• jayinalaska



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    • in reply to: Here come the May updates #2446899

      Windows 10 Pro

      Installed the Windows CU (KB5013942), .NET CU (KB5013624), and the MSRT (KB890830) using the PSWindowsUpdate module in PowerShell. All is well.

    • in reply to: (USA Centric) Want a discount on your Internet? #2446107

      2 Gbps down, 75 Mbps up, $99/month. My provider is promising 10 Gbps by 2026.

      Yes, I live in Alaska, in one of the “metro” areas.

    • in reply to: June updates bring news #2370707

      I decided to update early this month. On a custom built PC (Pro 20H2) and a Dell Latitude 5520 laptop (Enterprise 20H2), both updated without issue and have not exhibited any problems.

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    • in reply to: After upgrade 20 20H2 ther is no WIndows.Old folder #2367849

      On my system, I see “Temporary Windows installation files”. Do you have that?

    • I installed the May CU on my 20H2 Pro system yesterday. I use a PowerShell module to do all of this. For some reason, this month, the install update cmdlet hung on the installing step. There’s a separate cmdlet to check the reboot status and when I ran that, it said the reboot was pending. I did that and the updating process proceeded normally and finished. When I logged back in, the CU was listed as installed and winver shows 19042.985.

      No other issues noted, so far.

    • The first rule of good security is if you don’t use something/don’t need something, then uninstall it, if you can. Vulnerable software cannot be exploited if it’s not installed on your PC.

      Unfortunately, as others have said, you can’t uninstall IE11, but you can disable it, which I think is a step in the right direction. I did this ages ago, not long after I found out I could do it.

      I’m currently on Win10 20H2 Pro. I don’t see IE11 listed in Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off. Nor, do I see it in Settings -> Apps -> Apps & features -> Optional features. But, if I click on “Add a feature”, Internet Explorer 11 is listed as an optional feature I can turn on, if I ever run into a use case requiring Internet Explorer 11.

      A previous poster said you need IE11 for Quicken. This might be true is you’re still running an old, no longer supported, desktop version, but it’s not true if you’re running the subscription version of Quicken. At least, I have not stumbled across a use case where subscription Quicken complained about the lack of IE11. It just opens my default browser.

    • in reply to: How big is your hard drive? #2359741

      1 500 GB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD drive (C: Drive). I have this inserted into an NVMe -> PCI-E card and plugged into a PCI-E slot the communicates directly with the CPU. All of my onboard NVMe slots go through the PCH chip.

      4 1 TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA3 SSD drives in a RAID 5 array (D: Drive)

    • I just opened Edge, went to the About page, and saw I was on version 89.0.774.77. Edge tried to auto-update, but failed with the same error code reported by the OP, 0x800421F7. I followed the links to the Edge troubleshooting webpage and the error code maps to “The Edge update server is busy”, although Edge itself told me to check my firewall settings. When I tried again a few minutes later, Edge successfully updated.

      Now that I’m on version 90, I’m seeing the same “Update policy” language on Edge’s “About” page, too. I suspect that this is just making explicit the behavior of the underlying Chromium browser code. To the best of my knowledge, you cannot control when Chromium/Chrome updates on machines that aren’t joined to a domain, either, short of making blocking rules in your firewall. I’m willing to be wrong about this, though.

    • in reply to: March patching madness begins #2352429

      I decided it was time to see if KB5000802 would cause problems here. So far, no issues to report. I’ve printed a screen capture and a 2 pages of a 7 paged .pdf, in duplex, with no problems.

      I’m running Windows 10 Pro 20H2 (winver says I’m at OS Build 19042.867). I have a Brother MFC-L3770CDW multi-function printer.

    • in reply to: Quicken Personal Finance Option #2350413

      I have not run into this issue using the new subscription based Quicken, but I have only ever freshly installed Quicken when doing a clean upgrade of Windows. I can’t recall ever uninstalling the subscription Quicken. I’m currently running Windows 10 Pro 20H2, which was a clean install. I’m patched through the February cumulative updates and am still waiting to install the March patches. All of the in place upgrades of Quicken since I went to 20H2 (there have been two or three) have all gone smoothly. I have the occasional issue where I can’t connect to one of my financial institutions, but those have been problems at the financial institution and not with Quicken itself.

