Microsoft Admits High Cost Of Windows 10 Upgrades
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It's a pretty solid Wi-Fi router with gigabit ethernet,
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Comments by -- Bob Primak --
Old Windows malware may have tampered with
132 Android apps
This has to do with Developer Tools for
Android. I have some of these tools in my Ubuntu Linux (Linux
versions, of course), and they do not update or expire when new
versions of Android or the tools themselves are released.
IMO, no one should be able to post for any
online Store consideration any App which can be identified as
having been developed on an expired developer platform like this.
Maybe after this embarrassment, Google will consider making this
Cleaning Up After Multiple Failed
At the West Side CCS meeting Thursday
evening, a member brought up an issue. He had a large number of
failed attempts to upgrade his NUC to the Windows 10 Anniversary
Update (AU, or v.1607). Then the PC mysteriously got upgraded. But
now Windows Update has a huge number of failed install listings in
the Updates History list. This list itself cannot be cleaned up as
far as I know, but there are good reasons to clean up the local
logs and other components of Windows Update after such an event.
For one thing, these logs are scanned each
time new updates come in. This can take a long time. Also, when
the PC goes through the Restart, the WU Logs are updated, which
can add to an already huge backlog of entries. This can introduce
instabilities into the updates mechanism, and this is not good.
So, a bit of cleanup is in order.
There are actually three levels of
cleaning up and resetting Windows Updates. And since this was a
Feature Upgrade, there will be a large amount of Windows.old files
lying around. After ten to thirty days, these old files will no
longer be of use to roll the upgrade back.
The first step to clean up Windows Update
is to run Disk Cleanup on the System Partition.
Be sure to check off
Clean Up System Files,
which produces a second checklist of things to clean. Cleaning up
any Windows.old files may also be useful, if you're past the
rollback period. (This is listed as Old Windows Installations in
Windows 10.) Definitely check off the box in the list to clean up
Windows Update. (This process can take a long time, and sometimes
does not fully complete. I have often had to close or cancel the
first run, then try again. By that time most if not all the WU
Cleanup has happened. This is due to a bug known to exist in
Windows 10 for the WU Cleanup function. I'd give this case an hour
to complete the cleanup, then if still stuck, stop the first run
and try again.) All told, you may also notice a significant amount
of disk space made available. But our purpose here is not to
recover space -- it is to clean up the large accumulation of
obsolete WU data.
Normally, resetting Windows Update will
clear up the most common remaining issues.
Or use this script:
(It's OK to use this script, as it does
come out of the Microsoft Technet Community.)
If you have deeper issues with Windows
Update, there is a downloadable tool for doing a more thorough
reset and other troubleshooting for Windows Update.
Once all of this has been done, Windows
Update may become quicker and more stable. And the risk of future
failed downloads and installations will be reduced. You may lose
at least temporarily the entire Updates History -- this is normal
after a full reset of Windows Update. Don't worry -- more entries
will soon begin to pile up.
From My Recent Readings
13 reasons not to use Chrome
I don't agree with most of this article,
but it's out there, so let's read it and decide for ourselves.
Shake, rattle and roll: We test 3
rugged tablets (with video)
Before you rush out to buy one of these,
look at the price tags for the amount of computing power and the
size of these tablets. My whole NUC cost half these prices or
Netgear's R6300v2 dual-band 802.11ac
router is down to $70 today
Other configurations, including ones with
cable modem features, are listed, but currently not available. So
look here before you buy:
The shipping time is one to two MONTHS. If
they even have any. Nearly all the listed options are currently
unavailable, which makes me think they may never ship at this