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Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 24/2019

This week was quite quiet, mostly because Microsoft’s E3 2019 Expo was held in Los Angeles. New Windows Insider Fast Ring build The Windows Insider team released build 18917 to the Fast Ring on June 12. This build presents a new method for Delivery Optimization, allowing uses to limit bandwidth used by Windows Update and

Win10 Event Viewer Fails After KB4503293 Or KB4503327

Lots of users — including yours truly — are reporting Event Viewer failures after installing the latest 1809 and 1903 Cumulative Updates from June’s Patch Tuesday earlier this week. Some users who’ve defined custom views already in Event Viewer may experience this failure immediately. Others may experience the failure when they try to open custom

June 1903 Updates Block Certain USB Device Pairings

Here’s an interesting note from the Windows Support team. Dated June 11, 2019, it coincides with the “Patch Tuesday” updates for Windows 10 that month. The title explains things: “Some Bluetooth devices may fail to pair or connect after applying June 11, 2019 or later updates.” In simpler terms, this means that recent security updates

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 23/2019

New Fast + Skip Release 18912 20H1 On Wednesday (June 5), Windows Insider team released Fast Ring build 18912. This build contains no new features, but fixes  a number of bugs. See all fixes and known issues on TenForums. Azure and Oracle join clouds As we explained here on Win10.guru, Oracle databases and applications can

Chinese Military Seeks Windows OS Alternative

Seems like China is looking for ways to do its own computing thing, independent of the west. Some of this is being forced upon them, as with Huawei’s recent decision to accelerate development of a Windows replacement code-named Hongmeng (see Week 22 Newsbytes for more info).That move comes as Microsoft has stopped licensing Windows to

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 22/2019

Lots of fascinating Windows activity this week, including various releases and updates, and even some industry news, action, and anti-news. New Fast + Skip Release 18908 20H1 On Thursday (May 29), MS dropped a new Fast Ring + Skipahead Ring Windows 10 Insider Preview: Version 20H1, Build 18908.1000. Reports from the field and user experiences

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 21/2019

No new Windows Insider builds this week. So, let’s look at other Windows news this week. Windows 10 May 2019 Update released Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 19H1) on Tuesday, May 21. At the moment, 19H1 is not pushed to users, but those users wanting to upgrade will find it in

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