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Daily Archives: May 3, 2019

  • Confused by the second April Win10 1809 cumulative update and the second second update? You aren’t the only one.

    Posted on May 3rd, 2019 at 16:34 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    On May 1, Microsoft released the second cumulative update for the April cumulative update for Win10 1809. It’s KB 4501835, and it brings Win10 1809 up to build 17763.439. As I explained at the time in Computerworld:

    Oddly, in the Microsoft Catalog, the latest [KB 4501835] cumulative update is listed as:

    2019-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809

    … whereas in the past, these 1809 laggards have been identified with the previous month. I would’ve expected “2019-04 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809.” A foolish inconsistency.

    With me so far? It’s about to get crazy (and drive @PhotM nuts).

    On May 3 (today), Microsoft released its second second cumulative update for the April cumulative update for Win10 1809. (Say that ten times real fast.) It’s KB 4495667 and it brings Win10 1809 up to build 17763.475.

    Got that?

    Sooooo… what is this new update called? Why it’s the

    2019-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809

    No, there’s no echo in here.

    Microsoft has apparently resolved, ahem, the discrepancy by renaming the former cumulative update

    2019-04 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809

    without fanfare. If you check the Microsoft Catalog listings, you’ll see that it’s been renamed.

    @rpodric had a prescient tweet on this very subject earlier this morning, after the second cumulative update and before the second second cumulative update:

    and with that I think I’m ready for a drink. Thx @PhotM, @Kirsty

  • Microsoft issues a *second* second April cumulative update for Win10 version 1809, KB 4495667

    Posted on May 3rd, 2019 at 14:04 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Remember how we were waiting for MS to finally ship the second April cumulative update for Win10 version 1809? And how, when it arrived, nine out of the ten listed fixes involved the Japanese Era bug?

    @EP just pointed me to another little “post E-week” release. Just a couple of hours ago, Microsoft released KB 4495667, the third April cumulative update for Win10 version 1809.

    And it’s a doozy. All of the Japanese Era fixes plus dozens more. Most of the bugs in the April 9 (Patch Tuesday) patch are still there – although the Custom URI Schemes for Internet Explorer bug was fixed.

    More than that, this isn’t a typical “optional non-security” second monthly cumulative update. Microsoft’s going to push it out the Automatic Update chute. I haven’t seen it yet, but it’ll probably arrive shortly.

    Great news on a Friday afternoon.

    P.S. No, you shouldn’t install it.

    P.P.S. No, it hasn’t yet appeared on my 1809 machines.

  • MS-DEFCON 4: It’s time to install the April 2019 patches

    Posted on May 3rd, 2019 at 08:00 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    If you’re running Win7, 8.1, or any of the associated Server versions, you need to make sure your antivirus is up-to-date. But in general we’re ready to move forward, into the future.

    Detailed steps in Computerworld Woody on Windows.