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  1. Thread: Error 0x80245006 when manually checking for updates by STRESSED
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
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    This turned out to be a networking issue. I have...

    This turned out to be a networking issue. I have a very unusual setup in that I use a VPN and also the utility called Proxifier, which can be used to control how applications on your PC make use of...
  2. Thread: Error 0x80245006 when manually checking for updates by STRESSED
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 3 Views 254

    Error 0x80245006 when manually checking for updates

    I'm on 20H2. Windows Update works mostly fine for me--automated update checks occur, and the last round of monthly updates came in without issue. When I launch WU, I see "You're up to date."

    But...
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    Well, I spoke too soon: The problem is back. All...

    Well, I spoke too soon: The problem is back. All I've done is hibernate and then wake the system, and it's broken again.
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    I managed to correct this. I think the problem...

    I managed to correct this. I think the problem was caused by installing a trial of VueMinder Pro, because the problem started immediately after that software was removed.

    I monitor installations...
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    I didn't think that my PC specs had much to do...

    I didn't think that my PC specs had much to do with whether or not I could open tasks, especially since it's a recent issue. My PC is high-end and just over 1 year old.

    I've been running 20H2...
  6. Replies 6 Views 835

    Can't edit scheduled tasks (MMC error)

    I'm running 20H2. Not long ago, I found I could no longer edit scheduled tasks. Tasks also run haphazardly (i.e. not at the correct time). If I open compmgmt.msc or taskschd.msc and either double...
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    Thanks! I didn't realize that was an option. I...

    Thanks! I didn't realize that was an option. I tend to avoid solutions that can be undone with SFC, but I'll make an exception here.

    I noticed that Microsoft has a typo in the Group Policy editor:...
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    Software to make user image blend into login screen?

    I often like to set a nice image for my lock and login screens, and then create a user image from the same background so that the user image blends in seamlessly on the login screen, essentially like...
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    I have always had the lock screen disabled in...

    I have always had the lock screen disabled in Windows 10, but decided to enable it recently for increased security. I also wanted to have the MSN Weather app display its status there (because, uhh......
  10. Thread: "Threat service has stopped." by STRESSED
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 0 Views 705

    [RESOLVED] "Threat service has stopped."

    Edit: I went into Windows Update and clicked "Check for updates", which is something I am normally loathe to do. That pulled in a new security intelligence update and successfully restarted the...
  11. Thread: Windows Defender - The list of exclusions does not appear by STRESSED
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 36 Views 18,197

    Registry permissions is definitely part of the...

    Registry permissions is definitely part of the problem, but not all. I saw weirdness even after carrying out the steps I mentioned above. Also, just yesterday, I launched the WD interface and my...
  12. Thread: System Restore works sporadically by STRESSED
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 919

    Thanks. I was aware of how to check for available...

    Thanks. I was aware of how to check for available restore points, but they really were not being created, even after having been reported as being successfully created.

    I've changed the scheduled...
  13. Thread: System Restore works sporadically by STRESSED
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 919

    I do image, but they serve different purposes,...

    I do image, but they serve different purposes, and restoring from an image is a time-consuming hassle.
  14. Thread: System Restore works sporadically by STRESSED
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 919

    System Restore works sporadically

    I'm running 20H2.

    I've long had a scheduled task that is intended to create a restore point every so often. I noticed a few days ago that it was only creating a occasional restore points, and most...
  15. Replies 54 Views 95,664

    Security System I apologize... The offline scan I just ran was...

    I apologize... The offline scan I just ran was logged. The log entries were appended to the file named "MPLog-20201228-135822.log".

    Sorry, I was expecting a new log file with today's date.
  16. Replies 54 Views 95,664

    Security System I can run offline scans without a problem, but...

    I can run offline scans without a problem, but how do you know if any malware was found? There is nothing to that effect in the event logs, nor in the Windows Defender UI. Also, yesterday when I ran...
  17. Thread: Windows Defender - The list of exclusions does not appear by STRESSED
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 36 Views 18,197

    I have this issue. I'm running 20H2 and...

    I have this issue. I'm running 20H2 and 4.18.2011.6. I think it is at least partially a registry permissions issue, which has been alluded to above.

    I don't feel like writing out a complete list...
  18. Replies 3 Views 3,298

    The utility is AltMove (deskex.com) and it...

    The utility is AltMove (deskex.com) and it interferes because it uses keyboard/mouse combinations that are very convenient during normal use of Windows, but very inconvenient when the same...
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    Kill/restart application when another one starts/terminates?

    I use a utility that I find really handy, except that it causes problems when I play games. I find myself manually disabling the application before starting a game, then enabling it afterward. This...
  20. Replies 74 Views 338,674

    Performance & Maintenance FWIW, I have long used the WMIC method: ...

    FWIW, I have long used the WMIC method:

    WMIC.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "%Name%", 100, %Type%

    Where "%Name%" is whatever name you wish to assign to...
  21. Replies 64 Views 609,041

    Performance & Maintenance Does using the Legacy boot menu have any...

    Does using the Legacy boot menu have any implications regarding UEFI secure boot? (Meaning, will secure boot be disabled/bypassed?) I don't think so... Can anyone confirm?
  22. Thread: Switching to black BitLocker pre-boot screen by STRESSED
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 0 Views 293

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  23. Replies 74 Views 338,674

    Performance & Maintenance That seems to work, thank you. Edit: I tried...

    That seems to work, thank you.

    Edit: I tried my old script again (which used wmic.exe, rather than PowerShell), and it works as it did before. So, the "SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency"...
  24. Replies 74 Views 338,674

    Performance & Maintenance That resulted in me getting the error: So...

    That resulted in me getting the error:



    So I created "SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency" and set it to 240, but then I got the same error, but it said "...one has already been created within...
  25. Replies 74 Views 338,674

    Performance & Maintenance I used WMIC.exe many times, for a long time, with...

    I used WMIC.exe many times, for a long time, with 1909 and previous builds. But I just updated to 2004, and it no longer works. Have the WMIC parameters changed, or how can I create a restore point...
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