• WarningU2



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    • in reply to: Microsoft Respects Your Privacy Popups #2587655

      Yes they are the same prompts (dialog boxes).

      Thanks for all the suggestions.

      It looks like it was related to a different account that tried to insert itself after the latest update.   I never changed my microsoft account to it.   MS just decided I should be using a outlook account.   It came up saying I didn’t have this account as my microsoft account and I needed to set it up.

      To fix I signed out completely from the bogus outlook account that MS inserted and put in my regular MS account on my two PCs.   I then rebooted and the prompting seems to have stopped.

      Thanks again for your help.





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    • in reply to: Your worst Windows 11 irritations — solved! #2582411

      Maybe it’s just me but the calls from users to make Windows 11 look more like Windows 10 is tiresome.  I’ve adapted to Windows 11 features or lack there of.  My only issue is the inability to run Windows 11 o on my Windows 10 machines without jumping through hoops.

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    • in reply to: Schrödinger’s security actions? #2556678

      No … Different issue.  This is Windows 11.  It was fine  but an update recently screwed this up.  Of course you could start removing the updates until it’s fixed however it is easier to just leave it until MS gets their finger out.

    • in reply to: Schrödinger’s security actions? #2556505


      Took me down a rabbit hole but …


      This entry discusses the same issue, which I noticed recently on my Windows 11 machines and offers a work around deleting a left over folder  but after attempting to remove it and failing because of security permissions – I just decided to leave it.

      This is the second instance of the Windows security notifications being false.  The first was fixed.   Seems MS keeps botching updates regarding their security which makes me a little nervous.   I’m hoping that MS comes out with the proper fix soon.

      I came here to this forum to see if there as any info on this problem.

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    • in reply to: AskWoody subscribers test Windows 11 #2406122

      For the first time in my computer life (over 35 yrs), I have absolutely no intention of upgrading to Windows 11.   I’ll stick to Windows 10 to my grave.

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    • in reply to: Most corporate PCs can’t install Windows 11, study says #2399405

      For the first time I have no intention of installing the latest and greatest on the 4 machines in our household.   Windows 11 is for me a non starter.

      I recently purchased a new “gamer” machine pre built  through cyberpowerpc, as I couldn’t get the components individually without considerable effort and cost.   I actually was very pleased with the end result.  I received a AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6 core 3701 MHz with  12 logical processor.   The PC has a RTX 3060 Nvidia video card plus the machine has 16 GB of RAM.   I was surprised that an update from MS recently flagged this 6 month old machine as incapable of upgrading to Windows 11.

      I honestly haven’t really looked at the bios to see if I can configure it to upgrade.  I did note that sysinfo says the following about device encryption support:

      Reasons for failed device encryption TPM is not usable .  PCR 5 binding is not supported.  Hardware Security Test interface failed and device is not Modern Standby , un-allowed DMA capable bus/devices detected TPM is not usable.

      Well that’s a slap in the face.

      So no MS … I’m not upgrading.

      Can I change the bios, edit the registry or whatever else is required on this machine and the other’s  … sure.    But why?   Just so you can comply with US gov’t requirement to meet some standard.  No  I’ll make the plunge and move to Linux like so many other of my colleagues that are dumping MS.

      Guess it’s time to change your name perhaps ?

    • Ah.  That makes sense.  I think it should warn you though to enable protection like my mom did when I was going out.  Lol

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    • in reply to: Why does Windows still generate registry junk? #2313953

      Guess we’ll have to just agree to disagree on this one Paul T and anonymous.


    • in reply to: Why does Windows still generate registry junk? #2312399

      I feel that JV16 PowerTools is getting a bad rep here with Fred’s article.  I’ve been using it since Fred said it was one of the better tools for maintaining your PC.   Actually bought a lifetime license which I don’t regret.   The latest version is quite safe.   It provides the ability to take a restore point prior to any action.   The registry cleaner is customizable to be very aggressive (not recommended) or just to clean the junk.   I’ve not taken benchmarks but my perception, after running the system cleaner,  is that my PC starts faster.   But JV16 PowerTools is more than just a registry cleaner.   It comes with several other utilities which include a file finder, duplicate file finder,  internet optimizer and software uninstaller to name a few.   All of which work very well.


