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October 2015 Entries

Windows 10 – how to change Workgroup
Let’s say you have machines in an old school workgroup without a domain and you want to change the name of that workgroup. In the Windows 10 user interface, where should you go? Is it Settings? Where you can change the computer name or join a domain. No, that would be far too sensible. You have to use Control Panel, just like in the old days ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:33 PM | Comments (0) |

Incoherent versioning
To check my PC is up to date on Windows 10 display drivers, I installed the “Intel Driver Update Utility”. After a quick scan, I was surprised to see I was apparently 5 major versions behind current! So the 10.x software is dated quite recently - August 17th, 2015. The 15.x software, though, is actually dated a few weeks earlier - 29th July 2015. That makes a lot of sense. Both from Intel. Both drivers for “Intel HD Graphics”. And once installed? I’ve downgraded to from ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 3:34 PM | Comments (0) |

Windows 10 – Looking for updated HP drivers
Decided to check that my HP Compaq Elite 8300 at work had all the latest drivers and updates on it for Windows 10. The network card NDIS driver has now become unreliable with the latest Insider Preview (10565) and Hyper-V just wouldn’t play nicely with networking. So I downloaded and installed the HP Support Assistant: Clicking “Check for updates and messages” didn’t work even though I can still happily browse the Internet for content: Maybe this is a side-effect of the current networking/Hyper-V ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 11:45 AM | Comments (0) |

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