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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...

May 3, 2019  1:49 PM

19H1 Release Preview Bug Bites

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

I'm running the upcoming Release Preview here at Chez Tittel on a couple of PCs. On one of them -- the now-venerable Surface Pro 3 purchased in November 2014 -- I found myself bitten by an interesting but well-known bug this morning. I was trying to upgrade to Build 18362.30. It would download from...


April 26, 2019  11:42 AM

Web-based vs Offline DotNET 4.8 Installers

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

When I learned  that MS released a new version of the .NET Framework , I saw both web-based and offline installers. "Hmmm," thought I to myself, "I've never used a Web-based installer for Win10 OS components. Let's give it a try!" The difference between web-based vs offline DotNET 4.8 installers...


April 3, 2019  10:59 AM

Win10 KB4490481 Could Leave 6 Reclaimable Packages Behind

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

Just yesterday, MS released a new cumulative update (CU) -- namely, KB4490481. For the first time in my experience, Win10 KB4490481 leaves 6 reclaimable packages behind. What does this mean? After you install...


March 26, 2019  10:59 AM

Win10 1903 Policy Handles Automatic Updates and Restarts

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Group Policy Editor, Group Policy management, Policy, Windows 10, Windows Updates

For the past few days I've been reading about a new Group Policy setting in 1903. Here's the deal: A new Win10 1903 policy handles automatic updates and restarts. As is sometimes the case, I had a little trouble running the specifics down. Good old Martin Brinkmann, at Ghacks.net, came across with...


March 25, 2019  2:06 PM

KB4465065 Offers New Microcode Fixes

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

On March 19, Microsoft issued a new and comprehensive set of microcode fixes for Intel CPUs. These go back to Ivy Bridge (and perhaps earlier) and address potential issues on all of my PCs. They may do likewise for yours. In fact, KB4465065 offers new microcode fixes for three specific...


March 11, 2019  10:56 AM

Reboot Still Solves Simple Win10 Problems

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Google Chrome, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Updates

As my day was getting rolling, I got a support request from the Boss. My wife Dina said "I can't access Chrome. I saw you installed updates yesterday. What's up?" And so indeed I had. When I went upstairs, I quickly observed she was right. No response when clicking the Taskbar icon for Chrome....


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...


October 22, 2018  3:21 PM

Can WUMgr Replace WUMT?

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

Thanks to Martin Brinkmann at ghacks.net, I stumbled across a possible replacement for the excellent Windows Update MiniTool, aka WUMT. It's from a developer who goes by the name of a Disney character, David Xanatos. The program's name is Windows Update Manager, aka WUMgr. The program's


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