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    This topic contains 69 replies, has 24 voices, and was last updated by  Alex5723 6 days ago.

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    • #2010252 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      With Win10 version 1909 now (… checks watch …) 12 days old, I figured it’d be a good time to come up with an Airing of Grievances for the latest v
      [See the full post at: Know problems with Win10 version 1909]

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    • #2010256 Reply

      abbodi86
      AskWoody_MVP

      I only count one problem, the File Explorer search box issues 🙂

      it’s really bad unfinished feature, and they should give an option to disable it and return to old style

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      • #2010280 Reply

        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        I only count one problem, the File Explorer search box issues

        I’m guessing this is hardware or driver-specific, as none of the 1909 boxes I’m using display the same problem, and that encompasses a variety of display adapters and drivers.

        Btw, sometimes it feels like problems are reported here the same way a non-mechanic Twitter user might report a problem with their vehicle:

        “My vehicle [brand/model/engine/transmission/repair history/error messages/operator competency/etc. not mentioned] isn’t going fast enough even though I’m on the flat, straight, and newly-paved section of [insert irrelevant highway number and location here] and my [unnamed vehicle] even has RED paint! Why can’t [insert vehicle manufacturer name] test this junk before they sell it to poor folks like me?”

        “Get off my lawn” seems appropriate this morning.  🙂

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        • #2010900 Reply

          anonymous

          It’s great that the Enter key to fire up a search in file explorer works at your end. Unfortunately, that’s not the case here, because the Microsoft yuppies messed up.

    • #2010292 Reply

      MWmC
      AskWoody Plus

      Good morning from NYC. [Well, it’s raining pretty steadily, but we could use the rain, so it’s a good morning.]

      I have seen only one bit of weirdness: On occasion — and it really seems to be intermittent — when i click on the search icon in the lower left and start to type the name of the file or app i want to access, one or two messages appear at the top of the search results, telling me that one or both of my Microsoft accounts need verifying. They don’t. Clicking on the messages doesn’t do anything, by the way, except get rid of them. Not a problem, just clearly a bit of sloppiness somewhere in someone’s code.

      I almost wasn’t going to post this, but it does also give me the opportunity to gripe [again] about Microsoft and accounts. I read your very helpful posts about local accounts. I have gone with an online account, but i also am stuck with one of those onmicrosoft.com accounts because of my Office 365 subscriptions. And apparently there is no way to consolidate things easily.

      I have problems with Apple, too, but at least their Apple IDs can be consolidated (provided you didn’t create them for overseas stores, as i did in my travels) or deleted fairly easily (as i did with the overseas ones, now that i’m back in the US).

      Leave it to Microsoft to make a mess of something as simple as machine logins and accounts.

    • #2010294 Reply

      MWmC
      AskWoody Plus

      Sorry … i just had one more observation about one important change on my machine since purchasing it back on March 3rd of this year (2019). I wanted a machine powerful enough to do the quant finance and mathematical work that i do, so i bought an HP Omen 880-030 with an AMD Ryzen 7 8-core processor and a reasonably powerful graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070) for playing with PyCUDA. [It’s a gaming machine that glows red, and — yes — i am so ashamed to have something like that under my desk.]

      I’m a bit anal about specs, so i’ve been keeping an eye on things from the beginning. I was dismayed that steady-state CPU utilization when the machine was basically idle hovered around 6% or 7% before upgrading to 10 64-bit Pro, and then 9% or 10% after the upgrade.

      One positive development that i have seen is that that number has dropped over the Windows 10 upgrades, to the point that idle steady-state is now consistently 3% of total CPU.

      So despite the hash that Microsoft has made of its releases lately, perhaps some of the developers in the core of the OS have been doing some useful housecleaning.

    • #2010302 Reply

      WildBill
      AskWoody Plus

      In addition to known problems, here’s news you can consider a problem or not: https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-confirms-the-windows-10-november-2019-update-is-not-the-new-normal/.

