Windows 10 October 2018 Update rollout now paused


  1. Posts : 2,557
    Windows 10 pro x64-bit
       #2390

    zbook said:
    What have you done if the incremental backup image was made at the time of undetected operating system or registry corruption?
    Do you make static backup images?
    You can always go back to the one before and so on until you find a good one. From there, you are good to go. By the way, I only use differential and you will understand why. Let say in incremental mode, if one of your sequences is corrupt or doesn't work, you are royally screwed while with the differential mode you don't have that problem. I know you understand where I am coming from..
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  2. Posts : 1,248
    Windows 10 Pro (Build 19043.1110)
       #2391

    I use the free version of Macrium Reflect to make full system images once or twice a week. System/program code is not really all that changeable, and easily caught up with. Every day I run a batch file using robocopy to back up my changeable data folders incrementally. It takes about a minute. So all of my data is on two (alternating day by day) external HD's in simple directory form, available to browse and copy and delete or what have you.

    I don't feel a need to take a full image every day. But my data is very important to me. I have some going back to 8-bit CP/M days, no kidding. If my house catches fire and I have to bug out, I grab my old guitar and one of my HD's. If my house burns down while I'm away or something, I'll lose my data, but then I'll have bigger worries at that point.
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  3. Posts : 26,481
    Windows 11 Pro 22631.3593
       #2392

    zbook said:
    How many images do you have at any one time? (What size approximately?)
    13gb or so and I have images going back to 14393, 15063 plus about 9 on 1809 are on two separate external HD's
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  4. Posts : 94
    Windows 10 - 21H2
       #2393

    Crizal said:
    This has been normal activity on my machine every time a Defender definition update and an antimalware platform update are found during the same Windows Update automatic check. The definition update fails, antimalware platform update goes in, definition then installs. Running Windows Update troubleshooter doesn't fix it. For me, this behavior started with 1803. I'm on 1809 now and it still happens.
    This happened on two devices last night. I was in the SoftwareDistribution download folder last night during one of those things and noticed this: the Antimalware platform update goes into the install folder (the file is named UpdatePlatform), maybe the definition update goes into the install folder right then and there, the Antimalware platform update completes and then the install folder is deleted, and I think this causes the Definition update to fail because the folder deletion deleted the file it was trying to install. But then it does another check and downloads definitions. So, no harm, no foul in the overall scheme of things.

    The 'amusing' thing is that the definition update that failed would be older than the definition update downloaded and installed within 30 minutes of the failure.
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  5. Posts : 26,481
    Windows 11 Pro 22631.3593
       #2394

    lirene said:
    This happened on two devices last night. I was in the SoftwareDistribution download folder last night during one of those things and noticed this: the Antimalware platform update goes into the install folder (the file is named UpdatePlatform), maybe the definition update goes into the install folder right then and there, the Antimalware platform update completes and then the install folder is deleted, and I think this causes the Definition update to fail because the folder deletion deleted the file it was trying to install. But then it does another check and downloads definitions. So, no harm, no foul in the overall scheme of things.

    The 'amusing' thing is that the definition update that failed would be older than the definition update downloaded and installed within 30 minutes of the failure.
    It is OK to delete anything that is in that folder--only the download folder.
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  6. Posts : 94
    Windows 10 - 21H2
       #2395

    Josey Wales said:
    It is OK to delete anything that is in that folder--only the download folder.
    yeah, i'm just noting that the install folder being deleted automatically after installing the AMP update might be the reason for definition updates failing around that same time. It's one of those sequencing things. If it was possible to not have a new definition update when the Antimalware Platform showed up, then it'd fetch the AMP, install it, and move on.
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  7. Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #2396

    Josey Wales said:
    It has never failed me in the 4 years that I have had it installed.
    Have done hundreds of restores with no issues. I do daily automated incremental and weekly differentials and usually a full manual every week or two.
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  8. Posts : 2,450
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2397

    sgage said:
    I use the free version of Macrium Reflect to make full system images once or twice a week. System/program code is not really all that changeable, and easily caught up with. Every day I run a batch file using robocopy to back up my changeable data folders incrementally. It takes about a minute. So all of my data is on two (alternating day by day) external HD's in simple directory form, available to browse and copy and delete or what have you.


    MR for system images twice a week and always before CU/FU and RoboCopy daily, even twice a day for my data.
    I have been using the RoboCopy script since the xp days. It's very fast and very reliable.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 1,248
    Windows 10 Pro (Build 19043.1110)
       #2398

    ddelo said:

    MR for system images twice a week and always before CU/FU and RoboCopy daily, even twice a day for my data.
    I have been using the RoboCopy script since the xp days. It's very fast and very reliable.
    Yes, robocopy is fast, reliable, and understandable. Does my daily data backup refresh in about a minute or two, and it's all good. Staying thoroughly backed up does not need to be complicated or time consuming...
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  10. Posts : 2,450
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2399

    sgage said:
    Yes, robocopy is fast, reliable, and understandable. Does my daily data backup refresh in about a minute or two, and it's all good. Staying thoroughly backed up does not need to be complicated or time consuming...
    Agree 100%. For me, the crucial stuff is my data, which is backed up in a minute or so. System image is for less headaches, but it's not the end of the world if it's not up to date. System can always be clean installed, if and when the s*** hits the fan. Lost data, that cannot be recovered is a damage not just a headache.
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