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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 19, 2019  12:56 PM

Older Win10 Versions Facing Forced Updates

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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 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...


June 10, 2019  12:05 PM

Win10 May 2019 Update Features Recommended Troubleshooting

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

Here's an interesting new feature in the current Win10 version. MS calls it recommended troubleshooting. It lets the OS automate various levels of troubleshooting. Recommended troubleshooting shows up, first and foremost, as a literal heading under Settings → Privacy → Diagnostics &...


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...


June 3, 2019  11:28 AM

Production PC Gets 1903 Upgrade

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, windows installer, Windows Upgrades

OK, I admit it. I got tired of waiting for Microsoft to offer my production PC the May 2019 Update (aka 1903 upgrade). Last Friday, I broke down and used the Update Assistant instead. Despite my original plan to wait for WU to make an offer, I caved. Here's a brief chronology of events leading up...


April 14, 2019  3:09 PM

MCT1903 Misnomer Not Available

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

In perusing my usual newsfeeds this morning, I saw what looked like an interesting story. It says something like "Use the MCT to Get Win10 May 2019...

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April 12, 2019  10:58 AM

Dude, Where Is My SDXC Drive?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Device drivers, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

A funny thing happened when I upgraded my Surface Pro 3 to the latest Release Preview. I'm talking Build 18362.53, otherwise known as 1903 aka May 2019 Update. Before the upgrade, the PC saw its SDXC card and contents without issue. After the upgrade, nada. Before the upgrade, DevMgr saw something...


March 27, 2019  1:25 PM

AdDuplex Tells Interesting 1809 Story

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
technology adoption, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

The March 2019 AdDuplex Report is out, and it tells and interesting and possibly depressing story about Windows 10 1809. The 1809 rollout has been bumpy, to say the least. As 1903 looms ahead, only 26.4% of PCs under the AdDuplex purview are...


January 22, 2019  12:25 PM

Kari Script Builds Win10 Bootable Install UFD

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Clean install, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

UFD is, of course, a USB Flash Drive, preferred media for Windows OSes nowadays given their size and frequency of change. Alas, I've been struggling with recent Insider Preview releases on a test machine lately. It's my Dell Venue Pro 11 7130. Build 18305 is as far as it will go. In fact, upgrades...


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