Windows PE (or Windows Preinstallation Environment) is a scaled-down version of Windows. This custom environment is useful in an emergency, letting you run Windows commands or custom, third-party tools to […]
Ben Stockton is a freelance writer based in the United Kingdom. He’s written for MakeUseOf, MakeTechEasier, HowToGeek, IoT Tech Trends, and Cloudwards.net.
Technology has been in Ben’s blood since he was a kid, getting hooked on the free copy of SimCity 2000 that came bundled with his family’s Windows 95 PC. He’s followed every Windows release since, and he’s proud to say that he’s never owned a pre-built PC, preferring to always build his own.
Before starting out as a writer, Ben used to teach computing in a further education college in the UK, teaching basic and complex computing and IT skills to people of all ages, from teenagers to the elderly. He also taught on apprenticeship programmes, teaching functional IT skills to UK Military of Defence apprentices.
When he’s not working, Ben still has time for PC gaming, although the Xbox One tends to get more use. Outside of tech, a trip to the beach, the pub or somewhere new are enough to keep Ben occupied (or, failing that, a few hours spent binge-watching Netflix).
Ben has a BA (Hons) degree in Modern History and Politics from Aberystwyth University and a postgraduate certificate in Computing from Northumbria University.