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  1. dalchina's Avatar
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       #21

    So since I do want to update my comfuser, I'm going to wipe the drive & start fresh.
    You appear to be comfused. (ref #17 e.g.)

    An in-place upgrade repair install actually takes the build back to the build of the iso, if you choose not to apply updates during that procedure.

    For example, if you have build 1809 build 17763.615 and you used iso 1809 build 17763.102 (let's say) your system build would go back to 17763.102 if you did not apply updates.

    Guess you don't really need tech support.. you could always just clean install.

    If you do get your PC back to a stable state, please start using disk imaging routinely so you can then restore your PC yourself to a previous good state in many cases. Macrium reflect (free).
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  2. CJW
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       #22

    Quexos said: View Post
    Optional components ... presently there's only one such component which works in the Rip Audio CD interface for naming & tagging files as they're being ripped:
    • freedb tagger - This is provided via foo_freedb2.dll in the components subfolder of the foobar2000 program folder.
    I do have foo_freedb2.dll in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Foobar2000\components folder, I just don't get why it's not working correctly.

    dalchina said: View Post
    You appear to be comfused. (ref #17 e.g.)
    So an in-place repair using the .iso I have should revert my comfuser back to it's original .iso-timed state, correct?
    Unfortunantly, I'm not sure which .iso I have. When I downloaded it, I also moved it to my external drive for safe keeping & looking at it's properties, I see a date stamp of 11/10/17.
    Looking at this: Windows 10 version history - Wikipedia, I'm thinking I have the: 1709 - Redstone 3 - 16299 - Fall Creators Update.
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
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       #23

    First make sure which build you have installed: Settings, About or winkey + r, winver
    iso:
    - there's a tutorial (search Tutorial list) which tells you how to determine which build your iso is.
    - to download any particular iso:
    search for, download and run
    Heidoc iso downloader
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  4. CJW
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       #24

    I ended up doing a clean install from my v.1709 b.16299.15 Iso. All went fine & the comfuser has been updated to v.1803 b.17134.984; but looking online, this is not the most recent version & build. Why can I not upgrade to 1809 & 1903?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Also, to get rid of the Xbox tile & entry on my Start menus, I've used both the programs Geek Uninstaller & Store Apps-Cleaner, I also opened Powershell as an administrator & used the: get-appxpackage *xbox* | remove-appxpackage command. But when I search the computer, there are still lots of Xbox files & folders & there are still 5 entries in the services.msc applet. Should I delete all these files & folders as well as registry entries to COMPLETELY remove everything Xbox-related?
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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       #25

    MS will not offer a build if for whatever reason it deems your PC to have something present which is incompatible.

    Check the release notes for the later builds in the News section to see if anything rings bells.

    You can of course...
    - create a disk image of your existing Windows (I hope you've done that already) - e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + external storage
    - download a 1903 iso
    - attempt the upgrade manually - this avoids the checks employed via Windows Update

    If that fails, you have two ways back to your existing build.

    Xbox- depends if that was just the default provided with Windows. If so, that's a Store app and Geek Uninstaller should be irrelevant. You said it was a clean install, so unless you had downloaded and installed something to do with Xbox GU should not have found anything.

    When you did the clean install, did you boot your PC from a Win 10 installation medium and delete all existing Windows partitions (e.g. Recovery, System, the Windows partition, EFI if UEFI)?

    Or did you log in and then run setup.exe?

    And was there any reason you did not create a 1903 bootable medium to do your clean install?
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  6. CJW
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       #26

    dalchina said: View Post
    MS will not offer a build if for whatever reason it deems your PC to have something present which is incompatible.
    Dalchina; I'll check on the release notes later this week. Hopefully I can find out what's stopping my upgrades. My system is pretty old, so that just may be the reason.

    I am still tweaking & installing my software, but I do plan on using Macrium Reflect (free).
    1 question on that: I have an external drive that I move pictures, videos, games, program installations & other items over to. Will using Macrium Reflect overwrite information on my external drive? Should I get a 2nd, smaller drive, just for Macrium Reflect?

    Xbox- It was a clean install by booting the comfuser using the Windows 10 .iso disc & deleting all existing Windows partitions, nothing Xbox-related was downloaded.
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
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       #27

    I am still tweaking & installing my software, but I do plan on using Macrium Reflect (free).
    Er.. that's exactly the wrong way round. If you find some problem arises whilst you are modifying your system, you don't have a disk image to fall back on. Updates are probably being applied as well.

    You should start with a base image of Windows (button on left of MR's GUI) as early as you reasonably can after installing Win 10, and therafter keep notes of changes, and then periodically create a differential backup. Next base image- on any upgrade e.g.

    I have an external drive that I move pictures, videos, games, program installations & other items over to.
    I don't know how you can move program installations to another drive, especially an external one.

    Personally I dislike using the Location tab to relocate the default folders (bad user experiences sometimes + they fill with installed program data folders) but keeping personal data on another disk- yes.

    As that disk would be permanently attached, powered, it's a bad choice for your main disk image storage. If your PC were infected by a viirus or ransomware, or affected by a power outage, your backup could become inaccessible.

    Use an offline disk connected only when backing up. Also prolongs its life/reliability I suppose.

    More critical data requiring frequent automatic backup (E.g. free backup prog, File History, File sync etc) - that's got to be to an online disk or equivalent of course.

    Macrium writes image files to a disk or folder you designate when creating the backup plan. You are prompted for that location and it is stored as an xml file.

    You make use of that via MR's GUI when creating subsequent differential images.
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  8. CJW
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       #28

    dalchina said: View Post
    Er.. that's exactly the wrong way round.
    I've never tried making backups/images before, so please excuse me.

    Once I have a brand new-clean install, I then install Macrium. When I run it & make a backup/image of the HDD, where would be the best place to save the backup/image; a special folder on the HDD or on my external drive; perhaps even on a flashdrive? Will the backup/image overwrite my external/flashdrive?

    Use an offline disk connected only when backing up.
    My external drive is connected by USB, so I only connect it when I need to use it. Is this what you mean?
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
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       #29

    The safest way is to keep your disk image files on a dedicated drive, which is only attached to your computer when creating image files. I use 1Tb or 2Tb drives, for example.

    Your base image is the largest- differential smaller. Typically you might choose to have 1 base image and 5 or more differential images - depends how often you choose to image your system.

    You might expect a base image to be perhaps 50-70% of the used space of the imaged partitions.

    The base image of Windows will include all 4 partitions (for UEFI).

    Creating a differential image takes me about 7-9 minutes- SSD -> HDD over USB3.

    That's assuming you use physical drives.

    Provided you have some sort of very fast network or astonishingly high upload speed you could image to the cloud or somewhere on your network. But it would have to be exceptionally fast to be worthwhile.

    Ideally you would secure your backup drives in a physically separate location - think fire/theft/flood...

    Why wouldn't you put your main image files on an internal drive? As I said- could get encrypted/infected/damaged.. and if your PC was stolen you'd lose your backups too.
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  10. CJW
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       #30

    dalchina said: View Post
    The safest way is to keep your disk image files on a dedicated drive, which is only attached to your computer when creating image files.
    Thank you for all the information, hopefully I can get my 1st image done soon.
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