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Daily Archives: October 20, 2020

  • Is KB 4580980, the .NET update preview for 1903 and 1909, being installed even if you don’t “seek” for it?

    Posted on October 20th, 2020 at 21:12 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    A distressing post from @Brockton:

    I’m running Win10 Home 1909 which was current with the October updates and currently updates are NOT paused.  I still have v2004 sitting in my update screen as an optional ‘download and install’.

    I just had a notification pop-up to restart my computer.  It turns out KB4580980 downloaded and installed without me checking for updates.  I figured with this being a preview it would be optional.  Note that when I system did it’s usual auto-check for updates it pushed the .NET preview without my permission.

    I know the thought was that if you un-pause updates it may perform a check and pull down the .NET preview … BUT my updates were not paused and it still auto-installed the .NET preview.  It was not optional like it used to be…

    it seemed to act like a standard ‘Patch Tuesday’ update that you’d typically pause and prepare for.  But I’m used to the preview patches showing as optional so I kept my updates un-paused not expecting this unless I manuall check for updates.  It seemed to get pushed through like the monthly standard updates that you get even if you don’t ‘seek’.

    Can you confirm? I’m not seeing it – but I’m paused.

  • A compatibility problem between Office 2010 and the Win10 version 2004 update?

    Posted on October 20th, 2020 at 18:47 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just got this report from BM:

    Just thought I would let you know that the 2004 update was a complete mess for me. It was pushed, I didn’t choose it. I run a Legion Y920-17IKB laptop with a licensed version of office 2010 (because I prefer it to 365). The update completely removed every office file I have created since October 2019. No files were saved in the update restore folder and restoring back to the previous version of windows didn’t recover the files. It also changed all the recents in those applications to files that were again, back from 2019.
    This is by far the worst update experience I’ve had, sharing it with you incase you can use it as a cautionary tale for your readers. Microsoft advice is to always back-up to the cloud. God I hate their updates so much! Just when you thought 2020 had thrown all it could at you…
    Anybody else seeing that?
  • Microsoft has released October 2020 “C” Week Preview Updates for 1809, 1903 and 1909

    Posted on October 20th, 2020 at 13:16 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsotf has released October “C” Week Cumulative Update Previews for Win10 versions 1809, 1903 and 1909

    KB4580386 for 1903/1909
    KB4580390 for 1809

    Highlights for versions 1903/1909 include:

    • Introducing Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar

      Earlier this year we introduced Meet Now in Skype. Meet Now makes it easy to connect with anyone in as little as two clicks for free and each call can last up to 24 hours. Today, we’re excited to share that we will be extending this capability in Windows 10 by bringing Meet Now right to the taskbar. In the coming weeks, you will be able to easily set up a video call and reach friends and family in an instant by clicking the Meet Now icon in the taskbar notification area. No sign ups or downloads needed.

    • Updates an issue that might prevent a Microsoft Xbox Game Pass user from playing certain games that are eligible for play.
    • Updates a reliability issue that causes the screen to flash constantly.
    • Updates an issue that causes a USB printer port to disappear after restarting when the printer device is turned power off.

    There is a substantial list of fixes for all versions but no impending need to install any of them.

    .NET updates Previews for 1809, 1903, and 1909 have also been released:
    KB4580980 for .NET 3.5/4.8 for 1903/1909
    KB4580979 for .NET 3.5/4.8 for 1809
    Thx @abbodi86

  • It’s official 20H2 is now out

    Posted on October 20th, 2020 at 12:03 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge