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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...

February 12, 2019  3:25 PM

Win10 Alternate Update History Sources

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

Because yesterday was "Patch Tuesday" I went to check Update history that morning. After clicking Start → Settings → Update & Security → Windows Update → View update history, I got nothing. Zip, zilch, nada, in other words. Some quick online research showed me that this happens...


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


July 11, 2018  9:23 AM

MS Smartens Update Downloads

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Microsoft downloads, Windows 10, Windows Update

I'm on the road this week, working in the mornings from a hotel room. This morning, I'm downloading the latest round of Patch Tuesday updates released yesterday. Because the Network Meter gadget shows me that my download speed is in a band between 6-8 Mbps, I...


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As Windows 10 garners updates, superseded components can accumulate in the Windows Component Store (aka WinSxS).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....


June 27, 2018  12:12 PM

WUMT Resolves Update Woes Yet Again

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

Yesterday, Microsoft released Cumulative Update KB4284848. As usual, I updated all eligible machines once I noticed the update was available (this morning). On all six PCs, the update was attempted. For five...


June 15, 2018  11:06 AM

AI Drives Win10 Update Access

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

The title grabbed my attention right way: "AI powers Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout." This fascinating post appeared on MS's Win10 blog yesterday. It's from John Cable,...


March 26, 2018  10:24 AM

KB4089848 Poses Widely Reported Win10 Problems

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

On 3/22/18 Microsoft unleashed KB4089848. It upgrades build 1709 to 16299.334 and addresses a list of some 25 issues. This is documented in its MS Support KB article. But numerous sources indicate...


March 21, 2018  11:14 AM

Reducing Win10 Upgrade Offline Time

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

Last week, the Windows Insider blog featured a notable bit of information. Under the somewhat bland heading of "feature update improvements" Joseph Conway (Sr. Program Manager, Windows Fundamentals...


March 14, 2018  12:42 PM

MS Offers New Spectre Updates

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Firmware, Windows 10, Windows Security, Windows Update

Late yesterday, another post on the Windows Blogs for Windows 10 appeared. It offers additional news and insight, and something of a progress report, on Spectre and Meltdown issues. It's from John Cable, MS Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery. The title reads "


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