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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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Windows 10: An Always-Moving Target

I had an interesting interaction with Kari today. I found myself trying to get around a problem in remoting into one Skip Ahead Insider Preview PC from another PC running the same OS. No problems getting from other Windows builds into the target PC. Only problems getting from one Skippy PC to another (see my

1903 Ups Minimum Win10 Storage to 32GB

With the next release of Windows 10 ostensibly out next month, new minimum storage requirements of 32 GB for 32- and 64-bit Windows 10 versions mean that certain older, lower-powered devices may not make the (up)grade.

Weekly Windows Newsbytes – Week 17/2019

Microsoft third company to pass $1 trillion market value On Thursday, April 25th, Microsoft became the third US company to cross the $1 trillion (£774 billion / €897) market value threshold , after Apple and Amazon.  Here’s more from BBC Business News on this topic: Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation New Security Baseline for

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