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Windows 10: Block/manage Updates with WuMgr (2021)

[German]Users repeatedly ask how updates can be blocked for installation under Windows 10 (Home and Pro). After all, Microsoft has removed this functionality from Windows 10. If there are problems, the updates install themselves again and again, until the problem … Continue reading

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PowerShell Script to uninstall Windows Updates, to fix March 2021 Printing issues

[German]Windows March 2021 updates has caused a mess with printing issues (blue screens, graphic printing issues etc.). German blog reader Andy has written a PowerShell script to uninstall the problematic March 2021 updates in Windows 10 that are causing the … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Deactivate Fast Boot in Multiboot Environments

[German]If you run Windows 10 in multiboot environments, you should disable the Fast Boot feature to save yourself trouble. Blog-reader Karl has written some remarks together. Advertising

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Windows 10: Deactivate Safeguard holds (blocked Upgrades)

[German]In Windows 10, Group Policy can be used to disable upgrade blocks (safeguard holds) set by Microsoft in Windows Update due to known compatibility issues. Here is some information about this. Advertising

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Tip: Router security test pages

Occasionally it would be nice to have your router undergo a security check. An appropriate test page that you can visit should do this. Here is a short info about such a page. Advertising

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Windows 10: Disable Bing in the search

[German]If you are annoyed by the Bing search in the Windows 10 start menu search, you can turn it off. For this purpose a registry key is available, which can be set via group policy or directly as an entry. … Continue reading

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SVCHOST.EXE process and command options explained

A brief reading tip for Windows experts. In the article Demystifying the “SVCHOST.EXE” Process and Its Command Line Options you can find explanations about the Windows process SVCHOST.EXE and its command line options -k, -s and p. Perhaps of interest. … Continue reading

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Windows 10 (64 Bit): Executing 16-bit programs

[German]In a 64-bit Windows environment, 16-bit programs can no longer run because the Windows NT DOS Virtual Machine (NTVM) is missing. A Microsoft developer has now described an approach – quasi as a finger exercise – how to run 16-bit … Continue reading

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Office 365: List of IPs and URLs updated with Teams

[German]Another short tip for administrators in corporate environments who need an overview of which IPs and URLs at Microsoft are contacted by Office 365. Advertising

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Sunday Reading: Tools for Administrators (March 2020)

[German]Today a small collection of interesting topics for administrators in a Windows environment. Tools for deployment, PowerShell stories and so on. Sunday reading for admins, so to speak. Advertising

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