      According to MSPoweruser, Win10 1909 is a one-off occurrence. Our hopes of yyH1 (yy = year) being a major feature update & yyH2 being a “Service Pack” seem to have been dashed. M$ putting Win10 on the Azure schedule probably nailed that coffin shut. Actually, I & others are probably pleased that 1909 wasn’t a big deal. MSP acts like it was a disappointment to users & Micro$oft, quoting Redmond:

      There isn’t a formal plan in place to deliver future releases in the same way

      When Woody gives the okay for Version 1909 to schlub Home users like me, I have to fish or cut bait: Upgrade & go through the usual M$ feature update horrors, or stay on Win8.1 while researching the best Linux distro & associated app replacements to move to by 2023 or earlier.

      Windows 8.1, 64-bit, back in Group A... & leaning toward Windows 10 V1909. As long as it's a Lot Less Buggy!
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

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      • #2010333 Reply

        MWmC
        AskWoody Plus

        You don’t know me from a hole in the ground, and adherence to ethical standards forces me to admit that my best years are behind me … but i would encourage you to take a long look at Ubuntu. True: it’s been around for a long time, but my equally long experience with it is that it hasn’t grown bloated over the years. Installation and upgrading are a breeze, and you might consider adding another hard drive and installing it as a dual-boot system, as you make the transition. I’ve found Ubuntu dual-boot to work wonderfully well on a range of machines from under-powered laptops to high-powered workstations.

        On the other hand, if you want to be cool and hang with the NextGens, you want to take a look at Mint. But i think Mint requires you to have at least one tattoo and one piercing before it will install. [You’ll want to check me on that before heading to an ink den.]

        Good luck with your Linux journey!

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      • #2010339 Reply

        anonymous

        If you want to stay on Windows then it’s  8.1 until 2023 and that’s because Windows 10 is a constantly moving target that’s always going to see usability suffer in the name of the new and shiny. So if you are not very willing to become another BETA in MS’s brave new QA/QC world it’s 8.1 for consumers after Jan 2020 or get up to speed with Linux and put MS into the rear view mirror.

        I’d say maybe Dual Boot Linux and Windows 8.1 if possible or if you have some older PC/Laptop that’s not really being used I’d give Linux a try on that machine and Keep 8.1 for any Windows only related software that’s not readily available on Linux.

        Any of those Windows 8.1 “OEM” license Keys still in the retail channels are currently very affordable, even the 8.1 pro editions with more features available. And MS sill has to honor any remaining 8.1 license Keys that remain.

      • #2010387 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Yeah, the disavowal of the new update pace worries me, too. But you have to consider that 20H1 will hit RTM in the next couple of weeks.

        I have no idea what we’ll see in 20H2, or when it’ll ship.

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        • #2011349 Reply

          anonymous

          20H1 RTM in December is only to sync internal development with Azure schedule. Release to the public is still expected to be Spring 2020. RTM and public release are no longer aligned evidently.

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    • #2010303 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Mauro Huculak at Windows Central has an enormous compilation of upgrade problems and solutions:

      … and zero comments in 12 days from any users actually experiencing any of those issues:

      Did you experience any problems updating to the latest version of Windows 10? Tell us in the comments, and the steps you followed to fix the issue.

      Microsoft Edge, Win 10 Pro 1909: Group ASAP (pioneer)

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    • #2010317 Reply

      anonymous

      A bug in 1903 with standard user inability to manage “Printers & scanners” from Settings seems to have carried over to 1909 although with slightly improved results. It appears 1909 now gives the standard user the ability to manage some of the “Printers & scanners” from Settings but for others the buttons for the selected device are still unresponsive which is how they all behaved in 1903. Maybe by Windows 2004 they’ll have it all sorted.

    • #2010335 Reply

      MikeMc
      AskWoody Lounger

      The update of my 1809 domain machines went ok with one exception. My htpc had an incorrect sata driver installed. Windows installs the intel driver that matches the chipset but it’s so old that it thinks my 3.75 tb hard drive is actually .75 tb. Then I get WUP errors on all the large HD’s on the computer. Had to change it to the MS std. sata ahci driver (this is not new, it does it with every upgrade).

      The main issue I’ve had so far (and I saw this in 1903 test installs) is the random need to start the MS Virus and Threat Protection. I’ve seen this on all domain computers at various times. Not very good security if the AV randomly turns itself off (no errors were logged either).

