Windows 10: Acronyms and Other Things

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  1. Posts : 19,763
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       5 Days Ago #1

    Acronyms and Other Things


    We've all seen it at least once; someone posts an explanation and right in the middle of that explanation, you see one or two of the following: GPO, WSL, IE, OIC, WIP, WU, IE11, etc. Try as you might, you cannot remember what half of those mean, if you can remember any at all!

    The purpose of this thread is for us to have a convenient place to find information and to:

    1. Ask what an acronym means
    2. Ask what an acronym does
    3. Post acronyms and their meaning
    4. Keep us up to date on any new acronyms

    You get the drift . . .

    So, without further ado, I'll post a couple I know:

    WU = Windows Update
    IE11 = Internet Explorer 11 (IE has been hidden under Windows Accessories since Windows 10 first Previewed four years ago).

    And a couple I don't know:

    GPO
    WSL

    Let's get a great list going, OK?

    And just for good measure, how 'bout this one?

    DISM = Deployment Image Servicing and Management. DISM is a command-line tool that is used to mount and service Windows images before deployment. You can use DISM image management commands to mount and get information about Windows image (.wim) files or virtual hard disks (VHD).
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  2.    5 Days Ago #2

    I only get the 3rd one and last 2 and in your post.....the rest are are just blank. But I do like the idea of this thread.
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  3.    5 Days Ago #3

    GPO = Group Policy Object, but it serves as shorthand for any rule or assertion that represents a Group Policy setting
    WSL = Windows Scripting Language, could be Windows commands in batch files, PowerShell in scripted form, Windows Scripting Host, and more...

    Keep 'em coming, Wynona! I'm happy to run down what I can.

    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  4.    5 Days Ago #4

    WIP = Windows Insider Program

    If I am not mistaken
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  5.    5 Days Ago #5

    If you want a dump of all the Windows acronyms I know, I'm not sure I'm ready to devote that kind of time and effort to spewing them out. I think I'll remain "reactive" and try to find expanded strings that others ask to have decoded.
    ==Ed==
    Last edited by EdTittel; 5 Days Ago at 18:08. Reason: Fix typo
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  6.    5 Days Ago #6

    EdTittel said: View Post
    If you want a dump of all the Windows acronyms I know, I'm not sure I'm ready to devote that kind of time and effort to spewing them out. I think I'll remain "reactive" and try to find expanded strings that others ask to have decoded.
    ==Ed==
    LMAO.....
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  7. Posts : 19,763
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       5 Days Ago #7

    EdTittel said: View Post
    If you want a dump of all the Windows acronyms I know, I'm not sure I'm ready to devote that kind of time and effort to spewing them out. I think I'll remain "reactive" and try to find expanded strings that others ask to have decoded.
    ==Ed==
    No problem, Ed. I wouldn't expect any one person to know 'em all. This should be a group effort.
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  • Posts : 19,763
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       5 Days Ago #8

    Plankton said: View Post
    I only get the 3rd one and last 2 and in your post.....the rest are are just blank. But I do like the idea of this thread.
    I don't understand, Plankton? Do you mean some of the post doesn't appear?
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       5 Days Ago #9

    Access Denied said: View Post
    WIP = Windows Insider Program

    If I am not mistaken
    Thanks, Access. I knew at least one I should have known would pop up quickly!
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  •    5 Days Ago #10

    Wynona said: View Post
    I don't understand, Plankton? Do you mean some of the post doesn't appear?
    Oh no....just his examples he listed....
    GPO, WSL, IE, OIC, WIP, WU, IE11
    So GPO is number 1 and WSL is number 2 and so on. I get number 3 and the last 2 in that list. The rest is....Ummm....IDK. LOL.
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