Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows Terminal

Microsoft have released the first preview of the new Windows Terminal to the Windows store – https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/windows-terminal-microsoft-store-preview-release/ Its currently only available for Windows 10 v18362 or later. The terminal is a replacement for the very elderly Windows console – used … Continue reading

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WSL improvements

Windows Subsystem fro Linux – WSL improvements have been recently announced – https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/ WSL 2 is on the way which will allow more Linux apps in WSL including Docker A Linux kernel will ship with Windows especially tuned for WSL … Continue reading

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Windows sandbox

The recent Windows 10 Insider builds (18305) have introduced a Windows sandbox feature. This is a new light weight desktop environment for testing software. A new sandbox is created every time you need one and EVERYTHING in the sandbox is … Continue reading

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Windows 10 install wasting my time

I’ve just made the mistake of installing Windows 10 Insider preview build 18272 from the iso. The only thing I can say is that Windows 10 install wasting my time. The install proceeds as you would expect but then once … Continue reading

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Birthday present from Microsoft

I’ve had an early birthday present from Microsoft. They named the latest Windows version after my birthday – Windows 10 October 2018 https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/10/02/find-out-whats-new-in-windows-and-office-in-october/ Thank you. The install media is available on MSDN and the update should start to be available … Continue reading

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Set active hours

Last time time you saw how to get the current active hours. This is how you set the active hours. $sb = {   Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings -Name ActiveHoursStart -Value 10 -PassThru   Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings -Name ActiveHoursEnd -Value 22 -PassThru } … Continue reading

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Get Active Hours

Windows 10 and Server 2016 (and later) have the concept of active hours. These are the hours you define as working hours in effect. This is how you get active hours for a system $sb = {   param([string]$computerName)      $ahs … Continue reading

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