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Win10 Provokes Strong Q3 2019 PC Sales Growth

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

Windows 10 Reaches Desktop Majority

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?

20H1 Gets May 2020 Update Moniker

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!

Patch Tuesday KB4515384 Resolves KB4512941 Search Issues

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

MS Ties KB4512941 To Search Issues

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

Why KB4512941 Persists Despite Growing Issues List

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

Weekly Windows NewsBytes — Week 34/2019

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,

Win10 Reset Gains Cloud-Based Option

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.

Older Intel RST Drivers May Block 1903 Upgrade

Windows 10 PC running Intel RST driver versions numbered 15.1.0.1002 through 15.5.2.1053 won’t be able to upgrade to Version 1903 until they upgrade that driver first (current version is 15.9.6.1044 and is easily found & downloaded).

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