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  1. Thread: How to extend MS updates delay to beyond 35 days. by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 952

    I used the method described in post #1 for a long...

    I used the method described in post #1 for a long time and finally just altered the registry entries that controlled the max. time for pauses. Unfortunately after updating to the current version,...
  2. Thread: v.2004 CU & v.20H2 FU by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 6 Views 710

    Thanks for the superb explanations. Norton was...

    Thanks for the superb explanations. Norton was indeed active during both updates, but had little activity compared to the Windows Installer program that was using nearly all of the CPU usage and was...
  3. Thread: v.2004 CU & v.20H2 FU by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 6 Views 710

    v.2004 CU & v.20H2 FU

    Not a problem or question, but today, I unpaused WU and let it run updates. The CU KB5001330 for v.2004 took 2 hours to run and complete. No problems, nor errors. I followed this with the FU to...
  4. Thread: Can you please stop ramming your products down my throught? by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 4,536

    what kind of cheese would you like with that...

    what kind of cheese would you like with that whine? I have Edge on my system, never use it, and have no issues with it being there. This post is being done in FireFox. MS has provided a means (in...
  5. Thread: Cutting The Cable.... by jamis
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 0 Views 144

    Cutting The Cable....

    After over 40 years, the local cable company finally priced themselves out of our budget. I bought our own modem/gateway/router, four 4k Firesticks and returned the rented modem, HD converter, and...
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    Win Update As I stated earlier, this CU rendered the front...

    As I stated earlier, this CU rendered the front USB ports useless. I had an MR system image prior to this CU, but just uninstalled the CU from the Programs list and the ports are now useable. WU is...
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    Win Update Thanks for the tip. The key is already set as...

    Thanks for the tip. The key is already set as you described. Guess I'll remove the CU as this is causing me not to be able to use my USB drives for system images.

    Update: Removed CU KB4598242...
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    Win Update This update went without any issues via WU. ...

    This update went without any issues via WU. However, the two front USB ports are now not recognized when something (external disks) are plugged in. The ports worked prior to this CU. I'm not sure...
  9. Thread: Windows 10x has new antivirus by jamis
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 3,274

    TZ: WD doesn’t nag me. It’s disabled.

    TZ: WD doesn’t nag me. It’s disabled.
  10. Thread: Automatic updates by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 3 Views 621

    Now that FUs are only automatic at EOL, I have WU...

    Now that FUs are only automatic at EOL, I have WU paused and watch the forum reviews of the CUs and other KBs to see if there is any reason to avoid them. If I think it’s time, I run a system image...
  11. Thread: Protection History view not working by jamis
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 933

    Sam: What version & build are you running? PH...

    Sam: What version & build are you running? PH doesnít show in Settings in my system. I have WD disabled.
  12. Thread: Give me arguments for keeping Norton Security after Comcast drops free by jamis
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 12 Views 2,478

    FWIW, Iíve been using Norton for several decades,...

    FWIW, Iíve been using Norton for several decades, back as far as W95. No issues so far. I have seen periods when the package hogged the various systems, but they responded over time and corrected...
  13. Thread: How much Virus protection is too much? by jamis
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 13 Views 2,181

    I actively run one AV tool (subscription based...

    I actively run one AV tool (subscription based NIS), but have three other tools (MBAM, Spybot, & MSERT) to run when I suspect there is a serious issue afoot. Probably overkill, but it makes me more...
  14. Thread: SolarWind Hack... by jamis
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 3,161

    The NIS package on my system also has updated for...

    The NIS package on my system also has updated for this threat. Iím running a subscription version and it updates multiple times a day sometimes. The MSERT run I did yesterday did not find anything,...
  15. Thread: SolarWind Hack... by jamis
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 3,161

    The four AV packages I have found nothing out of...

    The four AV packages I have found nothing out of the ordinary on my system, which is a good thing I guess. Since this issue seems to be unfolding as the days go by and MS already stated there would...
  16. Thread: SolarWind Hack... by jamis
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 3,161

    Yeah, I know there is nothing on my system that...

    Yeah, I know there is nothing on my system that these folks would be interested in, but I'd worry more that it could be used as an attack tool (botnet) for other purposes. Since I've not seen any...
  17. Thread: SolarWind Hack... by jamis
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 3,161

    Thanks, I saw the second article this morning. I...

    Thanks, I saw the second article this morning. I think I will play cowered and delay any updates for awhile. The last WU update I did was prior to the hack and is backed up. I just paused WU to...
  18. Thread: SolarWind Hack... by jamis
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 3,161

    SolarWind Hack...

    I just read that the hack of the SolarWind software that targeted government facilities also infiltrated MS. I realize itís a bit premature to be concerned, but the media seems to be light on...
  19. Thread: How Do Updates Resume After Being Paused? by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 6 Views 878

    In the past, Iíve had WU go as long as two days...

    In the past, Iíve had WU go as long as two days without checking for updates. I always thought it was due to my system being shutdown every night. I now keep WU paused all the time until I feel...
  20. Thread: Seeking Advice Skipping 2004, Jumping to 20H2 by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 14 Views 2,286

    Not sure, but I skipped v.1909 due to perceived...

    Not sure, but I skipped v.1909 due to perceived issues and went from v.1903 to v.2004 in August with no issues. I have paused FUs on my system to make sure 20H2 is OK. I will check V.2004 CUs in...
  21. Thread: Windows Show Hide not hiding 2004 feature update by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 18 Views 5,651

    I honestly don't know if WU will offer you 2004...

    I honestly don't know if WU will offer you 2004 or 20H2 right now. I have FUs paused for 60 days right now, so WU isn't even offering my system the FU update button. However, I believe WU should...
  22. Thread: Windows Show Hide not hiding 2004 feature update by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 18 Views 5,651

    rebop: I waited until the middle of August to...

    rebop: I waited until the middle of August to install v.2004 from v.1903, skipping v.1909 completely because v.1909 was such a piece of work. No issues with the update via WU that took 4 1/2 hours...
  23. Thread: WU Appears To Be Upset... by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 613

    Bree, thanks for the link. I missed that one and...

    Bree, thanks for the link. I missed that one and my fail for not searching before I posted. I find it a bit disconcerting that the banner was enabled w/o any update, but then Iíve found other things...
  24. Thread: WU Appears To Be Upset... by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 613

    That be it. I had just not seen it before today....

    That be it. I had just not seen it before today. The last update was on 08/19/2020 when I had WU do the update to v.2004 and WU has been paused since then. I wonder why it just started showing up...
  25. Thread: WU Appears To Be Upset... by jamis
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 613

    WU Appears To Be Upset...

    I have WU paused until 12/22/2020 via the pause button on the WU page. Now, whenever I launch Settings, There is a message across the top of the Home page that says WU needs attention. I have not...
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