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Daily Archives: December 25, 2020

  • Got a misbehaving Windows 10?

    Posted on December 25th, 2020 at 21:26 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    If you ever have a misbehaving Windows 10 that just will not install and update no matter what dism or sfc or powershell command or anything that you’ve tried, what’s the best (and quite frankly easiest) way to fix a system to get it working with Windows update again?

    By doing an inplace repair over the top.

    You will not lose data.  (that said, I would still recommend to back up your computer)

    Once upon a time I would run the Windows update troubleshooter or numerous googling on the web.  Now if I get a machine that won’t respond to a number of reputable steps on the web to fix the issue, I will simply do an inplace repair over the top.

    Remember…”If you have Windows 10 version 20H2 installed, then it is required to have KB4586853 for build 19042.662 or higher installed to be able to do a repair install and keep everything.”

    This is one of the reasons I recommend to always download an ISO of whatever version of Windows 10 that’s out and store it for a rainy day.

  • Twas the night before 2020 style

    Posted on December 25th, 2020 at 01:05 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Depending on where you live it’s either the night before or the day of Christmas.  I hope you will have or have had a wonderful day where ever you are.  Here’s hoping that all of your technology worked, your Christmas lights were all lit up, and more than anything else, you and your loved ones are hanging in there even if we can’t be as much together as we want to this year.

    The other night, Dolly Parton sang a song on her Christmas special that resonated with me because of this year.  Have a listen to the song here   (*) and more importantly read the lyrics here.

    This has been such an unusual year that I just want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you and especially thank Woody for starting this site.  I want to thank him for entrusting me to continue on with what he started.  I know I’m looking forward to 2021 and I hope you are too!

    Again thank you for all that you do here on

    “I believe to my very core we’ll walk again in the sunshine by the seashore
    That we’ll dance and we’ll sing and be happy again
    Don’t know how or when
    But we will again
    You’ll see ….”

    (*) If you can’t view the video from that link, try this one instead.  (thank you E in the comments for the link to one that works in Belgium)

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