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  • Patch Lady – 2004 be a tad more communicative please?

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        Susan Bradley
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        Something in the premium comments on Thurrott’s newsletter about 2004 limping along caught my eye: “I wish Windows Update would tell you why the 2004
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        woody
        Da Boss

        There’s an interesting overview on A Square Dozen:

        from a client installation perspective, it is often difficult or even impossible to match up an error message/code with anything published on [the Release Information site] (or any other Microsoft site).

        This post is a deep dive into my experience with identifying Hard Blocks and making sense out of generic error messages like the one below. It will also contain some best guesses for how some things work where I may not have a 100% clear understanding.

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        Seattle27
        AskWoody Plus

        It sure seems odd to me that newer machines aren’t being offered v 2004. I have three older refurbished Dells: 2 Latitude laptops and an Optiplex desktop. They were all offered the 2004 feature update shortly after it was released. Of course there is nothing really noteworthy about the new version, but I have backup images and so I installed 2004 on both laptops and haven’t had any issues. The upgrade process didn’t take all that long either.

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