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    Insider MS update screen is stuck on downloading the...

    MS update screen is stuck on downloading the latest Antivirus Definition so until that completes I am stuck with a pending download message for the update. I have been trying all day to get the...
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    Insider Brink, did you try waiting a few minutes before...

    Brink, did you try waiting a few minutes before restarting?
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    Insider I had occasional failures as well until I learned...

    I had occasional failures as well until I learned NOT to immediately restart when the updates says to reboot. I waited for a few minutes and then restarted and it has never failed me since. I have a...
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    Insider Heh, me too. 27 minutes from "getting ready" to a...

    Heh, me too. 27 minutes from "getting ready" to a booted windows desktop.
  5. Thread: PC - Power Off - Sleep mode by John Pombrio
    Forum: General Support
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    Solved check on theis forum for hybrid shutdown, which...

    check on theis forum for hybrid shutdown, which is part of fast startup. That may enable turning on by a keystroke.
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    Insider That is the usual case for me after an update. I...

    That is the usual case for me after an update. I just right click on desktop and "next desktop background" Always works.
  7. Insider I never pay attention to the counters. They are...

    I never pay attention to the counters. They are there as simply a way to placate the user that something is happening. It would probably be more effective to use an countdown counter based on past...
  8. Insider Just triggered this with a check for update....

    Just triggered this with a check for update. Started a clock running to document time spent:
    13:02 Check for Update
    13:05 Downloading
    13:07 Installing
    13:24 Restart
    13:31 Hi
    13:32 Boot to...
  9. Insider From check for downloads to restart 19 minutes 58...

    From check for downloads to restart 19 minutes 58 seconds. Restart to boot to desktop 7 minutes almost to the second. Nice thing is that I have not had any issues with an update barfing in several...
  10. Insider My updates takes just a few minutes (about 8 or 9...

    My updates takes just a few minutes (about 8 or 9 minutes start to finish) once it tells me to restart. With a 1TB Samsung EVO NVME drive, a 100 MB/sec pipe, and a 8/16 core Intel Coffee Lake running...
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    Solved I am pretty sure is was because I turned on One...

    I am pretty sure is was because I turned on One Drive Protection for the desktop. I noticed that the program I was trying to run appeared on the list of inside the One Drive Folder. I TURNED OFF this...
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    Solved Programs are going to "suspended" in Task Manager. Eventually run

    Did a search but did not find anything recent.
    Since the last update or two, random programs (usually older ones) will not immediately run but will come up in task manager first in suspended mode....
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    Way too many sites won't even allow you to view...

    Way too many sites won't even allow you to view them unless you turn off Adblock. I have no idea how these sites would handle the Brave browser. With Adblock, you can "pause" it for a while or for...
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    Network & Sharing Shawn, I had a big "Gotcha" when upgrading to a...

    Shawn, I had a big "Gotcha" when upgrading to a new motherboard that affected Network Discovery. The mobo comes with built in WiFi and Bluetooth, not that I needed either of them but I hooked up the...
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    I get unwanted wakes when the mouse gets moved...

    I get unwanted wakes when the mouse gets moved when I bump the table on which it sits. If possible get the mouse out of the room and far away and see if that helps.
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    Insider Just 5 minutes and 22 seconds from restart to...

    Just 5 minutes and 22 seconds from restart to wallpaper. It is definitely speeding up. 20 minutes or so for the install part before the restart prompt popped up. Helps for me to have close to 1Gbps...
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    Insider You said you ran chkdsk. How about System File...

    You said you ran chkdsk. How about System File Check?
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    Insider I have found that if there is an issue with the...

    I have found that if there is an issue with the file structure with Windows that both updates and clones will fail. Before I update or clone my boot drive I usually run:
    run command prompt as...
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    Insider Since when has Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Candy Crush...

    Since when has Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Candy Crush soda saga, March of Empires :Wars of Lords, and Disney Magic Kingdoms been automatically added to my "essential" apps list? I felt kinda silly putting...
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    Unfortunately, my shortcut keys on the keyboard...

    Unfortunately, my shortcut keys on the keyboard uses "launch program" and it is limited to exe files or grabs the first exe in a shortcut. It will not run strung out commands or command prompts or...
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    Creating an .exe file to run Micorosft Edge.

    I have a keyboard with a pad of 18 programmable keys. I use them to run various programs and commands like copy and paste, firefox, crome, Outlook, etc. I have been completely stumped trying to get...
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    Insider Who knows? In all of the previous builds, having...

    Who knows? In all of the previous builds, having a sfc error meant the kiss of death for the upgrade as it would go thorough the entire process only to roll back at the last instant. This was a hail...
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    Insider This was a fortuitous build! I had unfixable...

    This was a fortuitous build! I had unfixable errors showing up in the OS in sfc /scannow that chkdsk /f did not cure. I was going to load in a cold load of the last build when I checked for updates....
  24. Insider I caught this update before it has any chance of...

    I caught this update before it has any chance of pre downloading so I was able to chronicle the time taken.
    Bottom line 28 minutes start to finish the update.
    2:35 Checked update
    2:36 Preparing to...
  25. Insider Guys, if your download is slow, remember that you...

    Guys, if your download is slow, remember that you can turn on the "allow downloads from other PCs on the internet". That really sped up my downloads of the updates.

    :arrow: Choose How Windows and...
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