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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!

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

XPS 2720 GbE Interface Fails

Just yesterday, I sat down at my 5-year-old Dell XPS 2720 to install an Insider Preview Fast + Skip upgrade, and noticed the Wi-Fi icon sitting in the notification area. “Hmmm” I said to myself “I thought I had a Cat5 cable plugged in.” I did indeed, but the status lights on the unit’s built-in

Native boot VHD – How to upgrade Windows

In an earlier story entitled Native boot VHD – Dual boot made easy, I explained how to deploy Windows 10 on a virtual hard disk, add it to the boot menu, and use the VHD in a dual or multi boot scenario instead of installing Windows onto a physical partition or virtual machine. Easy, fast

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,

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.

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.

How-to: Grab Latest Win10 Insider ISO

You can always find ISO files at Microsoft’s Windows Insider Preview downloads page, but you must follow the news to determine when MS offers new Win10 editions there.

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