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Daily Archives: July 14, 2019

  • More bugses with the July Win10 version 1903 cumulative update

    Posted on July 14th, 2019 at 04:19 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft has officially acknowledged two bugs created by the May 29 “optional” Win10 version 1903 cumulative update, then sent out for general consumption in the July 9 cumulative update, KB 4507453.

    To quote the Release Information Status page:

    The dGPU may occasionally disappear from device manager on Surface Book 2 with dGPU

    Some apps or games that needs to perform graphics intensive operations may close or fail to open on Surface Book 2 devices with Nvidia dGPU.

    Yes, you read that right. The latest cumulative update for the latest version of Windows on Microsoft’s most expensive piece of hardware can leave the machine gasping for breath. Martin Brinkmann has more details on the Surface Book 2 bug.

    That Surface Book 2 bug had me feeling a bit of deja vu… About a  year ago, Microsoft had a Surface Book 2 problem where the dGPU just went missing, for no apparent reason. At least this time MS acknowledged the problem. It just took a while.

    Also from the Release Info Status page:

    Initiating a Remote Desktop connection may result in black screen

    When initiating a Remote Desktop connection to devices with some older GPU drivers, you may receive a black screen.

    Gunter Born takes the black screen bug to task on Born’s Tech.

    Don’t bother looking for a bug announcement in the KB article. Microsoft hasn’t bothered adding either to the “Known Issues” listing.

    How did the bugs make it through all of that fancy Win10 1903 beta testing?

    Rhetorical question.

  • turns 15 years told

    Posted on July 14th, 2019 at 03:38 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Hard to believe it’s been this long, but the first post on appeared on July 14, 2004.

    Funny that the site’s second post was a recommendation that folks install a patch immediately. Man, how times have changed!

    I started AskWoody to set up a direct contact with readers… kind of a personal parallel universe to the Lounge and its emphasis on Windows support. Took a couple of years to iron out the MS-DEFCON system, grow the “woody” background, attach the bbPress Lounge appendage, then swallow the Secrets whale — which we’re still swallowing.

    More good stuff is just around the corner, after I get over jet lag. Promise.

    Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me,
    Other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me…