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Continues Errors at startup "Metadata staging failed"

  1. #51


    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Thanks for the reply Saammy.
    I just noticed that the Event Viewer 122 warning "Access to drivers on Windows Update was blocked by policy" only appeared upon the first reboot after making the URL registry change. I've rebooted several times after that and those warnings have now disappeared. By the way, my group policy settings are at default (not configured)
    Basically, I just want to make certain that my system settings do not allow automatic device driver updates from Microsoft. I sometimes see optional driver updates when I check Windows Update, but I have that set to allow me to choose what updates to download and install.
    It will be interesting to see how Microsoft responds to this issue since I suppose it affects 100% of Windows 8.1 users who did all the September updates. But of course, only a small percentage ever check their Event Logs, especially if they are not having any operational problems, so I don't know how many users will report it to Microsoft?

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  2. #52


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieJP View Post
    Thanks for the reply Saammy.
    I just noticed that the Event Viewer 122 warning "Access to drivers on Windows Update was blocked by policy" only appeared upon the first reboot after making the URL registry change. I've rebooted several times after that and those warnings have now disappeared. By the way, my group policy settings are at default (not configured)
    Basically, I just want to make certain that my system settings do not allow automatic device driver updates from Microsoft. I sometimes see optional driver updates when I check Windows Update, but I have that set to allow me to choose what updates to download and install.
    It will be interesting to see how Microsoft responds to this issue since I suppose it affects 100% of Windows 8.1 users who did all the September updates. But of course, only a small percentage ever check their Event Logs, especially if they are not having any operational problems, so I don't know how many users will report it to Microsoft?
    You're right, most users never check Event Logs. And rarely restart their systems either (probably only after performing important updates/installations), while it would be good practice to restart every now and then (system refreshes and works more efficiently). Particularly since Windows 8 introduced the new "Fast startup/Hybrid boot" feature, which keeps most data in memory, saving them on the hard disk drive. Well, what I really mean is, unless you fully restart your system or plug new devices, chances are you won't find these red warnings in Event Viewer.

    On the other hand, this issue seems not related to September updates, but to some domain change (domain with metadata for devices in our case) Microsoft made on its end. I can safely say restoring to a previous state or downgrading from recent updates is useless as an attempt to fix "DeviceSetupManager EventID 131" error. On my machine all started after a full system restore/factory reset, while no updates were performed yet
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  3. #53


    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus View Post

    You're right, most users never check Event Logs. And rarely restart their systems either (probably only after performing important updates/installations), while it would be good practice to restart every now and then (system refreshes and works more efficiently). Particularly since Windows 8 introduced the new "Fast startup/Hybrid boot" feature, which keeps most data in memory, saving them on the hard disk drive. Well, what I really mean is, unless you fully restart your system or plug new devices, chances are you won't find these red warnings in Event Viewer.

    On the other hand, this issue seems not related to September updates, but to some domain change (domain with metadata for devices in our case) Microsoft made on its end. I can safely say restoring to a previous state or downgrading from recent updates is useless as an attempt to fix "DeviceSetupManager EventID 131" error. On my machine all started after a full system restore/factory reset, while no updates were performed yet
    Thanks for clarifying that Marcus. I had erroneously assumed that perhaps they were related to the September updates since the errors started appearing shortly thereafter. I'm surprised that if Microsoft changed the URL of their metadata server, that they would have not anticipated this issue. I'm curious to see how (or if) they will proceed with a resolution.
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  4. #54


    Original default url is back to working normal again.
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  5. #55


    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mikiep View Post
    Original default url is back to working normal again.
    Can we continue to use the "new" URL, for those of us who already changed it in the registry?
    So far, I have no errors with it. Do you know if they both work now?
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  6. #56


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieJP View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikiep View Post
    Original default url is back to working normal again.
    Can we continue to use the "new" URL, for those of us who already changed it in the registry?
    So far, I have no errors with it. Do you know if they both work now?
    At the time I switched back to the original URL (several hours ago) the link provided by Saammy was still working perfectly. No idea how long that will last but my guess is that it is another effective path that Saammy developed and should continue to work unless MS changes something in the future that disables it.

    Thanks again to Saammy. If he did not bring this to the attention of MS the original URL would probably still be dead.
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  7. #57


    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieJP View Post

    Can we continue to use the "new" URL, for those of us who already changed it in the registry?
    So far, I have no errors with it. Do you know if they both work now?
    At the time I switched back to the original URL (several hours ago) the link provided by Saammy was still working perfectly. No idea how long that will last but my guess is that it is another effective path that Saammy developed and should continue to work unless MS changes something in the future that disables it.

    Thanks again to Saammy. If he did not bring this to the attention of MS the original URL would probably still be dead.
    Yes, thanks Saammy. Looks like you got Microsoft to actually do something. Could you comment on whether or not those of who changed the registry key to the "new" URL should revert back to the old one, or do you think the new one will be OK going forward?
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  8. #58


    Posts : 81
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64 bit


    Hi
    I restored a Laptop again last night and found the original url was working also. No need to dip into the registry and change it. However on the other Laptop where I changed the registry I did have a couple of unexplained errors on Device Set-up Manager - DSM failed to start x 2 I also add All User Install Agent could not update time-stamp.

    I have changed the registry back to the default url and all is well.

    thanks to everyone, we got there in the end.
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  9. #59


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Hi,


    yes I can confirm that Microsoft has taken care of the problem. I have also received a positive feedback. I personally continue to use the proposed link from me. The original URL is indeed only the forwarding. But I would recommend anyone to restore the original state. Microsoft has informed me that there was an internal conversion and the team probably had little oversight.
    However, it can still come in the next few days to small problems to 100% is then fixed.

    Thanks to all for the good cooperation.
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  10. #60


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Saammy View Post
    Hi,


    yes I can confirm that Microsoft has taken care of the problem. I have also received a positive feedback. I personally continue to use the proposed link from me. The original URL is indeed only the forwarding. But I would recommend anyone to restore the original state. Microsoft has informed me that there was an internal conversion and the team probably had little oversight.
    However, it can still come in the next few days to small problems to 100% is then fixed.

    Thanks to all for the good cooperation.
    Old URL worked for a couple of days but today same problem came back.
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