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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: Get the May 2020 patches installed now #2271750
      TJ
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      Reading about the problems that the May Cum.update KB 4556799 can cause, I decided not to install it on my Version 1909 when Woody announced DEFCON-4 for the May updates on June 1st.
      But today I got KBs 4556799, 4552931 (.NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for x64 1909) and 890830 v5.82 ‘offered’ by Windows Update, so I decided to have a go.

      4556799 started very slow, then jumped to 44% and after a while to 77% and got stuck. So I ran Troubleshooter, which said a reboot was pending! So I told Windows to reboot and saw that it was indeed installing the update and afterwards started up correctly.
      Probably because Troubleshooter interfered, both 4552931 and 890830 were listed as ‘failed’, but were again pending for download (and install). Second time around both installed correctly as well.

      Hope everything is and stays fine.

      in reply to: 750MB of undeletable log files! #2258873
      TJ
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      The easiest way to get rid of ‘undeletable’ Windows files is by booting from a Linux (Live) disc/pen drive, and use the file explorer to go the destination folder on your Windows drive and simply delete them.
      (If you don’t see the Windows drive, you will have to make it show up. See how #2022433.)

      Beware though, that this will allow you to also delete essential/system files from Windows too easily, so be cautious!

      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the March 2020 patches installed #2223210
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      You’re right. I forgot I also had the portable version somewhere.
      I prefer Speccy’s easy overview.

      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the March 2020 patches installed #2214229
      TJ
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      I noticed this evening that (after having updated from 1809 to 1909 two days ago) websites took a long time to load -both in Firefox and Edge- when on a vpn connection. Turns out Windows/the update put its own Wireguard tunnel driver in place of Wireguard’s own driver.

      Reinstalling the vpn solved that, but it’s worrying that the update overruled gpedit’s “Don’t include drivers” setting. :-{

      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the March 2020 patches installed #2214011
      TJ
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      Thanks, @Paul-t. Good to know that for a next time.

      • This reply was modified 3 months ago by TJ.
      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the March 2020 patches installed #2213999
      TJ
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      I upgraded my 1809 Pro to 1909 Pro (see #2213646 above) and everything seems well.

      I just uninstalled Windows 10 Update Assistant using BCUninstaller, but 1 registry key was left over:

      Windows 10 Update Assistant | Microsoft Corporation | 1.4.9200.22925 | “C:\Windows10Upgrade\Windows10UpgraderApp.exe” /Uninstall | – Confidence: Questionable – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\Windows10UpgraderApp.exe

      Can I safely delete it?

      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the March 2020 patches installed #2213646
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      PKCano, I did not have this question but I wanted to recognize you for your many contributions to the AskWoody site and say Thank You!

      Indeed. Impressive relentless support.

      I figured this MS-DEFCON 3 advice was the right moment to update my 1809 Pro to 1909 Pro. I’m now on Build 18363.720.
      All went well, I think. Took about 40 minutes up to the last reboot.
      Last time I update from 1809 to 1903 my system seemed to be sluggish after that, so I reverted to 1809. This time Windows runs smoothly.

      All update history was deleted by the update and I now have two extra folders: Windows.old and Windows10Upgrade. If all stays well, I will delete them.

      The update left my gpedit.msc update settings as I had put them: deferral for 100/30 days.

      The only thing that was changed is that the update deleted Speccy, so that means going back to HWiNFO64.

      Thanks to @woody as well of course.

      BE SAFE

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      in reply to: Initial impressions of Patch Tuesday, March 2020 #2190026
      TJ
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      Something very strange just happened:
      On my Win10 1809 Pro, Windows Update is not only ‘offering’ the usual KB 2267602 Defender update, but also KB 4537759 update for Adobe Flash Player.
      But I have no Flash Player or any other Adobe product installed, nor any flash browser plugin.

      What’s up with that!?

      (Updates are handled/deferred by gpedit.msc)

      TJ
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      Despite Woody’s suggestions to upgrade to 1903 or 1909, I’m still running version 1809 Pro (currently Build 17763.973) and happy to be so – given the problems with Search and KBs 4524244 and 4532691 on those versions. (I hope to be able to wait with upgrading to 1903/1909 until MS has solved these problems.)

      Updates are controlled and deferred by gpedit.msc settings. I also got WUMT and WuMgr, but only use them nowadays to see what/if something is being offered.
      Today I checked WUMT and it came up with KB 4023057, so I hid it.

      Don’t know if these actions will prevent MS to push KB 4023057 onto my system though…

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      TJ
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      I run Win10 1809 Pro with update deferral 365/30 via gpedit.msc. (Not upgrading to 1903 yet.)

      Woody advises to install the January Patch Tuesday patches, but to my knowledge this means in case of 1809 only update KB4534273. (Apart from .NET updates.)
      However, according to https://borncity.com/win/2020/01/23/windows-10-v1809-install-error-with-update-kb4534273/ this update can cause install error loops, which would leave no update to install in case of 1809 – for the moment.

      Am I right in assuming so?

      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 5: Get your systems patched #2063863
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      Hid the Dec roll up, but SSU KB4531786 did not come up.
      So that meant going to the Catalog after all.

      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 5: Get your systems patched #2060693
      TJ
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      You are right both times. I saw the first one being mentioned before, but forgot about it.
      Forgot about the second one as well 😐

       

       

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      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 5: Get your systems patched #2060653
      TJ
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      Right. Will try that next time.

      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 5: Get your systems patched #2059070
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      Windows 10 Pro 1809:
      After changing gpedit.msc’s update settings I received the ‘upgrade’ for 1903, which installed without any problem, but I noticed a significant slowdown in start up. Double checked that by restarting a few times after upgrading but it didn’t improve, so I reverted to 1809. (And reverted my update settings to 365/30 days.)
      I then got offered KB4530715 Cum.Dec, KB4533094 Cum.Dec .NET 3.5, 4.7.2, 4.8 and KB890830 Dec.
      All installed without problem and caused no problem afterwards.

      Windows 7 Pro – Group B:
      I’m using Win10 as my daily driver for a few months now, and I must say Win7 looks and feels a bit outdated. Never thought I would say that!
      Downloaded KB4530677 IE Dec and KB4530692 SO Dec and installed them without problems during or after. Both needed a restart. Did not see any nag screen afterwards.
      Then told Windows Update to search and got offered KB890830 Dec (among others). Installed that one too – did not need a restart.

      However, I did NOT get KB4531786 SSU offered, so I will have to download that one myself.

      in reply to: Can't see Windows SSD from USB-booted linux #2022468
      TJ
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      Right, but given the “could” in that sentence, I’m not sure whether bmeacham actually did and if so, did the change persist after reboot – given the live usb situation?
      (Check Disks after reboot to see if there’s still an asterisk on the Windows partition)

      Just my 2 cents

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