• KB 3035583 re-released, and I need your help

    Microsoft just re-released the notorious KB 3035583 “GWX” system installer and KB 3173040, which is the full-page Get Windows 10 nag patch.

    There’s also a new one, KB3172615, an update rollup for Windows Server 2012.

    I need your help. I’m on the road and just discovered that I don’t have access to my Windows 7 “honeypot” machines. If you’re in a position to look at these patches, I’d appreciate your observations!

    PKCano installed 3035583 and notes that “There is a caution triangle imposed over the GWX icon in the system tray. The GWX popup has a hamburger in the top left corner that opens a slide out with options. Otherwise the popup looks the same.”

    I also assume that KB 3173040 was boosted from an optional to a recommended update. (That’s what the infamous “metadata change” usually involves.)

    If you could confirm the observations and add whatever notes you might have to the comments, I’d be most grateful. I’ll roll it all together for an advisory in InfoWorld in the morning, US time.