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Re: Windows 10

Postby Pyrrho » Sat May 05, 2018 8:35 pm

I'll let it run again tonight after I run a backup.

Thing is...every time it fails, it goes ahead and starts downloading the update files again.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Witness » Mon May 07, 2018 4:20 am

My last update is from April 24th. Nothing seems to come along.

Has Microsoft banned me? :P

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Re: Windows 10

Postby gnome » Mon May 07, 2018 10:00 am

Although it had claimed to check just hours before, when I did a manual check it offered me the update.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Rob Lister » Mon May 07, 2018 10:19 am

I don't think it attempts to update everybody on the same day. Perhaps by asking for it you forced it.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby gnome » Mon May 07, 2018 11:35 am

That's right. I don't take any crap from Microsoft.

You give me that update, and you give it now.

My computer, Microsoft, and me:

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Witness » Sat May 12, 2018 3:36 am

Both machines updated – no problem. 8)

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Pyrrho » Sat May 12, 2018 10:18 am

Failed twice on mine. Gets to 87 percent and rolls back. I can't interpret the logs. Allegedly doesn't like some driver. I think I'll upgrade the video card next weekend. I'll be on vacation and will have time to drive myself nuts.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Doctor X » Sun May 13, 2018 3:07 am

I am sorry, I needed to gloat again.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Pyrrho » Sun May 13, 2018 12:21 pm

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... a898df122b

Sytzeys replied on May 5, 2018
In reply to PCR Just PCR's post on May 4, 2018
I have this error also 0xc1900101, I pressed the pause update for 35 days. Should be enough time to order a mac book pro.


https://www.windows10forums.com/threads ... 803.16799/

What a complete waste of precious this is. I started the update on my desktop after breakfast and it didn't complete till after my lunch, some 7 hours later. I then decided to time the update on what I thought would be the fastest of the 4 family laptops we have, a Lenovo Z50 series. All 4 started the update at the same time. These are the times to the nearest minute: Initializing - 22, Preparing to install – 1 Hour 8 mins, Awaiting install –16, Downloading – 6, Installing – 2 hours 39 mins, Restart, configuring, updating – 1 hour 33 mins, After login - 48 mins. A total of 7 hours 16 minutes. Put into perspective, I could have started this update and assuming someone clicked restart, could have driven 11 miles to my local golf course, played 18 holes, showered, had a beer or two and driven home to find the update still in progress. (To be honest the Asus FX 503 beat the Lenovo Z50 by just under two minutes, the Lenovo Thinkpad X121E was by far the slowest at 8 hours 27 minutes). Totally ridiculous in my view. Can't Windows do better than this or at the very least warn users that the upgrade is so time consuming?
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Witness » Tue May 15, 2018 2:20 am

New updates were available today ( :? ). Downloading + installing (numerous restarts) ~ 1/2 hour.

Both machines seem OK.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Pyrrho » Tue May 15, 2018 2:29 am

Mine wants to update but I'm holding off until I am of sound mind.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Doctor X » Tue May 15, 2018 10:29 am

Funny, I mentioned this to a student for whom reality involves Linux. When I mentioned "Windows 10 latest update" he started laughing hysterically.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Witness » Wed May 16, 2018 1:42 am

Witness wrote:Both machines seem OK.
Yep.

No crapola apps came back, but some privacy settings got changed.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Pyrrho » Mon May 21, 2018 11:18 pm

Windows error log reports that "The Stereo system failed to start."

Now what could have happened to my Stereo system?
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Witness » Tue May 22, 2018 3:16 am

↑ I presume this question is rhetorical… :mrgreen:




My laptop, which boots from HD, has seen its boot time go from 1:15 – 1:30 down to mostly under 1 mn. (Desktop boots from SSD, noticed no difference.)

Till the next upgrade. :P

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Pyrrho » Tue May 22, 2018 1:12 pm

The Stereo Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby asthmatic camel » Tue May 22, 2018 1:42 pm

My Netgear wireless dongle now works as it should, (usually.)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue May 22, 2018 2:02 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:My Netgear wireless dongle now works as it should, (usually.)



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Re: Windows 10

Postby gnome » Tue May 22, 2018 9:13 pm

Pyrrho wrote:The Stereo Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.


Could it be a bit of malware that was removed, but something's still trying to call it?
I don't know of anything in Windows called the "Stereo Service".
I mean, they never fixed my stereos before.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Pyrrho » Wed May 23, 2018 11:13 am

It's something to do with the Nvidia card I have in the system. Seems that it installs an audio driver although I don't think the card has an audio port.
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