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November 23, 2018  2:13 PM

False Bug ID Causes 1809 Re-Release

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

I found a fascinating explanation for the withdrawal and re-release of Windows 10 1809 today at Windows Central. It's entitled "

November 21, 2018  11:49 AM

Command-line Sequence Kills Resistant Windows.old Files

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

Yesterday, while poking around on my Lenovo T520 I found something unexpected. A Windows.old folder was still hanging around. This, despite having upgraded more than 10 days ago to 1809, and also having cleaned up the previous OS install manually. “Hmmm,” I thought to myself, “wonder...


October 24, 2018  9:02 AM

Second Data Loss Bug in 1809 Raises Serious Concerns About Win10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Data Loss, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Here we go again, apparently. Paul Thurrott is reporting a...


October 8, 2018  10:30 AM

Alternate Win10 1809 Source During Hold Period

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

Wow! What a wild ride at Microsoft last week for Windows 10. On Tuesday, October 2 1809 was released. By Friday reports of bugs – especially a nasty one that “lost” files from the C:\Users folder hierarchy – led MS to withdraw 1809 from circulation. Some people who successfully installed...


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 19, 2018  3:36 PM

Dell Venue Pro 11 7130 Strange Upgrade Issues

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

I've owned a Dell Venue Pro 11 Model 7130 with keyboard dock since 2013. For a 5-year-old hybrid tablet, it still works and runs remarkably well. I've used it as a test machine for Insider Builds since the first Technical Peview of Windows 10 appeared in October 2014. Until recently, it's been more...


July 9, 2018  8:57 AM

The Occasional Resurgence of Windows.old

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

I'm working on my Lenovo T520 laptop this week, visiting with my Dad in his nursing home. Yesterday, I was scanning that PC's C: drive and saw two anomalies. First, a Windows.old folder, and second, the $GetCurrent folder. Both of these are related to Windows ugrades. Windows.old, of course, is...


September 25, 2017  4:40 PM

Businesses Should Wait On Fall Creators Update

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Continuous deployment, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Ed Bott at ZDnet dispenses some excellent advice in today's Bott Report. In an article entitled "Windows 10 tip: Temporarily delay the Fall Creators Update," he recasts conventional wisdom...


September 11, 2017  5:40 PM

German Court Case Foils Aggressive MS Updates

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

Maybe, to mangle Shakespeare, we don't need to kill ALL the lawyers. A recent suit in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, brought by its consumer protection agency has settled. It originated from the 6GB of pre-staged upgrade files for Windows 10. If you'll recall, MS uploaded a raft of files to PCs...


September 5, 2017  11:37 AM

Win10 Fall Creators Update Hits October 17

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

OK,  now we've got a date for the next major public upgrade to Windows 10. In a post to the Windows blogs, EVP Terry Myerson made it official....


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