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  Reply # 1613485 17-Aug-2016 22:23
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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming 2nd August 2016... Updates are always welcome - I haven't managed to install the latest releases on my test tablet yet (it's running an April release and no amount of "Check for updates" show anything new).


Questions I have:


  • I wonder if the VPN list in the Network icon will allow to connect to a VPN instead of taking you to another VPN list
  • All the talk about Windows 10 security improvements and I have a few questions: 
  • Windows Hello data is now being stored inside the TPM 2.0. Will existing data be moved or need to re-enroll?
  • Microsoft is talking up Hardware based isolation with Virtualization Based Security (VBS).


    • Does VBS work for consumers or require enterprise device management tools?
    • If VBS works for consumers, does it require VT enabled in BIOS? I have been disabling VT in BIOS for years when not using Hyper-V to prevent any form of malware that could insert itself as a hypervisor layer.

Comments @nathan ?





When I updated my surface I needed to ensure that it has 20gb free space, but ended up using the update tool.


It may not be terribly helpful, but I dont remember having to re-enroll for my real sense camera and windows hello, it just tends to work now, so I ignore it.


On the VBS front, I have not tested this feature out or read into it much, but it is my understanding that it required Hyper-V and group policy (there is a policy section called Device Guard with a couple of sub-settings). Reading through the group policy notes one one of the sub-options there seem to be a few other things required. These settings exist on my Windows 10 Pro edition machine with the Anniversary update installed.  On my test machine which is running the latest insider build (post aniversary update), there is also a new option under the container feature (windows programs and features) called 'Hardware based virtualized Security Isolation', this did not appear to require Hyper-V.



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  Reply # 1613519 18-Aug-2016 07:42
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Strange occurence with my Aspire Laptop V5-552G  running WIndows 10 since its release last year. the laptop suddenly would not start up. Tried all the usual including recovery disk but nothing worked. Fianlly I rebooted from  recovery disk and ran the CMD window and examined the disk all seemed fine but as it was not booting I suspected the boot sector so I rebuilt the BCD and rebooted and it came up. I used the opportunity to make a new restore point and also did a full system backup using AOMEI (which has to be one of the best free products around)


Shut Laptop down rebooted and it would not work. Just a spinning circle. Tried a full restore of WIndows 10 no good same problem


Finally becasue I was getting desperate I installed a WIndows 8.1 and it worled fine.


I have no idea what the heck is going wrong with Windows 10 it has worked fine for a year. I have it on 8 other computers all working fine just this laptop. Maybe its time for a bios update? I don't like Windows 8.1 but will live with it for now and when I have more time will try Windows 10 again maybe after the refresh is freely available. I have not seen it on any of my other computers yet





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  Reply # 1613970 18-Aug-2016 20:36
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Update to my stuck circle of death after no success with removing 2 patches and latest installed apps




AMD video drivers! Seems the older model HP ones get updated post W10 upgrade, and recently MS decided to update them again and it causes the PC to not boot. (safemode OK). Had to boot to safe mode, rollback and run the hide-driver-update tool to stop it auto applying again




Worth a shot to those with similar issue

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