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The Microsoft Edge browser recommendation hypocrisy

So the latest Windows Insider build apparently nags you to stay with Edge, because it’s good enough or something. And now everyone’s shitting their pants over how outrageous this move is. Well, in fact, it is. But I’m really missing these voices when Google does the same. Which is… all the time, actually. I mean, […]

Passing ICMPv6 on Windows Defender Firewall

ICMPv6 is pretty crucial for IPv6 to work correctly. Unfortunately, to this day, Windows 10 still blocks those packets by default. Here’s how to let them through. Open Start / Run, then run: wf.msc This opens the Microsoft Management Console with the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in. Here select Inbound Rules and click […]

Red Alert 2 on Windows 10

Install Red Alert 2 with defaults (C:\Westwood\RA2). Install the Red Alert 2 1.006 patch. Run Ra2.exe as administrator once. This registers some type libraries as needed. Apply the required compatibility settings with ra2-compat.reg. This only works if your RA2 path is C:\Westwood\RA2 as advised in step 1, otherwise update this file accordingly. Download my preconfigured […]

Windows 10 build 14316 is out

I don’t normally blog about Insider builds (maybe I should), but I must say this build is pretty sweet. Currently I’m in search of a good browser. I’ve been using Firefox since 0.7 but it became unbearable on my old rig. Then I switched to Opera, which became almost perfect recently – and then they […]

Meet the new Windows 10 Environmental Variable Editor

I only realized this now… I guess this came down with the November Update. It only took them like 20 years to figure out: Yay!

Windows 10568 back again

After removing the Windows 10 November Update, apparently the ISOs and the Media Creation Tool are back. Here’s the explanation: Recently we learned of an issue that could have impacted an extremely small number of people who had already installed Windows 10 and applied the November update. Once these customers installed the November update, a […]

Windows 10 Automatic Driver Updates

So Windows 10 has this great misfeature of updating drivers on its own no matter what you do. No, we’re not talking about the Home edition where you can’t disable updates at all, we’re talking about Pro. You can go to Control Panel and disable them: and even restart if you will, but of course […]

Windows 10 Mail app now supports 2FA

Even though the Office 365 team promised 2FA to arrive in Outlook by the end of 2014, it’s still MIA. That’s why it’s so ironic that the consumer-grade Mail app already have this perk. This landed about a month ago, but now I finally get to blog about it. When you add a corporate account, […]