Windows 10 tips

Infoworld has a couple articles on Windows 10 this week that are worth a glance or two.

The first article details how to make a Windows 10 Recovery Drive.

The second covers getting back some disk space from a Windows 10 computer that has been updated a few times.

 

Hibernate Windows

When dealing with so many computers, it can be a challenge to remember to turn everything off at the end of the day/night/whathaveyou. I have started scheduling a hibernation task to do this for me. It can (easily) be argued that hibernation is not the way to go as it often takes much longer to […]

Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7

Microsoft has a great Remote Desktop Management tool:

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections

Source: Download Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 from Official Microsoft Download Center

The 10 best PC games of 2015 | PCWorld

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the best game I’ve ever played.”Witchers and Kerbals and rocket cars, oh my!

Source: The 10 best PC games of 2015 | PCWorld

Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8 | Ars Technica

Something has been biting my ass at work and I think it’s Microsoft. Damn them.

Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8 | Ars Technica.

A quick batch to disable GWX (thanks to WareZwolF!):

nurfGWX.bat (run with elevated privileges) :

 

echo Instead of uninstalling GWX, we are going to neuter it. […]

Test Drive : Microsoft Edge Dev

Test Drive : Microsoft Edge Dev.

Directly upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 without all updates

I’ve had to look for this info half a dozen times, so it gets posted here.

[How-To] directly upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 without all updates | MalwareTips.com.

Remote Desktop failures / netplwiz

On one of my lab computers I have two accounts, Craig and Tech Support. User ‘craig’ can not log in using Remote Desktop but user ‘tech support’ can log in without issue.

Found this on MS’s technet and it fixed me up:

Not sure if you’ve managed to resolve this or not, but I had […]

9 powerfully useful PowerShell tools | InfoWorld

9 powerfully useful PowerShell tools | InfoWorld.

Craig’s Hyper-V free primer (part 1 of 3)

Every time I set up another hyper-v free (core) box, I wind up pulling out my hair getting everything working. For me, the biggest problem is administrating the box.

I have three primary environments and a number of different clients I use to admin Hyper-V.

WORK: Hyper-V is still in testing at work as we […]