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May 2019 Update Shows Improved Installer

When I decide to forcibly upgrade a couple of PCs to the May 2019 Update, I experience first-hand that the latest installer is much more resilient and robust, as it stands up to and overcomes multiple failures.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update released today

Microsoft released Windows 10 May 2019 Update half an hour ago. Quoting official Windows blog: How to get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update Beginning today, the May 2019 Update is available for customers who would like to install the latest release. If you are ready to install the update, open your Windows Update settings

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UEFI Secure Boot Ins and Outs

Because Secure Boot blocks unrecognized software elements from loading during the boot process (before Windows starts running), it may interfere when you’re installing or updating boot-related software, firmware or drivers.

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Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 20/2019

New Insider build On Wednesday, May 15, the Windows Insider team released a new Fast Ring build. Apart from Task Manager now showing the disk type (SSD or HDD), build 18898 does not contain any notable changes or new features. Read more on Ten Forums: https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/132640-new-windows-10-insider-preview-fast-skip-build-18898-20h1-may-15-a.html Insider Dev Tour 2019 dates & locations announced The

Announcements

PowerToys Returning to Windows 10

Last week, Ms unveiled a GitHub repository named PowerToys. Though that repository has no releases just yet, the overview mentions (and links to) the Windows 95 era PowerToys project (Wikipedia), and announces a planned reboot for later this year (Summer 2019). First in the planned series of upcoming PowerToys rebooted will be: + Maximize to

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Intel Discloses Another Serious Chip-Level Vulnerability

At the outset of 2018, the Windows community reeled in the wake of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Recently, Intel has disclosed a new set of chip-level vulnerabilities. On May 14, the company published a support bulletin entitled “Side Channel Vulnerability Microarchitectural Data Sampling.” According to many security experts and Windows watchers — see this

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Editorial

Open letter to our Subscribers

Dear Win10.guru subscribers, our esteemed geeks: So far, the only negative feedback we have received about this site has been that we’ve sent too many emails on a couple of occasions. The only emails we will send, and the only way we will ever use your email address, is to send notifications about new content.

Deployment

Modify registry in answer file

Quite often, the only customizations an IT admin needs to make to a deployment image include a few registry edits, to change existing values or add new ones. This is handled in an answer file, using RunSynchronous tags for various named components. In this post, I will show how to add all your required registry modifications

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Lenovo NVMe Firmware Update Finally Fixed

When an attempt to update the Samsung OEM NVMe drive firmware on a Lenovo laptop fails with an “Access denied” message, I have to put on my thinking cap. After realizing that disabling secure boot should fix things up, I see that this approach works.

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Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 19/2019

New Insider Builds 18894 and 18895 This week, we saw an unexpected flurry of Insider Preview releases, including Fast Ring + Skipahead Build 18894 on Wednesday, May 8, followed in short order by Build 18895 on Friday, May 10. But where 18894 brought lots of changes, 18895 brought only a few. Looks like the pace

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