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Fix – Windows 10 update KB3189866 stuck at 45%

Posted in Announcement, Bug, Windows with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2016 by Sirusdark

Hello!

If you’re running Windows 10, it’s yet another sad week. Microsoft messed up again and their latest 400Mb+ update (KB3189866) doesn’t even download properly. Most people (including myself) are stuck with an update progress stuck at 45%…

Fear not! Stop waiting and simply install the update manually in just a few clicks. Here are the direct links to download it (select the appropriate system architecture):

32 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x86-based Systems (KB3189866)
windows10.0-kb3189866-x86_48cc54806747877357a732fee03118eb38e92947.msu

64 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3189866)
windows10.0-kb3189866-x64_2c3e91a8162269579c8bf26a502c620d41efef0d.msu

Run the installer and after a few restarts, you’ll be good to go again.

For some reason, this identical update when downloaded via the Windows Update Catalog web downloader, uses another filename (adds the prefix: “AMD64-all-“)… It’s strange as the files are IDENTICAL! I double checked for you and and these Checksums proves it:

kb3189866_checksums

Fun fact! The update’s filename contains its own SHA-1 checksum hash! (2c3e91a8162269579c8bf26a502c620d41efef0d)

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-http://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/14/kb3189866-stuck-at-45-or-95-install-it-manually-instead/
-http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/
-http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB3189866
-http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewRedirect.aspx?updateid=0405fe13-e4d5-4aff-8cf1-0500f5f673f7

Microsoft reduces OneDrive storage space

Posted in Announcement with tags , , on April 12, 2016 by Sirusdark

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Last Friday Microsoft sent an e-mail announcing it was reducing OneDrive’s space from 15Gb to 5Gb. If you create a new Microsoft account now, you’ll get 5Gb of web storage and if you used to have 15Gb, make space or you might end up losing files.

Of course, you could always switch to a paid plan and get some 50Gb of storage for as little as 2$ CAD per month. This shouldn’t surprise anyone as it was announced some time ago, but if you didn’t know, now you do! :D

Have an ice day!

EDIT 2016-m05-06:

-Today, I got an e-mail from Microsoft with a specific date for OneDrive’s  storage capacity changes: 10-08-2016. Unfortunately, I have no friggin’ idea if it’s October 8th, or September 10th. No one seems to bother with this world plaguing date format issue… But I already solved this problem and I use my solution every single day. Did you spot it? :D

Cheers!

Sirus

References
-https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-ca/plans/
-https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Microsoft-OneDrive-storage-changes-bf91132d-d0cb-4cbb-96ba-86278c5c1c2f
-https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/dn673556.aspx

Update – Microsoft Software Download Page

Posted in Computer, Free, Software, Windows with tags , , , , , on February 8, 2016 by Sirusdark

Hello readers!

Quick update on where/how to download again your Windows install media should you need to do a fresh install:

Microsoft now has a new Software Download page! You can download Windows install media for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and even Windows 7!

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/

Enjoy!

Sirus