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  1. #101



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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Every good paranoid knows that tin foil alone doesn't work... you need a Faraday Cage outside of it:
    Faraday cages cannot block static or slowly varying magnetic fields, such as the Earth's magnetic field (a compass will still work inside). To a large degree, though, they shield the interior from external electromagnetic radiation if the conductor is thick enough and any holes are significantly smaller than the wavelength of the radiation. For example, certain computer forensic test procedures of electronic systems that require an environment free of electromagnetic interference can be carried out within a screened room. These rooms are spaces that are completely enclosed by one or more layers of a fine metal mesh or perforated sheet metal. The metal layers are grounded to dissipate any electric currents generated from external or internal electromagnetic fields, and thus they block a large amount of the electromagnetic interference. See also electromagnetic shielding
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  2. #102


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Is anyone else having trouble getting the Windows 10 Upgrade app to appear on their PC? The app is Windows Update #KB3035583, and I have it on my machine, but it's not working. I've uninstalled it and reinstalled it several times, have run the WU Diagnostic, have run some fixes from Tweaking.com, have worked with MS Support, etc., and nothing. Support says I have some "corrupted files" that may be causing the problem, but I really don't want to do a clean install NOW, only to have to reinstall everything all over again in 6 weeks. Is this just a problem with my machine, or are there others out there who can't get the upgrade app to appear?
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  3. #103



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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    For Windows 8.1 Update


    First of all your Windows installation must be Genuine(no pirated versions)
    Second if you us a theme patcher(e.g UXStyles), it must be turned off/uninstalled.
    Third, make sure you have ALL updates installed.

    This is also useful if you have re-imaged and "lost" your reservation.

    You can try fixing the files by copy & pasting in an Admin command prompt:

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
    And let it run through then reboot and run it again to check if it cleaned everything.
    : only 2 false positives will show up(this is the result of the GWX software as Windows has nothing from the original OS software to compare it to´) and they are(in red):
    Summary
    This update enables the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This tracking service collects data about functional issues in Windows.

    This update contains the following two manifests that are occasionally updated by the Diagnostic Tracking Service:

    • telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json
    • utc.app.json


    The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update. 
    After this you can type wsreset either in the Run dialog or, which I prefer, in the address bar in file explorer to reset all store apps, then sync your licenses.

    Then run windows update again.
    Last edited by Cliff S; 11 Jun 2015 at 17:36. Reason: Added more information
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  4. #104


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    You can try fixing the files by copy & pasting in an Admin command prompt:

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
    And let it run through then reboot and run it again to check if it cleaned everything.
    : only 2 false positives will show up(this is the result of the GWX software as Windows has nothing from the original OS software to compare it to´) and they are(in red):
    Summary
    This update enables the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This tracking service collects data about functional issues in Windows.

    This update contains the following two manifests that are occasionally updated by the Diagnostic Tracking Service:

    • telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json
    • utc.app.json


    The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update. 
    After this you can type wsreset either in the Run dialog or, which I prefer, in the address bar in file explorer to reset all store apps, then sync your licenses.

    Then run windows update again.
    Thank you, that fixed my corrupted files like a charm!

    Unfortunately, I still can't get the app to run. Before running that tool, I uninstalled the update, then afterward I rebooted and ran WU again, reinstalling the app, but it still didn't do anything. Then I tried running the manual script I found here -- I want to reserve my free copy of Windows 10, but I don -- and that wouldn't work either. It tells me "SUCCESS" at the end, but no app icon shows up. In other words, my machine is "compatible", but it won't run the app. ???
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  5. #105



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    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    You probably just need to leave it on and on line a while for it to "activate" some people are reporting that theirs just now are showing up.
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  6. #106


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Ok, I'll let it alone for a bit. Thanks!
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  7. #107



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    You're welcome, I'm glad I was able to help.
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  8. #108


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Got it now!
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  9. #109


    Jeez DJ, are all those OS's on ONE machine?
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  10. #110



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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DJRoff View Post
    Got it now!
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