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    Me ... too. I was so disappointed when MS came...

    Me ... too. I was so disappointed when MS came out with a Win10 Start Menu that seemed little other than a miniature version of the Start Screen. So, I use Start10 on my primary PC and Open-Shell...
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    Insider Final update -- I can confirm there is no basic...

    Final update -- I can confirm there is no basic instability issue with build 1081 and apparently, no issue with my drive.

    I disconnected the network cable -- to prevent Windows Updates -- and used...
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    Insider Insider Beta version crashing

    To add more information ...Further complication is that when the Insider OS crashes, it puts up a message along the lines of Your Insider ... issues and starts the dreaded Automatic Repair loop which...
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    Insider Ordinarily, I would agree -- but for two things....

    Ordinarily, I would agree -- but for two things. First, this is an SSD and I have tested it for errors and it checks out OK time and time again. Second, I tried the same thing on another, also...
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    Insider I restored from build 1023 backup and rebooted,...

    I restored from build 1023 backup and rebooted, to run a repair-install using the ISO I build using UUPDUMP -- and it crashed, again! So, restored from build 985 backup and that stayed up long...
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    Insider This update came with several others and one of...

    This update came with several others and one of them, sorry don't know which one, crashes Windows every time. I have the Insider Beta on an SSD, so I tried two different ones, imaging each from a...
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    Win Update I typically DO have issues with previews -- which...

    I typically DO have issues with previews -- which is why I have gone to doing MR backups prior to installing any. But with this one (1023) , I have not had ANY issues -- which is unusual for me.
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    That would be problematic now, as I have updated...

    That would be problematic now, as I have updated my Insider version to 1023. But I will have a look at it anyway.

    UPDATE: OK, I had a look at the Beta, and now that you mention it, I really don't...
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    Are we taking about the two .985 builds -- the...

    Are we taking about the two .985 builds -- the Insider and the Released?

    Because I have both builds installed, on different PCs, and the Insider build has a LOT of stuff the production build does...
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    The data recovery tool I use is this one: ...

    The data recovery tool I use is this one: GetDataBack — Data Recovery Software For Crashed Hard Drives

    It is not free, but it was around $50 USD when I bought it a while back -- and it's the best...
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    Now that folks have been kind enough to respond...

    Now that folks have been kind enough to respond to my questions, I feel that I have to finish with some comments.

    I guess I am probably the only one here that finds this current "Windows version...
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    I don't know if this is the right place to ask...

    I don't know if this is the right place to ask this -- but apparently at present, we have TWO Win10 v21H1 versions.

    The one with the new features and stuff is in the Insider Beta and RP threads. ...
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    I have this in my Insider versions -- and very...

    I have this in my Insider versions -- and very quickly, got rid of it. There are plenty of places you can go on the Internet to get news (or what passes for it). I don't need MS forcing MSNBC on me...
  14. I've only used Store apps for two things -- and...

    I've only used Store apps for two things -- and both of those were in desperation.

    First, my (then) new HP All-in-One Printer/scanner/copier, despite numerous executions of HP's diagnostics, and...
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    From what I've read, here and elsewhere, there...

    From what I've read, here and elsewhere, there aren't any "new features" in 21H1 as they've been put off until next Spring.
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    I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this...

    I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this -- but I thought I would ask, anyway ...

    If you're running a production system on 19042.928 and you run the 21H1 enablement package, then you'll...
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    Insider I checked there first -- and could not get any...

    I checked there first -- and could not get any search result for 19043.844.

    UPDATE: Searched again today and now, it is there. So, I can make an ISO using UUPDUMP and see if that does the update....
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    Insider Not showing up in Windows Update even though I'm...

    Not showing up in Windows Update even though I'm in the Insider Beta program.

    So where can we get the 21H1 enablement package?

    I tried Microsoft Update Catalog and there is nothing there that...
  19. This is ironic -- at least, for me. I used...

    This is ironic -- at least, for me. I used Journal on the first-gen Tablet PC all those years ago at work. I could take hand-written notes and since the app did not do handwriting conversion in...
  20. Thread: turn off linux hdd under windows by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    If you're asking can you physically power down...

    If you're asking can you physically power down the drive, the answer is no.

    As to accessing it, without third-party software, you can't access Linux volumes from Windows. So that is not really an...
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    Insider I've also been using build 782 without any issue...

    I've also been using build 782 without any issue -- although, suspecting the worst, I did do an MR image backup prior to installing the CAB file. It will be interesting to see if merely running a...
  22. Thread: Bloatware free "fresh start" in 20H2? by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    If you would have read post #6, you would have...

    If you would have read post #6, you would have seen that using the Settings options in the linked thread does not work -- because there is no Fresh Start button!

    I tried this myself and confirmed...
  23. Thread: Macrium Reflect 8 Update Discussion by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 597 Views 123,020

    Like others, I bought a 4-pack of the current MR...

    Like others, I bought a 4-pack of the current MR licenses. But, I use MR on over a dozen PCs I support and only 4 of them have the paid version. The free version is more than enough for all the...
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    Win Update While I understand your comments and largely...

    While I understand your comments and largely agree with them regarding the instability of recent Windows versions, I personally have NOT found Linux to be the solution. Instead, I have found it...
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    Win Update This is excellent advice -- as I had this same...

    This is excellent advice -- as I had this same problem, restored the PC using an MR backup, setting it back to 19042.610 -- and the Windows Update did fine. The PC is now 19042.685.
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