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      AskWoody Plus

      I installed the May SSU ok, are there some update files I need.

      I would appreciate a monthly list of the required kb files for each months updating process, if that’s possible.

      A1ex

      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      I ran your latest version and got the following;

      Get-Date : Cannot bind parameter ‘Date’. Cannot convert value “15/2020” to type “System.DateTime”. Error: “String was
      not recognized as a valid DateTime.”
      At E:\Downloads\Get-WinVer.ps1:670 char:28
      + $(Get-Date($x[$($Cntr)].Substring(132,10).Trim())
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-Date], ParameterBindingException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetDateCommand

      You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.
      At E:\Downloads\Get-WinVer.ps1:670 char:34
      + $(Get-Date($x[$($Cntr)].Substring(132,10).Trim())
      + ~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

      Get-Date : Cannot bind parameter ‘Date’. Cannot convert value “29/2020” to type “System.DateTime”. Error: “String was
      not recognized as a valid DateTime.”
      At E:\Downloads\Get-WinVer.ps1:670 char:28
      + $(Get-Date($x[$($Cntr)].Substring(132,10).Trim())
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-Date], ParameterBindingException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetDateCommand

      You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.
      At E:\Downloads\Get-WinVer.ps1:670 char:34
      + $(Get-Date($x[$($Cntr)].Substring(132,10).Trim())
      + ~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

      and yet copied to the clipboard was;

      Edition: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

      Version: 2004

      Build: 19041.113

      Installed: 05/01/2020 11:22

      in reply to: Will a RAM upgrade speed my computer? #2141112
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      Just scanning through this topic I noticed you are using Norton Security.

      I stopped using this some years ago because it proved such a memory hog, perhaps as a quick check you could try  running with it off – you may be surprised,

      A1ex

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: System Volume Information Taking Over #2040678
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      I solved the size problem by turning off system restore on C:. I thought I had already turned it off since I backup regularly with Acronis True Image, but it had become active again somehow.
      SVI is now much smaller.

      Thanks to cyberSAR for the additional info.

      A1ex

      in reply to: Easily back up all your PC’s current drivers #1981104
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      So what’s the process to recover drivers, is it just a case of using the .inf files?

      A1ex

      2 users thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: Explore New Features #1951251
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks PKCano, got me using Power Shell and I got to reset all Store Apps that had gone missing.
      A1ex

      in reply to: Explore New Features #1950662
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      Any advice on how to restore it?
      A1ex

      in reply to: Explore New Features #1949363
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m using v1903.
      Thanks for the video moonshine, but my pop up window merely tells me I need a new app, it doesn’t mention the app store and the ‘OK’ button does nothing.
      If I recall correctly I’ve disconnected the app store, could this be affecting my result?

      A1ex

      in reply to: How to format a 'cleaned' USB stick #1843755
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      I used diskpart create partition primary and took it from there successfully.
      Thanks all for your input.

      A1ex

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: Insider Preview build 18890(20H1) to FAST Ring #1542805
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      I tried again when 18894 came out. Again it failed and reloaded 18885, but incomplete.
      All my Program Files and Program Files(x86) content went missing, apart from the essential MS stuff, yet strangely the registry entries were all OK. I found this out when I tried reinstalling stuff. Info such as registering codes was still there.
      This was proving too much a labour of love so I gave up and returned to 18885 from my disc image.
      To avoid the problem repeating I’ve dropped back to the Slow Ring.
      I’ve not really had any problems with upgrades in the past, I’m wondering if the transition to 20H doesn’t sit right with my older hardware (motherboard is Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3)

      Alex

      in reply to: remove dual boot windows 10/windows 7 #1511601
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve tried to follow this thread and must admit I’m utterly confused.
      I’ve dual booted W7 and W10 for some time now, I started with both operating systems on the same hard drive, but then acquired a second ssd and moved one system to that, using True Image as a back-up medium.
      When I boot either operating system the system drive always appears as “C:”. At first the alternative system appeared as G:, which happened to be the first available letter after my data drives, which are seperate. This resulted in some minor problems with system restore and the ever present danger of accidentally altering something in that drive, so I removed the drive letter from the unused system using Disk Management, and did the same for the other drive.
      I now boot into either as if the second did not exist and have no problems.
      My point is that dual booting should sort out the operating system to be C:, without introducing other drive letters. You appear to be treading a dangerous path if the second system remains active while the first is in use.
      Alex

      in reply to: Insider Preview build 18890(20H1) to FAST Ring #1283462
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve tried to load this twice, each time it stops with an error (no message) and resets me back to my previous version, and not always properly completed, I’ve had to use my previous images to restore (thank goodness I keep them). I’ve put the PC on 7 days hold from updating for now.
      Anybody else suffering?

      in reply to: USB stick failure #350100
      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      Thankfully I had no important info on the drive, so I tried PKCano’s suggestion and looked at it in Disk Management.
      It had a 1Gb partition and the rest showed unformatted space. I deleted the !Gb partition and formatted the total space left after this operation. This produced a partition of 58Gb, in other words it had discarded part of its capacity. I’ve since tried various disc operations on it and all seem to work OK, so I’ll use it for miscellaneous tasks, while keeping an eye on it for misbehaviour.
      I’m just assuming the lost capacity is somehow damaged.
      Thanks for all the advice.

      A1ex

      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      It’s not that simple PKCano, my Downloads folder is on a seperate hard disk than the operating system.
      Nevertheless I tried your suggestion and we’ll see if it enables the changes to stick.

      Update: so far so good

      A1ex
      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve changed Group By to none, which cleared the sorting etc, but if I access another folder and choose to make all folders the same as that one, the problem resurfaces.
      I note that MS claim they won’t alter settings if the default isn’t being used, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here.
      Still, you live and learn.

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