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      • #2261840 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        At the moment, I’m showing exactly zero new patches. This post will be updated, of course. 🙂
        [See the full post at: May 2020 Patch Tuesday rolls out]

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      • #2261841 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        AKB 2000003 has been updated for Group B Win7 (ESU) and Win8.1 on May. 12, 2020.

        There are Security-only and IE11 Cumulative Updates for those with Win7 ESU subscriptions. You must have April Servicing Stack KB4550738 previously installed to receive these updates)

        There is also a new  May Servicing Stack KB4555449. Download 32-bit or 64-bit for those with Win7 ESU subscriptions.

        There is also a revised Licensing Preparation Package KB4538483 dated 5/5/2020 for Win7 ESU subscriptions.

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      • #2261846 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        KB4556836 rollup & KB4556843 security-only Win7 updates available for May 2020 – I saw them listed here:
        https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/2020-May
        of course these updates are ESU based – also new SSU for Win7 – KB4555449

        they may be listed by close to 10:30am pacific local time on MS Update Catalog

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 4 weeks ago by EP.
      • #2261859 Reply
        Moonbear
        AskWoody Lounger

        For those here who use one or the other, Adobe has released an update for Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC.

        Your system may need to be restarted after the update before either program is usable again.

        • #2261919 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          A separate issue:
          Why the adobe flash on my Chredge remains at version 32.0.0.363?

          • #2261974 Reply
            EP
            AskWoody_MVP

            you need to wait – Flash will eventually be updated for ChrEdge to v32.0.0.371 which is again a non-security release

            • #2262201 Reply
              anonymous
              Guest

              Updated!
              I started the “Microsoft Edge Elevation Service” service and the update was completed in the Chredge components.

      • #2261863 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        For those here who use one or the other, Adobe has released an update for Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC.

        Your system may need to be restarted after the update before either program is usable again.

        If you have subscribed to 0Patch Pro these will be updated by 0Patch.

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        • #2261883 Reply
          Moonbear
          AskWoody Lounger

          I know next to nothing about 0Patch, thanks for the added info.

      • #2261865 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Windows 1909 TestBeta
        May 12, 2020

        2020-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB4556799)

        2020-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64 (KB4552931)

        Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 – v5.82 (KB890830)

        Installed updates from Windows Update and then rebooted without error.

        G{ot backup} TestBeta
        offline▸ Win7Pro SP1 x64 Storage
        online▸ Win10Pro 1909.18363.900 x64 i5-9400 RAM8GB HDD Firefox79.0b5 Windows{Image/Defender/Firewall}
      • #2261868 Reply
        bbearren
        AskWoody MVP

        KB4556799 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems
        KB4552931 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.5 for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64
        KB890830 Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 -v5.82

        Firefox updated to 76.0.1

        All without hiccups.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
        "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

        • #2261918 Reply
          bbearren
          AskWoody MVP

          Checked my NAS a couple of minutes, and those updates were queued for download, so I’ve got them going now.  I don’t anticipate any hiccups, but will update if anything untoward occurs.

          Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
          "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
          "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

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      • #2261914 Reply
        BobT
        AskWoody Lounger

        KB4556399 (Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) is failing with error 643 for me and many others on the MyDigitalLife forum.

        W7 Ultimate x64.

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      • #2261920 Reply
        Tex265
        AskWoody Plus

        Since May KB4556799 includes the April 21st KB4550945 which was reported as full of problems, were the problems corrected within the May release?

        Windows 10 Pro x64 v1909 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
        • #2261922 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          See post #2261914 above

          • #2261928 Reply
            Tex265
            AskWoody Plus

            See post #2261914 above

            That post refers to a .NET KB on Windows 7?

            I’m asking about Windows 10 v1909 May KB.

            Windows 10 Pro x64 v1909 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
            • #2261933 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              Opps.
              The May 1909 CU hasn’t been out long enough to answer your question.
              Did you look on the MS support page to see what problems they recognize?

              • #2261987 Reply
                Tex265
                AskWoody Plus

                Yeah (None – of course!)

                But yesterday the optional April KB was problematic, rolled it into the May update and no problems – hmmmm

                That’s why I was asking if MS made some fixes or?

                Windows 10 Pro x64 v1909 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
      • #2261961 Reply
        jhvance
        AskWoody Lounger

        No issues on my space-constrained (32 Gb eMMC) Toshiba laptop running W10H_1909x64 which processed everything offered (W10 CU, MSRT, .NET CU) without trouble in one go.

