A co-worker pointed out a solution to an occasional problem that occurs shortly after a Windows 10 upgrade. The Windows 10 Start menu and Start button not launching. This is a potential sign of far more significant operating system issues, including Operating System corruption or malware intrusion. Don’t treat it lightly, and do use a … Continue reading Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working
You initially installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition now you want to convert the installation to include the Full Graphical Shell to take care of some administrative tasks. Once the Full Graphical Shell has been installed you will have access to all the features of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Desktop. In this … Continue reading Using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.EXE) tool to convert to the Full Graphical Shell in Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
You initially installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition now you want to convert the installation to include the Full Graphical Shell to take care of some administrative tasks. Once the Full Graphical Shell has been installed you will have access to entire Server 2012 R2 desktop. In this post, I will show you … Continue reading Using PowerShell to convert to the Full Graphical Shell on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition.
When discussing the creation of Windows Image files (.wim), I am often asked if any files or folders are excluded by default. The answer is yes and no, depending on the tool(s) that you use. Read on for a deeper understanding. Windows 7 and Windows 8 each provide the option to create a full Windows … Continue reading Windows Image File Exclusions
A recent email from a former student asked, “ Is it possible to have you show me how to capture an image using Imagex?” My first thought was ‘Happy to aim you in the proper direction’. This is easy – wait – imageX is deprecated in Windows 8/8.1. DISM serves as the replacement tool in … Continue reading Capture a Windows Image with ImageX – Simplified
You are about to start your new year with Windows 8. Some new rules have been set for you. Time for a few resolutions. Perhaps “I commit to learning how to effectively navigate Windows 8!” Did some information gathering to help you more easily keep your resolution. You might want to go back and print a blog that I … Continue reading How to enhance your Windows 8 Experience – Managing Your Navigation
I am working on Windows 8 courseware to prepare for 2013 delivery. Discovering lots of little tidbits. Technet continues to offer technical explanations, though is truly light in terms of guidance. A host of bloggers are yielding great insight and advice, yet few Yule worthy gifts. In many cases you need to read eight tiny … Continue reading How to enhance your Windows 8 Experience – Preparing to Manage Your System