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Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #170 on: September 25, 2018, 11:32 PM »
Regarding my attempted upgrade to Windows 10 1803, I got it to install. Unfortunely the joy was short lived. When rebooting all it did was give me the BSOD with that annoying stopcode BAD SYSTEM CONFIG INFO. I had to restore a backup but I changed another setting. In Windows Updated -> Advanced options I changed the setting from Semi-Annual Channel (Preferred) to simply Semi-Annual Channel. That means the updates won't come down the pipe until they're ready for widespread use in organizations. After that with Automatic Updates enabled, it hasn't pestered me any more with a forced 1803 install and my system is running great. Hopefully I'll install it when all these bugs have finally been fixed. I can certainly live without it.

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #171 on: September 26, 2018, 02:41 AM »
Regarding my attempted upgrade to Windows 10 1803, I got it to install. Unfortunely the joy was short lived. When rebooting all it did was give me the BSOD with that annoying stopcode BAD SYSTEM CONFIG INFO. I had to restore a backup but I changed another setting. In Windows Updated -> Advanced options I changed the setting from Semi-Annual Channel (Preferred) to simply Semi-Annual Channel. That means the updates won't come down the pipe until they're ready for widespread use in organizations. After that with Automatic Updates enabled, it hasn't pestered me any more with a forced 1803 install and my system is running great. Hopefully I'll install it when all these bugs have finally been fixed. I can certainly live without it.
That option has been deprecated and even Business users get 2 upgrades every year instead of one every year.
So something in your PC has been blacklisted to prevent upgrade to v1803.

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #172 on: September 29, 2018, 10:50 PM »
That option has been deprecated and even Business users get 2 upgrades every year instead of one every year.
So something in your PC has been blacklisted to prevent upgrade to v1803.

I disagree. I managed to get 1803 installed and working on 2 occasions. First it was from an ISO. The only problem is that it turned out not to be an upgrade, meaning and I had to reinstall and reconfigure the whole thing from scratch. Since I don't have the time nor the patience for this, I just restored from a backup. The second time the update did install and worked,  but when I rebooted I got the BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO error. I made the mistake of not running sfc /scannow and expecially chkdsk /f. It's been my experience that chkdsk /f kills this error completely. With me it's never failed. You just gotta remember to do it before rebooting, and I forgot  :(

I might add that I don't even want 1803. The problem is M$ keeps pushing and pushing the update again and again, making no attempt to fix the problem. The is why I configured Windows update for Semi-Annual Channel only (not preferred). Give me the update when they've squashed all the bugs. As of now Windows Update remains on and this buggy update is no longer being pushed.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2018, 10:56 PM by humbert »

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #173 on: September 30, 2018, 01:25 AM »
That option has been deprecated and even Business users get 2 upgrades every year instead of one every year.
So something in your PC has been blacklisted to prevent upgrade to v1803.

I disagree. I managed to get 1803 installed and working on 2 occasions. First it was from an ISO. The only problem is that it turned out not to be an upgrade, meaning and I had to reinstall and reconfigure the whole thing from scratch. Since I don't have the time nor the patience for this, I just restored from a backup. The second time the update did install and worked,  but when I rebooted I got the BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO error. I made the mistake of not running sfc /scannow and expecially chkdsk /f. It's been my experience that chkdsk /f kills this error completely. With me it's never failed. You just gotta remember to do it before rebooting, and I forgot  :(

I might add that I don't even want 1803. The problem is M$ keeps pushing and pushing the update again and again, making no attempt to fix the problem. The is why I configured Windows update for Semi-Annual Channel only (not preferred). Give me the update when they've squashed all the bugs. As of now Windows Update remains on and this buggy update is no longer being pushed.
You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #174 on: October 02, 2018, 09:53 PM »
You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!

My favorite W10 update blocker is Windows Update Blocker from Sordum. Check it out here. It even has a feature preventing Windows from changing your settings on any other service. But when you come to think of it, using this isn't really necessary. Take a look at this article. This is pretty much what I've done. As I see it, MS should give me updates only when they've been thoroughly tested and all the bugs have been squashed. Remember that updates are a fact of life. You can delay them but not eliminate them entirely.

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #175 on: October 03, 2018, 03:20 AM »
You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!

My favorite W10 update blocker is Windows Update Blocker from Sordum. Check it out here. It even has a feature preventing Windows from changing your settings on any other service. But when you come to think of it, using this isn't really necessary. Take a look at this article. This is pretty much what I've done. As I see it, MS should give me updates only when they've been thoroughly tested and all the bugs have been squashed. Remember that updates are a fact of life. You can delay them but not eliminate them entirely.
I use exact same thing. wub = windows update blocker

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #176 on: October 08, 2018, 09:39 PM »
As is always the case, Micro$haft prematurely releases buggy updates of their products. Check out this article. It seems they pulled the update because it was deleting files. This is the primary reason why I switched my updates to "Semi-Annual Channel". Let them fix it before I bring it down. In the mean time W10 continues to work OK.

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #177 on: October 09, 2018, 05:52 AM »
As is always the case, Micro$haft prematurely releases buggy updates of their products. Check out this article. It seems they pulled the update because it was deleting files. This is the primary reason why I switched my updates to "Semi-Annual Channel". Let them fix it before I bring it down. In the mean time W10 continues to work OK.
They pulled it because it might affect Enterprise users because if it deletes their data, MSFT will be sued for data deletion w/o user consent.

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #178 on: October 10, 2018, 09:54 PM »
They pulled it because it might affect Enterprise users because if it deletes their data, MSFT will be sued for data deletion w/o user consent.

I don't remember if the article specifically states that only Enterprise is affected. Even if that were the case, this is a grave problem that must be fixed before any further releases.

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #179 on: October 11, 2018, 01:35 AM »
They pulled it because it might affect Enterprise users because if it deletes their data, MSFT will be sued for data deletion w/o user consent.

I don't remember if the article specifically states that only Enterprise is affected. Even if that were the case, this is a grave problem that must be fixed before any further releases.
So far only Home editions users were affected. They rectified it and now its distributing.