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    • #2395713

      Thank you for your reply.  Guess I just did not know what to expect.  Thought it would be a nice list of dates and what Yahoo kept.  I think that is there but not easily found.  A lot of entries showed 0 content.  As well it should as I don’t use any Yahoo stuff.  But my mail program checks for Yahoo mail provided by AT&T and that is the most activity in Activity.

      Good idea about using a different Notepad with extras.  I may try it when I have time.  I appreciate the time it took to answer my question.

      Thank you.

       

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2395487

      I am attaching what I see when I open the json file from Yahoo in Notepad.  I opened Activity Data>User Data 1. Below is the address on file explorer.

      D:\Downloads\Chrome Downloads\(json file from yahoo)\Activity Data\User Data 1

      I don’t think what I get is very readable but perhaps this is all there is.  Does it look right to you?

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2395461

      Thank you for responding.  I tried Notepad but it looked unreadable.  Not like regular text.  Can you read json files with notepad? is there some setting I don’t know about?  How do you read json files?

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2392391

      Thank you.

      I just clicked on each HKEY until I saw “software” and then went from there. Guess I just stumbled on to “local machine” by dumb luck.  Any way it worked and I was in HKEY\local machine\software etc. after all.

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2392364

      My registry editor tree all start with HKEY not HKLM.  But I followed the path

      HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

      and found that the 21H2 registry key provided by Susan did install on my computer.  So my computer will upgrade to 21H2 and stop there. Way better than trying to do all that myself.  Thank you, Susan.

      Don’t know why I have HKEY instead of HKLM.  Didn’t seem to matter.

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2390923

      Quote from Susan in 9/13/2021 newsletter:

      “To make it easier for you, I’ve built a registry key to download that will set this value format. This registry settings file will force your computer to remain on Windows 10 21H1.

      “Alternatively, and if you are comfortable with Windows 10 on your system today, allow the system to update to 21H2 when it finally comes out, and then use the following registry setting to keep it on 21H2.

      “Just as before, you can use my registry key method. 

      “For those of you who do want to run Windows 11, remember that in order to use Microsoft’s official PC Health Check App, you must reset these group policy/registry settings. If you do not, the tool reports that your system is managed by an IT administrator and won’t display any information.

      I’m sorry but the above is not easy for me to follow.

      First, I have Windows Home 21H1. I want to use the registry key Susan built to stop updates at 21H2.

      Can I download the registry setting from Susan that will keep it at 21H2 now while I am still on 21H1?

      Or do I have to wait for the 21H2 update before I can download the registry key to hold it at 21H2.

      Second, I don’t understand the last paragraph about changing the registry settings when it is time to get Windows 11. I don’t want it now, but when the time comes how will I “reset the registry settings”?

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2378852

      Got it.  Thank you.  Only scary part was the thunder storm that came up in the middle of installation.  But it got done and I didn’t lose power and all seems to be OK.

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2378540

      Still no 21H1 from Windows Update.  Always says I am up to date.  Tried removing Microsoft Health Tools thinking it would install again and maybe open door for 21H1 but no.  Guess I will have to wait until next month for it to come back.

      Nothing to do but wait.

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2377700

      PKCano,

      No.  I don’t mess with registry at all and never tried that and wouldn’t.  Also did not block in wushowhide.  Did nothing but leave it sit there and it went away and never came back.

      I did at one point back then remove Microsoft Update Health Tools but it came back when I installed June updates on 6/24/2021.  I made a mistake.  In original post I thought that was when I installed the security update for Print Spooler.

      The Print Spooler patch slipped on to my computer when I turned it back on after a thunder/lightning  storm 7/7/2021 which is when the Servicing Stack also installed.

      I am attaching my Updates.

      Thanks for your help.

      MPW

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2377650

      I read that Susan recommends update to 21H1 now in the 7/12/2021 newsletter.

       “Recommendations for all users

             I’m now recommending either Windows 10 20H2 or Windows 10 21H1.”

      Windows Update has stopped offering 21H1.  It was offered back in March or April and I waited.  Then it disappeared and never returned.

      I did not block it in wushowhide.  I did not make any registry changes to prevent it.  I did not do anything to make it go away.

      I thought it might reappear this month because Microsoft Update Health Tools reappeared on 6/24/2021 when I installed KB5003537 for Print Spooler security update.

      But I have installed July Update (KB5004237) today and I have Servicing Stack 10.0.19041.1081 which was installed 7/7/2021 automatically by Windows Update.

      By the way all seems to be working fine after July Cumulative Update.

      Windows Update says I am up to date, but no 21H1 feature update is offered.

      Any ideas where it went and what to do to get it back?

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2377506

      Ben Myers is secretly Robert DeNiro.

       

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2376704

      I would rather look out the window and pick my own news sources.  I don’t want to follow news, picked by an algorithm, down a rabbit hole.

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2376513

      OK, so the internet is full of complicated ways to disable Print Spooler.  Some involve Group Policy which Win 10 Home users do not have and others involve registry changes using Power shell.  Things do not have to be that complicated.  Here is a simple way to disable Print Spooler until Microsoft comes up with a better patch for PrintNightmare.  It may not be necessary for home users but if you just want to feel safe try this:

      https://computersluggish.com/windows-tutorials/troubleshooting/how-to-disable-the-printer-spooler-in-windows-10/

       

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

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    • #2376194

      Turned off my desktop last night due to thunderstorms with lots of lightening.  This morning KB5004945 downloaded/installed when I turned the desktop on and I was informed that the computer needed to restart.  Happened fast.

      I had no print problems before and I have none now so I guess all OK.

      Whether or not it fixed the security problem I have no idea.

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

    • #2373804

      I finally right clicked on “it” and chose “copy link address” from the dropdown menu and put that in my browser.

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1237
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2108(Build 14326.20404 C2R)

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