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      • #344383 Reply
        Da Boss

        Yesterday, Dell confirmed that Dell Encryption’s Local Management Console may fail to display information and the activation status may read “_UNMNGD_
        [See the full post at: Dell’s Encryption Console gets clobbered by this month’s Patch Tuesday Win10, 8.1, 7 patches]

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      • #344403 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        I think it’s unreasonable to expect MS beta-testers to test for bad effects on every obscure app and manufacturer. Like Dell–a minor player. What percentage of the market do they have: 60? 70? Where do you draw the line?


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      • #344460 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        This only applies to CERTAIN Dell machines sold PRIMARILY to Enterprise:

        Tablet, Precisions, OptiPlex and Latitude

        I buy my Dell machines (currently have 2 – one running Windows 8.0 Pro and the other Windows 10 Pro) from Dell Small Business.  This problem does not apply to the machines I have.

        The post needed a bit of precision.

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      • #344766 Reply
        Noel Carboni

        One thing that repeatedly comes to my mind when I read this site is that I would like to see specific confirmation of what the WinVer tool will show with the worrisome update.

        Imagine that the reader may be somewhat successful at keeping Windows Updates out, but may not be tracking rigorously what update has been installed or what version the update brought his/her system up to.


        What is the Windows version – i.e. 17763.??? – that represents “this month’s Patch Tuesday”?

        Is there a table somewhere being built showing what version number was delivered by what update?


        • #344798 Reply
          Da Boss

          The Windows 10 History page shows Patch Tues version and Build numbers.

          • #344859 Reply
            Noel Carboni


            From that page:

            March 12, 2019—KB4489899 (OS Build 17763.379)
            March 1, 2019—KB4482887 (OS Build 17763.348)
            February 12, 2019—KB4487044 (OS Build 17763.316)
            January 8, 2019—KB4480116 (OS Build 17763.253)
            December 19, 2018—KB4483235 (OS Build 17763.195)
            December 11, 2018—KB4471332 (OS Build 17763.194)
            December 5, 2018—KB4469342 (OS Build 17763.168)
            November 13, 2018—KB4467708 (OS Build 17763.134)
            November 13, 2018—KB4464455 (OS Build 17763.107)
            October 9, 2018—KB4464330 (OS Build 17763.55)

            So was it the transition from 17763.348 to 17763.379 or from 17763.316 to 17763.348 that did this particular damage? I think the latest, but just being sure…


      • #344844 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        Hey Y’all,

        Here’s a PowerShell script that will return the appropriate information and copy it to the clipboard so it can be incorporated into posts.


        I have to give credit to @RickCorbett as the original concept and research was done by him in his excellent AutoHotKey script. I just translated that work into PowerShell for those who don’t use AutoHotKey.

        Note: I spent time today getting the table up to date. That’s the hardest part of doing this type of thing is keeping it up to date. I used a Hash Table to store the version/kb info so it should be relatively easy for anyone who is interested to keep it up to date using PKCano’s link above.

        Here’s the PowerShell:  Get-WinVerV3-1

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!


        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

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        • #344999 Reply
          AskWoody Lounger

          Solid tool. Clicked link for “Version Info” and very first sentence made my day 🙂

          Thanks again for this script.



          Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, WX 1809 Enterprise

          HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      • #345058 Reply

        Speaking of versions, the Master Patch List continues to show that KB4487000 is the March Quality update issued 3/12/19 for W8.1. The correct update is KB4489881 which was issued on said date. Am I missing something?

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