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    Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives slowly


    Field Notes

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives slowly


    By Tracey Capen

    Yes, the next major update for Windows 10 is officially out. But it's not showing up immediately on all Win10 systems and that's a good thing.

    Although the update appears to be going smoothly for early adopters, there are already reports of compatibility issues with some applications and hardware.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/top-story/windows-10-anniversary-update-arrives-slowly/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    My Windows 10/64 partition (a clean install) updated painlessly.
    For my Windows 10/32 partition (an upgrade from Win 7/32) I'm still waiting for the update to be offered.

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    Yeah; got an email from Brother that my laser printer (if you use USB interface which I do) will no longer work once the upgrade completes. The solution is to un-install then re-install the Brother software. Well, I recently had to repair Win10 so only use the built in Win10 driver for my laser printer so hopefully it will work after the upgrade, but even so, I know what the solution will be should my printer no longer work. As for my Garmin, I've not re-installed the that software yet so thanks for the head's up. Only update my Garmin twice a year tops regardless. lol

    Looking forward to the update if it ever gets pushed to me. I ended up manually doing so when the last update never happened (after over 3 weeks passed as I recall). I'm not going to push it this time. My bet is, if I wait long enough, the security update for September will force it to me. lol

    Have patience grasshopper (say to myself). Regardless, this time, after reading a few of the issues, I'm in no rush.

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    i tried 4 times to install on my windows 10 it downloaded fine. installing went to 2% then erred out
    4 microsoft techs couldnt get it to install.
    waiting on anorher higher level tech to call today
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    Windows 10 Anniversary update experiences

    I have updated 3 different computers in the last two days. All went flawlessly but with a few quirks:

    On the first, the update wasn't offered on Windows update so I went and got the update assistant. All went well but it required me to setup the privacy settings again.
    On the second, I copied over the update assistant I had downloaded on the first computer and immediately it advised me that the display on my Surface Pro 3 wasn't compatible with the update!!! I then checked Windows update, found the update there and it installed without any issues. This time there was no setup and so far as I can tell the update was flawless.
    On the third machine, the update wasn't offered on Windows update but this time I re-downloaded the upgrade assistant which worked flawlessly (this was on a cheap laptop (Pentium chip!!) bought with Windows 8 and updated to 8.1, then 10, then 1511 and now 1609) Again I had to set up the privacy settings again
    It appears that the privacy settings are only affected if windows update is NOT used when it is treated as an upgrade from Windows 8 or 7. Also the update assistant may not be transferable. The time it worked it was on a new HP AIO Desktop and the inking setup did not appear while the merger of the lock screen and the login screen is in effect. The other two computers were laptops - the surface 3 pro had the inking setup the older laptop which does not have a touchscreen did not (it was also running Windows 10 Home while the others run Windows 10 Pro). On both laptops the merger of the lockscreen and login screen did NOT take effect.
    Hope this may be useful to someone.
    Last edited by satrow; 2016-08-04 at 11:04.

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    [[Figure 3. The new Active hours tool prevents inopportune reboots that often accompany OS updates.]]

    Updatign manually would avoid 'inopportune reboots' too- oh that's right, we don't have that choice anymore- (Actually, I do have the choice now- I've switched to linux as main os- and only use windows offline for windows only programs- Thanks for pushing me away from windows MS-) (Note, I'm still hopefull that MS will eventually listen to folks and give us back control of the OS and do away with all the spyware in the OS- but until that happens- I'll use linux as my main online OS where I am in control of all updates- and don't have to constantly fight with settings that want to spy- Thisp ost isn't a 'pro linux post- it's more a 'please give us back control of the Ms OS" post)

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    Updated 4 machines and 2 tablets. 4 computers went okay except my main desk unit would not accept PIN. Password we or ked so I had to remove and reset it. My Dell Venue 8 would not take the update due to lack of space even though I Uninstalled all added software and compressed. My new Chuwi H-12 required me to reset the OS to get the required 20 GB of free space to install.

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    I'm taking a somewhat carefully planned install on about 20 computers (mine and one client). At the client I've blocked all the known MS update servers at the firewall. At home they are all Pro so I have Defer Upgrade on. I used Media creation on Tuesday afternoon to create a USB drive for the install. So far I've updated 5 computers (3 client, 2 home) + of course the VM I started on for testing. No problems, knock wood. I do have a large PowerShell script I run after install so I don't know if privacy settings reverted or not since they get corrected right away. What I have found that changed/didn't change:

    Edge retained my settings, although there is a new "Make me default browser" tag. Need to find that registry entry for future.
    Default Apps retained (surprise since I don't use any of the standard ones).
    Cortana settings were reset, so I manually updated them (may be able to fix with registry in future).
    Looks like the turn off homegroup setting in Advanced Network settings has moved (so I'm manually setting it).

