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  • Microsoft pushes odd third-Tuesday cumulative updates for Win10 1803, 1709, 1703 and 1607 – but not for 1809

    Posted on February 20th, 2019 at 06:31 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I think this is good news.

    Yesterday Microsoft published cumulative updates for the older versions of Windows 10, but didn’t release one for the latest, version 1809. I take that as a good sign — perhaps Microsoft is letting its 1809 patches bake a little longer.

    Moral of the story: Don’t click Check for Updates!

    Details in Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    UPDATE

    We also have:

    KB 4487016 – Preview of the Win8.1 March Monthly Rollup

    KB 4486565– Preview of the Win7 March Monthly Rollup

    The Microsoft Update Catalog also shows that several of this month’s Win10 Cumulative Updates were re-issued. Not sure what’s up with that, but it usually means there was a change in the metadata — which means it changes the installation logic.

    ANOTHER UPDATE

    Now at least one of the Knowledge Base articles is being changed to say that yesterday’s non-security updates do NOT fix the acknowledged bug:

    • After installing this update, some users cannot pin a web link on the Start menu or the taskbar.