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    • in reply to: Mystery Intel HDC update #1877684

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      Da Boss

      Wait and see, give it a chance, if all is working as intended.
      Should you run into problems, report back here.
      Historically, on win7 for instance, I’d only use oem device drivers, and still do.
      W10 device drivers should have improved over the years but can’t guarantee it.

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

    • in reply to: Patch Lady – what things about patching annoy you? #1876877

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      Da Boss

      With personal files being overwritten due to an inplace feature upgrade to 1809 put me right off W10. The framework of W10 patching leaves a lot to be desired and is nothing short of a Total Inability To Sustain Update Patches with patch fixes for patches.

      The July 2019 Security Only patches with telemetry baked in for W7 and W8.1 has now put Group B patching in amoungst Group A !! /facepalm

      I’m finding patching a ch/bore nowadays, when years gone by I could rely on a single patch fixing something that was broken in order to use a program/utility or game. With these 500mb rollups, it’s a lottery..

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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    • in reply to: Windows Update not finding Windows Defender updates #1876758

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      Da Boss

      No problems here with WD definitions via WU (two W8.1 devices checked)
      Both have SSU KB4504418 as well as July SMQR KB4507448 (Group A) installed.
      WDWU

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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    • in reply to: Favorites not responding #1876460

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      Da Boss

      also might help if we knew which version of W10 are you referring to? Is it x86 or x64 / Pro or Home?

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

    • in reply to: Windows Update not finding Windows Defender updates #1875797

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      Da Boss

      The servicing stack is/ will be required irrespective of reluctant thoughts. It would do no harm whatsoever to install the SSU but, I don’t think that’s the problem.

      Download the full Windows Defender def update from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/definitions
      (x64 or x86 as per your system)

      This has sorted issues I’ve encountered in the past with this kind of problem.

      I only use the desktop right click tweak below to update without invoking the full WU.
      Here is the registry tweak that I use for quick access/updating of WD
      (once you get used to using it, you won’t look back)
      windows-defender-cascading-desktop-context-menu

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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    • in reply to: Windows Defender Updates #1875682

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      Da Boss

      Defender2
      DefenderVersion2
      Well, looks like it was updated 24 hrs and 22 mins later SNAFU

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    • in reply to: Windows 7 Update failures -new at this #1875303

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      Da Boss

      Do you have the recent SHA2 and Service Stack Update (SSU) patches installed?

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

    • in reply to: Freeware Spotlight — Eraser #1875130

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      Da Boss

      FWIW, I have been using Privazer for a few years on Win7/8.1 and it never misses a beat.
      I run it offline after using sensitive websites, docs etc..usually once a week.
      The Portable Download Version works a treat and has SO much more within. This also has a facility (choice of 3 methods of cleaning prior to running) to wipe freespace on the system but have not used it on our SSD’s for obvious reasons. Should be good for hard-drives!

      As a precaution, I also have a firewall ruleset on the portable program 😉

      Note: I use the the manual cleanup method and I ensure that the registry cleaning option is UNTICKED and the ‘do not clean registry’ box is TICKED as we all know what regcleaners can potentially do..

      Privazer-1

      TIP:
      Invoking a manual TRIM (on SSD’s) afterwards boosts the OS responsiveness really well.
      (I have no affiliation with privazer etc.. other than being a long-time satisfied user)

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    • in reply to: Facebook fined 5 Billion #1874547

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      Da Boss

      A tactical setup for ’14 eyes’ as a means of quicker data collection, profiling?

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    • in reply to: July 2019 Patch Tuesday has arrived #1874376

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      Da Boss

      Guenni over at borncity reports :

      A brief warning for administrators using Windows Server 2012 to deploy via SCCM. The June 2019 update KB4503276 causes trouble because it prevents PXE booting (WDS). Microsoft has now confirmed the problem…

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

    • in reply to: Patch Lady – what things about patching annoy you? #1876980

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      Da Boss

      3) Update catalog search annoyances. If you know the KB number no problem. Try searching in the catalog for 2019-07 Windows 8.1 or anything with Windows 8.1 for that matter.

      @sueska Thanks for bringing that up, it’s been an unreachable itch for a while.

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

    • in reply to: July 2019 Patch Tuesday has arrived #1876576

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      Da Boss

      Abbodi, I’m curious..and perhaps using an old apple slogan ‘think different’
      Is there anything to gain/lose by flipped patching..no SMQR (Group A) on patch tuesday, just dotnet/flash etc.. then install the preview a week later on W8.1.? Theoretically, the patch tuesday SMQR should have burning issues fixed in the preview as well as introductory fixes. Pros and cons going in this direction?

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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    • in reply to: July 2019 Patch Tuesday has arrived #1875831

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      Da Boss

      I did encounter a double restart for KB4507448 but don’t do previews unless they fix something that’s busted from patch tuesday’s offerings that affect our systems.

      more info on this preview:
      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4507463/july-16-2019-kb4507463-os-build-preview-of-monthly-rollup

      Abbodii86: have you checked for/noticed any changes in the task scheduler after installing the preview?

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    • in reply to: July 2019 Patch Tuesday has arrived #1874408

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      Da Boss

      Welcome to askwoody!
      interesting..thanks for the feedback and glad you got the issue sorted.

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********


    • Microfix
      Da Boss

      I fitted/swapped out our whole house with LED bulbs, lamps, fridge, cookerhood, downlighters etc..I went on an OCD mission at the time to nuke the candescant’s as they were being phased out. Price paid was savings after a couple of years relative to electric used..still continued
      sod’s law they start failing now that I’ve posted..

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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