine.be – LAPS – BartBultinck – Local Admin Password Solution – Microsoft Security Advisory –  3062591 kind regards //Bart  

Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 Brings back the Start Menu

Microsoft released Update 3 for Windows RT 8.1, installing your latest updates will bring the option to turn off the Start screen to you RT Device. (Like it was available in the first preview builds of Windows 10) By default the Start Screen is still active, enabling the Start Menu requires you to Right-Click the …

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Recovery Media for 8.1 made easy!

Need to re-install Windows 8.1 and need the media? Check out this new tool that makes it easy to get the right media. Create installation media for Windows 8.1 Applies to Windows 8.1 If you want to install or reinstall Windows 8.1 and don’t have installation media, you can create it from this page. You’ll need to use …

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(Deprecated) Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 Released! Great New Features!

A great update to the aged version 2.2 2.7 Fixes & Features From the above help file.  Please review the help file for details. New features Virtual machine connect-to-console support Client size options come from the application config file (RDCMan.exe.config) rather than being hard-coded. View.Client size.Custom menu item shows the current size View.Client size => …

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Mouse Without Borders

Consider this, you’re sitting at your desk. On it, you’ve got a desktop PC, a laptop and a Surface. Haven’t you ever wished that you could use a single keyboard and mouse to control all of those devices without having to fiddle with any cables? While you could invest in additional hardware to do just …

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Out-of-Band Release to Address Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983

At approximately 10 a.m. PDT, we will release an out-of-band security update to address the issue affecting Internet Explorer (IE) that was first discussed in Security Advisory 2963983. This update is fully tested and ready for release for all affected versions of the browser. The majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not …

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Power User guide showcases twenty pages of what’s new

Microsoft unveiled the next big update to Windows 8.1, called Update 1, and is set to go live tomorrow, April 8th, via Windows Update. However, you can get a head start on learning about the new features by downloading the official Power User guide for Windows 8.1 Update 1, offering 20 pages showcasing the new …

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Exploring Windows 8.1 Update – Start Screen, Desktop and Other Enhancements

Welcome to Ask PFE Plat’s coverage of the next chapter in Microsoft’s on-going refinement of Windows. As with 8.1, we continue to evolve and improve the OS and last week, at the Build 2014 conference, we released “Windows 8.1 Update” to MSDN. On Tuesday, April 8th, the Update will be released to the Windows Update …

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