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    • in reply to: Chromebox and still use Win 7 #2088225

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      There are KVM switches (Keyboard Video Mouse)

    • in reply to: Win10 Add Mail Account Pop UP #2087570

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      To be able to sent email, Windows has to have an email program set up on the computer.
      Win10 sets the Windows Mail App as the default program, but you are not using it and do not have it set up.
      Go to Settings App\Apps\DefaultApps and set Outlook as your default email application.
      That should allow Outlook to handle you email requests.


    • PKCano
      Da Boss

      Set Metered connections before you end the Pause or it ends itself. Metered connections should give you time to use wushowhide effectively.


    • PKCano
      Da Boss

      Yes, wushowhide shows patches that are being offered to you machine. When you use Pause, the patches are not offered for the Pause period. Wushowhide cannot make them offered if they are not offered by WU.

      In Win10, the SSU is bundled with the CU, but doesn’t show up in the pending updates. I believe it presents itself with the same KB as the CU. On some occasions, you will see what is apparently the CU showing up and being offered for installation a second time. It shows up like that in the Update History too, but when you look in the installed updates, there are two different patches and the SSU has a different KB number. The CU isn’t listed twice.

      To my knowledge there is no “newer version” of wushowhide, only one.

    • in reply to: WHS2011 – KB4535102 fails, returns 80092004 #2088172

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Download the file to the desktop (or someplace easy to get to)
      Be sure everything is closed, b/c you may have to reboot afterward.
      Double click on the file, choose to let it install.
      It will ask you to reboot if necessary after the install.
      After the reboot you can delete the file if the install was successful.

    • in reply to: Win 10 dilemma #2088153

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      There is confusion in terminology here:

      The Recovery (Rescue) disk/USB is bootable media that gives you access to Utilities, like the Command Prompt, Restore points, troubleshooting. It can be made as many times as desired.

      The Restore disk is a copy of the Factory Image. It is bootable media that allows restoration to the day-one Factory condition/load-set. It replaces the set of disks that used to come with a new PC. In most cases it can be made only once.

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    • PKCano
      Da Boss

      Look in the Update History and give us a list of the KB numbers for the patches that have been installed in the last three days (the ones you say were forced).

    • in reply to: 2020 patching starts with a bang! #2087920

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Susan’s post about what to install is about what is SAFE to install and it is aimed at the businesses environment. Businesses have IT departments, test computers, and time constraints for patching. They can afford to install new patches early (be Beta testers/Guinea pigs) using the test machines. If they have a problem in the test environment, it doesn’t affect operations. They may also have a deadline to get the updates deployed company-wide.

      The comsumer, on the other hand, is in a different position. Many home users have ONE machine. If they install a bad patch and it borks the machine, they are up a creek. So Woody has the DEFCON system – we wait a while until the problems are reported so we know what to expect. When the DEFCON number is 3 or above, Woody posts information of safe patching with a summary of where the problems are (and aren’t).

      BUT, there is little picking and choosing in Windows 10. The updates are Cumulative, you either patch or don’t patch depending if the patch is safe or not.

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    • in reply to: 2020 patching starts with a bang! #2087904

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      I would set ONLY the one GP setting that is linked in my post. The “2” only keeps the updates from downloading until you cleck the download button. The rest can be set in the GUI.
      There is really very little “pick and choose” to Win10 updating. You either update or you don’t.

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    • in reply to: 2020 patching starts with a bang! #2087895

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      You can use wushowhide.diagcab to hide and unhide updates.

      These are the settings I use in Win10. If you have version 1903 or 1909, Semi-Annual Channel no longer exists, but everything elsa is the same.
      Settings in the GUI under Update & Security\Windows Update\Advanced settings.
      Settings in Group Policy.

      To find the posts you have made, click on the link that is your User ID under your Avatar. It will take to your Profile where there are links to the posts and topics you have created.

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    • in reply to: 2020 patching starts with a bang! #2087679

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Use the “Text” tab in the entry box when you copy/paste. You can see and remove the HTML coding. 🙂

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    • in reply to: Say hello to the latest and greatest Microsoft Edge #2087644

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Currently, IE is still an integral part of the Windows OS. You can turn off access from the GUI (Control Panel\Programs & Features\Turn Windows features on or off), but it remains in use by other system processes, so cannot be uninstalled.

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    • in reply to: Closing the book on Windows 7 #2087642

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      KB4524752 is a EOL nag patch – you should hide.
      KB4535102 (.NET) and KB4534310 (Jan Rollup) are normal Patch Tues. Patches and can be installed.
      If you get the nag screen, there is a link in the lower left corner “Do not show this again” that will turn it off.

      MS will not force your PC from Win7 to Win10 without your permission.

    • in reply to: 2020 patching starts with a bang! #2087639

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Oops, wrong OS.

      The Servicing Stack in Win10 does not show up in the WU queue for install OR in the Update History (with its own KB number). But is is installed along with the CU.
      It will show up in the Installed Updates, however. Look for it there.

    • in reply to: 2020 patching starts with a bang! #2087625

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      The Servicing Stack update will not show up in Windows Update until/unless there are no other pending (checked or unchecked) updates in the Important update queue. So, whatever is showing, you have to either install or HIDE untill the Servicing Stack shows up.

      If you hide updates you need to install, be sure you unhide them afterward.

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