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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the March 2020 patches installed #2213529
      Bundaburra
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      I waited for 14 days before installing the March updates.  During that time I saw an advice saying that KB4551762 was replacing KB4540673.  When I eventually came to download and install, I received KB4540673 but not KB4551762.  I am still not being offered KB4551762.  Do I need it?  Not having any problems.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

      in reply to: Win 10 is running very slow #2212237
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      There could be any number of reasons.  Tell us some of the system specs, particularly how much memory it has, size and type of the hard drive and % full, what external devices are attached (if any), what size of paging file (if known).   In Task Manager (once you get in), in the Processes view, click on the CPU column heading.  This will sort the processes into order of CPU use, so you can see if anything is hogging the CPU.  In the Start up view, it will show what processes are running at system startup;  you may be able to disable some of them.  In the Performance view, check to see if a disk drive or memory is overtaxed.   You say “both Malware and Norton”, but sometimes it is not a good idea to be running two such programs at the same time, as they can interfere with each other.  Try shutting down one or the other, or both, and see if that makes a difference.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

      in reply to: Best way to set up partitions? #2212206
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      I do regular, separate Macrium backups of my OS partition and my data partition.  Over the years, for one reason or another, I have had to occasionally restore the OS (which has always worked perfectly), but have never needed to restore the data partition as such.  The nice thing about Macrium (don’t know about similar products) is that you can set up a backup file as a disk drive, and extract individual files or folders from it – have also done that occasionally.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

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      in reply to: Best way to set up partitions? #2212202
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      If you have separate partitions for the OS and your data, then you have a lesser risk of losing your recent data in the event of a restore.   if you have your emails, for example, on the data partition, and then your OS goes bad (perhaps due to a failed update or bad software) and needs to restored from backup, you would not lose any emails which had  arrived  since the time of your last backup.  Same for any recent word documents, photos, etc.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

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      in reply to: What is normal wake-up time from Sleep mode (standby)? #2212041
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      I would suggest to uninstall that software, provided you would be able to re-install it later.  Uninstall it using a thorough uninstaller such as Revo, which would remove any left over registry entries and any left over files.  Then place the laptop on a well ventilated surface (not your lap??) where air can circulate underneath, restart it,  and see what happens.  If no better, you can re-install the software if you wish.

      In the root directory of your C drive, check for the presence of a file called hiberfil.sys.  If it exists, check its date and time stamps – it MAY indicate that the laptop is going into hibernation, not sleep.

       

       

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

      in reply to: What is normal wake-up time from Sleep mode (standby)? #2211719
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      Could be that you have inadvertently set it to Hibernate, rather than Sleep, when you close the lid.  Seven seconds could be about right for Hibernate, as it has to copy the contents of the hibernate file back into memory, before the screen comes on.  In Power Options, check what happens when you close the lid.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

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      As a general rule, when uninstalling a program, use a purpose built uninstaller such as REVO.  This program (and no doubt others similar) will do the following:  (a) run the target program’s uninstaller, if one exists, then (b) search the registry for any leftover entries, and offer to delete them, and (c) search for any leftover files, and offer to delete these as well.  The free version is perfectly adequate.  One point to watch:  sometimes the target program’s uninstaller will ask for a system restart.  Do not do the restart until after the leftover registry entries and files (if any) have been deleted.

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      in reply to: Reappearing KB4551762 update #2210991
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      Yesterday I installed the March updates, having waited for 14 days.  I was offered (among others) KB4540673, but not KB4551762.  On doing a further check post installation, I am still not being offered 4551762, and it does not appear in the list of installed updates.

      For what it’s worth, I installed the SSU, KB4541338, separately and before installing the other updates.  That’s my usual practice when there is a new SSU.  KB4541338 (the SSU) does appear in the list of installed updates.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by Bundaburra.
      in reply to: Laugh Time #2210989
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      Thanks Rick, that worked.  It’s good to get away from the bits and bytes occasionally.

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      in reply to: Laugh Time #2210939
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      Thanks for that.  The Wayne & Shuster one will not play, it says “Video unavailable”, but if their treatment of Shakespeare is anything like their audio sketch “Rinse the blood off my toga”, which is a sendup of Julius Caesar, it would be hilarious.  Two of my favourite bits from that sketch:

      “My name is Mark Anthony.  I just made a speech, I said “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.”  “Yeah?  Whatcha got in that sack?”  “EARS !!”

      “Gimme a martinus”  “You mean martini” “If I want two, I’ll ask for them”

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      in reply to: Recovery Drive Creation #2210931
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      Sometimes if you do a Restart, you do not see the prompt to enter the BIOS/UEFI setup.  If you want to go there, it’s better (in my experience) to do a cold start, i.e. shut it down, wait for everything to be off, wait another 10 seconds, and then press the Start button.  In that startup sequence you should see something like “Press X to enter setup”, where X is the designated key – it could be DEL, or F12, or something else, but should be mentioned in your system documentation.  If you know what the key is and press it repeatedly during the startup (even in a restart) it may take you into the Setup even if you don’t see the prompt.

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      in reply to: Outlook 2003: strikethrough problem #2189441
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      Is it an IMAP account? There are some posts on the internet about this, search for “outlook delete strikethrough”. My wife is running Office 2003 (including Outlook 2003) on W10 1909, and does not have the problem, but it is POP.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

      in reply to: Updating from 1903 to 1909 #2177984
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      The upgrade from 1903 to 1909 is called a “Feature Update” (as distinct from the monthly security updates, which are called “Quality Updates”.  You should receive the upgrade package via Windows Update, but you mention Group Policy, so it could depend on your settings.  In particular, if you have “Feature Updates” set to be received at some number of days into the future, Windows Update may not see that particular update.  If so, go into Group Policy and temporarily set the number of days for deferral of feature updates back to zero.  Then run Windows Update, Check for Updates, and see if the update to 1909 is now offered.  If so, let it download and run.  If not, you can download the update manually.  Go to this site, select “Update now”, and download and run the Windows10Upgrade file.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

      in reply to: Disk Usage Too High Since Windows 10 Updates #2177023
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      I use an old (but still working) program called DriveGLEAM, which sits in the tray and displays activity for each drive in the system.  It doesn’t matter whether each drive is a physical drive, or a partition, or an external USB drive, or even a partition on an external USB drive;  if it has a drive letter it will show up.  The icon for each drive changes colour according to activity;  red if the drive is being written to, green if it is being read from, yellow if both at once, and blue if the drive is idle.  It’s not perfect, but it’s indicative of activity on each drive.  Not sure about SSD, because I don’t have one, but DriveGLEAM is worth a try.  It’s free, by the way, and can also display other useful information such as memory and CPU use.  There’s a download for it on majorgeeks.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

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      I don’t see that.  The update appears to be for the following:
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    • Revised January 30, 2020 and February 25, 2020
      • Denverton
      • Sandy Bridge
      • <li class=”x-hidden-focus”>Sandy Bridge E, EP

    • Valley View
    • Whiskey Lake U
    • Updated 8/29/2019
      • Apollo Lake
      • Cherry View
      • Gemini Lake
      • Haswell Desktop
      • Haswell M
      • Haswell Xeon E3
      • Valley View
    • Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

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