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    • in reply to: November 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives #2004295

      cyberSAR
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      Figured what the heck and upgraded my 1903 to 1909 through Windows Update. Took all of 4 minutes to update, reboot and log in to desktop. All of my settings appear to have stayed intact.

    • in reply to: Jeff Masters: "So Long Wunderground" #1997063

      cyberSAR
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      He will be missed. He was a little slow to sound the alarm on Katrina but so were many others. Lived on a generator for over 3 months, but at least I kept my clients’ websites updated throughout!

    • in reply to: Update 1803 to 1809 or 1903? Which is worse? #1995679

      cyberSAR
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      Over the last few months I have been using 1903 for machines I get in here for repair. Either upgrade or fresh installations. I figure I’ll do the upgrade so my clients don’t have to fool with it. I’ve been running 1903 on 5 of our machines here with no issues and it has actually solved a couple quirky problems I had on 1809.

      That said, I’m in no rush to upgrade my clients on 1809. Still having a hard time deciding what to do with my remote clients on 1803 since I don’t have physical access to their machines. I’m really thinking about moving them to 1809 and then to 1909 or whatever later down the road.


    • cyberSAR
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      What do you tell folks who say they’re happy with Win10

      Keep my number and your credit card handy 🙂


    • cyberSAR
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      Just fired up an old vm on 1903. After the obligatory updates tried to change from Slow to Fast ring and it wouldn’t take. Kept putting me back to Slow ring. Changed to Release Preview and I’m now on 1909. For grins tried changing to Skip Ahead and it tells me that is closed and moved me back to Release Preview.

      Windows 10 gives me headaches!

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    • in reply to: Pruning Event Viewer Logs #1984914

      cyberSAR
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      I use this in a batch file to clear all logs periodically. Works well for me.

      Edit to add:  I use this on Win7 – Win10 and run as administrator

      @echo off
      FOR /F “tokens=1,2*” %%V IN (‘bcdedit’) DO SET adminTest=%%V
      IF (%adminTest%)==(Access) goto theEnd
      for /F “tokens=*” %%G in (‘wevtutil.exe el’) DO (call :do_clear “%%G”)
      goto theEnd
      :do_clear
      echo clearing %1
      wevtutil.exe cl %1
      goto :eof
      :theEnd

      • This reply was modified 4 weeks ago by  cyberSAR.
    • in reply to: Strange audio glitch #1984239

      cyberSAR
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      If it occurs again, before doing system restore or uninstalling the drivers, check the Dell audio program and make sure the default audio device didn’t get changed. I remember that happening on a machine but can’t remember what OS it was.

    • in reply to: Strange audio glitch #1984229

      cyberSAR
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      Seems I remember reading about windows 10 updates breaking audio on some Dells. May want to check for updated drivers and/or audio programs at Dell’s support site. Also try browsing/searching the Dell forums for similar issues.

    • in reply to: Email notifications but no messages appear #1984228

      cyberSAR
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      Have you tried logging in to webmail through a browser to check if there is anything in there different from your local live mail? Just recently logged into my outlook.com account and noticed a bunch of messages moved to a junk folder even though I had never setup any spam filtering.

    • in reply to: November 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives #2004469

      cyberSAR
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      One minor annoyance is that 1909 re-installed those useless (for me) Libraries and Special Folders again. I had to import my reg files into the registry for each user to get rid of them one more time.

      I didn’t have that issue on this machine. Weird.

    • in reply to: November 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives #2004408

      cyberSAR
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      Not seeing that here on a mix of 1809, 1903 and now 1909. All machines can browse and see networked machines.

    • in reply to: Going to bite the bullet and upgrade to 1903 #2004056

      cyberSAR
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      The upgrade seems to go faster with the iso plus I can be disconnected from the internet during the upgrade process. Also I like having the iso in case of repair etc. I also have multiple machines so it saves time. To do the update from the iso just right-click and mount and run setup.

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    • in reply to: win10 1903 update breaks wifi #1997869

      cyberSAR
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      First thing I do on every 10 system is disable fast startup. Too many issues for very little benefit.

    • in reply to: Going to bite the bullet and upgrade to 1903 #1997865

      cyberSAR
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      dmt_3904 I’m not sure how good the windows image tool is. I haven’t used it in many years after a bad experience. I use Acronis (paid) and macrium. I always create my image by booting to a thumb drive and running Acronis except for systems I do remotely. Not a fan of creating an image with Windows running, but you do what you gotta do 🙂

      As far as the upgrade goes, I prefer to run the upgrade from a downloaded iso, but have done a few with the windows update upgrade. Prior to the upgrade, and after creating all my backups (I don’t fully trust online backups so I also back up locally), I update drivers, do a thorough system cleanup (temp files etc) run a chkdsk and sfc and defrag/optimize the drive. Want the system as clean and operating as well as possible. I disable any unneeded startup programs, online backups, A/V and/or anti-malware programs prior to upgrading.

      After the upgrade completes I usually just let the system sit for an hour or two before rebooting and checking for updates and operation.

      I’ve done a bunch of these on very old and new systems and have had only a couple minor issues which were easily fixed. HTH and good luck!

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    • cyberSAR
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      I do computer repair. I meant get ready to pay me for my service when it does break 🙂

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