      The single biggest annoyance is the ‘Grouping’ of files in my Downloads folder and Windows 10 constantly changing it back after I set it to the way I want it.

      • #2010365 Reply

        b
        AskWoody Plus

        The single biggest annoyance is the ‘Grouping’ of files in my Downloads folder and Windows 10 constantly changing it back after I set it to the way I want it.

        That was a really silly default for Microsoft to set since version 1903, especially without any announcement. But I haven’t previously heard of that setting coming back after being turned off, and Group by in Downloads remains unset for me.

        You’re changing the Downloads View to Group by (none)? If so, the return to default could be caused by using Disk Cleanup or Storage Sense to empty the Downloads folder (and that should go away next year).

        Microsoft Edge, Win 10 Pro 1909: Group ASAP (pioneer)

        • #2010373 Reply

          b
          AskWoody Plus

          … by the way, we apparently have to change the Group by option separately for Save As dialog boxes by right-clicking a group or background in Downloads during a Save As, and selecting Group by (none).

          Microsoft Edge, Win 10 Pro 1909: Group ASAP (pioneer)

    • #2010366 Reply

      puggers
      AskWoody Lounger

      Works for me.  The search was successful.  I did notice that clicking the right pointing arrow to the right of the search box seems to do nothing but pressing the enter key after entering the search text does.

      My overall impression of version 1909 is good.  That’s a subjective judgement.

      • #2010374 Reply

        b
        AskWoody Plus

        I did notice that clicking the right pointing arrow to the right of the search box seems to do nothing

        It seems to take two clicks on that arrow for me, as the first just dismisses the history dropdown.

        Microsoft Edge, Win 10 Pro 1909: Group ASAP (pioneer)

    • #2010377 Reply

      dononline
      AskWoody Plus

      Well, it’s awfully early yet, but I just cannot believe that, having a little time on my hands (and the boredom of the “impeachment” hearings all over TV), I actually decided to bite the bullet, say a prayer, and upgrade my two 1803 PCs to … drum roll, please … 1909! (I know, I know, but bear with me here, please) I’ve so far only found ONE small problem with the upgrades, that being that my wife and I have a few old WIN 7 casual games we love to play, so I used the Win7Games4Win10 program from Winaero to install our favorites on our WIN 10 PCs. That program didn’t “carry over” to 1909 with the upgrades. But it was a small matter to re-install them on both PCs, and now all is well again.

      Now, let me say that I did not upgrade through Windows Update. I made an iso file with the Update Assistant and put it on a USB stick. I disconnected from the Internet to do the installations, re-connected and installed all the updates with WUMGR, as I always do with the monthly updates.

      If any more problems crop up, I’ll post them here, but so far (fingers crossed), so good.

    • #2010385 Reply

      anonymous

      I’m on 1809. It was offering me 1903, but now, I’m being offered 1909. Will I have to reinstall all of my apps and lose my files? I really don’t want to lose my files/apps. Is there any way I can upgrade to 1903 still, without losing my files and apps?

      • #2010389 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Using Windows Update, it should do an in place upgrade, keeping your apps and your data.
        It will make a windows.old folder on your HDD with a copy of your files that will remain for 10 days. If you find anything missing, you can retrieve it from there.

      • #2010395 Reply

        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m on 1809. It was offering me 1903, but now, I’m being offered 1909. Will I have to reinstall all of my apps and lose my files? I really don’t want to lose my files/apps. Is there any way I can upgrade to 1903 still, without losing my files and apps?

        Create a full image copy of your system before the OS upgrade. Keep the image safe on an external device.
        You can use a free backup application like Macrium Reflect.
        Don’t forget to create a rescue media (usb, cd,…) as a first step.

      • #2012319 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        I go into step-by-step detail in my latest Computerworld article.

    • #2010695 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      Microsoft is blocking Win 1909 (and 1903) on some PSc with AVG and Avast antivirus apps.

      Issues with some older versions of Avast and AVG anti-virus products

      Microsoft and Avast has identified compatibility issues with some versions of Avast Antivirus and AVG Antivirus. Any application from Avast or AVG that contains Antivirus version 19.5.4444.567 or earlier is affected.

