Ed Tittel

Ed Tittel is a 30-plus year IT veteran who's worked as a developer, networking consultant, technical trainer, writer and expert witness. Perhaps best known for creating the Exam Cram series, Ed has contributed to more than 100 books on many computing topics, including titles on cybersecurity, Windows OSes and HTML. Ed writes and blogs regularly for TechTarget, Win10 Guru, TomsITPro and GoCertify. As of January 1, 2018, Ed is also a Microsoft Windows Insider MVP.

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How to fix Windows 10 with an in-place upgrade install

How to fix Windows 10 with an in-place upgrade install

Reinstalling Windows 10 over itself is an easy and surprisingly effective way to fix all kinds of problems with the OS. Here’s how to do it.

How to improve Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update

How to improve Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update

Dynamic Lock is a convenient, if somewhat imperfect, new feature that uses the proximity of a Bluetooth-paired phone to handle Windows 10 device access. Here’s how a handy tool will give you more control over when the lock kicks in. ...

Understanding Windows 10's Unified Update Platform

Understanding Windows 10's Unified Update Platform

Since UUP was introduced in December, it's gotten faster, more robust and much more stable. By the time the Windows 10 Creators Update comes around, it should indeed be ready for prime time.

Drive cloning in Windows 10 with free tools

Drive cloning in Windows 10 with free tools

In workplace practice, disk cloning supports multiple valuable uses. Learn how to clone a drive in Windows 10 using two free tools.

The essential guide to anti-malware tools

The essential guide to anti-malware tools

Admins can choose from a bevy of secondary scanners and specialized tools to clean up infected or infested PCs.

5 tips for succeeding with a virtual workforce

5 tips for succeeding with a virtual workforce

Ensuring team effectiveness in a global virtual environment takes great communications skills and a willingness to understand different cultures. Here’s how one company gets the most out of its global virtual teams.

WUMT is a viable Windows Update alternative

WUMT is a viable Windows Update alternative

When it comes to handling Windows updates, WUMT offers several options bound to appeal to Windows admins and power users alike. And the price is right -- WUMT is freeware.

5 recovery environments for tricky Windows 10 repairs

5 recovery environments for tricky Windows 10 repairs

If Automatic Repair doesn’t do the trick to restore a Windows PC to normal startup and runtime behavior, consider other options. These third-party recovery tools shine when the going gets tough.

How to reduce Windows 10's on-disk footprint

How to reduce Windows 10's on-disk footprint

Over time, as Windows 10 is patched repeatedly, installer files can become outdated or orphaned and occupy a lot of disk space. Two utilities can help with that.

Enter the brave new world of Windows 10 license activation

Enter the brave new world of Windows 10 license activation

Historically, hardware upgrades on Windows PCs that involved major changes required a phone call to Microsoft to reactivate the Windows license. Microsoft has altered its licensing policy to cut down on calls. Here’s what happened...

Windows 10 troubleshooting and fixes revisited (with video)

Windows 10 troubleshooting and fixes revisited (with video)

Long before the Windows 10 Anniversary Update appeared, it was easy to see that Microsoft was putting more energy and effort into its troubleshooting tools. Here's a look at what's new.

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