I’m beginning to suppose that the folk now in control of Win10 model 1809 know what they’re doing.
First, we noticed a rudimentary record of identified insects in 1809, together with a point-by-point realize of what’s being finished, and what you’ll do to mend the insects. At this second, the record contains the entire main insects that I’ve observed:
- Mapped drives don’t reconnect – there’s a script you’ll run each and every time you re-boot. MS “will provide updates in the 2019 timeframe.”
- Trend Micro’s OfficeScan and Worry-Free Business Security (love the irony) programs cause bluescreens. MS is obstructing rollout on machines with the dangerous Trend Micro instrument, and Trend Micro has issued updates.
- Older AMD Radeon HD2000 and HD4000 graphic processors cause bluescreens. MS is obstructing rollout on machines with the ones GPUs and “is investigating this issue.”
That, my pals, is an excellent building.
Now we’re seeing a revelation that’s not anything wanting innovative. The people in control of Win10 1809 are the usage of the Insider Release Preview Ring in exactly how it was once meant.
This morning, Microsoft launched KB 4469342, a brand new cumulative replace for 1809 that brings the construct quantity as much as 17763.165. Instead of pushing it out the Windows Update chute – the default action for untested “C week” cumulative updates for the reason that earliest days of Win10 – Microsoft put it within the Release Preview channel.
Amazing. That’s just the best way the Release Preview channel is meant to paintings. As absolute best I will be able to inform, it’s by no means been finished before.
Here’s what Microsoft’s respectable Insider Program review documentation says:
Release Preview Ring
If you wish to have to be at the current public release of Windows 10 however nonetheless get early get entry to to updates, packages, and drivers with out taking the danger of shifting to the Development Branch, the Release Preview Ring is your best choice. The Release Preview Ring is handiest visual when your Windows construct model is equal to the current Production Branch. The highest option to pass between the Development Branch to the current Production Branch is to reinstall Windows the usage of the Media Creation Tool, see directions at Download Windows 10, or, for Mobile, the Windows Device Recovery Tool, see directions at Windows Phone Device Recovery.
That’s how one can run a cumulative replace railroad. The construction’s been that approach for the reason that starting. And after all, after all, any person within Microsoft determined to make use of the Insider Preview ring how it was once meant.
Until this morning, we’ve observed “C week” or “D week” cumulative updates for Win10 variations that completely come with non-security patches. They’re untested within the outdoor global before they are driven out the Windows Update chute.
Earlier this year, those untested non-security cumulative updates have been launched within the standard Windows Update cycle. Lately, they haven’t been driven onto Win10 machines…except you “Check for updates.” So there may be been some growth.
The subsequent giant query: Will this cumulative replace pass out to all machines thru Windows Update on Thanksgiving week (“C week” this month), or will Microsoft display some restraint – because it will have to – and cling the non-security replace till subsequent month’s Patch Tuesday?
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