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February 3, 2016  10:43 AM

Interesting OOB Windows 10 Update Poses Questions, Problems

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

Just when I thought I'd seen just about everything Microsoft could do with Windows updates, the company pulled a fascinating rabbit out of its hat. I'm talking about KB3136562, a purportedly Cumulative Update to Windows 10 that bumps the build number from 10586.71 to 10586.79 but that shows up in...

December 18, 2015  9:54 AM

Windows 10 Build 11082.1000 in Preview, 10586.36 in Production

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

It's been an interesting last couple of days on the Windows 10 front. Just yesterday, I got word that a new technical preview had become available, so I upgraded both of my test machines to what promises to be the first in a series of builds whose numerical designations begin with "11xxx" instead...


November 24, 2015  8:59 AM

Media Creation Tool and MSDN Win10 Versions Diverge

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

There's been a whole lotta hoopla over the past few days about the sudden disappearance of Version 1511 (Build 10586) from the Media Creation Tool late Friday, 11/21. Of the many stories published on this topic, the items from

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November 20, 2015  9:14 AM

Cumulative Updates Increment Win10 Build Numbers: Implications?

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

On 11/18, later in the day, my Win10 systems picked up a new cumulative update: KB3118754. What made this update interesting was that it led to an increment in the Windows 10 Version number suffix, as shown in this screen capture from the Winver command:

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November 13, 2015  9:07 AM

Build 10586/1511 Makes Its Debut: Lessons Learned

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

Early yesterday morning (11/12), some of my Build 10240 Windows 10 PCs began offering access to the 10586/1511 Build. Throughout the course of the day, I was slowly but surely able to get most of my 10240 PCs upgraded to the latest Windows 10 version. Along the way, as is so often the case with...


November 11, 2015  9:52 AM

Updates Galore on 11/10/15, but No Build 10586!

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

Looking at my update history on my Windows 10 production PC this morning, I see a whole slew of updates hit the wire yesterday for that OS, but so far there's no sign of a Threshold 2 release showing up on PCs running Build 10240. In fact, all of my 10240 PCs still show that Build in their Winver...


October 23, 2015  10:38 AM

Stop Win10 from Automatic Reboot After Updates

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

There has been plenty of heated discussion about the way MS has handled updates in Windows 10. Much of that discussion has centered around Windows 10's update push behavior, which forces updates on Windows 10 PCs whether the recipients want them or not (see one workaround for this in my

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October 5, 2015  9:48 AM

Reset/Refresh Windows Update to Fix WU Errors

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

Occasionally, Windows Update will flake out on test or end-user machines that grab updates online. Typical symptoms include error codes like those documented in the KB938205 article "Windows Update error code list," where...


July 20, 2015  1:21 PM

QuickTime Poses Interesting Win10 Update Issue

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

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you already know I'm a big proponent of Secunia products, most notably Secunia's Personal Software Inspector (PSI, but they also have a corporate version called...


May 20, 2015  10:49 AM

Flaky Synaptics Touchpad Driver Occasions Interesting Encounters

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

I'm using a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 as one of my two primary Windows 10 test machines at the moment, and it has become a recent focus for some interesting driver issues. Late last week, MS unleashed a new Synaptics HID TouchPad driver through Windows Update for Windows 10. As soon as I applied the...


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