        My Win7Ux64-ESU desktop took 3 steps, as I untoggled the .NET offering as usual for the first go (Rolllup, MSRT, Excel 2010 security update), rebooted and then installed the .NET update next.  Following the 2nd reboot and WU check, the new SSU was offered and was digested without problems.

        My other W10Hx64 laptop with plenty of storage is in waiting until I re-enable the WU process after feedback from Woody & Susan.

      • #2261969 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        woody

        Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet recently reported that Windows 10 version 2004 has just been released to developers / MSDN

        https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-kicks-off-its-windows-10-may-2020-update-rollout-with-its-release-to-developers/

      • #2262046 Reply
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        For those of you running the beta version of Win10 2004, there’s a patch waiting just for you — KB 4556803, which brings your build number up to 19041.264. Noteworthy improvements include “updated the 2020 start date for daylight saving time (DST) in the Kingdom of Morocco.”

        Installed without any issues after restart.

        A more noteworthy improvement is that Windows Update Cleanup actually works for the first time in three months:

        – We fixed an issue that prevents cleaning tools, such as Disk Cleanup, from removing previously installed updates.

        Releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19041.264 to the Slow & Release Preview rings

      • #2262063 Reply
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        This new SSU each month for Win 7 is annoying

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        • #2262761 Reply
          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          looks like MS will continue to issue new SSUs for Win7 & Server 2008 each month until…
          well you don’t wanna hear the rest, abbodi86

      • #2262065 Reply
        lylejk
        AskWoody Plus

        I go where angel’s fear to tread; installed all OS updates (haven’t the Office 2016 updates yet).   Was curious how PrimoCache would perform and it did not disappoint.  The updates, during the boot phase, appears at least 3 times faster than usual so I’m stoked especially considering this is supposedly the 3rd biggest update of all time.   Biggest take is my system didn’t crash.  lololol

         

        🙂

      • #2262073 Reply
        Cameochi
        AskWoody Plus

        Installed the KB4556799 Security updates on my Dell XPS 8930 from the Microsoft Update Catalog this afternoon and no problems.  🙂

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      • #2262121 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        We fixed an issue that prevents cleaning tools, such as Disk Cleanup, from removing previously installed updates.

        Didn’t Microsoft announced that they will Deprecate Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 2004 ?

        “Recently Microsoft has announced that they will deprecate Disk Cleanup utility in Windows 10 and to use Storage Sense to automatically free up disk space by getting rid of unnecessary or temporary files.”

        https://www.minitool.com/news/deprecate-disk-cleanup.html

        • #2262139 Reply
          b
          AskWoody Plus

          Didn’t Microsoft announced that they will Deprecate Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 2004 ?

          The Microsoft announcement was actually before Version 1809, but Disk Cleanup wasn’t removed:

          Disk Cleanup Deprecation

          The Disk Cleanup experience (“cleanmgr.exe”) is being deprecated. We’re retaining the Disk Cleanup tool for compatibility reasons. There’s no need to worry since Storage Sense’s functionality is a superset of what the legacy Disk Cleanup provides!

          Windows 10 and Storage Sense
          [First published on TECHNET on Aug 30, 2018]
          (last paragraph)

          In Version 2004 until now, Windows Update Cleanup would never delete any files whether selected from Disk Cleanup, System files or from Settings, Storage, Temporary files, Remove files.

      • #2262166 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        The Microsoft announcement was actually before Version 1809, but Disk Cleanup wasn’t removed:

        So why announce a feature removal that will happen in years to come ?

        • #2262257 Reply
          joep517
          AskWoody MVP

          To give folk who use batch files and/or those who require lengthy test times the chance to change before it is officially removed.

          --Joe

      • #2262202 Reply
        Win7and10
        AskWoody Lounger

        Starting May 2020, the MSRT will be released on a quarterly cadence.

        For Windows 7 Home Premium without ESU and Zero Patch, would you take the time to install the Mary 2020 MRST v5.82 KB890830?

         

        Does it really do anything since I don’t use Windows Defender, or should I take the time to install it or should I hide it.

        Thanks for the information.

        Win 7 Home Premium x 64 SP1 (DELL INSPIRION i5) Still Alive!
        Win 10 Home 1909 (HP ENVY i7)

        • #2262207 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          MSRT is not Windows Defender.
          MSRT usually runs once/month as an update in Windows Update (even if you don’t have ESU) if you allow it. It is not a requirement.

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          • #2262214 Reply
            Win7and10
            AskWoody Lounger

            Thanks so much PKANO,

            Since Windows 7 is EOL, do you think it is worth it to run it or just hide it.

