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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:11 am

Windows 10 slow shutdown? USB-C bug in 1809 causing minute's delay, says Microsoft
Microsoft says it can cause a minute's delay if a user attempts to shut down when the UCSI software is working when a device is being connected or disconnected through the USB Type-C port.

This can happen when devices, docks or chargers are being plugged in or unplugged during the power transition, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft is notifying users if their devices aren't ready for Windows 10 1903
Microsoft has added a new notification which some users whose devices aren't ready or able to install the update are seeing when they attempt to proactively grab the 1903 release. As originally noted last week by Windows Latest, Microsoft has added a new message to its Windows Update page. Users attempting to install 1903 on machines with out-of-date drivers or other issues are seeing this message:

"The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is on its way. We're offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn't ready for it. Once your device is ready, you'll see the update available on this page. There's nothing you need to do at this time."
I am still waiting to install the 1903 Upgrade on laptop...

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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:41 am

Windows 10’s next big update won’t feel big at all
The good news is that Microsoft is changing the update process for the release to make it faster and less disruptive. The company says it will use servicing technology to deliver the new update, meaning the process should be more similar to a regular monthly update rather than a big bi-annual feature update. The new update process will only be available to users who are running Windows 10’s current May 2019 update.
Microsoft acknowledges a new bug in Windows 10 version 1903
In an updated support document, Microsoft stated that Remote Access Connection Manager service could stop working and return error 0xc0000005 on Windows 10 version 1903. The Redmond Giant also revealed that the problem occurs when users or administrators set up a VPN profile as an Always On VPN connection with or without device tunnel.

You can also fix RASMAN error 0xc0000005 with Windows Registry:

Launch Windows Registry.
Browse to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
Look for entry ‘AllowTelemetry’.
Double-click it and enter value 1, 2, or 3 (Basic, Enhanced, Full respectively).
In case the AllowTelemetry does not exist, you can create it manually. To create the entry, right-click the right-pane blank area and create DWORD (32-bit) named ‘AllowTelemetry’.

After applying the changes to Registry, you may need to restart RASMAN from Windows Services settings.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:10 am

Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Patch Secure Boot now against 'critical' bug
Microsoft is urging users of Windows 10 version 1903 to install this month's SSU or 'servicing stack update' to address a bug in a Secure Boot feature that could force the Windows BitLocker encryption system into recovery mode.

Microsoft regularly provides SSUs to improve the Windows servicing stack, the component that installs Windows updates each month. Microsoft generally recommends installing SSUs ahead of the monthly cumulative updates.

However, this month's SSU also contains a security fix rated as 'critical' by Microsoft's security response center.
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:08 am

Microsoft is starting to auto-update Windows 10 Home, Pro users on 1803 or older to 1903
As of today, Microsoft is starting to initiate the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) for those with devices "that are at or nearing end of service and have not yet updated their device," Microsoft's documentation says. Microsoft officials said back in May that the company planned to do this starting in June, 2019.

"Based on the large number of devices running the April 2018 Update, that will reach the end of 18 months of service on November 12, 2019, we are starting the update process now for Home and Pro editions to help ensure adequate time for a smooth update process."
Microsoft acknowledges a new issue in several Windows 10 versions
After the latest updates, if you initiate a scan in any supported version of Windows 10 with the Windows System File Checker (sfc /scannow cmd command), the process would fail with the following error:

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. For online repairs, details are included in the CBS log file located at windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For offline repairs, details are included in the log file provided by the /OFFLOGFILE flag.

Microsoft says the bug affects almost all versions of Windows 10, including the May 2019 Update and Windows 10 version 1607.

“This is a known issue in Windows 10 version 1607 and later versions, and Windows Defender version 4.18.1906.3 and later versions,” the company stated in the support document.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:15 pm

Today I rebooted and upgraded to 1903 which took over 2 hours:

2:45 Reboot and update 0%
3:35 25%
3:45 27%
3:55 Reboot 30%
3:57 48%
4:00 60%
4:08 57% note drop
4:10 61%
4:15 71%
4:17 75%
4:18 86%
4:25 88%
4:30 91%
4:45 95%
4:48 100%
Preparing Windows
4:50 Login
4:57 Desktop with 4 Edge pages as shown below:

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One Edge page had tips for using Edge and 2 others needed refreshed because Internet had not been connected yet...

New Tips App shows app for pairing of Android and Iphone apps

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Chrome browser Version 76.0.3809.100 (Official Build) (32-bit) is up to date

Start button seems faster and Updates are down to this upgrade...
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:00 pm

Another pair of 1903 updates followed later the same day:

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I'm glad that I was not stuck with 1803 version which would doom the laptop...

Auto hide taskbar refuses to hide making it impossible to post to Facebook...

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Note huge space on taskbar left where Search box was before. Cortana is circle.

Except for moving the taskbar to the sides where the Search magnifying glass shows up:

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Right click taskbar for Taskbar settings and scroll down for position... fun

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Note that this settings page cannot go back to other Settings...it must be closed.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:13 am

Windows 10 Security Alert: Vulnerabilities Found in Over 40 Drivers
All modern versions of Windows are impacted by this problem and no mechanism exists at a wider scale to prevent the vulnerable drivers from loading.

An attack scenario is not limited to systems that already have a vulnerable driver installed. Threat actors can add them specifically for privilege escalation and persistence purposes.

Solutions to mitigate this threat include regular scanning for outdated system and component firmware, and applying the latest driver fixes from device manufactures in order to resolve any vulnerabilities.

Below is a partial list of affected vendors as some of the others are still under embargo.

American Megatrends International (AMI)
ASRock
ASUSTeK Computer
ATI Technologies (AMD)
Biostar
EVGA
Getac
GIGABYTE
Huawei
Insyde
Intel
Micro-Star International (MSI)
NVIDIA
Phoenix Technologies
Realtek Semiconductor
SuperMicro
Toshiba
Total recent updates with failed definition update on 8/15:

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Chrome has not opened after a reboot yet. Failed to wake up once on 8/14 also...

Taskbar refuses to hide again today...
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:53 am

Look out for new Picture folders! EMPTY Public Pictures was listed as default
with One Drive folder following and my most recent picture folder THIRD!

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List by Date was changed to Name and Ascending instead of descending.
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