      To safeguard your upgrade experience, we have applied a hold on devices with affected Avast and AVG Antivirus from being offered or installing Windows 10, version 1903 or Windows 10, version 1909, until the application is updated.

      Affected platforms:

      Client: Windows 10, version 1909; Windows 10, version 1903
      Server: Windows Server, version 1909; Windows Server, version 1903

      Workaround: Before updating to Windows 10, version 1903 or Windows 10, version 1909, you will need to download and install an updated version of your Avast or AVG application. Guidance for Avast and AVG customers can be found in the following support articles:
      Avast support KB article
      AVG support KB article
      Note We recommend that you do not attempt to manually update using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool until a new version of your Avast or AVG application has been installed and the Windows 10, version 1903 or Windows 10, version 1909 feature update has been automatically offered to you.

      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/status-windows-10-1909#322msgdesc

    • #2010943 Reply

      cptomes
      AskWoody Plus

      We’ve got medium sized business clients still running 1809 pro.  Those will age out in 6 months.  Will 1909 upgrade in place torch their installed apps?

       

      Keeping track of this clown circus/laurel and hardy storyline is why I became a school bus driver supervisor ten years ago.  Less stress.

      Hey look! Another Feature Update!

      You mean I shouldn't click Check for Updates?

      Why does it keep saying "Something Happened"?

      • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  cptomes.
      • #2011586 Reply

        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        My test box went from 1809 to 1909 and didn’t immediately seem to have lost anything significant. Well, except maybe a bit of performance.

        Though I still haven’t tested quite everything… such as long term stability, that’ll take a while anyway…

        Some file associations went to “do you still wish to use this application?” but the old application was still there to be picked. Also the older version of PowerShell started advertising PowerShell Core 6.

    • #2010954 Reply

      chucko
      AskWoody Plus

      I performed a clean install of 1909 from an iso on a PC for a client and I’m seeing slow shutdown and reboots, even after updating everything on this particular system to current levels  (BIOS, drivers, OS etc).

      Research shows that I’m not the only one seeing this issue:

      https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/e042wt/windows_10_1909_slow_shutdown_and_restart/

       

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    • #2012226 Reply

      anonymous

      Regarding 1909, I’ve experienced the countless issues with the search bar, but I’ve also experienced new issues with sorting after a search.

      If I search for video files and sort by “Length”, the number of files is accurate and all the files shown are correct. If I sort by “Name” or “Size” the number of files is still accurate, but the list of files actually contains duplicates and is not sorted properly. Some files are omitted entirely.

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    • #2013311 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Günter Born reports on a bug acknowledged by Microsoft:

      Thunderbolt devices on the dock may stop working under certain circumstances. This affects all supported versions of Windows 10, but it occurs only in rare cases.

       

    • #2014562 Reply

      mn–
      AskWoody Lounger

      Well at least I’m not getting GDI+ error messages as much as with 1809.

      Though there’s something else funny with the screen handling… if using “Switch User” functionality, windows get rearranged to different physical screens seemingly at random? Also flipping one physical screen causes some applications to flip on other screens as well?

      And then there’s definitely something going on with antialiasing.

      Could all be just graphics driver problems of course. Intel HD 4600 GPU, manufacturer tools say driver is up to date.

      • #2014565 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Based on the description, fingers point to your graphics driver – but the HD 4600 driver should be solid by now. You would think.

        What do you mean by “flip”?

        • #2014577 Reply

          mn–
          AskWoody Lounger

          What do you mean by “flip”?

          Well, rotate 90 or 180 degrees… I have the laptop panel and two (external / DisplayPort through dock) on the right side of that. Take a maximized application on the rightmost screen, rotate that physical screen, and then press the hotkey to match logical orientation to physical. Middle screen topmost application rotates too… some 30-50 % of the time.

          Yeah, weird.

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    • #2015186 Reply

      arbrich
      AskWoody Plus

      File Explorer search not working in Windows 10
      I have seen this issue at a few of my customers so far.

      Here is what I found about it but looks like MS did it again. Getting very old being the Beta testers for them.

