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    Win Update Thanks to all of you for your quick responses - I...

    Thanks to all of you for your quick responses - I could barely keep up!

    I'll start with the Tutorial, and then review the other recommendations to identify which actions would make sense in...
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    Win Update Okay, these two replies help. I'll go poke around...

    Okay, these two replies help. I'll go poke around in more of the details of the various commands so I know the options or flags I can use and what they do, and can then come up with a strategy to...
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    Win Update Okay, Applied Windows 10 August updates...

    Okay,
    Applied Windows 10 August updates (KB50050330) to first of 3 laptops (Dell 7386, 64-bit, Win 10 Home, version 20H2). All seemed to go well, except that when I got to the login page and logged...
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    General Tips Denis - That's comforting to know. As I've...

    Denis -

    That's comforting to know. As I've often said, I am NOT the mot technical person in the room, so I tend to take any error or issue seriously until someone who knows way more than me...
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    General Tips Denis - Thanks so much for your message. I...

    Denis -

    Thanks so much for your message. I was initially wondering if somehow MS would think my version of Windows was no longer licensed, so it's good to know this is a 'cosmetic' field.
    ...
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    General Tips I got the impression from this thread (Ztruker's...

    I got the impression from this thread (Ztruker's post) that those keys had been moved, so I wasn't sure where to try to put them or how.

    UPDATE: I just looked at the registry of Laptop #1, and...
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    Win Update I'm now doing the same steps (to manually upgrade...

    I'm now doing the same steps (to manually upgrade to 20H2) with 2 other laptops. I'm currently updating my D5579 machine. When I manually applied the 20H2 upgrade this time, my "winver" results show...
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    General Tips Brink When I did my first manual upgrade to...

    Brink
    When I did my first manual upgrade to 20H2, the new "winver" display showed the latest Version and Build AND it showed "Licensed to [me]". I have now done my second upgrade to 20H2, with...
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    Win Update Okay - I'll go review the initial part of this...

    Okay - I'll go review the initial part of this thread, click on the link, and have at it! Wheeee!

    UPDATE:
    My laptop is now running version 19042.985, and both SFC and DISM ScanHealth found no...
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    Win Update I had paused the May 2021 monthly updates to see...

    I had paused the May 2021 monthly updates to see if there were issues/fixes/etc. I have now begun applying those updates, and first laptop went fine as far as I know (SFC and DISM report no issues)....
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    Win Update Do you suppose - or does anyone know - if...

    Do you suppose - or does anyone know - if upgrading to 20H2 would make these issues go away? Or are those solely due to discontinuing "Fast Startup"?

    I'm still on 2004 but have the option to...
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    Hardware & Drivers Just wanted to say thanks! I pulled the hard...

    Just wanted to say thanks!

    I pulled the hard drive from my old (2008) laptop, put it in an external enclosure, read your tutorial, took a deee-ee-eep breath, and used Diskpart to clean it (making...
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    Win Update ashleyg Nope, KB5001567 was not installed (I...

    ashleyg

    Nope, KB5001567 was not installed (I watched to see if Windows Update would add it or offer it), so I think you're right - my HP and Brothers drivers escaped the BSOD issue.

    And yes,...
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    Win Update Just to add some data points: I heard about...

    Just to add some data points:

    I heard about the March Updates causing BSODs so I put mine on hold until today. I have 3 laptops - ProStar and Dell D5579 (as listed in my profile), plus a Dell...
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    That explains what's going on. Thanks! I think I...

    That explains what's going on. Thanks! I think I will check the version number of the UWP, and if it is the most current, I might just leave it as it is and uninstall the other two. Regardless, I...
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    After Win 10 Update, Office 2016 install may be corrupt or damaged

    I have had Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 (Standalone licensed copy) on my Dell D5579 for over two years. It shows as Activated under the account I used when I bought it.

    When I applied...
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    2 Skype installs - version 7.9 and version 8.58

    I had upgraded my ProStar laptop from WIN 7 to WIN 10 earlier this year, and all went well.

    However, I recently noticed that in Control Panel - Programs and Features, it shows 2 Skype installs -...
  18. Thread: Macrium Image Failure - Error Code 6 by LaurieD227
    Forum: Backup and Restore
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    Thanks, all! I'll try the suggestions given...

    Thanks, all!

    I'll try the suggestions given but if this continues to be an issue I will start a separate thread under General Support so we leave this as a solved Macrium Error thread.

    UPDATE:...
  19. Thread: Macrium Image Failure - Error Code 6 by LaurieD227
    Forum: Backup and Restore
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    Well, I spoke too soon. --It's a small thing,...

    Well, I spoke too soon.
    --It's a small thing, but my hidden system partition keeps re-appearing with the Drive Letter W. I've restarted, rerun the "remove" commands (which makes it disappear) and...
  20. Thread: Macrium Image Failure - Error Code 6 by LaurieD227
    Forum: Backup and Restore
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    Okay - I've removed the drive label from the...

    Okay - I've removed the drive label from the system partition. Since the issue that prevented me from running my Macrium Image is solved, and I have an image that Macrium has verified as being okay,...
  21. Thread: Macrium Image Failure - Error Code 6 by LaurieD227
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 35 Views 103,505

    That makes sense. I just have a couple more...

    That makes sense. I just have a couple more questions:
    --Am I correct that I don't need to retrieve or save the fragments?
    --Do you have any idea what might have caused the Macrium catastrophic...
  22. Thread: Macrium Image Failure - Error Code 6 by LaurieD227
    Forum: Backup and Restore
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    Okay, I went into MiniTool, picked Explore, and...

    Okay, I went into MiniTool, picked Explore, and expanded every single row - it took 10 screen shots to capture them all. A bunch of them looked like they just pertained to various languages, so I...
  23. Thread: Macrium Image Failure - Error Code 6 by LaurieD227
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 35 Views 103,505

    cereberus - Not yet, but I have it noted as my...

    cereberus - Not yet, but I have it noted as my backup plan, and I appreciate you pointing it out for me.



    Jimbo -

    Thank you for your recommendations. I appreciate your input and your...
  24. Thread: Macrium Image Failure - Error Code 6 by LaurieD227
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 35 Views 103,505

    Thank you so much for your post. I will keep your...

    Thank you so much for your post. I will keep your suggestion as a back up plan.

    However, since I need to be my own IT department, it's clear that I don't yet have the knowledge or tools to do so....
  25. Thread: Macrium Image Failure - Error Code 6 by LaurieD227
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 35 Views 103,505

    ZBook, didn't see your latest post until now as I...

    ZBook, didn't see your latest post until now as I was busy working my way through your earlier list of items to do. So here's what I have so far:

    Here is the information from Disk Management (I...
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