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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).

Weekly Windows NewsBytes — Week 29 2019

Sorry readers, this weekly Windows news recap is running a little behind schedule. Kari had some personal matters to attend to this weekend and I got distracted by family matters yesterday, even though I agreed to take this up on his behalf. Again: our apologies to make you wait. Here’s last week’s recap! New Insider

MS to 1803 Users: 1903 Is Coming

On July 16, Microsoft announced it is starting to push 1903 out to 1803 users via Windows Update. For companies that manage their own update servers, this means planning for 1903 deployment on or before November 10/12, 2019.

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 28/2019

NewsBytes for Week 28, 2019, include info about a new Fast + Skipahead Insider Preview, Patch Tuesday stuff, a reversal of an unpopular new MS Partner Program policy, and upcoming changes to the MS Services Agreement that kick in next month. Enjoy!

Tracking Open Win10 Issues Into Resolution

The latest Cumulative Update for May 2019 Windows 10 Update (aka 1903) showed items transitioning from Microsoft’s Known Issues list to the Resolved Issues list. This not only demonstrates progress: it also indicates WU will be offering 1903 to a broader audience as well.

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 25/2019

Week 25 Newsbytes include new Insider Preview release info, a CU for 1809, and previews for MS infrastructure/admin items. We also learn about the Windows Terminal preview, a delay for 19H2 previews, and MS acks when upgrades get blocked.

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

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