      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/file-explorer-search-not-working-in-windows-10/3c70ea75-79a8-4f3b-b10a-86be1f22931c?page=5

      https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-1909-kb4517245-update-causes-file-explorer-issues/

      Edit: HTML removal – Please use the ‘Text’ tab in the post entry box when you copy/paste

    • #2016342 Reply

      carpintero
      AskWoody Lounger

      My 1909 File Explorer context menu item “Send to” :
      – One subitem: “Documents”.
      – Becomes populated with subitems that are all of the partitions of
      external USB HDD while it is connected.

      Anyone else have anomalous “Send to” ?

    • #2016343 Reply

      carpintero
      AskWoody Lounger

      1) No longer does Start screen search interpret “File Explorer” as the executable.

      2) File Explorer shortcut pinned to taskbar, configured to open in “Maximized” window, opens instead in “Normal” (smaller) window.

       

    • #2019611 Reply

      geek
      AskWoody Lounger

      I use many  Properties keyboard shortcuts to start programs, etc.  Since upgrading 1809 to 1909, only website shortcuts still work.  I create a new shortcut to start a program and behold – it worked!  Where does Windows look for ‘shortcuts with shortcuts’? I’d like to put them all together for easy maintenance.

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  geek. Reason: highlight a word
      • #2019814 Reply

        geek
        AskWoody Lounger

        Another laptop upgraded to 1909 wouldn’t even handle a newly created keyboard shortcut (CTRL+ALT+K). Both use standard (non-admin) accounts, so I checked a laptop using the default Admin account and keyboard shortcuts work fine <sigh>. I guess this is one of the many annoyances I have to put up with after switching to standard accounts.

      • #2021397 Reply

        geek
        AskWoody Lounger

        Easy fix – find keyboard shortcuts used by Windows using http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/utility/shortcutkeys/  Just remove duplicates and reboot. I feel a bit sheepish.

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    • #2020533 Reply

      abbodi86
      AskWoody_MVP
    • #2021160 Reply

      anonymous

      Since the update, my computer wakes up every day around 10 AM (it could be worse..), Using “powercfg/lastwake” in a command shell I found it was waking due to a scheduled task:
      ‘NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Universal Orchestrator Start’

      It appears that an Admin account running Task Scheduler (Admin mode) can’t edit or disable the two apps that contain “wake to run” settings. In other forums, people have found that various “fixes” get reset by Windows.  This acts like malware. The worst thing is that the computer STAYS ON ignoring any sleep times you have set in your Power & Sleep setting.

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    • #2021389 Reply

      geek
      AskWoody Lounger

      I used PSTOOLS to edit the scheduled tasks for UpdateOrchestrator – I unchecked “wake to run” in all that were checked.

      If Windows changes it back, I’ll block anything from waking the computer in the Power settings.

      If that doesn’t work, I’ll take another crack at the solution in a Github discussion of script run on an schedule that seems to work.
      https://github.com/seagull/disable-automaticrestarts/issues/4#issuecomment-521382489

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      • #2036994 Reply

        geek
        AskWoody Lounger

        So far:  Solution #1 failed as predicted (dditing scheduled tasks using Pstools). After a couple of days, the laptop went back to daily waking.

        #2 Disabling all “wake” apps in Power & sleep settings has worked for a week now.

        -Search “Power & Sleep” > additional power settings >change plan settings >
        change advanced power settings > Sleep – expand and unclick “allow wake timers”
        If your settings don’t have this option, see https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/63070-enable-disable-wake-timers-windows-10-a.html#post1802926

        I edited all my own scheduled tasks with Setting “run task …start is missed” checked on.
        FYI other Win10 v1909 laptops do not have this problem. Just a few lucky ones. 🙁

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    • #2021568 Reply

      SonicMojo
      AskWoody Plus

      OK – can anyone comment on why do I not even see this task at all on my 1909 builds – let alone having it be re-enabled?

      Sonic

       

       

      • #2021591 Reply

        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        Neither do i

        it does not exist by default
        Update Orchestrator create additional tasks based on scheduled or initiated scans, pending updates, restart deadline, store apps updates.. etc

        check this registry path to see big list of those system-controlled tasks
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Ubpm

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    • #2039195 Reply

      carpintero
      AskWoody Lounger

      > waking due to a scheduled task:
      > Universal Orchestrator Start’
      Does monitor also awaken?  I ask because I have been observing programmed
      computer wake-up behaviors, and watched the monitor not awakening.

