Category Archives: Windows

Have Linux access Windows hard drive again

In Windows 8 and 10, Microsoft added a “Fast Startup” feature that saves a state of the computer to disk. This is like Hibernation, which for a while has prevented Linux from mounting a Windows partition. This new feature makes … Continue reading

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Removing Windows 10 Apps

The apps that come with Windows 10 are neat but they seems to always want to run and they mess with VirtuaWin. So, you can try to Uninstall them from the menu. Right click on an app and select Uninstall. … Continue reading

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Outlook All Day Events Across Time Zones

If you are an employee of a company that has offices in two different time zones, then Microsoft Outlook is so annoying when it comes to All Day Events. Say a coworker one hour behind you is out of the … Continue reading

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VirtuaWin tray flashing

The VirtuaWin tray icon will flash when a program becomes unresponsive and hangs. In Windows 10, this happens frequently with all of the Windows 10 apps, like Mail & Calendar, Movies & TV, etc. While removing and uninstalling these apps … Continue reading

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Hard Drive from Linux (Disable Hybrid Shutdown)

On dual-boot computers, Linux computers are usually able to see and have write access to the Windows hard drive. This is useful for transferring files between the operating systems. With Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows added a quick boot feature … Continue reading

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Excel’s Shared Workbook

Excel is a great tool that I thought was poor for distributed work because of the locking of the file inconvenience. When many people wanted to access a document right after they receive notification to update the document in their … Continue reading

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Windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade but updates not downloading

To upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, you need to install all of the Windows 8 updates before you can install Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store. Two ways to install updates Update Center Move your mouse to the … Continue reading

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