Windows Enterprise Desktop

Windows 10 upgrades

  • 1909 Gets Generic Keys

    Ed Tittel 22 Nov 2019
  • 1909 gets generic keys for all versions: these are helpful during installation because they allow it to proceed to completion without requiring activation (or a valid Windows 10 key).

  • Post Upgrade Windows 10 Update Assistant Cleanup

    Ed Tittel 18 Nov 2019
  • For those who use this tool, a post upgrade Windows 10 Update Assistant cleanup is a good idea. You'll free up 20+ MB of disk space, lose an unneeded root level folder, and be ready for next time.

  • Windows 10 1909 Is Here

    Ed Tittel 13 Nov 2019
  • Ready or not, Windows 10 1909 is here. It's a suprisingly fast and easy upgrade, more like a Cumulative Update (CU) than previous Feature Upgrades. Power users and admins alike should jump on this ...

  • Safeguard Hold Blocks 1903 Upgrade For Some PCs

    Ed Tittel 24 Jun 2019
  • If you're running Version 1809 or older and Windows Update isn't offering the upgrade, it's nearly certain that a safeguard hold blocks 1903 Upgrade on the target PC. Here is more info.

  • May 2019 Update General Availability Still Leaves PCs Out

    Ed Tittel 07 Jun 2019
  • Despite a May 6 claim of more-or-less general availability, so-called May 2019 Update general availability still leaves PCs out of the automatic upgrade proffer that clicking "Check for updates" is ...

  • Production PC Gets 1903 Upgrade

    Ed Tittel 03 Jun 2019
  • After waiting 10 days in vain for WU to offer, Production PC gets 1903 upgrade when I manually resort to the Update Assistant instead. Spoiler alert: the upgrade has a happy ending!

  • MCT1903 Misnomer Not Available

    Ed Tittel 14 Apr 2019
  • Though some enterprising Windows-head found a file named MediaCreationTool1903.exe, it's a MCT1903 Misnomer not available to the public just yet, as a bit of DISM inspection shows. It will be ready ...

  • Dude, Where Is My SDXC Drive?

    Ed Tittel 12 Apr 2019
  • When I lose a device after a Release Preview upgrade, I raise the question "Dude, Where is my SDXC Drive?" A quick rollback leads me to suspect a driver issue, and a follow-up report to the MS ...