             

            Win 7 Home Premium x 64 SP1 (DELL INSPIRION i5) Still Alive!
            Win 10 Home 1909 (HP ENVY i7)

      • #2262406 Reply
        bbearren
        AskWoody MVP

        Last night before I trundled off to bed, I rebooted into the B side of my Windows 10 Pro dual boot, and left it signed out.  This morning,

        KB4556799 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems
        KB4552931 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.5 for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64
        KB890830 Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 -v5.82

        had been installed and the off-duty restart accomplished.  The same updates were pushed to my laptop at 6:37AM.  They were downloaded and installed, awaiting restart.  I restarted.

        No hiccups anywhere.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
        "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

      • #2262423 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Information here indicates that the temporary profile problem continues to exist:

        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/cumulative-updates-may-12th-2020/3a51c803-1114-4551-bca2-e5a610900f52

        G{ot backup} TestBeta
        offline▸ Win7Pro SP1 x64 Storage
        online▸ Win10Pro 1909.18363.900 x64 i5-9400 RAM8GB HDD Firefox79.0b5 Windows{Image/Defender/Firewall}
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        b
      • #2262544 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        A message for W8.1 64 bit users who like me may see weird Explorer behaviour following a monthly Windows update every few months.

        I first noticed this a couple of years ago when I started looking at W8.1 as a medium term replacement for W7, but noticed that following an update I was unable to recover a downloaded file from a Sandboxie sandbox, or rename a folder or in some scenarios drag and drop a file from an Explorer window to another – all Explorer related activities. I commented about this at the time and a couple of people replied that they had similar problems – see https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/we-continue-at-ms-defcon-1-dont-install-any-of-the-july-patches/#post-209829 .

        My problems were fixed by deleting 2 Registry keys – more details at the link above. These Registry keys have re-appeared every few months, causing the Explorer problems to re-appear. On their deletion the problems were fixed.

        Well these 2 Keys have re-appeared again this month, so those people (and others?) may need to delete them again. The Registry keys are:

        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{6365D5A7-0F0D-45e5-87F6-0DA56B6A4F7D}]

        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{6D809377-6AF0-444b-8957-A3773F02200E}]

        Note: It is customary to warn people to make a backup before tweaking the Registry, so “make a backup before tweaking the Registry” 🙂

        HTH. Garbo.

      • #2262598 Reply
        CraigS26
        AskWoody Plus

        BOTH Inst’d OK ….KB4556799 May CU 1909-64-based HOME Systems – AND – KB4552931  May NET Framework 4.8 for 1909-64 Hm

        May MSRT stuck on 0% @ 20 min , Re-Started without it & I did Not run manually as I have Never in 30 years seen an MSRT popup.

        I’m Interested IF anyone has Ever benefited from MSRT.

        W10-64 1909 Pro / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / HP Envy i5-8400/ 12 GB / 256G SSD + 1 TB HDD / InSpectre #8 = GREEN

      • #2262739 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Win10 Pro ver 1909.  KB4556799, KB4552931, KB890830 all installed OK.

      • #2262760 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        I have KB4556799 & KB4552931 installed on the Toshiba laptop running Win10 Home v1909.
        both installed fine. skipped & blocked KB890830 MSRT tool (I use winaero tweaker app to prevent WU from permanently offering & installing MSRT)

      • #2262878 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        interestingly enough KB4556803 for v2004 has been officially released on MS update catalog May 14 or May 15 along with the KB4557968 servicing stack update (and with a KB4552925 .NET update for 2004):

        https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4556803

        https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4557968

        https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4552925

      • #2263001 Reply
        4sure5
        AskWoody Plus

        Non-techy person here:  I have updates paused until June 18 and thought I had both networks (regular and 5G) on metered connection.  Turns out only one was on metered connection.  I regularly leave my Acer Windows 10 Home laptop in hibernation overnight.   This morning when I touched the Power button, updates started installing-yikes!  I now have the latest .net, Defender and KB 4556799.  How could this have happened when updates are paused?  (I always wait for Defcon 3 before installing updates.) Thanks!

      • #2263024 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Both LAN and Wi-Fi should be on metered connections.

      • #2263078 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Win10 1909 64-bit.  Downloaded May CU KB4556799 from MS Update Catalog, standalone installed OK, stable for 3 days.

      • #2265305 Reply
        CAS
        AskWoody Plus

        Yesterday, after first backing up my computer, I installed  KB4556799 (Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems) and KB4552931 (Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.5 for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64) without any problems. I am now running  Win 10 Pro 1909.18363.836.

        I have permanently blocked the installation of MRST. I have never benefited from using it.

        CAS

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