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    • in reply to: ChrEdge, New Microsoft Edge, Auto Update #2278962
      joep517
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      It will be the default browser installed with Windows in future feature updates.

      I think updating it now depends on how it was originally installed. If it was installed using WU you can probably use wushohide to defer.

      Chromium Edge is not optional. It is being distributed automatically to replace the original Edge. Is what optional?

      --Joe

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      in reply to: Windows Scheduled Maintenance #2278948
      joep517
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      Even though you have a scheduled task, your computer is not in use by Windows reckoning. Automatic Windows Updates are usually downloaded and installed between midnight and 6 am. Since your computer is awake and plugged in, WU does its thing.

      As far as Windows Maintenance goes, if there were maintenance tasks not completed in the last maintenance window (one hour long) they will be done when the computer is awake. I’m not sure about starting a new maintenance set of tasks and how that relates to the active hours settings.

      I think that the Active Hours setting does not do what you think it does. See A closer look at Active Hours in Windows 10 for more detail on this setting.

      --Joe

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      in reply to: ChrEdge, New Microsoft Edge, Auto Update #2278936
      joep517
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      Microsoft has not stated how the update will work for versions installed by WU. If you install Edge then it runs a separate update run periodically. The released version is updated approximately every six weeks with the possibility of security updates in between. The interim updates do not happen very often. This is pretty much the same schedule as Chrome.

      --Joe

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      in reply to: Problem with new Edge #2278568
      joep517
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      Does it work OK with any Chromium-based browser?

      --Joe

      in reply to: Windows asks for password after waking up from sleep #2278180
      joep517
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      Do you still have a screen saver configured? If so, does it require a password?

      --Joe

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      in reply to: Jamie Eckle joins the crew #2278056
      joep517
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      Welcome aboard Jamie. Best of luck.

      --Joe

      in reply to: Strange update issue Win 10 2004 May update #2277910
      joep517
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      Did you let it go to sleep or hibernate?

      The I3 processor did not help much.

      --Joe

      in reply to: Strange Problem with File Explorer in Win10 v1909 #2276477
      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      Desktop, laptop, or tablet?

      Wired or wireless keyboard? If wireless, have you checked the batteries? Could you be accidentally hitting the touchpad?

      Have you checked for stuck keys? If you can, have you tried using compressed air on the keyboard?

      --Joe

      in reply to: Resolving Host #2276472
      joep517
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      When you boot the PC start Task Manager to see if you can identify what is using the system resources when the system slows.

      --Joe

      in reply to: Microsoft 365 Subscription Updates #2276466
      joep517
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      See Release information for updates to Microsoft 365 Apps for links to details about security and feature updates for the desktop apps.

      --Joe

      in reply to: Windows 10 information hub #2276077
      joep517
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      This article like any other can be outdated almost immediately. On top of that, the confusing terminology used in updating Windows 10 and the moving target makes it even more difficult.

      Ed Bott often directs his articles to IT pros and businesses but not always. Yet another point of confusion because it is not always clear who the audience is.

      Still, IMO it is a good reference and starting point.

      --Joe

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      in reply to: Windows 10 information hub #2276076
      joep517
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      I recommend you start a new topic in the Windows 10 forum where it is likely to get more attention.

      --Joe

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      joep517
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      Here’s what Susan Bradley had to do to get a 32GB machine upgraded some time ago – Patch Lady – finally got an HP Envy 8 Note 5000 upgraded

      --Joe

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      in reply to: Re-thinking the Windows development cycle #2273931
      joep517
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      Microsoft used to get roasted regularly for including everything as part of the OS release and not being able to react quickly enough to new industry trends. For a long time now Microsoft has been changing the Windows architecture to eliminate the various version they had for different types of hardware. That is the fabled “one core”. The long term goal is to have one core OS and supply different UIs for distinct hardware. All the while maintaining compatibility for the 1.5 billion Windows users.

      Now, they get roasted for moving too quickly. The update/upgrade situation with Windows 10 has changed and will continue to change and evolve. The hodgepodge grab bag that used to be Windows Update caused no end of support problems. Having been in software development and support for a long, long time I can attest that our Customer Support makes sure that the client is completely updated and the problem still exists after that. Then the fun starts. Now, we are considerably smaller than the Windows install base but have some very large clients. Having clients be able to pick and choose updates is a recipe for support disaster.

      If indeed the development/release program has pivoted to a quality basis rather than speed that will be a tremendously important positive change. That should mean the quality will improve over time. I disagree that a separate quality control department is required. If the proper q/a is done on the development side that should expose bugs earlier in the process. Any time a problem is exposed earlier in a process the less expensive it is to repair. This will lead to fewer bugs making it to the general release and thus have less impact on the end-user.

      --Joe

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      in reply to: Patch Lady – issue with Outlook #2273928
      joep517
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      I found this a couple of days ago on my wife’s PC. Dug around in the registry to finally find those two keys and delete them. That file was a subscription to her Gmail calendar. First, I just deleted the PST file after repeated “fixes”. I still got the message. Then I deleted the key with the file name. The “corrupt file” dialog box still popped up just with no file name. Then I deleted the other key. That took care of it. I just re-established the subscription and all is well. It didn’t take too long but was frustrating.

      --Joe

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