Author: Russell Smith

Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to blogging about Windows and Active Directory for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Russell is a Contributing Editor at CDW’s Biztech Magazine. Russell has more than 15 years of experience in IT, has written a book on Windows security, co-authored one for Microsoft’s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series and has delivered several courses for Pluralsight.

How to Disable Hyper-V Completely in Windows 10

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Hyper-V is an optional feature in Windows 10 that can be used to run virtual machines (VMs) and perform other virtualization duties, such as supporting Credential Guard and Windows Sandbox. Like all Windows 10 features, you can add or remove Hyper-V using Turn Windows features on or off in the Programs and Features applet of the legacy Control Panel, PowerShell or DISM.

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    Patch Tuesday – May 2019

    by Russell Smith

    This month’s quality update for Windows 10 is so good that it installs itself twice, Microsoft releases patches for Intel Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks, and there’s a fix for a zero-day flaw in Windows Error Reporting.