    Remaining issue: Putting account in Guest group shows can't sign in to your account message. Have to run this to the ground. See http://www.edugeek.net/forums/window...-redstone.html Temporary fix is click Dismiss.

    Reported but haven't experienced:
    System restore disabled (not on any so far, I check!)
    Haven't seen any new Win RE partitions and I've done various machines - everything from fresh Win 10 installs to old upgrades with small (100MB) Sys Restore partitions.

    Plan to do most of the rest by Monday. Will update if there is anything interesting.

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    Great article, as are most in Windows Secrets, but I was appalled by the number of grammatical errors it contained! Keep up the great work, but please re-read or have someone else proofread before posting.

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    I installed Win 10 AU on two systems - both flawlessly. Download took around 30 min and installation was 45 min on each. These are 6 month old Dell XPS-8900 which came with Win 10 installed. System protection was turned off so that I had to turn it back on and create a new system restore point. SystemImageBackup was not remembered (not in system restore list). Created new image backup and all is well.
    Adjusted start menu and privacy settings and all is well on both systems.

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    I have a Dell T3600 desktop computer.

    When I updated to Win 10 AU, everything seemed to be OK, until I realized that there was no sound, and that I couldn't print anything. I have a SoundBlaster card, and an H-P 7520 printer, both of which were working well before the update.

    To get the sound to work, I had to tell Win 10 AU that I was not using the on-system-board Realtek device, but was using the SoundBlaster card. That alone did not bring back sound; I had to power-cycle the computer.

    The printer was more interesting. When I tried to print a document, it fell into the bit-bucket, multiple times. My printer has an H-P control panel, which has a 'print test page' button - and that worked fine. Microsoft offered help - it said to "remove" the printer by going to Settings|Devices|Printer. I did so, then asked Windows to scan for the printer. It couldn't find it. I had to do the 'manual install' thing, in which I could select a vendor, H-P, and then a model, 7520. Windows asked where to find the driver; I said 'look on the Web'; it replied that my latest driver was installed, so the H-P 7520 re-appeared in the printer list. I tried printing a Windows test page, but now the page got stuck in the printer queue. I power-cycled the H-P printer; THEN the test page worked, and so did the printing of a document.

    This is all very interesting to me, because, up until a few weeks ago, the computer was running Windows 7. When I did the upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10, EVERYTHING worked, including sound and the printer; but, now with the Win 10 AU, I had to troubleshoot.

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    On my main system (Dell Inspiron i17-7720) I was offered the Anniversary Edition via Windows update, and that went smoothly. On my desktop (Dell XPS 830), I used the Windows 10 Update Assistant. It seemed to go okay, but on both systems my Classicshell v4.3.0 was uninstalled as "Incompatible". On the desktop, I decided to clean up the old Windows files with Disk Cleanup, since I had nothing important on the desktop anyway, and I had a fresh Acronis bit-image backup an hour prior to the update. It's a good thing I had the backup! After the Disk Cleanup, when the system restarted, it wouldn't boot up! I had previously downloaded the Win 10 ISO that I put on a flash drive, and also had a bootable DVD of Win 10 Pro, but neither of them would allow me to repair the startup. Curiously, on the Advanced Options page, I also didn't have a choice of Reset/Refresh! I tried a System Restore, but it couldn't find a restore point. I finally dumped it and went back to my Acronis backup. I noticed there was already an update out for it on the laptop where it DID install okay. I think I'll wait a few weeks before trying to install 1607 on any of my other systems.
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    I just updated my laptop after reading your article and it took about 25 mins. The only trouble I encountered was it kept asking me to log in with the last password used on my laptop, I finally had to shut it down and reboot and then everything worked just fine, so far.

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    OK; still don't have self control (i.e. manually updated; lol). I do like that the defender icon now is in the tray from the start (crazy that it wasn't before). They also added some new features to Defender (had to check the box to add them) too. So far I've not had any issues, but I've only used the updated OS for less than 30 minutes. lolol


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    I have (of interest here) two applications on my computer: scripting and screen automation language Autoit and scripting language Open Object Rexx.

    Oddly, installing 1607 changed the file association for .rex files from Open Object Rexx to Autoit. I recall this happening before, probably with the installation of 1511.

    I don't remember the details from the last time. This time, I first tried re-installing Open Object Rexx which didn't help. I then used Open With -> Choose default program to reset the application associated with .rex files and all is well, but it's odd that apparently every major update of Windows 10 seems to incorrectly change the application associated with .rex files. As far as I know there is absolutely no relationship between Autoit and Open Object Rexx.

    A minor, but not serious annoyance is that even though Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen is off, the lock screen is still shown. (It wasn't before upgrading).

    On a positive note, Regedit hanging when searching for something in the registry seems to be fixed. It no longer hangs and correctly reports that has finished searching if the searched for item is not found.

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