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  1. Try turning off Windows Defender's Real-time (and...

    Try turning off Windows Defender's Real-time (and Cloud-based) Protection temporarily and trying again. (Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Defender)

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  2. Hi Cliff, Hmmm, you're right. Thank you. And...

    Hi Cliff,

    Hmmm, you're right. Thank you. And it works even when there's a comment after the PS commandline, provided I don't try to change the PS code into a code block.

    This works:

    psScript...
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    If the desired end result is a clean install of...

    If the desired end result is a clean install of Windows 10, why spend the time updating Win 7 then upgrading only to wipe it?

    Just save the Windows 7 activation details as they are now then do a...
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    It's because one of the instances of SVCHOST is...

    It's because one of the instances of SVCHOST is taking almost all CPU cycles so WSUS Offline hangs at that update (which is only ~2.6 MB and - if yours is like mine - is update 2 of 9)... or the hang...
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    Any published evidence, references, links, etc....

    Any published evidence, references, links, etc. to back up your opinion?
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    My apologies. From your first post I thought you...

    My apologies. From your first post I thought you meant Visual Basic (even though your thread's in the Visual Basic for Applications forum).

    However, your second post has clarified that you did...
  7. I've just re-read your original post. If the...

    I've just re-read your original post. If the intention of the "two particular updates" is to help with issues that Windows Update is experiencing (particularly with Windows 7) in order to upgrade to...
  8. Two more ways: PowerShell and VBS. PowerShell:...

    Two more ways: PowerShell and VBS.

    PowerShell: Open a CMD prompt, enter powershell and press RETURN/ENTER. When the command prompt changes to PowerShell's PS prompt, enter the following:
    ...
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    If the desired end result is Windows 10, why...

    If the desired end result is Windows 10, why waste the time trying to update Windows 7? Why not just use the Media Creation Tool to create installer media and do an in-place upgrade? Far less trouble...
  10. Joe, if you check Windows Update on your wife's...

    Joe, if you check Windows Update on your wife's PC it sounds like it looks like this:

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    After looking at this article - Enabling and Disabling Microsoft Update in Windows...
  11. You're right about the lack of any checksum. It...

    You're right about the lack of any checksum. It would be impossible with the Media Creation Tool anyway as this tool is a combo downloader/assembler and/or installer. That is, it downloads the...
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    What version of VB? 6? .NET? If VB6 then the 2...

    What version of VB? 6? .NET?

    If VB6 then the 2 books I found most useful were:

    Sybex - Visual Basic 6 Complete (Sybex is now Wiley but it looks like the examples can still be downloaded.)
    Que...
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    ... and will no doubt be ignored by everybody...

    ... and will no doubt be ignored by everybody that thinks it's ridiculous to have to have an MS account to use it. :)

    I loved the bit about "You must be signed in as an administrator on both...
  14. The BIOS Access key for this Pavilion laptop (and...

    The BIOS Access key for this Pavilion laptop (and most HP devices) is the F10 key (and ESC then F9 for the Boot Menu).

    The (generic) PDF manual for it is...
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    Many thanks for the link, Browni. It was a very...

    Many thanks for the link, Browni. It was a very interesting article.

    Before and after:

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    My observations are:
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    Yes, it means you need a wifi adapter in your...

    Yes, it means you need a wifi adapter in your Windows 10 device in order to use the metered service switch. If you are using Windows 10 Pro then you can also defer updates. Again, the article I...
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    ROFL. Many thanks for picking that up. I've...

    ROFL. Many thanks for picking that up. I've corrected the link in my previous post.
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    Have a look at 4 Portable Tools to Make a Full...

    Have a look at 4 Portable Tools to Make a Full Image Backup of USB Drives.

    Hope this helps...
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    Not really. I have a couple of Windows 7 laptops...

    Not really. I have a couple of Windows 7 laptops and could see that their COAs looked different. I just did a search for images in Google for "Windows Vista COA" and within a few seconds found...
  20. Unfortunately the article also just assumes that...

    Unfortunately the article also just assumes that DISM.EXE is available on the device you want to check the MCT-created installer on. I think I tend to agree with you about just installing it... :)
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    The pic itself was actually quite good quality...

    The pic itself was actually quite good quality seeing that it was taken using an 8 megapixel smartphone. I couldn't make out the product key even after enlarging the pic but - by comparing it to...
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    If sound worked normally using Linux Mint then...

    If sound worked normally using Linux Mint then this would show that the issue was not hardware-related but, instead, something to do with software, either the Windows 10 OS itself (which has several...
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    The metered service switch is only available for...

    The metered service switch is only available for wireless connections, not wired.


    With Windows 10, Microsoft have changed the update model to mandatory and automated.


    Have a look at this...
  24. If only it was that easy... :) Have a look at...

    If only it was that easy... :)

    Have a look at this TenForums article to see the additional hoops you need to jump through. Thank you MS.

    Hope this helps...
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    Just to clarify, methods 1 and 2 will...

    Just to clarify, methods 1 and 2 will automatically re-use the device's current Windows activation status and, after upgrade and connection to the internet, will create/save the info - together with...
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