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Post by Volkonski » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:07 pm

Reality Check wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:05 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Windows updated itself this morning. Everything seems to be OK so far.

I have installed the new Your Phone app which links my PC and my smartphone. I can now send and receive phone text messages on my PC.
Does that work with iOS devices like the iPhone?
Yes, but so far there is more functionality with Android phones.
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Post by DejaMoo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:19 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Windows updated itself this morning. Everything seems to be OK so far.

I have installed the new Your Phone app which links my PC and my smartphone. I can now send and receive phone text messages on my PC.
If you have a Google Account (Gmail), you can do the same if you use Google Hangouts as your messaging app. I find it very useful to send/receive desks on my desktop while I'm at work.
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Post by Reality Check » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:42 pm

DejaMoo wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:19 pm
If you have a Google Account (Gmail), you can do the same if you use Google Hangouts as your messaging app. I find it very useful to send/receive desks on my desktop while I'm at work.
Yes, I have used Hangouts with a Google Voice number but not with my cell phone number.
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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:50 am

Burp in recent update of Microsoft Defender package
Update for Windows Defender antimalware platform
Applies to: Windows DefenderWindows 10Windows Server 201
6

Summary
This article describes an antimalware platform update package for Windows Defender for the following operating systems:

Windows 10 (Enterprise, Pro, and Home editions)
Windows Server 2016

Known issues in this update

New file path

Because of a change in the file path location in the update, many downloads are blocked when AppLocker is enabled.

To work around this issue, open Group Policy, and then change the setting to Allow for the following path:

%OSDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Platform\*

Secure Boot issue in version 4.18.1901.7

Some devices that are running Windows 10 do not start if they have Secure Boot turned on.

We are working on this issue and plan to provide a fix in a future update. To work around this issue in the meantime, follow these steps:

Restart the device, and enter the BIOS.

Turn off Secure Boot, and then restart the device again.

In an administrative Command Prompt window, run the following command:

"%programdata%\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Platform\4.18.1901-7\MpCmdRun.exe" -revertplatform

Wait for one minute, and then do the following:

Run sc query windefend to verify that the Windows Defender service is running.

Run sc qc windefend to verify that the Windows Defender binary no longer points to version 4.18.1901.7.

Restart the device, re-enter the BIOS, and then turn on Secure Boot.
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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:12 am

Run your web browser in an ultra-secure sandbox

By Ed Bott

One of the most common ways for attackers to break into your corporate network or to plant malware on an individual PC is with the help of a compromised website. You can foil those intrusion attempts by using a Windows 10 feature called Windows Defender Application Guard, which opens untrusted web pages in an isolated session that is completely separate from the host PC.

Application Guard requires Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education, and needs to be enabled from the Turn Windows Feature On Or Off dialog box. After completing that step, you'll see an additional option on the Settings And More menu (Alt + X) in Microsoft Edge. Click New Application Guard Window to open an isolated session.

By default, you can't save any data from that session, copy or paste using the Clipboard, or print files. To change those settings, go to Windows Security > App & Browser Control > Change Application Guard Settings (but note that doing so weakens the security of that sandbox).

What if you prefer a different browser? Beginning with Windows 10 version 1903, you'll be able to install extensions for Firefox and Chrome that will add Application Guard capabilities to those browsers, too.
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Post by Jeffrey » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:26 am

I was having an issue on my Windows 10 machine where updates would fail to install, install would revert and reboot. Kept putting off dealing with it because I assumed it'd be complicated to fix, turns out all I had to do was run the troubleshooter and it fixed itself.

I originally resented having to install Windows 10 because my processor wasn't supported by 7 but I think now it's grown on me, would definitely recomend 10 over 7 if asked today.

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Post by ZekeB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:24 pm

I needed to set up my garage door opener this morning. It's done through a WiFi connection. Generally I use my laptop for such things, so I broke out the laptop and decided to update the Windows10 loaded in it first. Nothing more that a Cumulative Update, I assumed. But nooooooooo.... it started updating the system to 1903. It took forever and a day. Does anyone else have 1903 installed? How is it working? I can't get 1903 for my desktop. Somehow I must not have dropped the Developer's Option on the laptop.
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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:33 pm

I made the mistake of updating on my home computer this weekend. It updated my bios everything should have went fine but then when I turned off my computer overnight and turned it back on in the morning it gave me errors. I then tried a system restore, that didn't work. Had to reformat and reinstall windows. Totally mad.

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Post by Jeffrey » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:39 pm

If you mean 1803, I'm on it. Works fine.

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Post by ZekeB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:45 pm

Jeffrey wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:39 pm
If you mean 1803, I'm on it. Works fine.
You're thinking of 1809. I pulled hair with that one ages ago. I mean 1903. I seldom use the laptop, so I don't care. I just don't want to be fighting with 1903 on my main computer.
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Post by Jeffrey » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:51 pm

Isn't 1903 coming out next month? How do you have it already?

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Post by ZekeB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:38 pm

Jeffrey wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Isn't 1903 coming out next month? How do you have it already?
Apparently I didn’t drop the Developer’s option on the laptop.
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Post by ZekeB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:40 pm

It dumped 1903 into my desktop today while I was out replacing a garage door opener. I figured heck, I'll remove the update if this gives me any problems. No problems noted. It may be my deranged imagination, but the colors look much sharper and more vivid when I'm using Edge.

