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Install Threshold 2 RSAT Tools on 14251

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:10:32 +0000

So recently Windows Insiders got their hands on build 14251.  One thing I discovered with this build is that the RSAT (Remote Server Administration) tools no longer install on this build.  Fortunately there is a way to get the tools to install on this build and they work just fine. I’d like to thank Greig […]

Blocking Ads with Microsoft Edge (Project Spartan)

Tue, 05 May 2015 05:09:55 +0000

So to start this off with a bit of a preface, this post is one that before 10 minutes ago I didn’t really know I would be able to write as I want a solution that is effective but doesn’t compromise performance. I have been keeping track of Microsoft Edge since its very early days and […]

Windows 10 9860: Fix OneDrive Popup on Logon

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:27:29 +0000

So while I was setting up 9860 on a PC I noticed a interesting bug that isn’t necessarily a show stopper, but rather extremely annoying.  After setting up a Windows account and linking it to a live ID, on every single blasted logon you get the popup for the initial OneDrive setup screen.  And no […]

Make an ISO for Windows 10 9860

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:56:00 +0000

So one of the revelations with today’s release of the Windows 10 Technical Preview update is that there will be no ISO’s offered for this build or any future build for the insider program.  While I can understand Microsoft’s thinking here because they want to test their new update mechanism, it is also confusing from […]

How to get Aero Glass back in Windows 8.1

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:47:53 +0000

Aero Glass, one of the more obvious features of Windows Vista and Windows 7, those lovely transparent and blurred Window borders that really gave Windows an impressive look.  Glass was even with us during the beta process of Windows 8, even the last public preview build had glass (the most polished rendition of it yet […]

How to Remove Ads in newer versions of uTorrent

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:15:36 +0000

One of the new “features” in newer versions of uTorrent is the advertising within the UI.  I wouldn’t exactly call this new as it’s been around for quite some time, but the part about it that not many people seem to know is that it CAN be turned off within the program.  In this post […]

Get rid of Skype ads in Chat Screen (6.13)

Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:37:09 +0000

One of the more annoying things about the buy-out of Skype by Microsoft is the classic Windows Live model of bombarding the user with as many ads as possible in the UI.  The most recent offense is a new banner ad that appears at the top of every single chat window in Skype.  This is […]

Windows Update in Audit mode on Windows 8.1

Sun, 16 Feb 2014 03:03:56 +0000

Perhaps the easiest way to create a pre staged image of Windows that includes all current updates plus any applications that you may want installed is to use audit mode and the sysprep tool to re-seal the image after you have made your changes. In this post I won’t be talking about how to use […]

Windows 8/8.1 Lock Screen Monitor Sleep

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:08:52 +0000

Just a quick post to offer a tip for an issue that has quite literally been annoying the hell out of me lately.  Starting with Windows 8, there is a timeout to put the monitor to sleep when the PC is at the lock screen.  This timeout is a rather short 1-2 minutes, and on […]

My Windows 8.1 Preview Experiences

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:57:23 +0000

Over the past few days, I have been using the Windows 8.1 preview, and I decided to write about my experience with it thus far.  It is no secret that I was not a huge fan of Windows 8, and the only reason I kept using it was because of apps like Start8 and StartIsBack.  […]