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    January 8, 2019 - KB4480963 (Monthly Rollup) Windows 8.1

    It seems odd, but my system seems more responsive after this update. Not just subjective, but measurable. I used to get a strange 4 - 5 second delay when starting various programs (mediainfo, Agent Ransack, etc - mostly low impact stuff). This has been reduced now to 1 - 2 seconds, similar to...
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    unable to create a new user

    I believe the Default profile is damaged, at least the ntuser.dat. Not sure if there is another copy of this in the system somewhere. I'm going to spend a bit more time researching before throwing in the towel and reinstalling clean EDIT I was lucky to have found a backup of the all...
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    unable to create a new user

    I found some info in the event log which I've started to research. Here's what it said event 1: Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, and that your network is functioning correctly. DETAIL - The configuration registry...
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    unable to create a new user

    Hi all I wanted to create a new user to troubleshoot some display issues I noticed - such as the drag bar within windows is not visible until you put you mouse on it. Don't remember that before. I first noticed a problem is Firefox, but it seems as if there are other issues afoot. In Firefox...
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    Windows Updates on a new install

    Yes it seemed to go well, Defender is working now. I did hide kb2976978. Earlier updates, such as kb3068708 which three years ago it was advised to skip is now wrapped up in security rollups and is now unavoidable. All of these articles on the web that mention this kind of updates (mostly...
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    Windows Updates on a new install

    I'm not sure what happened but after the install, before any updates were applied, the system was incredibly sluggish, I couldn't do anything - until I disabled Windows Defender. Then approx 70 important updates and 84 optional showed up. I installed 62 security updates, im still researching...
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    Windows Updates on a new install

    Hi all, I've just installed 8.1 fresh from the MS ISO. My question has to do with the Windows Updates. Are there any standalone updates I should install before WU will work properly? I seem to remember something like this in Windows 7 for those who wanted to avoid Windows 10; eventually WU no...