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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:26 am

Please pick your interests from the article
Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Everything you need to know

By James Sanders in Software on April 29, 2019, 7:55 AM PST

Changes are coming to Windows 10 with the release of version 1903 that affect everyday users and IT decision makers. Here's what you need to know.

Development of Windows 10 is a continuous process—while previous versions of Windows received service packs or point releases that served primarily as rollups of Windows Update security patches, Windows 10 receives feature updates on an approximately six month cadence. These updates bring significant user-facing changes, as well as changes to enterprise features.

Windows 10 version 1903 (also called 19H1) was made available to the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider Program on April 8, 2019, and was added to the MSDN download catalog on April 18, 2019. General availability for consumers is expected in May 2019, though a firm release date has not been announced.

For those wishing to get an early look at the new version, check out TechRepublic's guide to getting Windows 10 version 1903 early, likewise, those wishing to defer an upgrade should check out the guide to delaying installation of Windows 10 version 1903.

TechRepublic's overview of the May 2019 update to Windows 10 is a "living guide" that will be updated as new articles about the update are published across TechRepublic, ZDNet, and CNET. For more on Windows 10 generally, also check out TechRepublic's cheat sheet for Windows 10.


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Post by ZekeB » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:46 am

Meh. Nothing much to see there. I've had it for the past couple of weeks. No problems were encountered. They give you the option to run through the "new and improved" features. I looked through them and really had no use for any of them. The monitor looks brighter with a hint of 3-D, but otherwise I can't tell any difference.
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Post by Reality Check » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 am

I have one laptop and three desktops. So far I have installed the W10 1903 features update successfully on two machines:
  1. The laptop is a 2013 HP model that I upgraded to a 500 GB SD. 1903 installed through the normal update process with no issues.
  2. Desktop 1 is a 2011 HP that I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when that was offered. I tried twice to do a forced install of 1903 and it failed twice. I had added a 250 GB SSD last year and moved the OS over to that. On second try I disabled the AV software and everything else I could.
  3. Desktop 2 is a 2017 HP desktop that was supplied with a 250 GB drive with Windows 10. I am still waiting for 1903 to be pushed to that one.
  4. Desktop 3 is a 2018 HP that I added a 250 GB NVME SSD and moved the OS over. It auto installed 1903 yesterday. This morning I had boot issues and on the second boot the PC had to perform a disk repair. It booted after that.
That's not a great record.
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Post by ZekeB » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:32 am

My laptop, which I seldom use except when on the road, took a cumulative update for 1903 today. It took forever and booting was awkward. It finally came around and boots normally now. This update had a bunch of Office updates included. Once upon a time those updates were separate.
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Post by Reality Check » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:37 am

ZekeB wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:32 am
My laptop, which I seldom use except when on the road, took a cumulative update for 1903 today. It took forever and booting was awkward. It finally came around and boots normally now. This update had a bunch of Office updates included. Once upon a time those updates were separate.
The update seemed to pause forever several times on mine. That's on a PC with a 2.80 GHz Core i5, 12GB of RAM and a fast NVME M.2 SSD.
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Post by Reality Check » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:29 am

I now have W10 1903 on all four of my PC's. It finally completed on the older HP desktop that the installation had failed twice before. My speakers aren't working but I have had trouble with sound card drivers on that PC before. I am sure I can work that out eventually.
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Post by ZekeB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:15 pm

See if you can find the old drivers in the OldWin folder. They should still work.
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Post by Reality Check » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:18 pm

ZekeB wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:15 pm
See if you can find the old drivers in the OldWin folder. They should still work.
Thanks, I had this issue a while back. I can't recall what I did to fix it. I will roll back the drivers if need be.

One of the things I like in this version is that you can change the size and fill color on the mouse pointer and the I-beam. Maybe you could do that before but I read somewhere that you could do this under "ease of access" in the May update. You can also pause updates for 7 days or as long as you like.
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Post by Foggy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:48 pm

1903 broked my laptop, and after almost 3 hours on the phone with a tech from Microsoft we agreed to leave it uninstalled and stick with 1809. Apparently some of the drivers in my peripherals are not compatible.

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Post by Reality Check » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:48 pm

Foggy wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:48 pm
1903 broked my laptop, and after almost 3 hours on the phone with a tech from Microsoft we agreed to leave it uninstalled and stick with 1809. Apparently some of the drivers in my peripherals are not compatible.
Sorry to hear that. I had video card driver issues when I went from Windows 7 to Windows 10 that were very frustrating. I was afraid I was going to end up in that situation again on my 2011 HP desktop with this update. The installation got to 77% then barfed and said it was removing the update. The third try worked except for the sound card issue. The issue is the Creative sound hardware on the motherboard. I am not home right now so I will tackle it when I get back. My Senheiser headphones work fine.
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Post by Foggy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:07 pm

Well my rule is "Never let the computer win" but I'm leaving for the beach for a week tomorrow morning.

So the computer wins TEMPORARILY. :madguy:

But I will get 1903 installed. I may have to wait until some of the peripheral manufacturers issue updated drivers. Intuos, which makes my tablet, has already done so.

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Post by Reality Check » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:14 am

Foggy wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:07 pm
Well my rule is "Never let the computer win" but I'm leaving for the beach for a week tomorrow morning.
:snippity:
Have you done an SSD upgrade? That's the best thing I ever did for my laptop. If you have to do a clean install of Windows it would be a good time to do it. I was able to clone the electromagnetic drive on mine.
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