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Having problems installing a Windows 10 Feature Update? - Read This

I've regularly had frustrating problems when installing Windows 10 feature updates as they would fail with Error 0x80070005. Most recently when trying to update Windows 10 (Build 17763.973) to the next round of Feature Updates from Microsoft.

Trying well known and documented troubleshooting steps have almost always resulted in being a complete waste of time.

So I've now come to the conclusion that the absolute "quickest way" of dealing with this frustrating error code is to not bother troubleshooting it at all. Rather, just jump straight to the following method when you get that error instead, which has now worked for me every single time without fail.

1. Browse to the Download Windows 10 Microsoft web page and click the "Update now" button

2. Run the downloaded file and allow Windows 10 to update in the background until prompted to restart.

3. Restart and you're done.

Saves a ton of troubleshooting (that almost always fails to resolve the 0x80070005 error) and will save your sanity too. This method will almost certainly work with many other Windows Update error codes as well.

I hope this helps some of you out.

Regards, Andrew
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51389623

Microsoft has fixed a glitch in Windows 10 that meant one of the operating system's core features stopped working.

Dozens posted on social media that Windows Search had stopped working for them on Wednesday morning.

Users said that when they used the desktop search tool it brought up a blank box rather than related results.

Hours after it was first reported, the company said it "resolved" the problem for most users but some may need to restart their computers.
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Windows 10 Blacked out search bar

The fix just needs an update to build  Build 18363.628 https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29171781/Windows-10-Cortana-search-box-goes-black-temp-fix-disables-Cortana.html
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BIG NEWS FROM VMWARE - LICENSES CHANGES AHEAD FOR ALL YOU 32 CORES AND ABOVE!

https://www.vmware.com/company/news/updates/cpu-pricing-model-update-feb-2020.html
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SEO vs Reputation Management - a useful comparison illustrating the differences between the related digital marketing fields - online reputation management and search engine optimization - https://defamationdefenders.com/blog/seo-vs-orm/
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https://www.androidauthority.com/upcoming-android-phone-690821/

It is time to get a new Android phone. Have a look at the link above.
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This seems to be happening every January. VMware Layoffs... The vSAN team has left the building!  Many been sacked from the PSO team! A Sad Day!
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by:Aaron Tomosky
their EOY is at the end of January, might have something to do with it.
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This article is a few years old, but it provides a small glimpse into Kobe Bryant's legacy as a technology innovator.

https://solecollector.com/news/2018/04/kobe-nike-innovation
kobesystem
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Misconfigurations are unfortunately a common error across the industry. We have solutions to help prevent this kind of mistake, but unfortunately, they were not enabled for this database. As we’ve learned, it is good to periodically review your own configurations and ensure you are taking advantage of all protections available
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...says Microsoft after admitting a data leakage that exposed 250 Million Call Center Records, that included Clients’ email addresses IP addresses, locations, descriptions of CSS claims and cases, Microsoft Support Agent emails, case numbers, resolutions and comments, Internal notes marked as “confidential", as well as phone conversations between service agents and customers dating back to 2005, all password-free and completely unprotected.

But don't worry "we are taking it seriously and [are] working diligently to learn and take action to prevent any future reoccurrence"

->Too late, Microsoft. Those pesky phone scammers that call themselves "Microsoft support" will surely get their hands on that jackpot, somehow... "Hello Sir, my name is Robert, I am from Microsoft and I would like to come back to support case #xxx... that we were working on last week, please allow me to start a remote session right away" :-(
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Know more about CORS?

CORS Tutorial: A Guide to Cross-Origin Resource Sharing
https://auth0.com/blog/cors-tutorial-a-guide-to-cross-origin-resource-sharing/
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With support for Windows 7 ending today, a remind that Microsoft is still allowing people to download the Win10 ISO and perform an upgrade.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO
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by:McKnife
...just remember that you have no legal base to do an upgrade. It still works, but officially, the free upgrade phase ended years ago.
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On January, 9 2020, Insight Partners announced that they would purchase Veeam in a $5 billion deal and move the company to the USA.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrickcai/2020/01/09/insight-partners-says-it-will-buy-cloud-company-veeam-in-5-billion-deal-move-headquarters-to-us/
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Looking for remote Microsoft Server, Exchange  and 365 Admin Expert.  Regular remote work
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by:Jamie Pringle
Thanks for the reply
I will send you email later this week
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https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/09/office_chair_emissions/

So apparently your chair can actually cause your monitors to go black due to ESD interference. If you have users who are complaining about issues when they stand up or sit down, replace their chair.
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Finally after 22 months, 6 months delay with the PO, 1 week cock up with the sign-off, and a late Chrimbo Present arrives! Fully loaded Dell R640 vSAN Ready Nodes, and all the 10GBe switches and cables to go with them.....£150k - thanks Santa! (Dell/EMC)

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But at present, I'm still finishing an 8 Server Cluster, which just started patching into production network today, so build on this new will have to wait 3-4 weeks. But I do need to test for DOA, because DELL shipped 6 servers stacked and racked, and they fell over on the pallet in the courier lorry!!! Signed for as as well!!!!
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https://gbhackers.com/whatsapp-crash-bug/

Make sure you have updated your WhatsApp promptly when there is update or you might loss your group chat log...
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/stronger-than-steel-able-to-stop-a-speeding-bullet-it-s-super-wood

Simple processes can make wood tough, impact-resistant—or even transparent.
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The new EE layout is more appealing and renders good in most browsers too. However in messages and also normal textbox for creating a post / asking a question it would be good if we are able to paste images directly instead of having it to be saved on local disk and then use an upload option.
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https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2019/12/09/snatch-ransomware-reboots-pcs-into-safe-mode-to-bypass-protection/

Abstract: If you execute malware with an administrative user, your data is almost lost - but alas, there is still windows defender, which, with its tamper protection cannot be deactivated without manual interaction by the admin himself. But what about safe mode? If the ransomware can modify the boot options, it can restart the machine to safe mode and defender is off, there.

Now for my 2 cents: safe mode cannot be reached without suspending bitlocker, first. So why would Microsoft not add a tamper protection to bitlocker as well? That's worth considering, Microsoft!
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Painted fiberoptic cable? I am not affiliated in any way, but thought this was an interesting idea worth sharing.
http://traxyl.com/
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by:Martin Nguyen
Interesting! I'm all for increasing the spread of fiber and making high speed internet available to all.

Sidenote: Will it be ZAFO?
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https://borncity.com/win/2019/12/09/falle-active-directory-kennwortrichtlinie-mit-15-zeichen/
There's a bug in standard domain password policies. Please verify if you are affected. In short: enforcing passwordss longer than 14 characters does NOT work unless you use PSOs. It will fall back to enforcing 6+ characters!

@Moderation: please do not delete this again without notifying me.
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How to build a Hyper-V environment in Azure. Pretty cool way to build a demo or test lab if you don't have hardware to spare.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ITOps-Talk-Blog/Step-By-Step-Building-a-Hyper-V-Lab-in-Azure-with-Windows-Server/ba-p/1048762
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