When I decide to forcibly upgrade a couple of PCs to the May 2019 Update, I experience first-hand that the latest installer is much more resilient and robust, as it stands up to and overcomes multiple failures.
Because Secure Boot blocks unrecognized software elements from loading during the boot process (before Windows starts running), it may interfere when you’re installing or updating boot-related software, firmware or drivers.
A long wait should be coming to an end sometime this week (that’s my educated guess!). When the wait ends, we Windows Insiders will get some new builds to play with. The previous builds — namely, 18362 for the Release Preview Ring, and 18875 for the Fast and Skip Ahead Rings — were released two
There’s a fundamental flaw in Windows 10 Setup when performing a clean install on a new empty hard disk or SSD. The same is true when wiping the disk empty on a device containing a previous Windows 10 installation and deleting all partitions and performing a clean install. The flaw is, Windows Setup positions the
Earlier today, Brandon LeBlanc posted a release notice for the version of Windows 10 formerly known as 1903. Now, it’s called the May 2019 Update. The bits are available to the Release Preview ring. Looks like that’s what I’ve also got on my formerly Fast Ring, now Slow Ring, PC. It’s Build 18362.30. It ‘s
In a definite sign that a new fork in the Windows 10 development tree is about to form, Microsoft re-opens the Skip ahead (“Skippy”) branch to Insiders.
When my Dell Venue Pro 11 starts balking on upgrades past the 18305 release, I start digging into driver difficulties. No joy, so far, though I can now restart properly.
Developer David Xanatos has done a terrific job of improving and extending the capabilities found in the Windows Update MiniTool in his Windows Update Manager (WuMgr) program. It should be part of an Windows admin’s or power user’s toolkit.
As Microsoft brings a Windows 10 Feature Upgrade to completion, there’s a period immediately leading up to the latest release (1809 in the most recent case) where the Skipahead and Fast Ring releases merge. This continues past the official release of that feature upgrade for a while. In the past, at some point the two
In the wake of an occasionally botched or buggy 1809 release, let’s step back and look at what’s up and what it all means. Please: be careful out there!