Windows Desktop

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Remote Desktop Shadow Replacement for CoPilot: Microsoft Quick Assist

With the demise of the CoPilot service we’ve been using for about a decade now, we had to look for something to replace it. CoPilot was a simple to use remote desktop shadowing product that was very reasonable in cost. What we’ve come to use is free and built-in to […]

Windows Borders Tip: Add Some Colour to the Edges

One of the annoyances when working with multiple windows open is the inability to see their edges out of the box. A simple remedy: Start Settings Colors Choose an accent color Tick Start, taskbar, and action center Tick Title bars and window borders For those of us who are visually […]

Printing Woes – Troubles with Drivers and BSODs (Blue Screens of Death)

We’ve been seeing mention of issues with printer and/or MFP drivers being the source of conflict with the current as of this writing Windows 10 20H2 cumulative update. Microsoft has released two out-of-band updates to try and address the problems being seen. What doesn’t seem to be clear is whether […]

Windows 10: WiFi Download Speeds Stall

There is an issue with Receive Segment Coalescing (RSC) on Windows 10 that causes download speeds to stall while connected via WiFi. Steps to disable Rsc using Microsoft’s automated tool: 1) Download the “.diagcab” file located here: https://aka.ms/diag_cssemerg11005 (UPDATE 2021-03-17: Link is dead) 2) Run it, and let it see […]

OS Guide: Slipstream Updates Using DISM and OSCDImg Updated

We’ve updated our slipstream guide. A link to the OSCDImg download via the ADK is now included along with some additional instructions. Crayon has been loaded and tweaked to work with our WordPress so the script is so much easier to read. 🙂 OS Guide: Slipstream Updates Using DISM and […]

Windows Server and Windows Desktop: How-To Reset a Local User Profile or RDS User Profile Disk

Once in a while we hit the wall when troubleshooting a problem with an application. After running the troubleshooting gamut with the “problematic” application behaving in any other profile on that system, it becomes obvious that there is some sort of corruption in the afflicted user’s local profile. Windows Server […]