      > computer STAYS ON
      In my event logs I saw that the computer did resume sleep after the updating activities
      (no installations resulted).

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by  carpintero.
    • #2051647 Reply

      anonymous

      Since 1909 Windows 10 64 Bit my Wasapi device of multichannels aren’t recognized anymore.  ASIO yes,  But Wasapi doesn’t

      • #2052063 Reply

        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        Since 1909 Windows 10 64 Bit my Wasapi device of multichannels aren’t recognized anymore.  ASIO yes,  But Wasapi doesn’t

        Is it safe to assume you’ve checked your audio equipment’s website for driver updates or other clues?

    • #2052080 Reply

      geekdom
      AskWoody Plus

      I would like to permanently disable or remove such options as Cortana, XBox, Edge, and other nonessential Microsoft bling. There seems to be no way of permanent removal without invasive gymnastics that could affect system integrity.

      I’ve turned off what I am able to turn off and ignored the rest.

      Group G{ot backup} TestBeta
      Offline Win7Pro · SP1 · x64
      Online Win10Pro · 1909.18363.592 · x64· i5-9400 · RAM 8GB · Firefox: uBlock Origin / NoScript · HDD · Canon Printer · Windows: Defender / Backup / System Image / Rescue Disk / Firewall
    • #2085088 Reply

      WSoldgeek42
      AskWoody Lounger

      May I add – I upgraded to Win 10 1909 directly from 1809 on my Dell desktop.  Ever since my power config for the display stopped working.  Instead, the power shutdown (for the monitor) kicks in correctly after the specified time limit but about 3 seconds later it cancels itself as if I touched the keyboard or mouse.  Went through all the power configuration settings, no help.  The display power shutdown was working on all prior feature updates from 1809 back.  Help!

    • #2085241 Reply

      geek
      AskWoody Lounger

      WSoldgeek42 – Upgrades have an annoying habit of reverting your settings (devices, personalizations, etc.) To stop your computer from waking from a mouse, touchpad or keyboard, you need to run “Device Manager” (just search for it) from an admin account. In the list of device types, find Mice… and expand it by clicking on the + sign. Double click on each item. If there is a tab called ‘Power Management’ select it and uncheck “allow wake..”. Repeat for the Keyboards.  If you have a touchpad, it may be listed under Human Interface Devices. I uncheck mouse but allow the keyboard as the laptop  is always closed and the cat (and I) can’t move it accidentally.

    • #2085256 Reply

      geek
      AskWoody Lounger

      I only count one problem, the File Explorer search box issues 🙂

      it’s really bad unfinished feature, and they should give an option to disable it and return to old style

      If Windows search sucks, try Agent Ransack, a great utility program I’ve used for years. It can search for file names and/or contents and/or dates… You can even use regex. The results show filename matches on the left and content matches on right. You can open, edit or drag any file in the results list. Far superior to Win search. Find it in my list of free software. http://web.ncf.ca/pat/pdqlib/download.html#utilities

    • #2085810 Reply

      geek
      AskWoody Lounger

      I would like to permanently disable or remove such options as Cortana, XBox, Edge, and other nonessential Microsoft bling. There seems to be no way of permanent removal without invasive gymnastics that could affect system integrity.

      I’ve turned off what I am able to turn off and ignored the rest.

      There’s a program called 10AppsManager that promises to remove any app – I have not tried it so suggest you check it out before downloading it.

    • #2087358 Reply

      geekdom
      AskWoody Plus

      While working through Windows 10 operations, specifically 1909, I created numerous restore points and backups. What I found was the greater the number of restore points, the slower the boot time between user profile screen and desktop. On viewing restore points, some were missing.

      Preliminary evidence suggests that system restore operations are corrupt.

