Sledgehammer - Windows 10 Update Control

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  1. Whistler4

    Whistler4 MDL Member

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    #1981 Whistler4, May 11, 2022
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    Just my opinion, but your first option seems most logical to me. Since you're already going to use the latest 21H2 installation files, I think most updates are included, except maybe some device drivers.

    That's what I plan to do with my HTPC which is now running a very early version of Win 10 (first disconnecting network and uninstalling Sledgehammer, then using 21H2 setup option to keep files and settings rather than clean install in this case). Before connecting network, I'll reinstall Sledgehammer 2.7.3 rc1a, which has worked very well for me through 21H2.

    But I'm not sure there's a big difference in the two options, since you're already committing to installing all the updates in the current 21H2 setup download. I think the main thing is to keep your goal by preventing any upgrade to Windows 11.

    Maybe others will weigh in.
     
  2. Coldblackice

    Coldblackice MDL Novice

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    Thanks, I ended up doing this. All went well, aside from wermgr.exe being called on a recurring basis (not sure of the reason yet, as it seems to be coming from a number of sources).
     
  3. Whistler4

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    #1983 Whistler4, Jun 1, 2022
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    wermgr.exe is Windows Error Reporting and it's execution is probably related to system file errors, according to search results in these forums. But SFC errors are to be expected because Sledgehammer locks "hijacker" files (see A3 in FAQ). Check out the post by @Garbellano https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...ows-10-build-10147.61787/page-67#post-1062489 and the next post by @dhjohns about disabling that service (I haven't tried it yet).
     
  4. zinoswink

    zinoswink MDL Novice

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    It appears this project will not continue to be updated?
     
  5. Whistler4

    Whistler4 MDL Member

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    2.7.3 rc1a is still working for me. (I'm not using Win 11 yet.) I see @pf100 is still monitoring forum occasionally, but probably has other well-deserved priorities.
     
  6. rpo

    rpo MDL Expert

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    Yes he is still watching. Just be patient, he will come back in a few weeks.
     
  7. zinoswink

    zinoswink MDL Novice

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    The silence here is deafening!
    Slight wind and a few tumbleweeds.
     
  8. Dark Dinosaur

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    #1988 Dark Dinosaur, Aug 28, 2022
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  10. Dark Dinosaur

    Dark Dinosaur X Æ A-12

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    I don't proposed nothing
    Just another option ...

    Didn't check it with set /p ..
    Worth a try .. ;)
     
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  11. Whistler4

    Whistler4 MDL Member

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    That's what I mean: give another option, suggest, propose, etc. Good contribution.
     
  12. marzino

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    Hi pf100
    Since win 11 came out I have been using sledgehammer v2.72 without problems.
    Until today when I updated win 11 from built 22621-521 to 22621-674 the ms antivirus no longer updates automatically as before but is work only by manually downloding the signatures.
    I hope you are in good health and can help us solve this problem.

    Thanks for this wonderful program
     
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  14. rpo

    rpo MDL Expert

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    Did you check if the wdu task is still working?
     
  15. marzino

    marzino MDL Novice

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    WDU not working -- Sledge working

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  16. rpo

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    The windows defender signature update is done by the wdu.cmd script (in the bin subfolder). This script is started by the wdu scheduled task at 00:01, 06:01, 12:01 and 18:01 every day. Make sure this task terminated successfully.
     
  17. marzino

    marzino MDL Novice

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    Hi, rpo
    As I said above now everything works as expected windows def signature updates regularly while WU gets stuk. Sledgehammer v2.72 does its job on win11pro 22621.674
     
  18. theoctavist

    theoctavist MDL Junior Member

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    So none of the sledgehammer iterations work for me. is there some log I can check/post here to troubleshoot??
     
  19. Whistler4

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    #1999 Whistler4, Oct 24, 2022
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    You might get some suggestions to troubleshoot if you can provide a little more detail:

    - Your Windows version.
    - What's not working? For example:
    - Does the script fail to run or does it give an error message?
    - If you tried 2.73RC1a (the last version compiled into a Windows installer file) does the Windows setup program fail to install?
    - Does the Sledgehammer script run but doesn't do the job of disabling Windows Update?
    - Does it disable Windows Update but won't load WuMgr or WUMT or run other script options?

    I'm still using v.2.73RC1a without problems monthly on three computers with most recent Win 10 Pro. On Win 11, I believe others are using that Sledgehammer version, or 2.73RC1, or even 2.72.
     
  20. Coldblackice

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