MS quickly clarifies that while its future focus for WU will be on security-related items, it will continue to provide non-security patches and fixes once a month as part of its cumulative Patch Tuesday releases. Good to know!
In recognition of “the public health” situation, MS will pause publishing its optional non-security releases starting in May. This is discussed in an item dated March 24, entitled “Timing for upcoming optional C and D releases” at the Windows Message Center (MS DOCs). The optional C and D releases represent classifications for updates that fix
At long last, as I’m listening into the online version of the MVP Summit 2020, MS announces 1B monthly active Windows 10 devices. Loud say: “Hurrah!”
There’s basically nothing wrong in using Windows Settings app for Windows Update, but in my opinion it lacks some update management features. I have used for a few years already a PowerShell module PSWindowsUpdate instead, to manage Windows Update. In this article, I will show how to use PowerShell instead of Windows Settings to manage
Oho! Sometimes, it’s nice to be proved correct, even if it takes a while. Last October, I posted at Win10.Guru about a “PortableBaseLayer” partition. At that time, I reported that “one theory about this partition is tied to Reserved Storage for Windows Update.” On February 26, an MS DOCS item appeared that illuminates the whole
If you’ve got a PC with a Sandy Bridge (mobile, E, or EP), Denverton, Valley View, or Whiskey Lake U CPU, you’ll want to install KB4497165. Oh, and you must be running Windows 10 1903 or 1909, too. Doesn’t work with Insider Preview versions.
Even new Windows 10 versions may use the old-fashioned 5-partition disk layout because that’s how the Win10 installer did things until 1909 came along.
On January 30, the Microsoft Update Catalog received a number of new Intel Microcode update items. These address CPU-level hardware vulnerabilities in most PCs, and are worth installing.
When Raphael Rivera tweets on potential in-app advertisements in WordPad, it gets me to thinking about ads within the Windows OS in general. For me, their absence beat their presence, hands down.
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