Laptop dead after 1709 upgrade

I have had to avoid deploying 1709 mainly due to the fact that it was bricking all physical devices HP 725/745/612/X360 and rendering them dead halfway through the upgrade with no ability to rollback. This was back in October when we started to test this and the only virtual machines could be upgraded.

It was only recently that I found an article pointing a finger at a new setting in the latest baselines

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2018/01/18/issue-with-bitlockerdma-setting-in-windows-10-fall-creators-update-v1709/

After changing this to “disabled” upgrades to 1709 now work.

More info here

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4057300/devices-not-working-before-log-on-a-computer-running-windows-10-1709

Baselines modified for RS2/RS3 as below.

MSFT Windows 10 RS2 – Computer

Computer Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | BitLocker Drive Encryption = Disabled

MSFT Windows 10 RS3 – BitLocker

Computer Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | BitLocker Drive Encryption = Disabled

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PowerShell script to Automatic Services that may have stopped

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32148258/start-all-automatic-services-not-running

Get-WmiObject win32_service -ComputerName $computer -Filter “startmode = ‘auto’ AND state != ‘running’ AND name != ‘sppsvc'” | Invoke-WmiMethod -Name StartService

Adding Windows OEM information

1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box or Start Menu searchbox and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor, now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Under this key, look for a key OEMInformation. If it doesn’t exist, create it.

2. Now select OEMInformation key and in right-side pane, create following String values and set their values as shown below:

Logopath_of_OEMlogo.bmp_file
ManufacturerAny_desired_name
ModelAny_desired_name
SupportHoursAny_desired_time_amount_like_24x7
SupportPhoneAny_desired_phone_number
SupportURLAny_desired_URL

https://www.askvg.com/add-customized-strings-in-system-properties-dialog-box-of-windows-vista/

 

 

Windows 10 Custom Start Menu and TaskBar sequences

Various issues and errors getting this imported and .lnk/ .url shortcuts have to be in a specific place.

<LayoutModificationTemplate
xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/LayoutModification
xmlns:defaultlayout=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/FullDefaultLayout
xmlns:start=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/StartLayout
xmlns:taskbar=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/TaskbarLayout
Version=”1″>