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
Our instructors just received Lenovo Touch screen laptops. Complete with all of the trial software that a person could want. Probably more. Amongst the several dozen free (well at least for a 30 to 90 day trial period) applications is a well know anti-virus solution. The AV offering is one of the top four on the … Continue reading Windows 8/8.1: I want Windows Defender! (Not the “free” AV solution)
(Part two in a series) For part one go to: Before you Rebuild your Computer (Actually, before your system fails) In my last blog, I shared suggestions that might help you to affect an efficient return to service for your computer system. The day has come. Your system is corrupted or has failed (or become … Continue reading Time to Recover – Rebuilding your Computer
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
With the recent (May 2014) occurrence of a significant Windows Internet Explorer bug, we are reminded of the potential for Windows OS intrusion and damage. No matter how proactive we become, cyber criminals will continue to pursue efforts to intrude, destroy, or disrupt system performance. Vigilance is important. Both scheduled and random reviews of the … Continue reading Schedule SFC scan NOW!