Upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10 isn’t straightforward for all of us. For some reason, Windows Update is unable to perform its duties when asked to look after “other Microsoft products”. Continue reading Upgrading to Windows 10, version 1511, build 10586
Microsoft is pretty sneaky. They camouflage their Windows 10 downloader, KB3035583, as a recommended Windows 7 update with no indication of what good this update does. Only by clicking on the first link is its true intention revealed.
As a contrast, the dreaded KB976002 browser choice update was well marked with its intention even in its (long winded) title. Luckily, we don’t see that update anymore.
Over the last few days have I experimented with UEFI and GPT in VirtualBox 4.3.26. The goal was to multiboot various operating system, in this case Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview 9926 x64 and FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10.
First, I thought of persuading the UEFI firmware to always present its boot menu. It sure beats remembering to press F12 each time I want to boot a different operating system. This proved impossible for a number of reasons.
Next, I came across The rEFInd Boot Manager. After a quick glance I saw this is exactly what I want, a UEFI boot manager. Continue reading UEFI, GPT, Windows 10, FreeBSD 10, and rEFInd