Windows recommends PowerPoint Viewer 2007 though there is a 2010 version

While working on my Windows 8 test client, I downloaded a PowerPoint file and because I don’t have Office installed Windows prompts me how I would like to open this file. Knowing that it will point me to the PowerPoint Read More …

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Support Bulletins Feb 29–March 13, 2012

Below are the Windows 8 Consumer Preview support bulletins I was able to capture since the release of the Consumer Preview build. The BITS service crashes during the installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2680336 Windows 8 Consumer Preview language Read More …

Windows 8 – Script for customizing WinPE 4.0 – Part 1

Today I want to share with you a small script I’ve put together for customizing WinPE 4.0 that will ship with Windows 8. I’ve rewritten the script based on some existing script code we already use today, but wanted by Read More …

Windows 8 – Scheduled Maintenance Task won’t delete Desktop Shortcuts anymore

On Windows 7 many users suffer from disappearing shortcuts on their desktop. I wrote about this in Control Windows 7 Scheduled Maintenance Behavior Through Group Policy. On Windows 8 this shouldn’t happen anymore, since Microsoft has removed the related scripts Read More …