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Message 1775330 - Posted: 31 Mar 2016, 16:20:19 UTC - in response to Message 1775293.  

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@Linda Latte
So, of the TWO versions of GWX offered, if I go with the "install" version, and NOT the "standalone" .exe I will then get a screen icon and other stuff?

Visit the GWX Control Panel User Guide, and scroll down to "DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING GWX CONTROL PANEL".
If you are presently using the stand-alone version and are upgrading to the installer version, even more so, you should follow the above.

Is the install version a .zip file?

Both are .exe
Stand-alone is GWX_Control_Panel.exe
Installer is GwxControlPanelSetup.exe

EDIT:
The author of GWX has an account on YouTube. He made a 5 min video (Understanding Windows 10 Upgrade System Settings) pertaining to KB 3035583 and how to circumvent it.

Thank you for the additional VERY informative info on GWX !! Watch out if you go for a ride with Siran d'Vel'nahr on his spaceship! He may 'put the pedal to the metal' and scare the bejeezus out of you as he did to me. :)
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Message 1775428 - Posted: 31 Mar 2016, 21:37:18 UTC

On Win 7 the dreaded KB2952664 is back AGAIN!
I put it on blend away and don't bother me again the 3rd time, let's see how relentless it will be... :/
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Message 1775437 - Posted: 31 Mar 2016, 23:06:18 UTC - in response to Message 1775431.  

On Win 7 the dreaded KB2952664 is back AGAIN!
I put it on blend away and don't bother me again the 3rd time, let's see how relentless it will be... :/

And on Win 8.1, KB2976978 is also back again, for Dog knows which time.

Hide, hide, hide, and poof GONE!! :-)


From the KB page for them..

Article ID: 2952664 - Last Review: 03/31/2016 16:17:00 - Revision: 19.0
Assuming they didn't skip revisions, and they don't use minor versions.. it has been re-released 18 times.

Article ID: 2976978 - Last Review: 03/31/2016 16:18:00 - Revision:22.0

And that one has been re-released 21 times.
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Message 1776415 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 0:03:02 UTC

Test Post... Please forgive..

My Win 7 PC 64-bit crashed bad and I needed a HD re-format. Am now trying to get BOINC and my on-line business working again. I have about 35 programs to load and try to find the registration codes for. A real nightmare!

Sorry for taking up BW.. Just wanted to make sure all aspects of SETI are working for me.

I will shut up now. :)
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Message 1776560 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 11:38:09 UTC

I'm pretty sure I posted this in here awhile back; but, for those whom are interested:

To Restore the F8 Boot to Safe Mode in Win 10, (8.1, too), do this:

Open cmd.exe as Administrator, then type in:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy


Close cmd.exe, reboot, hit F8 until you get the Advanced Boot Menu Options...


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Message 1776609 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 14:07:57 UTC - in response to Message 1776415.  

Test Post... Please forgive..

My Win 7 PC 64-bit crashed bad and I needed a HD re-format. Am now trying to get BOINC and my on-line business working again. I have about 35 programs to load and try to find the registration codes for. A real nightmare!

Sorry for taking up BW.. Just wanted to make sure all aspects of SETI are working for me.

I will shut up now. :)


It might be an idea to grab yourself a free copy of Macrium Reflect, acquire an external HD, and do occasional image backups. It means you can do a full restore in a matter of minutes. No more re-installations.

worth a look, no?

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Message 1776630 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 15:15:44 UTC - in response to Message 1776609.  

Or you could use the built in Windows Image found in Backup on your W7 computer.
I recommend it as well as Macrium.

Test Post... Please forgive..

My Win 7 PC 64-bit crashed bad and I needed a HD re-format. Am now trying to get BOINC and my on-line business working again. I have about 35 programs to load and try to find the registration codes for. A real nightmare!

Sorry for taking up BW.. Just wanted to make sure all aspects of SETI are working for me.

I will shut up now. :)


It might be an idea to grab yourself a free copy of Macrium Reflect, acquire an external HD, and do occasional image backups. It means you can do a full restore in a matter of minutes. No more re-installations.

worth a look, no?

P.


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Message 1776633 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 15:26:48 UTC - in response to Message 1776630.  

Or you could use the built in Windows Image found in Backup on your W7 computer.

The irritating thing about that is that it requires a 1TB drive to backup to, even if the Windows partition is just 120GB.

I see that Macrium allows for individual partition imaging and cloning, so you can store multiple images or partitions on a 1TB drive.
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Message 1776640 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 15:46:27 UTC - in response to Message 1776633.  

Or you could use the built in Windows Image found in Backup on your W7 computer.

The irritating thing about that is that it requires a 1TB drive to backup to, even if the Windows partition is just 120GB.

I see that Macrium allows for individual partition imaging and cloning, so you can store multiple images or partitions on a 1TB drive.


I just used Reflect to move my Win7 install from a 90GB SSD to a 250GB SSD.

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Message 1776644 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 16:05:11 UTC - in response to Message 1776633.  

Or you could use the built in Windows Image found in Backup on your W7 computer.

