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  • Blog Post: Go the modern (app) way

    Hello everyone, This is Ashfana from the Windows Performance team. I’m here to talk about the basic philosophy behind Windows Store Apps which were introduced in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Windows Store apps were originally called Metro or modern apps before the RTM of the product. These are...
  • Blog Post: Deciphering Storport Traces 101

    Welcome back to the CORE Team Blog -- Paul Reynolds here. In previous blogs, I wrote about how to capture Storport traces in Windows 8 and Windows 2012. Please see: Tracing with Storport in Windows 2012 and Windows 8 with KB2819476 hotfix And Tracing with Storport in Windows 2012 and...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available !!!

    Today is a big day here at Microsoft.  This morning at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, it was announced that Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) is now released. At the conference, several key points were discussed and demonstrated. Broad range of product changes and improvements that...
  • Blog Post: Alternate Data Streams in NTFS

    This blog has been a long time coming. There is a bit of confusion about the subject of alternate data streams (ADS) and no small amount of suspicion. So I want to take a few minutes to set the record straight on ADS. A couple years ago I wrote a blog on NTFS attributes. http://blogs.technet.com...
  • Blog Post: Logon Failures Involving Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012

    Welcome back to the CORE Team blog. The General Availability date for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 has come and gone, and we here on the CORE Team expect more of you will be diving in and taking part in all of the excitement around these new products. To make sure you have a great experience, we...
  • Blog Post: How to Cleanup TPM information from AD for Windows 8 computers

    For Windows 7 machines, TPM Owner Password is stored in msTPM-OwnerInformation which is attribute of Computer object in AD. So if you delete the computer object, TPM Owner Password is also deleted. For Windows 8, TPM Owner Information is not stored directly under Computer Object. It is stored in a...
  • Blog Post: Sessions from MMS 2013 Now Available

    Greetings AskCore fans. I thought I would start creating a blog for a subset of the videos/sessions available at each of the conferences that Microsoft has throughout the year. These sessions will be available and will deal with topics that are discussed here on the AskCore Blog. There are numerous other...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to Windows 8 – Part 3

    Dual boot and other installation options Hello Again, Today’s post is for a different reason. I know many of you love your Window 7 PCs so much that you are not ready to upgrade it yet. Then why not test drive Windows 8 in a boot from VHD or dual boot configuration? This way you can test...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2013 Hands On Labs Available

    A few months ago we held the annual 2013 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. As in years past, the event sold out quickly and it was a very busy week. To everyone that attended, our sincere thanks. As a recap, the below blog gives you the list of available sessions online to view that deal with...
  • Blog Post: Tracing with Storport in Windows 2012 and Windows 8 without KB2819476 hotfix

    Welcome back to the CORE Team Blog. Paul Reynolds here. I would like to let everyone know about changes on how to capture Storport traces in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Previously, Bob Golding wrote a blog on how to do this in Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2. If you have Windows 2008 or 2008...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting a Stop 0x7B in Windows

    The purpose of this blog is to provide information about the common Stop 0x7B bugcheck/Reboot Loop issue, and the best methods available to resolve it. We will discuss the main components involved in this type of bugcheck/crash, what can affect them, and not only troubleshooting steps to perform, but...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 8 beta now available !!!

    Thursday morning Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President of Server and Cloud Announced the beta release of Windows Server “8” . I think it is really important for anyone who is interested in hearing more about what is coming in this beta with Hyper-V and our Virtualization development efforts; please go...
  • Blog Post: Window 8 / Server 2012 computers reboot outside of maintenance window after installing updates

    Currently, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 RTM computers check for updates from Windows Update or Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) daily at a default time of 3:00 AM (configurable) as part of an automatic maintenance task which runs every day. If any of the updates applied required a reboot...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to Windows 8 - Part 1

    Things to consider before the upgrade Hi Everyone, Windows 8 is coming and there is a lot of buzz about it already. Many of you have already used Windows 8 while it was in its Release preview. A lot have changed in this version of Windows, it’s a whole new operating system designed to meet the needs...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 and Server 2012 Upgrade Blog Series coming

    Welcome to our Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 Launch Series! We hope you will enjoy reading this series as much as we enjoyed putting the content together. With that said, this 8-part series will talk about things to consider, walkthroughs, dual boots, etc. Below is the series of blogs that we will...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to Windows 8 – part 4

    Restoring the older OS in case the Upgrade fails Hi again everyone, You tried upgrading to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, but something bad happened midway. You didn’t take a backup when you started. Can you go back? Sure you can. Starting with Windows Vista, we actually save all files...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to Windows 8 – Part 5

    Known Issues Hi Again, Welcome back to the Upgrade to Windows 8 Series. In today’s post we want to cover some of the know issues you might hit when you move to Windows 8. The following are the top issues we found customers reporting on our forums. Black screen after performing an Upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to Windows 8 - Part 2

    Hi again, Welcome to the second part of this series. In this blog, we will run through a clean installation of Windows 8 by booting off the installation media. The aim of this post is to walk you through the screens that are new in Windows 8 and explain the settings and differences. As with earlier...