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July 15, 2019  2:58 PM

Is Windows 10 19H2 Now Called Version Next?

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

A few minutes ago, I saw word at TenForums that a new slow ring Insider Preview release was out. Until now, this version has been more or less uniformly known as 19H2 (for 2019, Second Half of year). But as the following screencap shows, it appears therein as "Windows 10 Version Next." That's as...

July 12, 2019  11:28 AM

Resuming Work Underscores Routine Windows Admin Workload

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

Hello again! I've been quiet for almost two weeks, off on vacation. When I got back to the office yesterday, I found a plethora of Win10 updates and upgrades pending. Right now, I'm running 9 PCs in my office, so resuming work underscores routine Windows admin workload for sure. The mix of OS...


June 28, 2019  12:13 PM

Accommodating WU Download and Install Now (KB4501375)

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

A new Win10 WU (Windows Update) regime is now underway. Yesterday, I got my second CU notification from Windows Update, informing me that KB4501375 had arrived. Instead of downloading and installing on its...


June 26, 2019  12:30 PM

Station Drivers Provides Latest Realtek UAD Drivers … and More

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, device management, Device Manager, Windows 10

I've been a huge fan of the French device driver site Station Drivers for a decade or longer now. Ever since it appeared on the scene in 2004, it's been my go-to source for new, preview and hard-to-find device drivers. I don't know...


June 24, 2019  2:58 PM

Safeguard Hold Blocks 1903 Upgrade For Some PCs

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

OK, then. MS has changed the language around who's eligible to upgrade from prior editions to the May 2019 Update (aka 1903). Now, a safeguard hold blocks 1903 upgrade for affected PCs. All other PCs will get 1903 if they click "Check for Updates" in Settings → Update & Security → Windows...


June 21, 2019  1:12 PM

Reliability Monitor Error Info Propels Fixes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Event log errors, Event Viewer, software updates, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I'm in a long-running debate about Windows 10 reliability and stability right now. That's why I've been using Reliability Monitor almost daily. This debate runs in a variety of threads at TenForums.com. Often, I'll answer questions about the new Feature Upgrade (aka 1903). Here are two typical...


June 19, 2019  12:56 PM

Older Win10 Versions Facing Forced Updates

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

In its Release Note for KB4503288 for Windows 10 1803, MS presents a clear warning. Those who get updates from the Windows Update service should expect a forced upgrade to 1903...


June 17, 2019  2:47 PM

Win10 Sleep Issues Make Sleepstudy Worthwhile

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Sleep Mode, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Reading over traffic at TenForums, I came across a topic that pops up regularly. In Windows 10, the term "sleep" covers a number of states during which a PC reduces activity. In fact, according to the Windows Docs on


June 14, 2019  10:54 AM

Stuck Rocker Switch Means New Drive Dock

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Hardware devices, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Backup

As a dedicated Windows Insider (MVP) I run various Windows 10 Previews on 5 test PCs in my office. Of course, OS previews can (and sometimes do) fail or encounter install hiccups. That means I'm also dedicated to backing those systems up. I tend to take a snapshot after each feature upgrade, and at...


June 12, 2019  12:36 PM

Understanding Win10 WU Download and install now option

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

There's been a quiet revolution affecting Windows Update in Windows 10 lately. MS is trying to create what they call "a better Windows 10 Update experience." In the past month, the current Windows 10 version (May 2019 Update aka 1903) has witnessed some...


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