    • in reply to: Win10 version 2004 systemwide password “amnesia” #2306652

      Thanks for the update Lanyap and I see you updated the amnesia post too in Microsoft Answers (sic)  – thanks.


      I wonder how this issue was introduced?  Was it the new Edge browser?   Excuse my ignorance but that is what Edge uses … chromium ,,, isn’t it?

      Their reasoning for not getting the fix sooner is disturbing since this has been many months now and effecting a lot of corporate clients.

      🙂 Like you I also started with Langlist and then Windows Secrets.

    • in reply to: Win10 version 2004 systemwide password “amnesia” #2304707

      I identified HP Customer Satisfaction task from the command and deleted.   I then applied the troublesome 2004 update and unlike other times, no need to input passwords continuously – at least so far.   If it lasts 48 hours then I know the circumvention works.

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    • in reply to: Win10 version 2004 systemwide password “amnesia” #2304574

      It now appears there is a  means to circumvent the issue.

      See https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/systemwide-password-amnesia-v2004-build-19041173/232381f8-e2c6-4e8a-b01c-712fceb0e39e?messageId=5d9660ca-eb67-4bfd-aa29-ce5347632434  – for all the details but in essence it involves issuing

      From the thread:

      “Right-click Start>Windows Powershell(admin). Copy and paste below command

      Get-ScheduledTask | foreach { If (([xml](Export-ScheduledTask -TaskName $_.TaskName -TaskPath $_.TaskPath)).GetElementsByTagName(“LogonType”).’#text’ -eq “S4U”) { $_.TaskName } }

      Then based on Gabriel’s suggestion to disable/remove the HP task that was shown in the display has now allowed the users to boot up without issues! They have NOT had to enter passwords for Office/Microsoft 365 (OneDrive, Word, Outlook) and have NOT had to enter passwords to saved remote desktop sessions. One user claims that they’re still having some password memory issues with Edge, but I think that’s user error induced and not related to this issue.

      Since this worked for two days I’m thinking this is a good workaround. I won’t say this FIXED the problem since there’s apparently a real bug/issue in there somewhere that really needs to be FIXED, but this is a solid work around.”

      Several users have reported removing the identified tasks has resolved the issue (of continually being prompted for passwords).   This is a circumvention – not a fix.

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    • in reply to: Win10 version 2004 systemwide password “amnesia” #2297608

      Re Chrome vs Edge.  I’ve wondered that too.   I actually purchased Lenovo T460s laptop with Windows 2004 already applied.  No issues with credential manager.  On the new laptop to abide to MS’s wishes, I’m only using the MS account to sign in.   It was a clean install on a off lease laptop.   Now having said that I recently applied the latest Net Framework updates and it hosed the laptop.   Now it may have been my fault.   I ran the install and it did the little spiral of death for several hours without completing.   I powered down and up again and it completed successfully, or so it said.   When it came up I couldn’t get into windows > settings, error messages with various DLL files missing.  Scannow didn’t work.   I had to reinstall windows on top from a 2004 usb.   That fixed all the corrupt system files.  The reason I bring this up because I thought … here we go I bet I have the same issue now with credential manager.   But everything is ok.   I’m using Chrome as my prior browser there but the new Edge is installed.   On my main PC I am using Chrome with Edge installed as well but I suspect the install is not pristine, as I had previously removed Edge before the latest rendition.   Something has been introduced with 2004 requiring a dependency to make credential manager for either the MS account, Edge browser or <fill in the blank> .

      re the workaround … I’ve removed the ms account on my PC and tried the apply of 2004 but it didn’t work.   I haven’t tried adding a ms account again and applying and then removing the account.  I’ve tried twice applying this version and I’m a little gun shy.  In the MS answers thread others have tried the add / remove ms account and some have had success but others the problem returns again.  Passwords are not remembered.

    • in reply to: Continual Password Entry With Windows 10 2004 #2297264

      Hmmm quite surprised this is not causing more interest here.  Certainly is on the Microsoft forum.

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