Windows 10 October 2018 Update rollout now paused

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    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    Kari said:
    If "where" is in Nowhereland.
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    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT

    Anak said:

    Youíre welcome,
    I understand, but it would be prohibitive because of length to try and do that in this thread instead, Iíll try to lay out the steps better.

    Go to: Windows Defender Application Guard (AppGuard) and follow the steps there.
    The article covers everything from enabling AppGuard to working with grpeditor. If, as the article suggests AppGuard is grayed out or unavailable you may still be able to use grpeditor to turn off organizational warnings, the problem is youíd have to find the setting to do that.

    Instead of switching from a tab to the AppGuard app to follow the instructions you may find it easier to either copy/paste the article into your word processor and print out the article or use Firefoxís new screenshot tool to save and print an image of the article.

    I have found out more info about Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) since my last posting.

    It seems ATP is a subscription service that uses the cloud.
    When youíre on the ATP page and you click on the free trial link (Want to experience Windows Defender ATP? Sign up for a free trial.)
    Youíre taken to a page to sign-up and MS gives you a link to dowload the app. The free trial is for 60days after which you will be notified as to the billing procedures. Iíve seen cost of $84USD annually, Iíve also seen where itís not that good but you may be able to use the free trial to stop the warnings. Iím not sure whether or not the warnings will return when the trial is over.

    If you need to explore this further I will be glad to help but please, create a new thread in the Antivirus, Firewalls and System Security Forum and post back a link for me to follow.

    Thatís why Application Guard requires you have a PC with either Intel VT-X or AMD-V virtualization hardware.
    Well, I don't have that. I'm certain!
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  3. Posts : 856
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 build 19045.2193 Dual Boot Linux Mint

    simrick said:
    Just FYI everyone:

    It doesn't seem to matter if your personal files are on your OS drive, or a secondary drive, or another partition....or even if they are stored on another drive *without* pointing to them with the OS - people have lost their files in all these situations.

    Windows 1809 update wiped my documents : Windows10

    Some are saying it may have something to do with OneDrive, but nothing sure.
    That's worse than I thought!

    Maybe One Drive related as I disabled it here as an unwanted annoyance and the small amount of unimportant documents I actually have in Microsoft's folders on the three PC's I updated remained intact, anything important is on different drives and backed up twice on external drives, as are the system drives as well, so wouldn't have been much of an issue here anyway.

    Going to be many though that won't even know what a backup is, if nothing else it may encourage those affected to find out how to backup stuff properly.
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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    Geosammy said:
    If people aren't backing up their systems, sorry to say this, but they're idiots.
    In an ideal world, people would make a backup immediately before every Feature Update.

    But these updates happen without user intervention. Windows 10 doesn't require you or prompt you to make a backup, it just goes ahead and does the update without asking.

    So even the user who takes, say, a weekly backup (more organised than me!) won't get the opportunity to do a new backup at quite the right time and therefore would always have a risk of some data loss if the update isn't working properly.

    By working in this way without user intervention, Microsoft are effectively taking responsibility for data loss - you can't blame users unless they are given the explicit opportunity to make a backup.
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    Windows 11 Pro 26100.712

    Kari said:
    Windows 10 October 2018 Update rollout now paused-capture.png

    Rafael Rivera on Twitter:
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    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home

    I really don't know what's going on. Three Intel laptops upgraded with no loss of data. One crappy APU laptop refused the update so installed via .iso upgrade/repair and even on that machine no data was lost. Security I use is Defender and I deactivate lifetime licence with Malwarebytes on all machines before the feature update. Makes you wonder that third party security apps are a problem.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)

    Kari said:
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    Windows 10 pro x64-bit

    When I right-clicked your link to open it in a new window, that's what I got:


    No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator

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  9. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    CountMike said:
    At very least, valuable personal stuff shouldn't be kept on same disk or partition as OS.
    For many consumer devices there isn't much choice.
    I have a device with a 32GB MMC - I don't think there is a way I could partition that effectively.
    And plenty of laptops are being sold with bigger 128 GB SSDs, and even there it's hard to partition in a way which doesn't waste space. Not that many consumers would know how to do it, in any case.
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  10. Posts : 10,311
    Wndows 10 Pro x64 release preview channel

    Maybe a bad mistake for MS to skip the Release Preview Ring on this release
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