What’s Patch Tuesday? – Windows Weekly 634

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 6 Comments

Mikah Sargent joins Mary Jo and Paul to discuss the latest news about Windows, Cortana, Office, Xbox, and more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Understand your Windows 10 recovery options

Windows 10 ships with a surprisingly long list of recovery options. And it’s going to get another one in 2020.

Related: This is how I configure Windows 10 (Premium article, also in Windows 10 Field Guide)

App pick of the week: Stardock utilities for Windows 10

Stardock’s Start 10 was recently updated to support Windows 10’s Dark Mode. And so was Groupy!

Enterprise pick of the week: Bye, bye Azure Active Directory Basic

One of the handful of editions of Azure AD is going away. Note: This is not the free version

Also: If you didn’t look at the changes coming October 1 and you use Win Server, SQL Server on AWS, Google Cloud, check out my post this week about outsourcing changes.

Codename pick of the week: O’Hare

One from the codename vault (courtesy of Mr. Thurrott). O’Hare was the codename for IE 1.0. Why? Because it could get you to any destination from Chicago (which was the codename for Win 95)

Beer pick of the week: Foley Brothers Brewing Longbeards Oatmeal Stout

No, I am not an owner at Foley Brothers Brewing (sadly). But I did get to try their English-style oatmeal stout called Longbeards Oatmeal Stout. And it’s smooth, easy to drink and lightly chocolately. Not too heavy for summer, either. Those Vermonters have done a nice job with this one.


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Comments (6)

6 responses to “What’s Patch Tuesday? – Windows Weekly 634”

  1. StevenLayton

    Loved Mikah Sargent. Thought he made a great host.

  2. bservies

    Having someone on who knew nothing at all about the show and it's long-running memes was great!

  3. mjgerrard

    Was hoping there would be a little more coverage of that fancy new Samsung Galaxy Book S release. Do you guys think that with the 8cx the whole Windows on ARM thing will start to gain some traction? I've been a past owner of a Surface RT and obviously found many of the pitfalls of it, just as everyone else did. But with greater performance and closing the app gap with emulation I am starting to get the "feels" that I want this device in my life. 23 hours of battery life is just too much of a pull.

  4. vernonlvincent

    I was thinking to myself recently that I would really like to see some host 'cross-pollination' on TWIT, with Mikah Sargent hosting Windows Weekly being one of the pairings in mind. He did a pretty decent job, and served as a nice "typical-user" stand-in when it came to asking questions that many of us normally bypass since we're familiar with Microsoft's eccentricities.

  5. timo47

    Paul, when you get the black screen on your PC, have tried pressing CTRL+WIN+SHIFT+B? This restarts your graphics driver and has often helped me with screen related issues.

  6. sabarrett


    I understand you may not be able to fix your computer this way but I had he same issue with my new intel nuc when it was connected to usb c/DisplayPort on my monitor. Not all the time, but enough to be very annoying the monitor would not wake up. The computer was fine, but I couldn’t see anything. It didn’t have the issue if I operated on hdmi. Since I wanted to use the hires my monitor offered, I changed cables from a cheapo that I had when I bought the unit to a new, higher quality one and the issue went away.

    Just something to think of. Might be a simple fix, save tearing it apart to change the cable...