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        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        So an AskWoody reader has (or rather had) a problem in upgrading from 1809 to 1903.  Every time it attempted the upgrade she ended up with all of her
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        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        6)      If you still can’t sign in, try creating a new local administrator account, log in to that new account, then follow the steps in Fix a corrupted user profile to copy your personal data from the old profile into the newly created one.

        Repair instructions are: create a new profile, populate it with old profile data, and reinstall software. This process is time-consuming and rather intense. In the absence of further information, there are no measures to prevent this “profile corruption” occurrence with future updates.

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        offline▸ Win7Pro SP1 x64 InUse
        online▸ Win10Pro 1909.18363.752 x64 i5-9400 RAM8GB HDD Firefox75.0 Windows{Image/Defender/Firewall}
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        woody
        Da Boss

        Wouldn’t it be… breathtaking… if Windows Defender also participated in the race condition?

        I don’t pretend to understand Windows update installers, but from my Computer Science days, it was relatively difficult to diagnose a potential race condition, but relatively easy to fix one, if you could let the stomped-on main process go idle for a considerable length of time.

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