Here’s an interesting and bright bit of recent news about PC sales. Analyst firm Canalys reports a jump in global PC sales growth for Q3 2019. In fact, their numbers show an increase of 4.7% for that quarter, a rate not seen since Q1 2012 when growth hit 5.4%. For the record, that translates to
As MS proclaims 1903 ready for commercial deployment, I’m reminded of the old-school approach wherein businesses and organizations routinely trailed one service pack behind the current Windows release.
As of August 2019 NetMarketShare reports that some version of Windows 10 runs on just over one of every two PCs that firm sees on the Internet. Windows 7 share is down around 30 percent now, and dropping fast. Where will this all lead?
Through a PowerShell command that shows available VMs inside the Fast Ring Preview, we learn that 20H1 is officially named “Windows 10 May 2020…” Very interesting!
MS has acted swiftly to address issues with Search.UI and above-average CPU consumption rates raised from the August 26 (Release Preview) and August 30 (general 1903 release) KB4512941 Cumulative Update. In fact, the lead item in the 1903 Known Issues list (see following screencap) addresses this directly. In a previous post here at Win10.Guru (MS
As of last Thursday, MS added recently — and widely — reported issues with Windows Search to its Known Issues list for 1903. The language of the item appears in the screencap below, and makes reference both to high CPU usage and lack of search results. Given that such reports stated surfacing from Insiders on
Last week, MS first dropped CU KB4512941 into the 1903 Release Preview ring to Insiders. Then on Friday, August 30, that update hit general availability. Interestingly, lots of folks have been reporting issues with this update. This includes yours truly, who blogged here at Win10.Guru about the 0X800F081F install error (and its fix). In the
New Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Ring Build 18965 (August 21) The most notable new feature in Build 18965 is the ability to control restarting apps at sign-in. From release notes: Windows now puts you in control with a new app restart setting. When turned on, Windows automatically saves your restartable apps when signing out,
In a soon-to-be-released Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast & Skipahead Build (18950, says the rumor mill) Windows 10 reset will add a “Reset from the cloud” option. This will install the latest, greatest Win10 image straight from the source.
Windows 10 PC running Intel RST driver versions numbered 184.108.40.2062 through 220.127.116.113 won’t be able to upgrade to Version 1903 until they upgrade that driver first (current version is 18.104.22.1684 and is easily found & downloaded).