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Microsoft acknowledges the Storage Spaces issue, offers a way to avoid it
by Anmol Mehrotra
Last month, Microsoft officially rolled out the Windows 10 May 2020 Update via Windows Update. Nevertheless, the update was seeded to a limited number of users as the company blocked it on a vast number of devices due to the numerous known issues. One of the issues that people complained about was Storage Spaces.
Today Microsoft published a support page (via Techdows) acknowledging the Storage Spaces issue. According to Microsoft, users might face issues trying to access Storage Spaces after updating to Windows 10 May 2020 Update. The bug affects some configurations of Storage Spaces and will show the partition as RAW in Disk Manager. Unfortunately, there is no fix or a workaround at the moment but Microsoft has recommended users to mark Storage Spaces as read-only to prevent from running into issues. You can follow the steps below to mark Storage Spaces as read-only on your system:
Open Start Menu and type 'PowerShell' and open it as an Administrator (right-click and select 'Run as Administrator') Click 'Yes' if you get the User Access Control (UAC) prompt Type "get-virtualdisk | ? WriteCacheSize -gt 0 | get-disk | set-disk -IsReadOnly $true" in PowerShell (without quotes) and press enter This will set Storage Spaces to read-only, meaning you will not be able to write to it. You can, however, still access it and "any volume not seen as RAW should be readable". Do note that Microsoft does not recommend running the 'chkdsk' command on any device that is affected by this issue.
Microsoft has published a separate known issues page as a reference for Windows 10 users who plan to upgrade to May 2020 Update. However, the company has still missed out on plenty of issues. Just a couple of days back we reported about the missing Fresh start feature that Microsoft moved without proper documentation. Microsoft is still working with different companies to squash various bugs like the problems with ThinkPad laptops and the Chrome bug that resets the credential manager.
By Richard C.
As topic title says, the setting app itself opens and works fine, however when I ever I try and click "data usage" the app closes silently.
A log is shown of it now workning in reliability, and I've posted it here.
I've tried running dism and it says it found no corruption, I've tried using an alternate user account, and I've tried using the windows update troubleshooter, they all say everything is fine.
Any idea on what to do next?
I wasn't able to find anything useful, in terms of how to hide/remove the File Size and File Type shown under the File name when Windows Explorer is set to Tiles view, any suggestions?
I have never seen this before and I'm waiting to hear from the company that does our imaging software, as well.
We have a blocked inheritance OU for a temporary location during imaging to stop policies from interfering with anything, then they're moved to an OU with basic policies until moved to their final location. This have worked fine for 2 years. I have one cart that started out as two laptops that had issues. I re-imaged them and everything was fine. I needed to do the whole care anyway, so re-imaged those. I held back 3 to finish updates and all 3 of them exhibit the same issue. I can DM the files to someone if the want to see them.
Basically, in the bad one, it has this:D
The good one this:
They are not in that OU any longer, so I don't know why it not pulling the GPOs. It's actually pulling computer GPO, but not User GPOs.
I have tried removing/adding computers to the domain, but nothing changes. I tried deleting the security database from machine and did a GPUDATE /FORCE and nothing changes.
The Block Inheritance flag is only difference in GPRESULT in that section.
Playing around with Cortana on my WIn10 PC, and running into some Cortana related issues. Everything in the Settings app and Cortana is configured and working as far as I can tell...
First one is Calendar related:
I'm running the Win10 Calendar app, and using my Google account for the appointments etc. I also added Cortana to add reminders for me,. All this works fine.
If I now ask Cortana for my schedule for say the next day, it finds results and gives me a list.
But it ONLY shows me the name of the Calendar entry, no time block or even the day, e.g. just 'Appointment X'. This makes it useless when you have multiple appointments for one, and no time table finishes it off.
Odd things is also that the Calendar entries ( in month view) are shown as " 19 GymTime " . Hovering over it will give you the popup with a more correct " date - GymTime 19 - 20 " overview.
Clicking on a day gives me a full overview of appointments with the correct start/end times too.
It looks like some of the information is lost for Cortana?
Funny detail is that Cortana on my phone DOES show me a nice overview of dates, time (in e.g. 19:00-20:00) and appointment entry.
Same Calendar data form Google, same MS account, same Cortana.... Jay Android?
Second one is Music:
I cannot seem to link Cortana to Groove, only online services are listed under the Music notebook. I CAN start Groove via Cortana, but cannot let Groove play an artist or alike via a Cortana request.
Anyone has a trick for this?
cheers for any tips,