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  1. Thanks, but that's not the problem. I used the exact same reg file on both machines, both before and after my in-place upgrade. It worked fine on both laptops before the upgrade, and worked perfectly on one laptop after the upgrade but not on the other. The problem has to be something else.
  2. I just installed 20H2 with an in-place upgrade plus the latest updates on 2 HP laptops (different models). I have had no problems with the 15bs234wm, but I have several on the 15da0053wm. It has a 1 TB WD PCIe/NVMe which I installed just after completing the upgrade/updates, which I cloned from the existing 1 TB SATA hard drive. I disabled the Optane memory in the BIOS, then pulled the drive and the Optane to install the SSD. I have two problems on the 15da- 1.) 5 of my 8 desktop gadgets won't display properly any more (they all still run just fine on the 15bs) 2.) My notification area won't stay open for me to read notifications- it snaps shut as soon as I move the mouse up into it (the 15bs still works just the same as it always has . Does anyone have any suggestions? (The problems appeared before I switched out the SATA drive for the SSD, so it's not the drive.)
  3. I have two Ethernet networked HP laptops running side by side, both of which were upgraded simultaneously to 20H2 with all updates via in-place installs from an ISO created with the Media Creation Tool, copied to both desktops, then mounted and used to do the upgrade. After that was finished, which was accomplished without any problems, I the used the same registry script on both machines to change my system font. Here is the script, which I merged into the registry on both machines: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts] "Segoe UI (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Light (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)"="" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes] "Segoe UI"="Comic Sans MS" I know the script is good, because on one machine my changed font is working properly everywhere (this machine has other problems after the install which I have asked for help on in another post. On the second machine however, the font substitution doesn't work properly (it worked fine before the upgrade). It changes the font on the desktop OK, but does not change the font in File Explorer. Moreover, I am running the Microsoft Newsbar on both machines, and the one with the font substitution problem changes the font back to Segoe UI as soon as I minimize the Newsbar. If I redo the merge, and either restart or shut down and reboot, the font on the desktop (but not in File Explorer) changes back to Comic Sans and if I minimize the Newsbar the problem reoccurs. I have looked at the Registry Key for FontSubstitutes on both, and both appear correct and identical. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this happens on one machine only, or suggestions for a fix? This machine doesn't have any of the problems that the other machine suffers from, namely some Gadgets that worked fine before the upgrade won't work now (even though they still work fine on the machine with the font problem) and the notification area collapsing as soon as I attempt to look at a notification- I have set my Show Notifications for to five minutes).
  4. I have two HP laptops, both running 20H2 with the latest updates. A problem that existed before the upgrade did not go away after the upgrade like I thought it would. Both machines are networked through an Ethernet switch to the router and to a printer. I have shared folders on both laptops, and printer sharing is also turned on. When I first turned on sharing, all my shared folders appeared in the File Explorer navigation pane under the Network on both machines, and also in the main pane when I opened the network folder. Sporadically they would stop appearing on either of the machines, sometimes on one, sometimes on the other, sometimes on both. I haven't seen the shared folders in the Navigation Pane for several months now. I was wise enough to map the shared folders as drives on the appropriate machines, so I know my network is good- I can access everything through the mapped drives in My Computer on both machines, and the mapped drives appear in the Navigation Pane on both. i have no problems reading or writing to anything. I have no trouble printing from either machine- basically the network runs just fine. In the opened network view, the two laptops appear as media servers only- the laptops themselves do not appear like they used to. It's more of an annoyance than anything- it doesn't affect functionality at all, but it just irritates me that what used to work now no longer does. It appears to me that this is just a problem in File Explorer itself. I tried a half dozen or so File Explorer replacements, and they all do the same thing.
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