Although rather basic Windows Movie maker was an easy to under video editor tool, however, it is no longer supported in Windows 10. You can download it here. It may well report an error when installing the .NET but still seems to install Movie Maker OK.
Having embraced Amazon smart devices big time in our house, we thought, wouldn’t it be great if we could eliminate the DECT landline phones we have in each room and use our Echo devices. Turns out you can, with the Echo Connect. review to follow.
( Amazon UK product link )
A great free utility to back up a Windows installation to another drive – Link
A great free utility to resize\delete\add partitions on the fly Link
A great free utility to change video formats, Windows & Mac – Link
This is free tool that installs a bootable utility on a USB pen stick or CD that allows to you to delete or reset the current Windows 10 password(s). The USB stick needs to be 1GB or larger
You’ve just bought mini PC with a small solid state main drive (say 32GB) or you’re trying to run Windows update on an older version of Windows 10 but the later 1809 update fails.
The problem is often because there isn’t enough space on the drive, it needs at least 20GB free.
Phil’s fix Summary:
Step 1 – Relocate the folder where Windows installs updates to a USB stick or external drive that has 20GB free
Step 2 – Temporarily disable Windows update
Step 3 – Use the Window update assistant tool to do the patches for you
1) Move the Windows update folder on your PC – instructions
2) Optional but if you can Right click on the existing c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder, if it’s over 1GB you can safely delete the files. You may find you’ll need to again Temporarily disable Windows update to delete some of the larger files.
3) Download the Windows update assistant – download link
About 1/3 of the way down page look for
“How to install the Windows 10 October 2018 Update with Update Assistant“
As far as I know, past patches are bundled in the 1809 update.
When I get time I’ll update this with step by step instructions & screenshots.
So, I just set this up mostly as a personal reminder for thinking out loud, tech problems and how I wound up fixing them. If it helps someone else at the same time all well and good but mostly because I have such a rubbish memory!
Phil Bridges – December 2018