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Daily Archives: May 8, 2021

  • Tasks for the weekend – May 8th – Should I remove KB4023057?

    Posted on May 8th, 2021 at 23:16 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Youtube here

    KB4023057 is an update that comes out normally before a feature update is released. In theory it’s supposed to help a machine get the feature update installed by ensuring that there’s enough hard drive space, that the system won’t snooze and that the windows update components are “healthy” to then install the feature release.

    Now if it really wanted to help machine get a feature release installed, it would check drivers, flag which ones would cause issues and warn you in plain English what issues you would face. If  I were coding it up, I would make it so that when it found a machine with Conexant drivers it would remove them and ensure it was set to install 2004. But I digress…

    Because it doesn’t have a reputation of being well behaved, you’ll see it recommended to either block the  install (use Wushowhide from Oldergeeks or your favorite hiding tool of choice), or if it sneaked in while you weren’t looking, to uninstall it. If it snuck in, look for “Microsoft Update Health Tools” in the classic control panel/programs and features and remove it.

  • Conexant and the 2004 saga continues

    Posted on May 8th, 2021 at 09:10 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’m scratching my head a bit this morning reading the post on Bleeping computer.

    Microsoft has addressed the last remaining known issues affecting Windows 10 computers with Conexant or Synaptics devices causing errors and problems when updating to Windows 10 versions 2004 or 20H2.

    But when you go to the underlying Windows Health dashboard item it still is the same lousy resolution as before:

    Resolution: The safeguard hold with safeguard IDs 25702617, 25702660, 25702662, and 25702673 has been removed for all devices as of May 7, 2021, including devices with affected drivers. If updated drivers are not available for your device and you are offered Windows 10, version 2004 or Windows 10, version 20H2, a small number of devices might roll back to the previous version of Windows 10 when attempting to update. If this occurs, you should attempt to update to Windows 10, version 2004 or Windows 10, version 20H2 again.

    I don’t read “gee, we scan your computer, see that it has an impacted driver, remove it DURING the 2004 install so that you have a nice install process”, I still read that you will have a horrible upgrade experience and you’ll have to try it several times before it completes.