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Meet & Greet! / MERRY CHRISTMAS!
« on: December 25, 2018, 06:21:25 AM »

May the Newborn Jesus bring peace, love and hope to every soul.

The update has finally been installed!

I will never check for updates again! It seems that every computer need specific updates for an older version before be ready for a new one.

Thank you. :)

It is time to go to Sysnative then.  Be sure to describe the issue you're having when you provide the requested information. Windows Update Forum Posting Instructions

I asked for help at Sysnative here: Problem with Windows 10 update (1809)

Good morning.

All the above done. But I a try for a last time to install the update. Nothing. The computer freezes and becomes nonfunctional.

Considering that it has happened multiple times, yes, delete the entire contents of the Software Distribution folder. 

Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro?

It's Windows 10 Home.

Just saw your reply, so I didn't do exactly what you wrote above.

What I did to stop the update from getting installed:

1. I stopped the Windows Update service.

2. In the Software Distribution folder I deleted only the folder Download.

After doing this, the update stopped being installed, and the message I have in Windows Updates Center is: We couldn't install some updates because the PC was turned off. It's the same thing I did yesterday, with exact the same result.

Now... I don't want to restart the service, and I don't want to retry installing the update, because... what if the same happened again!

I will try once more tomorrow, with your instructions.

When downloading new Insider Builds, I've often seen it reach a certain percentage and then just sit.  When I check again after a period of time has passed, it has generally moved on.  As an example, with the latest Build, it sat at waiting to download for at least 4 hours.  Granted, this was highly unusual but when I checked later, it was ready for restart and the time from restart to desktop was the fasted I've experienced on my old PC. 

One of the changes made early in the process was to do more during that period of time of download and install so that users can keep on working.  The idea is not to watch what is happening but just leave it be.  When ready, you'll see the waiting for restart.


It's not just "the update sits". The whole computer gets stuck, nothing is functional, nothing responds, and I have to shut it down from the start-button. And then the update starts its installing again, until the whole computer gets stuck again.

I tried it once more today and it was around 13:00 o'clock when the process started. Then I left, and when I returned (18:30), the whole computer was "dead" again, the update was at 79% and the clock showed 16:07.

I shut it down and start it again, to see that the update is getting installed again!!!! I don't want again the same to happen!!!!

What can I do???

Today I tried the Check for Updates option, and immediately after version 1809 started being downloaded and installing. When it reached 73% (I think), everything stopped working and I had to restart the computer. Then, the v 1809 started again its installation, to make everything crush again at the same 73%. This happened three times, and then decided to stop the Windows Update service (it was restarting after stopping it) and delete the Download folder from Software Distribution. When I finally was able to delete the folder, I restarted the computer and no v 1809 is offered, even when I click on Check for Updates. Any idea why this happened? And how do I proceed from now on?

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Email clients
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:57:56 PM »
Hi. :)

I made above a comparison among Thunderbird's and Mail app's appearance. The latter is much more impressive. This Thunderbird add-on is something different, and definitely makes its appearance much better. I like it.

For those using Thunderbird:

Monterail add-on

Do you have something similar in mind?

Jokes / Re: Beer Can Choir
« on: December 12, 2018, 05:56:30 PM »
Frands, it's a cantata.

And this is another conductor:

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« on: December 12, 2018, 12:41:33 PM »
The short film, entitled "My Brother", shows how inhospitable Greek cities are to people with disabilities. But it starts somewhat ... upside down. In the first few minutes, the protagonist is a young man who holds a crow and breaks what he finds in his path. On the contrary, people drink their coffee, they are hurrying, cars are passing quickly in the light of Christmas scenery. The young man ends up to the police station.

Watch what caused his reaction.

My Brother

I think that the story becomes heart warming at the end, as the hug between the two brothers is everything.

Let's stand for a minute and think of all those people with disabilities, especially these days of happiness.

Finally it's shown as installed in both, the Update and Security Center and the Control Panel.

I uninstalled it and installed it again. It took the whole night to get uninstalled. Before, I ran the Windows troubleshooter (see attachment 3) and DISM command.

I have the same problem I had in previous updates.

The update failed to installed, but I can see it installed in Control Panel (see attachment).

I used to uninstall it from the Control Panel and install it again from the Update and Security Center, with succeed. But the procedure takes... a century. Is there any other suggestion? And what is true finally? Is it installed or not?

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Interesting and ... funny videos
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:15:26 PM »
Another one here (not funny, but interesting!) :

The story
During the game against Maccabi Netanya in the Israeli league, Habibou dropped to the ground inside the opposition's six-yard area to attend to an injured team-mate. Play continued around him as he helped his team-mate only for the ball to be crossed to the far post where he was knelt down. Rather than allow the ball to run past him, Habibou got up and slid the ball past the Maccabi Netanya goalkeeper. It also happened to be in the 87th minute and therefore the winning goal in a 1-0 victory.

Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Adobe Flash Player October 2018
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:32:39 AM »
I have mine set to "ask to activate", I seldom get asked.

Yes, I knew that one day this should happen. Some time ago (in summer I think, although I'm not completely sure) Youtube still had Flash Player as its default video player. I just didn't notice that the day came.

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