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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.

War Stories: My Build 18908 Upgrade

Until now, I have always managed to upgrade to new Insider builds on my HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop. I have sometimes had difficulties and have been forced to use various workarounds, but it has ultimately worked, every time. Last week and the release of build 18908 changed that. I did everything I could think

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 22/2019

Lots of fascinating Windows activity this week, including various releases and updates, and even some industry news, action, and anti-news. New Fast + Skip Release 18908 20H1 On Thursday (May 29), MS dropped a new Fast Ring + Skipahead Ring Windows 10 Insider Preview: Version 20H1, Build 18908.1000. Reports from the field and user experiences

May 2019 Update Shows Improved Installer

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.

UEFI Secure Boot Ins and Outs

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.

Check your Windows Insider settings now!

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

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