In looking at the differences between the new Feature Upgrade C:\Windows folder for Build 19546 verus its Windows.old “equivalent” (Build 19541), I couldn’t help but notice more that was different than alike. Start with the intro image for this story. Windows.old (left) includes 86,332 files and 22,148 folders and is 15.3 GB in size (15.1
Upgrade attempts to tonight’s new Insider Build 19546 failed twice when using Windows Update. Next, I tried upgrade using an ISO image made with UUP Dump. It failed, too. I am already used to working through various issues with Insider upgrades, and have some routine preparations I’ll make every time before starting. These include: disconnect
Tomorrow, January 14, 2020, is EOL (end-of-life) day for Windows 7. Starting then, only a Extended Security Contract or running Win7 as a VM on Microsoft Virtual Desktop will keep that aging OS up-to-date. Time to migrate!
With the announcement for Build 19365, MS also decrees massive changes to what the Windows Insider program does and how it works. This will make life very different for Windows Insiders, so please check this out.
OK, then: it’s official. MS announced yesterday — December 5, 2019 — that it will now automatically initiate updates to 1909 for users still running 1809. We’ve known this was coming, because EOL for was originally scheduled for May 11, 2020. Here’s the text verbatim from the Windows 10 1909 Status Page (see text outlined
With the End-of-Life (EOL) date (January 14, 2020) for Windows 7 in the offing, lots of businesses and organizations have to be thinking about moving on up from 7 to 10. Dire warnings and admonitions notwithstanding — see this Minneapolis StarTribune article as a good example — I’m a little more optimistic about making that
With the release of Build 19033, MS labels the version number for what’s code-named 20H1 to 2004. Check it out!
The end of extended support for Windows 7 is less than two months away. After January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will not receive any more free or generally available technical support, software updates, and security updates and fixes. Although Microsoft tells users that “the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC.
As of mid-day November 12, version 1909 for Windows 10 is out and available. Admins will want to start playing and testing right away. Basic reaction right now: so far, so good!
Could the happy stars have finally lined up over Redmond? Windows 10 Insider releases are steady, stable and trouble-free right now. Same goes for the 1903 production version. What gives?