Ed Tittel

Ed Tittel is a long-time technology writer, researcher and consultant. The author of numerous books and courses on Windows (including certification-oriented and end-user topics), he blogs weekly for Tom's IT Pro and three times a week on Windows topics for TechTarget at his Windows Enterprise Desktop blog. Contact Ed through his website at www.edtittel.com.

How to improve Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update

How to prepare for a clean install of Windows 10 Creators Update

How to prepare for a clean install of Windows 10 Creators Update

With the public release of the Creators Update for Windows 10 arriving Tuesday, April 11, it's time to start prepping for that "feature update" (aka version 1703). There are several steps that you can and should take to get your...

How to create a repair/recovery partition in Windows 10

How to create a repair/recovery partition in Windows 10

Windows can and will crash — and after it does it may not boot normally. To be prepared for worst-case scenarios, learn how to create a bootable recovery partition on your system drive.

Understanding Windows 10's Unified Update Platform

Understanding Windows 10's Unified Update Platform

Since UUP was introduced in December, it's gotten faster, more robust and much more stable. By the time the Windows 10 Creators Update comes around, it should indeed be ready for prime time.

Everything you need to know about drive cloning in Windows 10

Everything you need to know about drive cloning in Windows 10

In workplace practice, disk cloning supports multiple valuable uses. Learn how to clone a drive in Windows 10 using two free tools.

The essential guide to anti-malware tools

The essential guide to anti-malware tools

Admins can choose from a bevy of secondary scanners and specialized tools to clean up infected or infested PCs.

WUMT is a viable Windows Update alternative

WUMT is a viable Windows Update alternative

When it comes to handling Windows updates, WUMT offers several options bound to appeal to Windows admins and power users alike. And the price is right – WUMT is freeware.

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.

5 tips for succeeding with a virtual workforce

5 tips for succeeding with a virtual workforce

Ensuring team effectiveness in a global virtual environment takes great communications skills and a willingness to understand different cultures. Here’s how one company gets the most out of its global virtual teams.

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.

8 tips for managing without authority

8 tips for managing without authority

When it comes to managing indirect reports, there's no substitute for experience. Here’s how two project management veterans have found success in the challenging but rewarding world of managing without authority.

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 (new motherboard and/or CPU, for example) required a phone call to Microsoft to reactivate the Windows license. Microsoft has altered its licensing policy to...

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