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Windows Update Management


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 7, 2019  12:53 PM

May 2019 Update General Availability Still Leaves PCs Out

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

Yesterday, June 6, Microsoft updated its "Known Issues" document for Windows 10 and Windows Server 1903. But despite its assertion (shown below) of "general availability," an experiment contradicted...


May 15, 2019  10:26 AM

Install KB4494441 CU Twice

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

OK, then: here's a new one on me. Yesterday, May 14, was Patch Tuesday. In keeping with usual practice, MS released a number of updates, including KB4494441. The subtitle for that CU, BTW, is "(OS Build...


March 4, 2019  6:55 PM

Academics Say MS Updates Confuse Win10 Home Users

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

A recent UK academic study finds Windows 10 Home users mostly unaware about Windows Update controls. The overall update process is confusing them, too. That's why this post is entitled academics say MS updates confuse Win10 Home users. The


December 14, 2018  12:13 PM

Late-Month WU Items Equal Update Previews

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

Here's an interesting tidbit of information, courtesy of Forbes magazine. That story references a December 10 Windows Insider Program...


December 7, 2018  1:10 PM

Win10 Servicing Stack Updates Support CUs

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

In this case, CU means cumulative update for Windows 10. Servicing stack updates, also known as SSUs, pave the way for successful CU installs. As the MS


September 28, 2018  12:15 PM

Win10 WSUS Gets Smaller Downloads

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

In a recent (9/27) post to the Windows IT Pro Blog, MS reports it will start releasing smaller update packages. This applies...


August 27, 2018  10:52 AM

PS Get-HotFix Cmdlet Checks Update Status

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

If you're anything like me, you watch for news about Windows Updates as they're released. Two of my favorite sources for such info are Twitter and TenForums. On Twitter, the Windows 10 Team is pretty good about posting info for updates and upgrades (e.g. #WindowsInsider and @donasarkar). At...


August 1, 2018  11:06 AM

Fixing Win10 Upgrade Stuck on Restart Issues

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

The pace of new Insider Preview feature upgrades has picked up lately. I've seen a least half-a-dozen in the last three weeks or so. And with increasing frequency, I've also encountered an interesting issue during installation. Sometimes, on some PCs, the upgrade proceeds until a first reboot is...


July 4, 2018  3:32 PM

DISM Cleans Up After Windows Update

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

As Windows 10 garners updates, superseded components can accumulate in the Windows Component Store (aka WinSxS). You can use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command to clean such things up. This is useful, not just for one-at-a-time grooming of Windows images in everyday use....


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