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     woody 4 months ago.

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    • #341295 Reply

      Da Boss

      Remember the gnarly Win10 auto-uninstall announcement that suddenly appeared yesterday? I was — and still am — scratching my head over that one. Acc
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      “Hey look! We’re still doing it wrong but now we have even *more* marketing for it!”

      This reminds me of the history of coffee in the US, some decades ago. Coffee quality was awful, so, instead of improving it’s quality, they’ve done more marketing!

    • #341412 Reply


      I’m just speculating here based on the wording of the error notices, but the difference between this and the current “srylol, the update didn’t install, reverting” error is probably this:

      – The current behavior triggers only when the update itself fails to install. Windows then undoes everything it did in that update session and reboots again on the old code. Then the computer reboots, Windows installs the update again, which fails, and it undoes it and reboots, and installs it again, and fails, and on and on.

      – This new thing Microsoft is showing off sounds like it will remove the most recent update(s?) if the computer fails to boot a couple times, even if those updates installed properly. It will then blacklist that update for 30 days, effectively letting you skip that update because the next one will just supercede it anyway. The hope is that Microsoft fixes that bit of bad code during that 30 day window. I must admit that I have my doubts.

      This is probably a nice little failsafe sort of thing, but in my experience, it’s considerably more rare for a bad update to prevent booting than for one to cause problems on a fully booted system. So, I’d say it’s not that useful if it’s what it sounds like.

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      • #341538 Reply

        Da Boss

        I think you’re right.

        There’s a difference, but it ain’t much.

    • #341468 Reply


      One small correction. You/they wrote “Win 10 will detect when you’ve tried to install a patch…”. FYI I -for that matter- have not tried to install anything. They did. On the contrary, I, if I could, would have avoided anything being installed on my computer running Windows 10. That’s why I, am currently testing Windows 10 LTSC, in order to avoid what THEY install. More specifically, those [flawed] updates that will prevent my computer from starting up.

    • #341497 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Is 2019H1 officially 1903 now?

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        Da Boss

        Yep – in the sense that “1903” appears internally, in the product. There’s been no official announcement that I’m aware of.

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