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December 14, 2016  11:35 AM

DiagTrack Stop Fixes Win10 Update Ills

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Services, Windows Update Management

Last week's cumulative Win10 update KB3201845 apparently delivers unwanted side-effects. For some users, that update clobbered the Connected Devices Platform Service (CDPSVC). In turn, this kept DHCP from working. No DHCP, no IP...

December 12, 2016  2:29 PM

Protection Counters Failed Win10 Changes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Backup and Recovery, Windows 10, Windows Update Management

I follow the online traffic on various heavily-trafficked Windows 10 forums. As I keep up, I'm amazed how many users suffer after scheduled or unscheduled system changes. Every capable admin knows that restoring a system back before trouble strikes is a sure cure. But alas, not everybody...


December 8, 2016  11:53 AM

Wait, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update wasn’t already enterprise-ready?

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Windows 10, Windows Updates

Microsoft's declaration in November that the latest version of Windows 10 is enterprise-ready created confusion in some businesses that had already been using it for months. After Microsoft releases a Windows 10 Anniversary Update,


December 7, 2016  11:37 AM

UUP Starts Getting Real

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Update Management, Windows Updates

In early November, I blogged about Microsoft's Unified Update Platform (UUP). In that post, I reported that Insider Build 14959 would include UUP features and...


November 30, 2016  2:01 PM

WUMT Does Updates When WU Can’t or Won’t

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Toolbox, Windows 10, Windows Update Management, Windows Updates

Late last month, I wrote a blog post about Windows Update (WU) Alternatives. Little did I know at the time that one of the tools I wrote about would so soon save my bacon. I'm talking...


November 9, 2016  10:04 AM

3.99 TB Cleanup Continues After KB3200970

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Update Management

Yesterday, the latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Current Branch, KB 3200970 appeared. After installing that item, cleanmgr.exe reports that the 3.99 TB cleanup continues. I first reported this on October 12 after


November 4, 2016  1:32 PM

Unified Update Platform Reduces Update Complexity

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Update Management

Yesterday, Microsoft unleashed Windows 10 Insider Preview build number 14959. Usually I don't cover previews here, because they sit at the bleeding or leading edge of Win10 technology. But a new feature in this build warrants mention. That feature is the Unified Update Platform, or UUP:...


November 2, 2016  10:38 AM

Woody Leonhard Blesses KB3197954

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Update Management

I guess it figures. No sooner do I post a blog questioning the10 stability of Windows 10's Current Branch does Windows guru Woody Leonhard declare that the OS is ready for prime time. In fact, the title of his 10/28 InfoWorld story reads


October 31, 2016  2:28 PM

Current Branch or Extended Beta?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Updates

Three Windows 10 release branches unfolded since the OS made its debut in July, 2015. Recent events and issues have me pondering this proposition: "Current Branch or Extended Beta?" Let me explain, first with some history, then with some recent observations. First the history part. At present,...


October 28, 2016  10:37 AM

Windows.old Cleanup Tool Does the Job

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, windows installer

There's been a persistent problem with recent Windows 10 releases in the Current (1607, into build 143xx) and Insider (into build 149xx) source trees. After installing an upgrade, elements of Windows.old resist removal, even with Disk Cleanup. Upon further inspection -- as documented in


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