      Group G{ot backup} TestBeta
      Offline Win7Pro · SP1 · x64
      Online Win10Pro · 1909.18363.592 · x64· i5-9400 · RAM 8GB · Firefox: uBlock Origin / NoScript · HDD · Canon Printer · Windows: Defender / Backup / System Image / Rescue Disk / Firewall
      • #2087362 Reply

        Bluetrix
        AskWoody MVP

        On viewing restore points, some were missing.

        Is the check box on bottom left in the restore points window checked?

        Just a thought, mine doesn’t show all points unless it’s checked.

        Win10 1909

        • #2087368 Reply

          geekdom
          AskWoody Plus

          The box was checked; some intermittent restore points were missing. All restore points should show when the box is checked; all restore points were not there.

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          Online Win10Pro · 1909.18363.592 · x64· i5-9400 · RAM 8GB · Firefox: uBlock Origin / NoScript · HDD · Canon Printer · Windows: Defender / Backup / System Image / Rescue Disk / Firewall
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        • #2087565 Reply

          geekdom
          AskWoody Plus

          I cleared the restore points, rebooted, and set a start restore point. I then defragged, rebooted, and checked the system. I then shut down the system and went to bed.

          This morning, restore points are functioning normally and logging as meant.

          Add: It’s a little early to say if this problem is Windows 10 related or this particular computer.

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          Offline Win7Pro · SP1 · x64
          Online Win10Pro · 1909.18363.592 · x64· i5-9400 · RAM 8GB · Firefox: uBlock Origin / NoScript · HDD · Canon Printer · Windows: Defender / Backup / System Image / Rescue Disk / Firewall
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          • #2087589 Reply

            joep517
            AskWoody MVP

            Did any of you “working through Windows 10 operations” include a Reset or reinstall of any kind? Did you run any third party tools to cleanup the system such as Ccleaner, etc.?

            --Joe

            • #2088027 Reply

              geekdom
              AskWoody Plus

              When using an uninstaller with create restore point prior to uninstalling, the following error appears in the event viewer when the restore point is created:
              EventID 8194 Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface. hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied.

              As explanation, Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is used in creating restore points.

              This restore point function in the uninstaller program may have in part caused corruption.

              ———-

              Two other VSS errors also occur in conjunction with restore points on my system. They are discussed at length here:
              https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/133273-vss-errors-8193-13-a.html

              Unresolved in the discussion were if the problems with VSS could cause restore point corruption?

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    • #2087596 Reply

      RockFox
      AskWoody Plus

      The Your Phone will not work in 1909.  I had to rollback to 1903 to continue to use it.

      • #2087606 Reply

        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        Works for me on 1909 – did you see any particular symptoms that you could share?

    • #2087824 Reply

      anonymous

      As reported earlier, after installing feature update 1909 the display power shutdown still refuses to work, despite going through all the Device Manager settings, Power settings, and running System File Check.  It won’t work even when I boot into Safe Mode.

      Also, the Win 1909 Feature Update installed a mouse drive from 2006 for my Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 causing the mouse pointer to be erratic.

      Finally (for now) Feature Update 1909 does not remember my Sound setting after reboot/restart.  And I am unable to balance the sound individually on each stereo channel.  The L/R pointers are locked together.

      With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight I should have stayed with Win 1809 which was working just fine.

      Thank you Micro$oft.

    • #2087861 Reply

      RockFox
      AskWoody Plus

      Your Phone is great when it works and it worked about 80% on 1903 but 0% on 1909.  Yes, both devices are within 5 feet of the router and both are signed into my Microsoft account.

      On 1909 I can’t get past the screen that says “Resend notification” Your-Phone-PC and on my phone I can’t get past Phone-2

      I never get the opportunity to “Allow” the connection.

      On 1903 I have the same problems and after much fooling around I sometimes getting it working for a day or two and then it say “We can’t connect to your phone” and the dance starts all over again.

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      • #2087891 Reply

        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        Just grasping at straws here – any sort of VPN or AV software on your phone? (I have Kaspersky on mine, and it doesn’t seem to affect the connection, but I’d imagine others could cause issues.)

        Edit to add: Wireless isolation on your router could also cause this sort of issue.

      • #2088041 Reply

        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Check BT settings :

        Your Android smartphone must be linked to your Windows 10 device via Bluetooth in order to make this feature work.

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