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    • in reply to: We’re easing into the Plus Membership benefits #1919289

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      AskWoody Plus

      This will be an interesting ride!  I can sort of visualize questions raised in the “open” Lounge being partly replied to in the Lounge and partly replied via referral to “closed” Newsletter(s) and MPL.  Said differently, if a non-Plus visitor raises a question in the Lounge, he/she won’t (or may not) get the full answer without signing up to Plus.  As mentioned, confusion could be the result.  Or visitors going elsewhere as I doubt they’ll wait a week or so to get access…

      Don’t get me wrong, this site is great and it saved my butt during a recent migration from W7 to W10.  And I think a donation/subscription model is indeed reasonable.  However, the way it’s implemented is of the essence.  Personally (imho) I think an “open” model may be better and I would be happy to donate extra $$$ if it stayed that way.  Just one small voice…

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    • in reply to: Setting up Windows 10 for the first time #1870726

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      AskWoody Plus

      Your mileage may vary, but, the attached .jpg shows my current O&O ShutUp10 settings. In case I flipped one switch too many .. let me know.  Thanks.

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    • in reply to: We’re easing into the Plus Membership benefits #1920600

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      AskWoody Plus

      Indeed it is .. and a two track comment solution would be problematic too, as you pointed out.  I think any two track solution is a balance on a knife’s edge, again in my most humble opinion!

      Perhaps 5 free visits/comments and then all paid?  Like some online papers do.  I know, there are ways around this .. so it’s just an off the cuff comment.

    • in reply to: Setting up Windows 10 for the first time #1870724

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      AskWoody Plus

      Before you wonder “Am I doing things right,” ask “Am I doing the right things?”

      Good reminder!  Thanks.  As for the matched pair of memory modules, I’ll get around to it one day soon .. I hope.

    • in reply to: Setting up Windows 10 for the first time #1870341

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      AskWoody Plus

      I have used Macrium Reflect (now v7) for years and find it excellent.  So, you can’t go wrong by using it imho.  The free version won’t give you forum support, but, there are many topics of interest here: https://forum.macrium.com/Default.aspx

      Although I have a 4-license Macrium Reflect package, I used the free version (no validation required) for my 1st image backup right after the initial W10 startup and before connecting to the Internet.

      I saved the image to an external USB drive and I made a bootable recovery USB stick.  You can make a bootable CD/DVD too.  Either way, do it, as without you can’t easily re-image or recover in case of need.

      Once my W10 installation had progressed to the point I felt confident I could connect to the Internet, I just entered my Macrium license to make it permanent.

      Have fun .. but do follow the 1st setup advise in this (and other threads).  It saved my @#$!  Great advise indeed…

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    • CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      So, if I uninstall KB4465065 I’m back to where I was before updating?!  No lasting “damage”?  Haven’t installed it, but, want to know regardless.

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  CBA.

    • CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      Is the KB4465065 patch reverse-able (removable) or is it a BIOS flash update?


    • CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      I still have the 1,544 KB file dated 9/15/2018 in System32 as I haven’t updated.  But, frankly, I’m not 100% sure this is indeed related to the KB4465065.

      All PKC said above was that he hasn’t installed any Intel microcode patches on his computers.  I have to look into this before I unhide this KB.


    • CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      Okay, thanks!  Not sure you agree, but, according to Tenforums, this update concerns a code already installed as a .dll file in System32 (mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll).

      The WU update would just update this file.  It may well not be that simple, however, I have that file with a file date of 09/18/2018.


    • CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      I did hide it for now.  But, according to Tenforums, this is an update of a code already installed, so running the WU update would just update the mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll file in System32.

      I’m mostly worried about a CPU slowdown .. as widely reported.  But, that may be fake news.


    • CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      I was just offered KB4465065 (Intel MicroCode) through WU.  Should I install it on my new Intel Core i7-8700 (W10-64 1809 build .503) computer?

    • in reply to: Setting up Windows 10 for the first time #1829827

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      AskWoody Plus

      During configuration I “upgraded” to one 16GB module rather than to add 8GB to the “base” 8GB module.  This to have 3 slots free for expansion.

      That said, I probably never going to need all 3 slots, as 16GB is plenty for the type work I’m doing right now.  Adding a 2nd 16GB module is planned regardless as  I do recall the paired concept .. although I wonder if that’s still valid for today’s powerful CPUs.

      If I recall correctly, my 1st computer had a i286/10MHz chip and 1MB memory…to which I added a 2nd 1MB module (among other upgrades).  Times change…


    • CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      I came across alternative ways to check update history using PowerShell.  Probably known to most, but, here they are regardless:

      # 1: Get Update History:

      wmic qfe list

      # 2: Show Hotfix History:

      get-wmiobject -class win32_quickfixengineering

      https://www.faqforge.com/windows/windows-10/how-to-check-windows-10-update-history-using-powershell/


    • CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      I have (2) at the end of the line under update history for the 441 entry.  That’s it.


    • CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      Maybe this explains it.  Maybe…

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