Android Samba Client – SMB v3 added in all silence.

While not pretty, it's Google's way to talk to your SMB v3 network shares on Android. Android has been lacking a truly good file manager. Yes, it has given the user access to their file-system since the early days unlike some other smartphone operating systems but it was never really good. You could do a … Continue reading Android Samba Client – SMB v3 added in all silence.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Explorer Network Browsing

The Computer Browser service relies on the SMBv1 protocol to populate the Windows Explorer Network node (also known as "Network Neighborhood"). This legacy protocol is long deprecated, doesn't route, and has limited security but we all tend to make use of it when looking for a share on a remote computer. The Change In Windows … Continue reading Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Explorer Network Browsing

Notifications grayed out and settings closes immediately after opening? – Possible solution

I've come across a few people who had this problem and after doing some cleanup with the registry last night it happened to me (again). The Microsoft forum and other tech fora are full of these questions and i don't know during which night every freaking problem on your pc would be solved by running … Continue reading Notifications grayed out and settings closes immediately after opening? – Possible solution

File association configuration in Windows 10

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Before Windows 10, an application could check default apps, ask for user consent and set default app programmatically using a Windows API. The problem with the previous sentence is the word could. The application should have checked it, should have asked it and then changed it. But some programs skip the user consent and set the … Continue reading File association configuration in Windows 10

Windows Server version 1709 and the Semi-Annual Channel

Last week Microsoft made Windows Server version 1709 available , the first release in the Semi-Annual Channel. The Semi-Annual what? Read more about it. What is the Semi-Annual Channel? For Windows Server, the Semi-Annual Channel is a new model that provides opportunity to take advantage of new operating system capabilities at a faster pace if you … Continue reading Windows Server version 1709 and the Semi-Annual Channel

Kodi slow after Windows upgrade?

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Yesterday my laptop received the Redstone 3 update and things worked fine. Today i noticed some drivers were being 'updated' and made things really bad. My Intel Graphics driver had been downgraded to some version from 2016... I couldn't use Kodi on the machine anymore because Kodi thought I didn't have a DirectX 11 capable … Continue reading Kodi slow after Windows upgrade?

Test Windows 7, 8 or 10 using free virtual machines from Microsoft

Connectix, a company known for their x86 emulator pioneering, was acquired by Microsoft in 2003. A few years later Microsoft released Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server under their own brand and created a pathway to Hyper-V. You might remember something like Windows XP mode when Windows 7 was introduced. It was nothing more … Continue reading Test Windows 7, 8 or 10 using free virtual machines from Microsoft

What’s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (2017)

With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative – from bringing mixed reality and 3D to the masses, to faster broadcasting for gaming, to turning photos and videos into real memories, and a few things more. The Fall Creators Update can be experienced on a wide … Continue reading What’s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (2017)

Network Quality of Service (QoS) on Windows

The goal of Quality of Service (QoS) is to provide preferential treatment to certain subsets of data, enabling that data to traverse the traditionally best-effort Internet or intranet with higher quality transmission. By using QoS you can: Specify or request bandwidth requirements particular to their application, such as latency requirements for streaming audio. Give applications … Continue reading Network Quality of Service (QoS) on Windows