The irritating thing about that is that it requires a 1TB drive to backup to, even if the Windows partition is just 120GB.

I see that Macrium allows for individual partition imaging and cloning, so you can store multiple images or partitions on a 1TB drive.

I like Symantec Ghost or Acronis True Image to make system backups. Rather than install their software I use the "recovery media" method. Boot to it. Then make or restore the OS image I need.

It is also a grate method for running a system with multiple OSs without messing around with multiboot options or bootloaders.
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Message 1776709 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 20:19:21 UTC - in response to Message 1776633.  

Or you could use the built in Windows Image found in Backup on your W7 computer.

The irritating thing about that is that it requires a 1TB drive to backup to, even if the Windows partition is just 120GB.

I see that Macrium allows for individual partition imaging and cloning, so you can store multiple images or partitions on a 1TB drive.


I must be doing something wrong as I am using 500GB drives for backup. If you are backing up a 1T drive, it will only restore onto a 1T drive, even if the image size is smaller.

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Message 1776712 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 21:08:08 UTC - in response to Message 1776633.  
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Or you could use the built in Windows Image found in Backup on your W7 computer.

The irritating thing about that is that it requires a 1TB drive to backup to, even if the Windows partition is just 120GB.

I see that Macrium allows for individual partition imaging and cloning, so you can store multiple images or partitions on a 1TB drive.

That's interesting, because on literally a dozen laptops that I've done clean installations of 7 on, they had a 120-500gb HDD in them, and I carved-out ~25gb at the end of the drive for another partition and 7 has no issue with making a system image of the main partition onto that smaller one. There's just the standard warning that the recovery partition is on the same physical drive, so if the drive dies, you lose your backup, but it will still do it.

And it's not so much that if you're backing up a 1TB drive that it has to be a 1TB drive that you restore to.. it's all about the partition size. Since the actual LBA/sector count of 1TB drives varies by model and especially by manufacturer, if you ever plan on wanting to be able to successfully use your backups.. it is generally a good idea to shrink the C partition using disk management (run > diskmgmt.msc) down to something fairly universal. Like if you do a clean install and do all the updates and don't add all your software, you can shrink it down to under 80gb, make the backup, and then expand it back out to the limitation of the disk.

That way in the future, if you replace your C drive with a smaller drive, you can still use your backup image, as long as the new drive is larger than the size of the partition when you made the backup.
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Message 1776715 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 21:29:20 UTC - in response to Message 1776712.  

And it's not so much that if you're backing up a 1TB drive that it has to be a 1TB drive that you restore to.. it's all about the partition size.

I can't help it, at the time that I'd made an in-place repair installation of my Windows, on a new SSHD, I wanted to backup the Windows partition only to the old drive that held Windows and several other partitions.

The Windows backup program told me at the time that I needed a 1000 GB drive to be able to do what I wanted. It now tells me I need a medium with at least 174.5GB free. Which is still a little over as the Windows partition is 500GB with only 120GB used.
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Message 1776992 - Posted: 8 Apr 2016, 0:08:21 UTC

Let me ask something:

Even if I never install 10 on any of my existing computers, could MS still get into them if I bought a new one with 10 on it and connected it to my home network, or to an existing one via Teamviewer? What about if I connect to a friend's network with 10 boxes on it?
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Message 1776996 - Posted: 8 Apr 2016, 1:02:35 UTC - in response to Message 1776992.  

If you run any version of Windows, you are completely vulnerable to whatever Microsoft and their "trusted 3rd parties" have programed 'your' computer to do.


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Message 1777078 - Posted: 8 Apr 2016, 7:09:41 UTC - in response to Message 1776992.  

Let me ask something:

Even if I never install 10 on any of my existing computers, could MS still get into them if I bought a new one with 10 on it and connected it to my home network, or to an existing one via Teamviewer? What about if I connect to a friend's network with 10 boxes on it?

Your existing computers will be as secure (or unsecure) as they are now.
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Message 1777079 - Posted: 8 Apr 2016, 7:14:37 UTC - in response to Message 1777078.  

Let me ask something:

Even if I never install 10 on any of my existing computers, could MS still get into them if I bought a new one with 10 on it and connected it to my home network, or to an existing one via Teamviewer? What about if I connect to a friend's network with 10 boxes on it?

Your existing computers will be as secure (or unsecure) as they are now.

And the problem is this is making many users INSECURE.
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Message 1777154 - Posted: 8 Apr 2016, 13:48:01 UTC - in response to Message 1776996.  

If you run any version of Windows, you are completely vulnerable to whatever Microsoft and their "trusted 3rd parties" have programed 'your' computer to do.

Sounds exactly like any other O/S.
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Message 1777163 - Posted: 8 Apr 2016, 14:14:41 UTC - in response to Message 1777154.  

If you run any version of Windows, you are completely vulnerable to whatever Microsoft and their "trusted 3rd parties" have programed 'your' computer to do.

Sounds exactly like any other O/S.

Greetings Gary,

That may be so. But, is there data mining and theft of it and passwords and tracking in Linux or any other non-Window$ 10 OS? ;)

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