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Christian J
post Mar 14 2021, 02:11 PM
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QUOTE(Christian J @ Nov 25 2020, 07:53 PM) *

Just noticed that my customized hosts file has been reset to its default a few months ago (I also use ad-blocking in some of my browsers, hence I didn't notice it at first). When I opened a backup copy in my text editor, Windows Defender warned about a Severe level "SettingsModifier:Win32/HostsFileHijack" for the backup file. wacko.gif

I've now managed to reapply my hosts file customizations, but I wonder if it needs to be done at every Windows Feature update from now on?

After installing Feature Update 20H2 I got a "Severe" warning about the hosts file again:
"If this change was intended by you or your organization, then please know that the hosts file is not a supported method of managing network connections to Windows devices."
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threat...threatid=265754

At least it wasn't overwritten this time.
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post Mar 14 2021, 03:41 PM
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What does that even mean? wacko.gif
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post Mar 27 2021, 09:38 AM
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Got the "Let's finish setting up your device" message again. Seems you can disable it easily: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137645-...ndows-10-a.html
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post Mar 27 2021, 09:53 AM
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Great. Except I don't have that option ("Suggest ways..."). I have all the others in the screen shot.

I also got that screen. I don't remember what I did. I haven't noticed anything different though.
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post Mar 27 2021, 12:45 PM
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Do you have an older Windows 10 version? According to the article, "This will only work with Windows 10 build 18945 and higher".

There's a "Not now" option in the nag screen to get rid of it every time (so far).
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post Mar 27 2021, 12:53 PM
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Where do you find the build? I find "version 1909" which seems very old compared to 18945. 😁

I find it hard to take an interest in this OS at all. Every new OS before this I've loved to check what's new and learn my way around it. This just makes me tired an uninterested. Maybe that's the purpose. We should just sit back and let Big Brother do what Big Brother wants. 🤢
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post Mar 27 2021, 12:56 PM
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Oh, winver of course. Version 1909, build 18363.1198 . cool.gif

Why doesn't it update? Thought updates/upgrades to Windows were what they send down the pipe all the time, among other things.
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post Mar 27 2021, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Mar 27 2021, 06:53 PM) *

I find it hard to take an interest in this OS at all. Every new OS before this I've loved to check what's new and learn my way around it. This just makes me tired an uninterested. Maybe that's the purpose. We should just sit back and let Big Brother do what Big Brother wants. 🤢

Same here, I just want to disable everything that's new in it. Same as with browsers. wacko.gif Maybe they assume all power users have fled to Linux already.

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Why doesn't it update? Thought updates/upgrades to Windows were what they send down the pipe all the time, among other things.

Feature updates need to be started manually, which is fortunate since it took an hour last time. Lately I got increasingly frequent warnings that the end of 1909 was near, haven't you got that yet?
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Nope. cool.gif
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post Jul 14 2021, 01:32 PM
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Win10 didn't let me me download patch KB5004237, instead I was presented with the following slightly paternalistic message:
"Updates are available, but they are too big to download over your current connection. We'll download the updates as soon as you connect to Wi-Fi."

After I unchecked "Set as metered connection" in my Network properties Win10 agreed to download the patch.
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