Windows 10 updates
MS Autopilot gets Oct 22 false alarm Update as it shows up on some Windows 10 Home and Enterprise PCs where Autopilot is not in play. The update fails with no negative side effects, thank goodness.
When a mystery error code 0x80242016 follows KB4524147 -- it means unexpected state after reboot following update -- a second try succeeds. Thank goodness! Unexpected states can be surprisingly ...
In a recent Microsoft blog post, MS explains Machine Learning role in Windows 10 Update experience, particularly how safeguards (update holds) are identified and eventually, cleared.
In what's looking increasingly like a weekly update schedule, two New Known Issues already resolved Sept 19 show up today. One is resolved, but I'm not so sure about the other.
With 4 New 1903 Known Issues 9/13/2019 MS continues to do a bang-up job of keeping up with reports and issues "in the wild." Thanks very much!
When I say 1903 KB4512941 Garnering Numerous Issues, I'm talking about three or more actual gotchas, one of which stymies successful installation. Be wary!
When Microsoft release Version 1903 of Win10 some users reported audio issues. MS Engineer Pete Brown tweets that KB4505903 fixes DPC Latency Issue. May users confirm this fix.
Recent Win10 Updates bollix Defender module hashes. This makes SFC /SCANNOW report "corrupt files," but there's an easy fix (described in this post).
The label applied for the latest Slow Ring Insider Preview has me asking: Is Windows 10 19H2 Now Called Version Next? Only time will tell . . .
After returning from 10 days of vacation, resuming work underscores routine Windows Admin workload is noticeable and time-consuming, if also knocked off with relative ease.
To my surprise, accommodating WU Download and Install Now for KB4501375 involves changes in my own update behaviors, and comes as a bit of a shock. Consider yourself warned.
By fiat Microsoft has older Win10 versions facing forced updates to the 1903 version (aka Windows 10 May 2019 Update). Here's what up, with a possible coping strategy.
In the past month, Windows 10 versions from 1803 forward have gotten a new update option. In fact, understanding Win10 WU Download and install now option should ease many admins' and users' update ...
Possibly because a new servicing stack update (SSU) is required to make it work, users must invariably install KB4494441 CU twice to get to Build 17768.503. Very interesting!
The tradeoff in using web-based vs offline DotNET 4.8 installers is time. Web-based installers are quicker to download but take longer to work through installation. Vice-versa for offline installers.