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    • in reply to: Where we stand with the August patches #2295633
      cyberSAR
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      OK

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      in reply to: Where we stand with the August patches #2295624
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      Maybe I didn’t word it properly. Yes, KB4571719 was installed (verified after installation). Started having the printing issues.

      Did a system restore instead of uninstalling the update. The system restore stated it failed, but it did replace some registry entries for sure and no longer showed KB4571719 as installed. It also had the option to undo the last restore point even though it supposedly failed. (I have seen this occur before. Part of the restore processes then I think fails on some file replacement)

      Decided to install the new update rather than recovering from system image to see if it would work and it did.

      Getting ready to upgrade this machine to 10 so I wasn’t extremely worried, and I had an image.

      • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by cyberSAR.
      in reply to: Where we stand with the August patches #2295604
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      TonyC , you are correct. Installed the Aug Security Update KB4571719 on Monday and 1 machine exhibited problems. Installed the Sept. Sec only update and it solved the printer, devices and printers issue, and the windows installer issue on that machine.

      I couldn’t uninstall KB4571719 because the client performed a system restore and although it stated it failed, KB4571719 was no longer listed as installed, so I just installed the new update and it solved the issues.

      in reply to: Where we stand with the August patches #2295250
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      We had this occur on only 1 of about 20 Win7 machines we maintain. It also messed with uninstalling programs. Installed the Sep updates today and everything seems to be working fine again.

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      cyberSAR
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      I’ve had problems with RDP since 1909. Disabling use wddm graphics driver has helped tremendously but it still crops up occasionally that the remote machines present a black window with no way out unless I log in another way and reboot. Real PITA

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      in reply to: Clonezilla Cannot See SSD Partitions in Win10 v1903 #2292089
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      True, unless you have a bad differential or two and your data files are included!

      in reply to: Clonezilla Cannot See SSD Partitions in Win10 v1903 #2292085
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      I almost always image the whole disk (depends on my disk layout). I’m not a fan of incremental/differential in my drive images (one bad one and you’re in a world of heck) . Generally, I do a drive image before major updates, then daily or weekly, do incremental/differential file backups with another backup program. I can restore my latest disk image, copy over my incremental/differential file backups and be back in business.

      Not a big fan of doing disk images within windows, but I do it on remote systems that I service and, knock on wood, haven’t had an issue yet.

      in reply to: Clonezilla Cannot See SSD Partitions in Win10 v1903 #2291906
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      If you are booting windows OK I assume you had ahci before. You can leave as-is if you like. Secure Boot just adds an extra level of security. I have machines set up both ways.

      https://www.howtogeek.com/116569/htg-explains-how-windows-8s-secure-boot-feature-works-what-it-means-for-linux/

      cyberSAR
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      Unfortunately many won’t heed the warnings. Probably more so now due to the covid pandemic. This storm is a beast and that area is flat so they’re talking storm surge of 20′ up to 40 miles inland. Prayers up for everyone in its path and to the 1st responders and SAR teams that will have their work cut out for them.

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      in reply to: Clonezilla Cannot See SSD Partitions in Win10 v1903 #2291719
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      Read what Wesley had in the comments regarding secure boot etc., or, install Macrium, create boot usb drive and image with it 🙂

       

      Worked for me! I shortened it as follows for my team:

      Taking an Image or burning an image to 5490 laptop with NVMe SSD
      1. Start laptop and repeatedly tap F2 to get into BIOS
      2. Under General, UEFI Boot Path Security, change it from “Always except Internal HDD” to Never
      3. Under System Configuration, SATA Operation, change from “Raid On” to AHCI
      4. Under Secure Boot, Secure Boot Enable, change from Enabled to Disabled
      5. Save all changes and restart the laptop and take or burn image with Clonezilla as normal

      After image is burned or copied, reverse the bios settings so the laptop can function:
      6. Under General, UEFI Boot Path Security, change it from Never to “Always except Internal HDD”
      7. Under System Configuration, SATA Operation, change from AHCI to “Raid On”
      8. Under Secure Boot, Secure Boot Enable, change from Disabled to Enabled
      9. Restart laptop and test that Windows is bootable

      in reply to: Clonezilla Cannot See SSD Partitions in Win10 v1903 #2291696
      cyberSAR
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      My guess is your new machine may have an NVMe drive. This thread may help.

      https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/bugs/289/

      Haven’t used Clonezilla in years. I use Acronis and Macrium Reflect

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      I’ve had good luck with running a repair numerous times rather than a full uninstall/reinstall

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      in reply to: Just Why is allowing Windows to install Drivers Bad? #2289624
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      Just saw some posts last month on Dell’s website where Windows installed a BIOS update to XPS 8900 machines and they had a plethora of issues (bluescreens etc) We have about 10 8900s and weren’t pushed the BIOS update. Haven’t tested why, and won’t, but I’m guessing it’s because we have driver updates disabled.

      I sure as heck don’t want Windows installing a BIOS update!

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      in reply to: Cellular Routers? #2288644
      cyberSAR
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      I’ve never tried it, but have you looked at Internet Connection Sharing in Windows?

      https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/share-internet-connection-windows-ethernet-wi-fi

      in reply to: Welcome to the August 2020 Patch Tuesday plop #2287965
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      RANT – I absolutely despise Windows updates over the last 5 years or so!

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