Dell Latitude E7440 and Windows 10 upgrade

Did you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on your Latitude E7440? Is your wireless stuck in “Airplane Mode”? Does clicking the thing to disable airplane mode just flash at you when you click it?

If so, you need to open Device Manager and disable the “Airplane Mode Switch Collection” device under Human Interface Devices. After that, you should be able to turn airplane mode off and wifi back on. How annoying.

Update for Windows 1709 (Fall Creators Update): You need to reboot after disabling the “Airplane Mode Switch Collection” device, then wifi should start working again.


15 years later

May 1999

May 1999

May 2014

May 2014

What a difference 15 years, eating better, exercising more and lots of other changes can make. Yes, that is the same shirt. The jeans in 1999 were 34x32s and stretched to their limit. Today it’s 32×32 and require a belt to keep up. In 1999, I couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded, now I’m running 2+ miles 3 days a week and I’ve run 2 5Ks in under 32 min each time.

I won’t mention why I was standing in front of Bill Smith Auto Parts, groggy eyed (and probably starting to get hung over) 15 years ago.

How’s that for a throwback Thursday? And, next Thursday will be another one.

DellWorld 2013 – Days 1 and 2

So, Day 1 was fun, once my flight from Champaign got to leave the ground. The big highlight was the visit to Salt Lick BBQ for some awesome Texas BBQ. Many thanks to CiscoServerGeek for organizing the event, Gina Minks and Dell Data Protection for providing the transportation and Nexenta for the cobbler! The crowd in the private party room.

Day 2 included a DellTechcenter User Group meeting with presentations from several fellow TechCenter Rockstars:
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