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    ON SECURITY By Susan Bradley With the release of Windows 10 20H2, May’s Version 2004 has moved into an elder-sibling role. But that doesn’t mean that
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    • #2310470

      Regarding the in-place upgrade / repair issue in v20H2 #2306282

      v1909 had the exact same issue at beginning, but they fixed it with compatibility shim (appraiser.sdb or sysmain.sdb)

    • #2310638

      certain old or outdated Conexant audio drivers still block the upgrade to 2004/20H2 thru WU though Susan did not mention about this in her article

      those devices or PCs with affected Conexant drivers should still stick with the 1909 version until WU or the manufacturer offers 2004/20H2 compatible Conexant audio drivers

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    • #2312283

      I too had the Conexant drivers issue on my older Dell.  I solved that issue by disabling on-board audio in my BIOS.  I was then offered H2 update (from 1909) with the hour.

    • #2312358

      Glad to see the 2020 versions are getting to be less and less…well, 2020.

      Still rocking 1809 on my two machines though. (They’re on Enterprise, which gives me the luxury of doing so.) I get more fervently “if it ain’t broke…” all the time.

      Probably getting about time to make a move though, even so. There were a few issues with 1909 that I’m not sure ever got resolved…but that’s what I have penciled in as the most likely destination. Unless it would be wiser to jump farther ahead.

      (Any remarks from the peanut gallery would be thoughtfully considered.)

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      Home machines: Windows 10 Pro (20H2), Windows 7 Home (Group B)
      Work machines: Windows 10 Enterprise (20H2)

      • #2312363

        At this time, v1909 is the most stable going forward from where you are. Most of it’s quirks have been ironed out.
        I’d wait on v2004 a while longer and v20H2 just came out.

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          Thanks for being helpful as always.

          It took a minute to get to it, but I’ve now got both work machines upgraded to 1909. It went smoothly (and in the laptop’s case, even a bit less ponderously than last time).

          There’s the odd gremlin in the system still…but no more than there were beforehand. (Just need to clean up a couple of less-welcome changes and tweaks that the upgrade seems to have pulled behind the scenes…)

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          Home machines: Windows 10 Pro (20H2), Windows 7 Home (Group B)
          Work machines: Windows 10 Enterprise (20H2)

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