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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 2004 – May 2020 Update Waiting for Windows 10 Version 2004 update

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      • #2347062
        taftbaby
        AskWoody Plus

        I have Windows 10 Pro V. 1909 on my laptop. I have settings per PKCano 2000016. Feature set to 0. GP not configured.  Desktop updated last week to 2004. No problems that I have noticed! 🙂    Should my laptop been updated to 2004 by now? Should I use Windows 10 Update Asssistant to install 2004 or BE PATIENT and wait? Thanks for any info!

      • #2347068
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        do you have conexant audio on the laptop with W10 1909?

        • #2347077
          taftbaby
          AskWoody Plus

          Yes it says conexant audio input and output

          • #2347079
            anonymous
            Guest

            Since you have Conexant audio devices on your system, you will have to deal with a workaround to get the upgrade to 2004 to install properly.

            I don’t remember if you will be offered the upgrade to 2004 by Windows Update or not because of having Conexant audio on your system.

            Plenty of advice about this is forthcoming, I’m sure.

        • #2347078
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          Do you have a recent image backup? Don’t rely on a ‘feature upgrade’ to fix/upgrade a working system, without one. Especially from 1909 to 2004 as the OS core changes.

          • #2347082
            taftbaby
            AskWoody Plus

            Donot have an image backup. Will look into that. TY

          • #2348262
            WCHS
            AskWoody Plus

            Do you have a recent image backup?

            Will the ‘system image of drives’ in Control Panel | Backup and Restore (Windows 7) contain all of the files and folders under C:\?

            I ask because I am wondering if it will contain the files and folders under C:\Apps, C:\dell, C:\Drivers, C:\ESD, C:\Icons, C:\Intel, C:\IntelOptaneData, C:\Perflogs, C:\Program Files, C:\Program Files (86x), C:\ProgramData, C:\Recovery, C:\System Volume Information, C:\Temp, C:\Windows, … (see attachment)

            I have made several copies on several external drives of all of the files and folders under C:\Users — which is where all of my data is, so I am good on data backup. I just want to be sure I have everything else that needs to be backed up, should I need to “recover” from an ill-fated update.

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            • #2348283
              Paul T
              AskWoody MVP

              The description “system image of drives” implies that every folder will be backed up.
              Unless you can browse the backup or restore it somewhere and test, all bets are off.

              Get a free 3rd party backup app and image your disk. We know they backup everything.

              cheers, Paul

              • #2348300
                WCHS
                AskWoody Plus

                This is what it says:
                box-for-system-image

                Since one of the drives is OS (C:), does that mean everything on the C:drive?

                Does anyone else know?

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              • #2348311
                b
                AskWoody MVP

                Yes:

                A system image is another way to say “full backup,” as it contains a copy of everything on the computer, including the installation, settings, apps, and files.

                How to make a full backup of your Windows 10 PC

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        • #2347081
          taftbaby
          AskWoody Plus

          In device manager/sound, video and game controllers the installed driver is Conexant Smart Audio HD version 8.66.88.56.

      • #2347070
        PKCano
        Manager

        Did you use Susan’s script or the script in AKB2000016 to set TRV to 1909? If so, you need to change it to 2004.

      • #2347144
        PKCano
        Manager

        The workaround with Conexant drivers seems to be:

        In Control Panel\Device Manager – click on the Conexant driver and uninstall the driver (DO NOT delete the driver).
        Perform the upgrade when offered the Feature 2004 in WU.
        The upgrade process reinstalls the driver.

        The other workaround (which I wouldn’t recommend) is to preform the upgrade and let it fail and rollback. The process will uninstall the driver. Then do the upgrade again.

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      • #2349507
        bashbish
        AskWoody Lounger

        I have conexant audio drivers on my Lenovo 510-15IKB (version 1909). I have tried to get Windows Update to offer 2004 by uninstalling the audio drivers.  When I click the “Check for Update” button I get “Up to Date”.

        Please tell me the meaning of “Did you use Susan’s script or the script in AKB2000016 to set TRV to 1909? If so, you need to change it to 2004.”

        What do I need to do to accomplish this ?  (I am not familiar with scripts)

      • #2349541
        bashbish
        AskWoody Lounger

        thank you for your response.

        I looked over the info on the link . It’s over my head. thank you just the same.

        I am so p—ed off that MS cannot fix this so the average user can get up to date before the Version reaches end of use. I guess if they do not act by May I am stuck with an end of use OS with no security updates.

        • #2349612
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Download the Reg File 2004.reg
          Double click on the .reg file, click “Yes” at the UAC prompt.
          Restart.

          Let us know how it goes.

          cheers, Paul

      • #2349690
        bashbish
        AskWoody Lounger

        Thanks for the info.

        I downloaded and ran the registry change as suggested.

        Restarted. Uninstalled audio drivers. Checked for updates. Got “Up To Date” notice.

        Continue to have “2004 is on its way” notice (see screenshot) which I have had for many months.

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        • #2349834
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          You probably need to wait for Windows Update to update on its own. This can take a day or two.

          In the meantime, download WuMgr and use the refresh icon (circle thingy) to see if it finds any updates – don’t install them from WuMgr, it’s just for a test.

          cheers, Paul

      • #2349908
        bashbish
        AskWoody Lounger

        i have updated to 20H2. i found this link in 10 Forums,   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10.

        after uninstalling audio drivers i clicked the link and then i clicked the Update Now button. that took me and my PC on a 90 minute journey to 20H2.

        so far no BSOD or malfunctions.

        the person who provided the link also had a Lenovo laptop with the offending  audio  drivers .

        thank you everyone for your help.

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