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  • Anybody see the “Third Tuesday” Windows previews?

    Posted on February 20th, 2018 at 15:07 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    They’re usually out by now. Wonder if MS hit a snag?

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    Home Forums Anybody see the “Third Tuesday” Windows previews?

    This topic contains 19 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  abbodi86 9 months, 3 weeks ago.

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    • #169005 Reply

      Da Boss

      They’re usually out by now. Wonder if MS hit a snag?
      [See the full post at: Anybody see the “Third Tuesday” Windows previews?]

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    • #169007 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Nothing, nada, zip.

      Nobody here but us chickens.

      Group G{ot backup} Win7 · x64 · SP1 · i3-3220 · TestBeta
    • #169012 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      They don’t seem to be listed on any of the MS pages either.

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    • #169037 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      Wasn’t “Preview Tuesday a week later than usual last month also? Seems it was on a Mon or Wed the following week.

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    • #169046 Reply


      The good news is that none of my Windows 10 Pro 1709 boxes (including VMs) got any Windows CU since December even if no group policies are configured and the infamous AV product registry key is set. Looks like Microsoft no longer supports Windows 10 Pro 1709. But yes, 1709 is by far the most disturbing release so far and the next one certainly won’t do better (the ‘Insider’ preview is slow as well and disturbing UI bugs haven’t been fixed either). I guess it’s time Microsoft is going to look for a new CEO. The current CEO seems to be unable to steer the ship..

    • #169057 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      Mostly they will be out tomorrow or get delayed to next tuesday

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      • #169260 Reply

        AskWoody MVP

        Only .NET preview rollups are released, for downgrade Windows versions (i.e. not Windows 10 :D)

        as expected, only .NET 4.7.1 got new update, 3.5/4.5.2 still the January’s ones

        there is also catalog-only update KB4074837, update for DST and timezones

        • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  abbodi86.
        • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  abbodi86.
    • #169069 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      No, just checked again. All I see is 7 firm updates but no preview.

    • #169066 Reply


      Nothing so far in WUHide when checking, but I don’t think I get preview for Win 10 home.

      Anyway Finally figured out why the Windows update service keeps rerunning itself at 12-12:30pm even though I disabled/stopped it at 7:30am each morning. I did research and found a forum regarding that issue:


      Even those with WUHide like me, we disable/stop the service, but it would seem that it re-enables itself. Mine-oddly re-enables at around 12:30pm. In the morning at 7am I would disable the Service if it’s on before I do ccleaner and advanced system care and disk cleanup (usual routine)-but at times it’s disable as stated.

      I enable the WU in manual mode just to use my WUHide program to scan and hide any updates (And from what I’ve seen are the usual system and different devices updates-old ones, and the windows defender update that downloads/installs on its own while the Month patches are hidden away and will be restored when we are at level 3). I then disable and stop the WU service after I am finished using WUHide and checking the windows update to make sure the scan showed only the week ago of when it was last scanned. I then ensure after awhile to double check to ensure the service is disabled/stopped, if it re-enables, I disable/stop again.

      This has started friday at midnight when Windows Defender updated and then the software protection service. I was napping at the time and/or busy with something else. Since then it has been re-enabling at around 12pm-12:30pm (between those times) and I would disable/stop it when I return home or when I catch it in the act.

      But ya know what? I shouldn’t worry about it – Because as long as the updates are hidden away, my baby is safe – That is unless there are re-releases and/or surprise new update for windows, but thanks to Woody and PK keeping us all informed, that won’t happen and everything will be okay.

      I don’t know if this is caused by the window’s defender update and/or something, but perhaps it’ll be fixed down the line even when February patches are installed. But in any case if any surprises come up while I’m out, I’ll just shut off my WIFI to keep anything from downloading/installing itself.

      Again-I just find this as an annoyance abit and I know it’s off topic, but I just wanted to get that off my shoulders.

    • #169136 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      On Win 8.1 in extended support; no Preview yet. Don’t know if I’ll get them; aren’t Previews basically non-security rollups & the security updates are added when the rollup goes ‘live’ the following month?

      Windows 8.1, 64-bit, now in Group B!
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • #169150 Reply


      Lol the previews were shipped last Tuesday!

    • #169158 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Gee, I sure hope that the lookouts saw that large iceberg five points off the port bough… (a collision at sea can really ruin your day).

      • #169334 Reply


        But they don’t usually involve tree branches. 😉

        s/ Cascadian

    • #169269 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      About noon today, February 21, 2018:

      February 2018 Preview of Quality Rollups for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1 (KB 4074805)


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    • #169633 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      Updates are out

      2018-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 (KB4077525)
      2018-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 (KB4077528)
      2018-02 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 (KB4075212)
      2018-02 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4075211)
      2018-02 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 (KB4075213)

      for security-only Win7 users, IE11 got new cumulative to fix some issue
      Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 (KB4088835)

      heads up for Windows 10 Version 1703
      KB4077528 is only for English (US) systems,
      other languages do not attemp to install it, because it lack any language specific components except en-us

      this is new kind of fiasco 😀

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