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      AskWoody Plus

      I saw that warning, then Defcon 3, and thought “I haven’t been hit by the numerous bugs in Win10 updates the past few years (except the desktop profile bug that corrects itself two minutes after signing in), so what the heck.

      And running sfc /scannow after a Win10 update is habit now, unfortunately it nearly always has to repair files.

      Cheers to successful updates :tipsamug:

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      • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by rexr.
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      Success updating to the latest Win 10 v1909  18363.815  yesterday with no problems on two machines.

      A desktop with an Asus Z370 mobo and Brother printer, and a MSI laptop with an Intel Z170 mobo and old HP printer.

      Thankyou to the brave Win10 updaters who posted their successes earlier.

       

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      in reply to: Deal on Windows 10 Pro #2242821
      rexr
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      URCDkeys has a Win 10 Pro key for $17 I bought two months ago. Registered and gave them an email address to send the new Pro key to. I haven’t been contacted or spammed by them since then.

      In my ‘old’ Win10 Home installation, I entered the new Pro key in Windows activation “Change product key”, Enter, Windows updated, restarted twice, and has worked fine since then. >Winver< confirmed the upgrade to Pro and now i have tools like GPEdit, plus i wanted to try out Hyper V and Sandbox.

      A note states ”… You can’t upgrade from Home system to Pro system, download Pro first…” but that is exactly what i did, upgrade directly from Home to Pro – Win10 downloaded the needed updates after i entered the new Pro product key.

      Urcdkeys is based in Hong Kong, has a good rep, and buys unused volume game and OS keys from vendors.
      URCDkeys-Windows-OS-deals-4-17-20

       

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      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by rexr.
      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by rexr.
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      Per MS, update the Realtek Bluetooth driver to v1.5.1012 or later. I updated to the later v1.5.1014 in October, it works on my v1903 and per MS also on v1909 (I’m not updating to v1909 for a few days, waiting for any show-stoppers to be reported in it.)

      Same article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4529832/updating-to-windows-10-version-1903-on-devices-with-some-driver-versio

      Microsoft has identified compatibility issues with some driver versions for Bluetooth radios made by Realtek. You will need to update to driver version 1.5.1012 or later to remove this safeguard hold.  Any earlier version of the driver is affected by this issue.

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      in reply to: Update 1803 to 1809 or 1903? Which is worse? #2003476
      rexr
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      I updated to v1903 in July (May update ha!) and no probs with it MikeyD215. On a 2015 sacrificial MSI laptop (Intel HM170 mobo, i7 cpu) and a 2018 desktop build (Asus Intel Z-370 mobo, i7 cpu) no problems. Some had network connection probs with an Asus-Realtek ethernet adapter, but my Asus mobo uses an Intel I219V NIC that is fine.

      Have since updated both to the latest v1903 build 18362.449 with all the October patches and updates, that did not give either platform any problems.

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      in reply to: Freeware Spotlight — WPD #2003470
      rexr
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      Thanks Tracey and OlderGeeks, that WPD download opened up nicely, auto-updated, and displayed the nooks and crannies of windows tel-secretry all in one place for me to deselect.

      :thumbsup:

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      in reply to: Coming up: A new Subscriber Status widget #2003403
      rexr
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks for bearing with me.

      What browser are you using?

      The latest Firefox, v70.0.1.  Though i see other members with similar probs use Chrome and Waterfox. I cleared browser cache. No problem ‘bearing with you’, building a big website is difficult and all sorts of weird things pop up.

      For me, once signed in it always displays the new widget, like in the first image. Then I click either donation method, pick the amount, and it always shows ‘x 1’, like the second image. But the next page (third image), showing the total donation amount and billing method, has always incremented up +1 each time, to currently ‘x 9’ for $225 with no way to clear it or switch back to ‘x 1’.

      Oh, the language i’m seeing is Latin, not French, sheesh. I should have known that since i failed Latin in 9th grade.

      Y’all are good and will figure it out.

       

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      rexr
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      Definitely a bug.

      Try using a different browser – and if the ” x 6″ but appears, at the bottom, set the box to 1. (That, too, is a bug, which the devs already have on their plate.)

      Rgr a bug, y’all will get it smoothed out. The counter at the bottom of the first page has always been a ‘1’. Then I tick the amount, hit ‘donate’, takes me to the second page to choose a payment method but the amount has incremented up to now a ‘x 7’.

