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Daily Archives: September 7, 2020

  • Patch Lady – anyone else getting 2004?

    Posted on September 7th, 2020 at 10:12 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just when I think I understand the consumer updating experience…. I didn’t click to approve to install this.

    Now I did go into the update settings last night to check some settings and the 2004 was set to be approved to install.

    Current status as of July 22, 2020
    Windows 10, version 2004 is available for users with devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909, who manually seek to “Check for updates” via Windows Update. We are now starting a new phase in our rollout. Using the machine learning-based (ML-based) training we have done so far, we are increasing the number of devices selected to update automatically to Windows 10, version 2004 that are approaching end of service. We will continue to train our machine learning through all phases to intelligently rollout new versions of Windows 10 and deliver a smooth update experience. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.
    This on my Lenovo Thinkpad with cellular.  But I still don’t see that 2004 should have been pushed like this.  Anyone else seeing 2004 on their machines and you didn’t “check for updates”?  I was on 1909.
  • MS-DEFCON 2: Here comes the September Patch Tuesday. Batten down the hatches.

    Posted on September 7th, 2020 at 07:35 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Tomorrow’s Patch Tuesday.

    Now would be a good time to check and make sure you have Windows Update paused.

    Or, if you’re particularly adept and are running Pro/Ed/Enterprise, set Windows Update to Notify before downloading and installing.

    Full step-by-step instructions in Computerworld Woody on Windows.