Tag Archives: Windows Update

Using PowerShell to convert to the MiniShell on a Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition

You initially installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition now you want to convert the installation to include the MiniShell to take care of some administrative tasks.  Once the MiniShell has been installed you will have access to all the features of the graphical Server Manager tool. In this blog I will show you … Continue reading Using PowerShell to convert to the MiniShell on a Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition

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 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

Using PowerShell to convert to the Full Graphical Shell on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition

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

How to Configure Driver Installation Settings in Windows 7

Windows 7 is configured to make driver installation as smooth as possible. By default it will always try to download appropriate and newer drivers from Windows Update. For most users that’s a great idea. However, you may have custom drivers or require some level of control of the driver installation options. Follow these instructions to … Continue reading How to Configure Driver Installation Settings in Windows 7

How to Manually Install a Device Driver in Windows 7

Windows 7 is configured to make driver installation as smooth as possible. By default it will always try to download appropriate and newer drivers from Windows Update. For most users and devices that’s a great setup. However, you may need to install custom or downloaded drivers for a device that’s already attached. Once you have … Continue reading How to Manually Install a Device Driver in Windows 7

Windows 10 – “Recommended” Update enables Get Win 10 capabilities

Wow.  Thank you Mike Danseglio.  Found another element necessary to acquire the Get Windows 10 tool. Hopefully you accepted and installed the new GWXUX.exe module that enables additional capabilities for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8 updates when it was released during May 2015.  If not, you will not be receiving the Get Windows 10 … Continue reading Windows 10 – “Recommended” Update enables Get Win 10 capabilities

Windows 10 – Release Slated for July 29

Rick Trader, Mike Danseglio and myself, are all closely monitoring the progress towards Windows 10 official release. We want to bring you information and course availability as quickly as possible.  Windows 10 is a significant departure for Microsoft across every realm:  integration, marketing, deployment, training, support … We are most interested in providing you with the experienced, … Continue reading Windows 10 – Release Slated for July 29