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    Sticky: Found this little tidbit about reserved storage...

    Found this little tidbit about reserved storage on How To Geek. Might explain your situation:

    "This feature will be enabled automatically on new PCs with Windows 10 version 1903 (thatís the May...
  2. Thread: Considering going back to Zonealarm - would appreciate your comments by OldGuyFromCdn
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    I used ZoneAlarm for several years myself but...

    I used ZoneAlarm for several years myself but stopped using it when Windows 10 was released. I've found Windows does a perfectly good job of taking care of things. Programs that want to access the...
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    Sticky: I'm on Win 10 Pro. I guess there are a few issues...

    I'm on Win 10 Pro. I guess there are a few issues with 1903 but I'm generally happy with it.

    I'm a real minimalist so just use a plain grey background on the login screen. As such the acrylic blur...
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    Sticky: I still didn't get it via WU so used the ISO and...

    I still didn't get it via WU so used the ISO and I'm off and I'm up and running.:-)
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    Sticky: I have a 7 year old Lenovo T430s with 8 gigs of...

    I have a 7 year old Lenovo T430s with 8 gigs of RAM, 165 gig SSD, of which only 20 gigs are used. Everything up to date as of yesterday. Even uninstalled Malwarebytes just in case it was a problem.
    ...
  6. Thread: what does MsMpEng.exe actually do??? by OldGuyFromCdn
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 1,253

    :roflmao:

    :roflmao:
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    Or somebody trying to keep the lid on it so MS...

    Or somebody trying to keep the lid on it so MS can make a big splashy announcement later.
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    This is at the bottom of that article: Update:...

    This is at the bottom of that article:

    Update: A Microsoft spokesperson has issued a statement to Neowin saying, "There is no new version of Windows called Windows 10 Home Ultra."
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    Sticky: I second that.

    I second that.
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    Sticky: I'm going to try this as a last resort and if it...

    I'm going to try this as a last resort and if it doesn't work I'm staying on 1809 until the update shows up in WU.
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    Sticky: Sorry, my bad.

    Sorry, my bad.
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    Sticky: Tried Update Assistant several times (all...

    Tried Update Assistant several times (all options). Install failed at 55% with error 0x80070003. Tried fixes I could find listed for this error. None worked.
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    Sticky: I will do this when I get home tonight and see...

    I will do this when I get home tonight and see what it says.

    Thanks Ken.
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    Sticky: No link, just Update (or operation) failed). ...

    No link, just Update (or operation) failed).

    Trying through WU just gives me the latest updates for 1809
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    Sticky: Running a Lenovo T430S with 147 gigs free....

    Running a Lenovo T430S with 147 gigs free. Currently on 1809. Tried every method I could (WU, MCT, Update Assistant) to update to 1903. Tried with and without a USB but nothing works. Just keep...
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    Security System I added a shortcut to it. Makes it easy .

    I added a shortcut to it. Makes it easy .
  17. Thread: Compress OS by OldGuyFromCdn
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 40 Views 5,603

    Solved I've always thought of the Downloads folder as...

    I've always thought of the Downloads folder as sort of temporary storage. Anything I download either gets installed, moved to other folders, or saved to an external drive. Then I empty it myself.
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    Apps & Features I'm on the same build. So we don't have it yet.

    I'm on the same build. So we don't have it yet.
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    I quite agree and would even go so far as to say...

    I quite agree and would even go so far as to say that anyone doing this should simply be told to seek assistance elsewhere.
  20. Thread: Is your hidden administrator account inactive? by OldGuyFromCdn
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 16 Views 9,749

    I think the point everyone is trying to make is...

    I think the point everyone is trying to make is that using the hidden admin account for everyday use is dangerous. Do this at your own risk.

    Enough said.
  21. Thread: Is your hidden administrator account inactive? by OldGuyFromCdn
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 16 Views 9,749

    Then feel free to live dangerously. Just know...

    Then feel free to live dangerously. Just know it's not for everybody as not everybody understands the risks or has your expertise.
  22. Thread: Should I ditch antivirus and just use Windows Defender? by OldGuyFromCdn
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 1,981

    Solved I used Avast for many years but switched to...

    I used Avast for many years but switched to Windows Defender with Windows 10 a couple of years ago. Works just fine. Run MBAM and a few other scans from time to time. Never had a problem.
  23. Thread: How to sink desktop with laptop by OldGuyFromCdn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 556

    :roflmao:

    :roflmao:
  24. Thread: GMail SUPER SLOW since a week by OldGuyFromCdn
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 11 Views 1,128

    Solved Tried with and without Lastpass extension and...

    Tried with and without Lastpass extension and it's still slow. Several times it would take me right back to the password page even though I already entered it or it was entered by Lastpass. The...
  25. Thread: GMail SUPER SLOW since a week by OldGuyFromCdn
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 11 Views 1,128

    Solved Will do. Thanks Ken

    Will do.

    Thanks Ken
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