      I cleared the browser cache and tried again, again with a ‘x 1’ on the donate page but on the second page it incremented up again, to ‘x 8’ $200, still in French. The rest of the website is still English like normal. I’ll stick with this browser, it will work out.

      (I won’t underpay, was a lifetime member with WS and added a donation when i re-signed here at AskWoody.) I appreciate the help with keeping safe from windows foibles (some that i create myself.))

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      • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by rexr.
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      in reply to: Coming up: A new Subscriber Status widget #2002269
      rexr
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      NightOwl, i did that no joy. Then logged out, closed and reopened Firefox, signed back in to Woody’s and hit the ‘donate’ button again. It is still in French (i think) and now reads ‘x6’ for $150. I have Windows geo-location turned off, but it was in English before, so… I don’t know what’s up.

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      in reply to: Nvidia patches severe GeForce, GPU vulnerabilities #2002258
      rexr
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      Thanks CADesertRat, i updated to GeForce Experience 3.20.1.57 and Game Driver to 441.12 both of 11/4/19. And the updates include new/added Reshaders, Ansel & Freestyle. The installations had no hiccups, all went smoothly.

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      in reply to: Coming up: A new Subscriber Status widget #2002222
      rexr
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      +1

      Logged in and got the new support widget. I tried out both buttons, ‘extend membership’ and ‘donate’, and the options listed several credit cards, check, and my preferred method via Paypal. Looks nice.

      I might have hosed it though, because after presenting in English the first time, it now comes up in French, and the donation keeps multiplying (x2, then x3, x4) so the amount now reads $100. I don’t see a way to clear the amount and start over with $25 and in English. What did i miss?

       

       

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      in reply to: Where we stand with the October patches #1995575
      rexr
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      I took the plunge two months ago on Win10 v1903 build 18362.267, and two days ago updated to Build 18362.418 via CU KB4517389 with SSU KB4521863. And also let .Net Framework update because i’ve had no problems with .Net yet.

      I use WuMgr to prune updates if needed, per Susan Bradley’s patchwatch, and Winaero Tweaker to block updates until they are “ready”, and to tweak some Windows settings.

      I then locked down my computers again from WU to prevent v1909 auto-installing until the pros give it a thumbsup. Using Tylenol is good while doing Windows Updates.

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      rexr
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      I’ve only been on Win10 since v1511, now on v1903H1. It has not caused problems on either my old MSI laptop or new Asus-mobo desktop (knock-knock). Personal use only, not business. But I’ve gotta say after reading the horror stories of MS-botched updates and patches to the patches, I dread updating this OS. I wait a couple of months after updates are released to install them, and it takes me several hours of preparation, backups, and steeling the nerves.

      I rely on this forum and newsletters to tell me when it’s safe to take the flak-jacket off of the C:drive and let updates in. Thanks!

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      in reply to: International Cat Day is taking over Twitter right meow #1906376
      rexr
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      I have a shelter rescue, a domestic shorthair tabby with great looking stripes and a tuxedo. Knows he’s the handsome-est cat around. My three old dogs played with and cuddled him as a kitten and always got along. The parrots didn’t, and trained him not to bother them. Birds can bite. Hard. Smartest indoors cat we’ve ever had, doesn’t like human food and leaves it alone.

      Cats Rule, Dogs Drool is known around the world with reason  🙂

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      in reply to: how do i block the 1903 feature update from installing #1906360
      rexr
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      Three of the update blockers I’ve used (WinAero Tweeker, Ultimate Windows Tweaker and WUShowHide) do stop Windows updates. With both WAT and UWT the Windows Update window is blank (not working) if you call it up through Settings. I haven’t tried the two you mentioned above.

      I have not run a Win10 version past its end-of-life yet, I update to the next version before that happens. So i don’t know if Microsoft can force an update when Windows update is disabled by those utilities, but i suppose MS could do it.

      It is Not Recommended to manually stop the Windows background service Orchestrator forever. (for one it requires admin cmd lines and Reg hack that might be forgotten.) There are many complaints by people about Orchestrator taking lots of computer resources and RAM, but that hasn’t hit my computers. Knock on wood.

      An easy way to stop Orchestrator is to disable Remote Procedure Call. But i have settled on WinAero Tweaker instead, and it has many other tweaks to customize Windows, just like WUT does.

      I sent a couple of links about Orchestrator in a PM reply, though you’ve probably read more about it than i have.

      “…but Windows cheats…”  lol, yeah they do.

       

      PS edit: Re-reading my earlier post, i meant to type i may do a full “Check for Updates” when we’re in Defcon 4 (not 2.)

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