Ed Tittel

Ed Tittel has been working in and around IT for over 30 years and has been a Windows Insider MVP since 2018. The author of more than 100 computing books, Ed is perhaps best known for his Exam Cram series of certification prep books. These days, Ed blogs weekly for GoCertify.com and more often than that at Win10.Guru. To learn more about Ed, visit his website at edtittel.com.

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Over time, as Windows 10 is patched repeatedly, installer files can become outdated or orphaned and occupy a lot of disk space.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

8 noteworthy improvements in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

8 noteworthy improvements in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

You have lots of good stuff to look forward to in the next major release of Windows 10. Here are the highlights.

How (and why) to customize the Windows 10 Start menu

How (and why) to customize the Windows 10 Start menu

The Windows 10 Start menu is a blend of navigation from Windows Phone and Windows 7, and it's highly customizable. We’ll walk you through it.

Tips for adding IPv6 to IPv4 networks

Tips for adding IPv6 to IPv4 networks

The IPv6 transition in your organization, more likely than not, involves bringing IPv6 into a mix that also includes IPv4. Here’s a look at what that means and how to make it work.

Your step-by-step guide to repairing Windows 10

Your step-by-step guide to repairing Windows 10

When Windows 10 gets wonky, there's a whole set of activities to try and set things right. If approached in the right order, the time required to restore a system is seldom more than half a day and often less than that.

5 tips for defending against advanced persistent threats

5 tips for defending against advanced persistent threats

Is your organization prepared to do battle against an APT? You'd better be.

Key features of Windows 10 Enterprise

Key features of Windows 10 Enterprise

From security to productivity to management, the Enterprise edition of Windows 10 packs a whole lot of business punch.

How to use Windows 10 backup and recovery features

How to use Windows 10 backup and recovery features

Sooner or later, you’re going to experience a hard drive failure, usually when you least expect it. Don’t panic – there’s a good chance Windows 10 will let you restore all those seemingly lost documents and files.

Why DISM is the Swiss Army knife of Windows 10 maintenance

Why DISM is the Swiss Army knife of Windows 10 maintenance

DISM is a Windows command-line utility that helps admins and power users keep a sharp eye on installations and images. It's worth getting to know, and an occasional life-saver.

Is it time to move from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to Windows 10?

Is it time to move from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to Windows 10?

Although Windows 7 is still the dominant desktop operating system (at around 50 percent of all desktop installations as of November 2015), it's time for you to determine whether to stick with Windows 7 (or 8/8.1) or deploy Windows 10....

How to perform a clean install of Windows 10

How to perform a clean install of Windows 10

At some point in the life of you PC, you’re probably going to need to reinstall the operating system. Find out when a reset or clean install of Windows 10 is needed, and pick up tips for to ensure a smooth transition.

How to fix Windows 10 printing problems

How to fix Windows 10 printing problems

Although Windows 10 stability has been smooth across different installations, printer issues aren’t uncommon. Here are some tips for working around the typical gotchas for Windows 10 and printers.

How to reduce unnecessary drivers in Windows 10

How to reduce unnecessary drivers in Windows 10

Like its predecessors, once you've run Windows 10 for a while, it can suffer from driver bloat. But using DriverStore Explorer and some simple techniques, you whittle down the number of obsolete or unused drivers that might be slowing...

5 costly consequences of SMB cybercrime

5 costly consequences of SMB cybercrime

Cybercrime doesn’t affect only big businesses. Hackers are increasingly targeting vulnerable, smaller organizations, too. Learn more about how SMBs are targeted and the true costs of these crimes.

Your guide to compliance in the cloud

Your guide to compliance in the cloud

You can ensure cloud compliance with PCI DSS, HIPAA and other regulatory requirements, but it takes investigation and persistence to get the answers and documentation you need to prove it.

6 ways to maximize your IT training budget

6 ways to maximize your IT training budget

Customized, in-house training often zeros in on topics relevant to your business. However, it comes with an equally high price tag. If your employees simply need to fill in knowledge gaps or get up to speed with a specific software...

The dangers of dark data and how to minimize your exposure

The dangers of dark data and how to minimize your exposure

Structured data, like content in a database, is relatively easy to manage. However, confidential or sensitive unstructured information -- log archives and other untagged, non-inventoried data -- presents a real challenge to CIOs....

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