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    • in reply to: Freeware Spotlight — ForensiT Transwiz #2110827
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      You’re right Deanna.

      I added a couple of users to my windows 7 pc and it only backed up one at a time. It’s a portable program and does not install, so you have to rerun the “install file”. The first time I tried it was very busy zipping my 63GB roaming folder…..

      I tried it on one of my Windows 10 VM’s and it created the users from Windows 7 with all of the data in AppData and elsewhere.

      Looks like a handy program, thanks for recommending it!

      Dave

      in reply to: Freeware Spotlight — ForensiT Transwiz #2110651
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      I ran into that block myself this morning.

      Question, I’m migrating one of my customer’s last Win 7 PC to a Win 10 system. When running Transwiz, can I select 2 users and create the backup all at once or do I need to run it twice?

      Thanks,, Dave

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      I cleared the Chrome cache after installing the January patch and now get Not Vulnerable. I should have thought of that before…

       

      Dave

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      Windows 10 Pro at v1903 current through December updates. I tested Firefox and get Not Vulnerable. I then tested Chrome and get You Are Vulnerable.

      Installed the 2020-01 Cumulative Update KB4528760 and still get You Are Vulnerable. Updated Chrome to Version 79.0.3945.130 and still get it.

      I don’t know if this means that KB4528760 doesn’t fix the exploit or that the test at https://curveballtest.com/index.html doesn’t really test for the exploit.

      Dave

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      Regarding “A related observation: It looks like we’ve definitively lost the user interface for “Choose when updates are installed” in Win10 1903 Pro if either feature or quality deferrals are non-zero. At first I thought that was a bug. Now I guess it’s a … feature?”

      The settings are still available in Group Policy. After making your GP settings, they will be displayed in the Settings UI, but greyed out. It often took a restart before they were displayed.

      The setting for feature updates only allows up to 30 days. I prefer 90 days given MS’s track record. You can edit these values in the registry. But, does the OS honor those settings?

      The Pro version lets you delay feature upgrades up to 365 days and “quality” updates up to 30 days.

       

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      Regarding “A related observation: It looks like we’ve definitively lost the user interface for “Choose when updates are installed” in Win10 1903 Pro if either feature or quality deferrals are non-zero. At first I thought that was a bug. Now I guess it’s a … feature?”

      The settings are still available in Group Policy. After making your GP settings, they will be displayed in the Settings UI, but greyed out. It often took a restart before they were displayed.

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      in reply to: Version 1803 Home/Pro updating to 1903 from today #1876145
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      Let’s hope that holds.

      Thanks for the info,, Dave

      in reply to: Version 1803 Home/Pro updating to 1903 from today #1876127
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      I have 20 1803 Pro machines set for SAC and 365 days. My plan was to do an orderly upgrade this fall before the cutoff date. The original plan was to go to 1809 but if 1903 is really ready I’d do that  to save a later upgrade.

      Has anyone seen what happens when upgrade deferral is set to 365?

       

      Thanks,, Dave

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      You’re suggesting that we install the Windows 7 May updates that were just released yesterday?

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      I just updated an old v1703 Win 10 Pro VM to  1903, build 18362.30. The update via v1809 installed with no problem.

      The first thing that I checked was Windows Update Advanced Options. The is no place to enter the  Channel or Differed days. All you get is the ability to select up to 7 days of pause. I don’t know if this is just a function of the Fast Ring or if those options will no longer be available to Pro users.  They appear to be available in group policy.

       

       

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      I wonder why KB4023057 isn’t on the history pages?

      We see it often enough.

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      in reply to: KB4023057 Questions #317601
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      on a recently published quick search: https://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/125422-fix-kb4023057-fails-error-0x80070643-windows-10-v1803-5.html this still seems to be ongoing page 5 (onwards), have you tried the methods within this forum post? The consensus here is to avoid it altogether: #312978

      Many thanks for this link!

      I have 19 W10 systems that I maintain (including 2 of mine) and several of them had this problem. It’s now fixed,,, at least for now.

      Dave

       

      in reply to: On beyond Win10 version 1703 – Is 1803 ready yet? Really? #229872
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      I’ve migrated 8 Windows 7 Pro and 3 Windows 10 Pro 1703 PC’s to 1803 in the last month. 4 of those were running Quickbooks 2018 Multi-User.  One of the Win 7’s is running Quickbooks 2012  and another a HP Z420 Xeon E5-1650. All SMB’s running standard commercial apps plus a few company specific apps.

      Overall I’m astonished at how well the upgrades have gone.

      • I fully expected to have to upgrade the Quickbooks 2012 but didn’t.
      • I had no trouble with Quickbooks 2018.
      • I expected to have trouble with the Z420 XEON but didn’t.

      I did have a few problems though:

      • Almost all of these PC’s were running Norton Internet Security. I disabled it on the first one and ended up having to remove it and reinstall later. Afterwards I uninstalled on all of them before starting. After reinstalling NIS it takes a little while while NIS and Windows Defender battle for supremacy.
      • On some of the Win 7 PC’s I would get an error “Setup has failed to verify the product key” after starting setup. I found a simple workaround for that.
      • One of the Win 7 PC’s had a RAID 1 array for data backup. After the upgrade was complete the RAID array was split into 2 separate drives. The network shares that had been attached to that array ended up being assigned to the boot drive which quickly started filling up from the network backups that were running. This was all quite a surprise.
      • I had a lot of trouble with workgroup file sharing, being unable to network browse or connect to other PC’s in that workgroup. I finally disabled IPv6 on all PC’s within the workgroup and those problems went away. If you count on IPv6 I’d be very careful.
      • Several legacy printers failed to migrate from Win 7 but no surprise there. All had new drivers available on their websites.

      Prior to upgrading each PC I had ran a full image backup of the boot drive using Paragon. Fortunately I didn’t need it.

      I created an thumb drive using the Media Creation Tool and then copied the files into a temp directory on the machine to be upgraded, that sped things up quite a bit, not having to upgrade via the thumb drive. I had also had downloaded the 1803 updates through September and manually installed them after the upgrade was complete. All systems were set to 365/30 Semi-Annual (NOT Targeted).

      Overall it was a pretty painless exercise. It took 4-5 hours per Win 7 PC to get back into production with a few other minimal problems. The 1703 to 1803 upgrades took about 2 hours each. I use Open Shell to disguise the start button which helped most of the users. I have one more Win 7 RAID Xeon PC do to so I’ll split the arrays before upgrading.

      From what I’ve seen, I would not hesitate to go to 1803 unless you need IPv6 in a workgroup setting.

      Dave

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      My W7 laptop which is set for check but don’t download or install had it pending.

      Did a check for updates and it’s now gone.

      in reply to: When do I have to allow 1803 update? #219701
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      @zero2dash‘s testing and explanation helped a lot.

      What I’m actually trying to avoid is v1809 installing before it’s mature enough for business use. It looks like if I’ll be in good shape if I have 1803 installed before the end of December. Having the ISO on a flash drive makes the upgrade go a lot faster.

      This is a great discussion!

      Dave

       

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