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Daily Archives: July 24, 2019

  • Windows Insiders watch out: Build 18947 may be worth skipping

    Posted on July 24th, 2019 at 06:47 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Warning from Zac Bowden:

    I assume Zac means both the Fast and Slow rings. Release Preview is still locked in to 19H2.

    Looks like it’s also being pushed to 64-bit machines.

    If you’re in the Fast or Slow rings, might want to sit this one out. Pause updates.

    UPDATE: Brad Sams has details on

    Users on the Insider rings know the risks of running pre-release updates, an accidental release of a build to all rings is a serious issue for Microsoft, but installing this build comes with even more risk than typical for the program. The company does try to hold back releases that will corrupt machines in the preview program but this release has slipped through without the proper telemetry to know if there are any major issues.

    ANOTHER UPDATE: According to Ed Bott on ZDNet, the bad build has been pulled.

  • Are we seeing a kinder, gentler push to Win10 version 1903?

    Posted on July 24th, 2019 at 06:16 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The 60-day deferral for “Semi-Annual Channel” is up. We’re seeing more and more “Download and install now” notices. But I’ve heard very few complaints from people who were pushed unexpectedly onto Win10 1903.

    So far, at least.

    Details in Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    Thx @zero2dash, @b, @abbodi86