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UCyborg last won the day on October 4

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  1. UCyborg

    Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Latest cumulative update for Build 17134 (aka. April 2018 Update) also fixes the issue with broken ICopyHook interface (dragging and dropping files from programs like FileZilla to Explorer works again) and the issue with missing ellipsis in various places where the text is too long to fit (it occurred only when extra length didn't exceed 3 characters).
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    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    It's possible to download an ISO of the latest build that's deemed stable from... https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 ...by changing web browser's user agent to say you have non-Microsoft OS.
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    Aero Peek is broken since 1803. Somehow running Aero Glass on 1803 fixes it. I tried asking @bigmuscle about it in the other thread, but didn't get any response.
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    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Here's another f***up in 1809. Using Explorer to handle ZIP files for some reason? Well, if you try to extract a file into a destination folder where the file with the same name exists, extraction will silently fail without presenting a dialog asking whether to overwrite the file.
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    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    The older builds also have/had issues, some are never addressed. Recently, I needed to transfer some files to another computer, used plain file shares. The Windows 10 computer never appeared in the Network folder, neither on the machine in question itself nor on the other computer from which I wanted to access the files. It could be accessed by manually typing its hostname. That bug with deleting user files is on the whole new level. It just never ends. We're not even talking about abusing the software with crazy combinations of user input.
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    Task Scheduler: Cannot Remove "Scheduled Start" Task

    You can disable the task without removing custom trigger first, its presence just prevents other task properties from being edited in the GUI, disabling works either way. Whatever that task's custom trigger is for, it's disabled by default. This is its description in the task's file (XML): <WnfStateChangeTrigger> <Enabled>false</Enabled> <StateName>7508BCA3380C960C</StateName> <Data>01</Data> <DataOffset>0</DataOffset> </WnfStateChangeTrigger> Whatever that means.
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    Task Scheduler: Cannot Remove "Scheduled Start" Task

    That's strange, I just re-enabled Windows Defender, updated its definitions and the task did stay disabled. At least on my end, the only other user with write access to the file is the administrators group, so nobody except me should be able to modify it. Though setting just Everyone to read-only access should be the most thorough action that can be accomplished by messing with permissions alone. The only Windows 8 installations I have for testing is Windows 8.0 with zero updates and Windows 8.1 with only security updates 'till December 2017. There should be something out there available to monitor file access. Process Monitor perhaps? Maybe it can help determine what changes the task. Edit: Forgot to mention, I noticed having Windows Defender enabled does cause Windows Update service to start at boot, that is, with both scheduled task disabled and that machine policy trigger removed.
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    Task Scheduler: Cannot Remove "Scheduled Start" Task

    I don't know what that machinepolicy trigger is supposed to be, just noticed it causes the service to start on cold boot. I didn't take Windows Defender into account, just assumed it would work after seeing it didn't reset on reboot. What about taking the ownership of the file, disabling inherited permissions and just set one entry - Everyone - to allow just read-only access? Scheduled Start task by itself doesn't do anything beyond starting the service. I also don't remember ever seeing the service updating Windows Update state if updates were disabled, always have to check manually. No idea what messes with those tasks; I noticed it gets enabled on reboot with Windows Defender service disabled, so some core component/service must be responsible.
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    Task Scheduler: Cannot Remove "Scheduled Start" Task

    Because Task Scheduler GUI doesn't understand custom triggers. If you delete it, it works. Windows Update service has a trigger defined that will start it under certain circumstances; remove it with: sc triggerinfo wuauserv delete start/machinepolicy For the task being recreated/overwritten problem, disable it in Task Scheduler first then take away write permission for the SYSTEM account on the file C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Scheduled Start.
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    Office 2019 on Windows 8.x!

    I suspected this might be the case. At least when you run the installer on the official Office 2019 image, it runs successfully on both Windows 8 and 8.1 if you use the debugger to make RtlGetVersion function in ntdll.dll return Windows 10's major and minor version; 10.0.
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    Office 2019 on Windows 8.x!

    It installs after fooling the installer into thinking it's running on Windows 10. Installed programs seem to function without issues at first glance without any workarounds. No luck running the installer on Windows 7. It wants SetCoalescableTimer function (Windows 8 and up), which I could redirect to SetTimer, but then the exception is thrown in msxml6.dll and I don't know how to proceed further.
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    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    I thought Configure Automatic Updates policy in gpedit.msc was completely ineffective these days. Turned out WU was already downloading updates in the background when I was testing its effectiveness a while back, making it seem like it doesn't do anything. Thanks for confirming. I see that it alters registry settings in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate key. I was aware of the settings there, just unsure about their long-term effectiveness. I see Windows Update Mini Tool and Windows Update Manager have similar interface, the latter also has some radical options to block the updates: capping the Update Orchestrator service and blocking access to update servers by utilizing policy settings for re-directing update service away from Microsoft's update servers.
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    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    How do you manage to keep updates disabled? Currently using registry value *NdisDeviceType set to 1 (type DWORD) under my network adapter key, these keys can be found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}, refer to DriverDesc value of each numbered key to find the right one. This works, but also disables some of the networking functionality, so it's not the best approach. If I disable the update services (BITS, UsoSvc, wuauserv, WaaSMedicSvc) through conventional means (sc config <service name> start= disabled) and the tasks in UpdateOrchestrator, WaaSMedic, WindowsUpdate folders, all of these just re-enable themselves eventually. What prevents these services from even starting is removing them from the lists in registry in the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost Requires reboot to take effect and failures of service startup are logged. I've seen Windows Update MiniTool mentioned, which I haven't tried yet; does it have any magic options to keep updates disabled? I'd prefer something at least convenient as just disabling those services and re-enabling them when I want to update, so I'm open to suggestions.
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    Error 0cx000007b On Game Launch

    Sorry, I don't have any suggestions. It's difficult to diagnose these things remotely. I guess it's something other than Visual C++ Redist, but can't say for certain.
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    Aeroglass stopped working for me

    It doesn't crash right away, but blur doesn't work and it breaks the programs' preview thumbnails in the taskbar.