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    I always run sfc /scannow after every monthly...

    I always run sfc /scannow after every monthly update to check if MS have screwed up just like they did last week. I fail to understand why MS don't bother to run the same check themselves on a few...
  2. Thread: Security question about UAC and Admin aprroval mode by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 3 Views 1,427

    Solved For security, it's safest to use a standard...

    For security, it's safest to use a standard account for routine use. I only log into the admin account for computer maintenance. I also have a second backup admin account in case the main one becomes...
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    For safety you need to backup up all data to an...

    For safety you need to backup up all data to an external drive and store that drive in a safe location

    I keep my system & program files on a separate partition to user files. I do keep a separate...
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    Solved 20GB is too small for windows. You can use...

    20GB is too small for windows. You can use Minitool Partition Wizard to create a second user partition without reinstalling Windows.


    If you only have one drive, you could create a second...
  5. Thread: Anyone know what this is? by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 2,123

    There should be a setting in the AMD GPU driver...

    There should be a setting in the AMD GPU driver utility to disable automatic updates. Else use Autoruns to disable the offending task.
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    Solved Why not just run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image...

    Why not just run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in the above command file to save time?
  7. Thread: Google Privacy Reminder Keeps Nagging Me by Steve C
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 1 Views 200

    Google Privacy Reminder Keeps Nagging Me

    Why do i keep seeing this nag window?
    240013
    I accept the conditions but it just returns a few minutes later.
  8. Thread: One-Drive by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 9 Views 504

    If you delete a file from OneDrive viewed online...

    If you delete a file from OneDrive viewed online in a web browser or the local synced copy on your PC then the file will be put in the OneDrive recycle bin. It you then delete it from the recycle bin...
  9. Thread: sfc /scannow failing after this latest Defender Platfom update. by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 31 Views 10,264

    Solved I just had to fix 3 PCs thanks to this example of...

    I just had to fix 3 PCs thanks to this example of lousy Microsoft software QA
  10. Thread: System File Checker errors reported... by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 6,350

    Solved Due to lousy Microsoft software QA yet again.

    Due to lousy Microsoft software QA yet again.
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    Solved I just had this issue after updating 3 PCs thanks...

    I just had this issue after updating 3 PCs thanks to lousy Microsoft software QA again.
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    I use DNS Benchmark which shows that my internet...

    I use DNS Benchmark which shows that my internet service provider's DNS server (Virgin Media UK) is faster than the alternatives.
    GRC's | DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark
  13. Thread: One-Drive by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 9 Views 504

    The files which you see on the OneDrive web page...

    The files which you see on the OneDrive web page are physically stored on Microsoft's network who knows where.
    The files you see in your PC's OneDrive folder are those you have chosen to sync and...
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    Win Update That appears to be the issue. I ran DISM /Online...

    That appears to be the issue. I ran DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth followed by sfc /scannow which fixed the errors plus another run of sfc /scannow to check all was fine. It seems lax MS...
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    Win Update I've installed this update on 2 PCs. In both...

    I've installed this update on 2 PCs. In both cases sfc scannow showed errors requiring me to use DISM to fix it. Has anyone else noticed this? It could have been due to one of the other updates...
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    Solved Definitely use Macrium Reflect Free - ensure you...

    Definitely use Macrium Reflect Free - ensure you backup all of the system partitions. Steer clear of Acronis products.
  17. Thread: Partition Mess by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 501

    Solved I addition to the good advice above, Minitool...

    I addition to the good advice above, Minitool Partition Wizard is a useful tool to peruse and manage partitions.
  18. Thread: startup reverts to selective from normal by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 13 Views 829

    I use Autoruns to control what third party stuff...

    I use Autoruns to control what third party stuff loads on boot. This causes MSCONFIG to show Selective Startup but that's of no concern.
    ...
  19. Thread: Upgrading to 1903 by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 34 Views 2,985

    Before you go ahead make a full system backup up...

    Before you go ahead make a full system backup up - I use Macrium Reflect Free. You will then be able to recover easily if something goes wrong. 1809 is fine on my PCs and I recently upgraded my...
  20. Thread: New update creates new partition by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 654

    Use MiniTool Partition Wizard (MPT) to peruse the...

    Use MiniTool Partition Wizard (MPT) to peruse the contents of those recovery partitions. The one with the latest file dates is the one you want to keep. Also run reagentc /info from an admin command...
  21. Thread: Numbering in Word by Steve C
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 9 Views 788

    Apart from the above, I would highlight the...

    Apart from the above, I would highlight the offending text then select paragraph and check the indent settings
  22. Thread: New Microsoft account activity policy by Steve C
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 12 Views 3,343

    Does syncing an Outlook mail account class as...

    Does syncing an Outlook mail account class as activity?
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    I agree with your view of poorly engineered...

    I agree with your view of poorly engineered Acronis software. I found it installed low level disk drivers / filters which were not removed by the uninstaller. I had to remove them manually which...
  24. Thread: Wish to restore Windows 10 to perfect health. by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 967

    Yes, try a repair install instead of a clean...

    Yes, try a repair install instead of a clean install which is basically what a feature update does.

    Use the following commands to check and repair system health without needing to do a clean or...
  25. Thread: Tidying/reorganising disk by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 591

    I assume that was a clean install?

    I assume that was a clean install?
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