Busting the Myth: Windows 11 Hardware Requirements

If you were to ask me to pinpoint the exact moment of IBM’s downfall and the great rise of Microsoft, it would be in the room in Armonk, New York where the IBM developers and the Microsoft developers were trying to create a new operating system for the new IBM-AT (based on the 16-bit 80286 … Continue reading Busting the Myth: Windows 11 Hardware Requirements

A Clean Windows Installation…

It happens twice every year… Microsoft releases a new version of Windows 10.  For most people, the new version will be installed for them automatically by whatever method they use for patch management… either Windows Update, or any of myriad enterprise deployment tools their organization uses to manage desktop operating systems.Unfortunately, due to a Windows … Continue reading A Clean Windows Installation…

Windows to Go Lives!

Sometimes the universe is talking to me. This weekend, for reasons I cannot recall, I was thinking about the fact that Microsoft announced that it will be deprecating Windows to Go, and that sometime this fall I would be faced with the choice of either: Keeping my supported Windows 10 v1903 Windows to Go key; … Continue reading Windows to Go Lives!

Windows to Go… Going Away.

In April of 2012 I was extremely excited as I walked to the stage at an event in Redmond, Washington and did my first ever presentation on Windows to Go.  I loved the idea of being able to take my installation of Windows – operating system version, applications, documents, the works – with me anywhere … Continue reading Windows to Go… Going Away.

Running Out of Room: A WTG Tip

I have written and posted myriad articles over the years about Windows To Go (WTG); I have been running Windows off a USB device on-and-off since Windows 8 was in beta, but very consistently for the past three years. While larger devices are available (at greater cost) I have been satisfied with my 64GB Spyrus … Continue reading Running Out of Room: A WTG Tip

Windows To Go: State of Mitch’s Union

I have been writing about Windows to Go (WTG) since Windows 8 was in beta, and I have not stopped because frankly, I think it truly is an amazing tool.  I have never really gone without a WTG key, but there have been times when it has been much more important… namely, when I was … Continue reading Windows To Go: State of Mitch’s Union

Windows 10 1809: What’s New

Last night I was pleased to hear that, as predicted, Windows 10 version 1809 dropped at the Microsoft Surface event in New York City.  While it may or may not be available for you via Windows Update this morning, I downloaded the ISO yesterday and went right to work.  Well, to be more specific, I … Continue reading Windows 10 1809: What’s New

Let’s Go: Creating a Windows to Go Hybrid Device

Recently I wrote a review of the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z Flash Drive, a spectacular USB key with some great security features, including a unique keypad that requires you to unlock your device before connecting it to your computer.  The same day I received a comment.  Anthony asks: Would you be able to provide … Continue reading Let’s Go: Creating a Windows to Go Hybrid Device

USB and Windows to Go: Key in!

I have written in the past about several different Windows to Go (WTG) key options, and have leaned heavily toward the ones with Military Grade Security (MilSec).  They are all good, they all do just about the same thing.  Of course, there are differences with deployment methodology, as well as the tools that support them, … Continue reading USB and Windows to Go: Key in!

Windows To Go Gotcha in Windows 10

So here’s an interesting fact about Windows To Go.  When Windows 10 first came out I was still running Windows 8.1 on my corporate desktop, and when I went to create my WTG image I couldn’t because the Windows 8.1 WTG engine did not support building Windows 10 WTG keys.  Ok, that is understandable. Windows … Continue reading Windows To Go Gotcha in Windows 10

Panic at the Windows to Go Corral…

I really like my Ironkey Windows to Go (WTG) drives.  In fact, I like them so much I carry two of them – a W300 (software encrypted with BitLocker) that is domain-joined to one of my clients’ domains, which I use full-time since my corporate laptop went for a swim, and a W500 (hardware encrypted) … Continue reading Panic at the Windows to Go Corral…