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  • Three known bugs in the latest build of Win10 version 1903

    Posted on September 27th, 2019 at 11:26 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft is supposed to be keeping us informed of bugs in Win10 versions, and you’d think they’d be particularly on-the-spot about following up on bug reports in the newly christened “ready for broad deployment” version of their flagship product.

    Harumph.

    I know of three bugs — all documented on this site — that bedevil both the current release of Win10 version 1903, build 18362.387, and its predecessor, the undistributed 18362.357:

    • The latest versions of Win10 1903 block installation of .NET 3.5. You may scoff that it’s an old version of .NET, but at least one large package — part of the ERP package known as SAP — requires .NET 3.5. Per Günter Born:

    [.NET 3.5] installation fails with the error:

    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx3-OnDemand-Package: 0x800f0954

    I installed the updated Sept 2019 Cumulative Update for Win10 x64 [1903] and it broke me printing to a network HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M180NW… What happens in my case is the screen will flash, I hear the printer start, but then nothing. And then Windows closes any open windows. Almost like Windows Explorer restart. Job is not being held in the queue, printer is not offline (but HP software monitor says it is), this is a network printer I am testing on.

    • The latest versions of Win10 1903 trigger black screens when running RDP. Per an anonymous poster:

    We have HP z2 g4 mini PCs – Windows 10 Pro 1903 – we have installed the updates above and we still get a black screen on remote desktop. We tried changing the systems we are remoting to to use the MS Basic Display Driver but that did not resolve the issue. Rebooting allows the system to work for an unknown amount of time before it stops working again until the next reboot.

    And confirmation, again anonymously:

    I installed KB4517211 (OS Build 18362.387) and still have the RDP black screen on HP EliteDesk 800 G5 SFF and HP 800 G3 Mini desktops. I ran HP SDM on both models to ensure all OEM drivers are current as of 9/27.

    Those last two may be driver problems — hard to say — but a “ready for broad distribution” build shouldn’t trigger new bugs in longstanding drivers, eh?

    In all cases, rolling back the latest updates fixes the problem.