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EMET and Windows 10: Is EMET Still Needed?

EMET and Windows 10: Is EMET Still Needed?

Back in February, Microsoft released version 5.5 of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). This new release gave us official Windows 10 support. But we waited a long time for that support. Windows 10 was available to the masses in July 2015. But Microsoft has suggested that this new EMET is not necessary for everyone: EMET was released in 2009 as a standalone tool to help enterprises better protect their Windows clients by providing an interface to manage built-in Windows security mitigations while also providing additional features meant to disrupt known attack vectors used by prevalent malware.
Create A Windows 10 Bootable USB Flash Drive For UEFI

Create A Windows 10 Bootable USB Flash Drive For UEFI

If you’ve downloaded your Windows 10 ISO, you need to boot from it to do a clean install. In this post I show you how to create a Windows 10 bootable USB flash drive for UEFI. The instructions equally apply to Windows 8.1, 8, 7 or even Vista but not XP as it does not allow creating UEFI boot disks. What do you need before you start? Before you start make sure you have the following:
Surface Pro 3 Graphics Update Improves Performance & Stability Under Windows 10

Surface Pro 3 Graphics Update Improves Performance & Stability Under Windows 10

If you have a [Surface Pro 3][LINK-1] you will be receiving a [new update][LINK-2] today to help improve the performance and stability of the Intel HD Graphics 5000 adapter under [Windows 10][LINK-3]: The following update will be listed as “Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics Family” when you view your update history. HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4256) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10. Before you go ahead with the update Microsoft warns:
Block Windows 10 Upgrade

Block Windows 10 Upgrade

In an earlier post I wrote about how to force the Windows 10 upgrade through Windows Update. In this post I will show you how to block Windows 10 upgrade from Windows Update. The confusion around Windows 10 upgrade blocking. There seems to be some confusion around how to block the Windows 10 upgrade: We should uninstall KB3035583 and all will be well - doesn’t seem to work as the update is reinstalled again.
Force The Windows 10 Upgrade With Windows Update

Force The Windows 10 Upgrade With Windows Update

In an earlier post I outlined how to use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to download Windows 10. While handy for doing a multiple installs or a clean install, what if you just want to apply the Windows 10 upgrade through Windows Update? In this post I will outline what you need to do to use Windows Update to download the Windows 10 upgrade and apply it to your computer alone.
Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Hiccups - Something Happened?!

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Hiccups - Something Happened?!

If you’ve run the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from Microsoft you may well have run into the infamous and cryptic Something Happened error. Don’t feel alone. The internet is awash with people who are in the same frustrating boat you are in. If you’ve been unlucky enough to see this message then rest easy. Microsoft recently updated their Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and it now provides at least an error code.