      From Quicken asking for IE6, that makes me think you might have remnants of the old, stand-alone version of Quicken still installed and that somehow has confused the subscription Quicken installer/uninstaller. I did some quick research and Quicken does offer an uninstaller/cleaner download for Quicken, although it warns that you should only use it at the direction of Quicken support. Perhaps you should look into this? This is the link I found. I have never used this procedure so I cannot speak to its efficacy.

      The only other thing I can think of for your original problem: is your subscription actually up-to-date and active? I think all of the download from financial institution functionality goes away if your subscription lapses/ends. I know I’ve almost been bitten by this because the credit card I use for the subscription has been changed and I almost forgot to update my profile with the new card information before a renewal. If your account has lapsed, this would be your root problem. I don’t know if the Quicken tech you spoke with would have had access to whether or not your subscription was active.

      If you decide to go through the instructions in the link above, be aware that they ask you to rename “Intuit\Quicken” folders. If you do have remnants of a stand-alone Quicken on your computer, those instructions make sense. What’s not clear to me is whether or not you should do the same folder renaming for the subscription Quicken, whose folders don’t live inside an Intuit folder.

      Good luck.

    • Verify your settings in the Local Group Policy editor, then open an elevated command prompt. Type in gpupdate /force and press Enter. Answer “Y” to any prompts you might get, to include rebooting the machine.

      I had the same problem you did back in November, IIRC, after I went to 2004. Doing this seemed to fix the problem for me. It’s not recurred and I have updated to 20H2 as well without my settings being messed with.

      PKCano speculated that turning metered connections on/off might trigger Windows Update to run, but I’m pretty sure I never did that here.

      It’s also worth remembering that Microsoft doesn’t promise to respect this notify me before download setting. On the main Windows Update page in the Settings application, it says this:

      *We’ll ask you to download updates, except when updates are required to keep Windows running smoothly. In that case, we’ll automatically download those updates.

      I don’t know if this is what happened to both you and me. I also don’t know what Microsoft thinks it might have to download to keep Windows running smoothly. Note that it says “Windows” and not “Windows Update”.


    • in reply to: Bleeping computer reports Flash patch force installed #2344351

      Windows 10 Pro, 20H2: The update is respecting my deferral settings. I’m not seeing it here.

    • in reply to: Tasks for the Weekend – February 6, 2021 #2341931

      I’ve never used the pause feature (and don’t intend to), but I watched the video hoping I could learn a few things about it in case I ever needed to help someone who has to.

      One thing that’s not clear to me is what happens if you choose to pause from the main screen for some multiple of 7 days and never click the resume button? Would that have been the same as setting the equivalent date from the advanced menu and waiting for that to expire? Is the real issue you should never click the resume button like you should never click the check for updates button?

    • in reply to: Barb Bowman reports preview NET kicks reboot #2340444

      Win 10 Pro 20H2 with GP settings of download only and quality update deferrals set to 15 days. I’m not seeing this update. I do not use the Pause/Resume feature.

    • in reply to: 14 versions of MS Visual C++ Removable? #2339890

      There’s no easy answer to that question. At some point, something else you installed needed those redistributables and they got installed. Sometimes, you don’t know that an application is installing one of these redistributables. So the question is: how tolerant are you have having something potentially break?

      I do a lot of gaming and almost every game I install has a particular version of the redistributable it needs. I have the 32- and 64-bit instances of 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015 on my PC. As long as you have turned on “Get updates from Microsoft Update”, if these ever update, then Windows Update will take care of that for you.

      One thing you could do is open up the Control Panel and then go to “Uninstall a program”. Once there, you could sort the entries by the install date. These redistributables don’t change that often, so it’s a pretty safe bet that, if you don’t have anything else installed on the same day as the redistributable, you could delete that one. It’s not fool-proof since the redistributable could have been updated since you installed it.


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