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      • #2284563 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        Looks like Microsoft’s fixed the bugs that it introduced this month. It’s time to get the July patches installed. There’s one potential oddity — you
        [See the full post at: MS-DEFCON 3: There are some oddities, but it’s time to install the July 2020 patches]

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      • #2284570 Reply
        Mr. Natural
        AskWoody Plus

        I’ve been pushing the July updates for the past week or more and no issues to report with any of the July updates.

        Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

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      • #2284577 Reply
        agoldhammer
        AskWoody Plus

        I posted in the Win10 section.  I lost Android device and Bluetooth connectivity.

        • #2284582 Reply
          Coldheart9020
          AskWoody Lounger

          The recent Woody on Windows article references an issue regarding USB printers not being recognised, and Microsoft have addressed this in KB4566779.

          While this pertains to USB printers, it is quite probably related in some way. Not much of a consolation to you unfortunately, but issues with other USB devices may also be addressed at some point.

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        • #2284589 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          Here’s the original post:

          I installed the July updates last night and they seemed to go OK.  This morning I needed to transfer a file to my Android phone.  Neither the Android Phone or Tablet are recognized by the File Explorer or Device Manager.  I tried looking for some trouble shooting techniques on the Internet but didn’t see any that applied to this situation. I transferred files the two days ago before the update without a problem so I expect the update broke something.

          My Logitech Webcam which is driven off the front panel header is working fine.  However, it appears that my ASUS USB Bluetooth transponder is not working either.

          Anyone have any help they can provide?  I am on Windows 10 1909

          • #2284598 Reply
            agoldhammer
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks for moving it.  For whatever reason things came back to life after I restarted my phone and tablet.  They were then recognized in both File Explorer and Device Manager.  I reinstalled the Bluetooth driver just to be on the safe side there as well.  Everything is now working properly.  I never had this issue with previous Win10 updates and who knows which of the updates caused the issue.  If it happens next month I’ll try the Android device restarts before getting totally freaked out.

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      • #2284579 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        I was on 1809 Ent, and had set defer feature updates to on, but when I checked for updates yesterday 1909 got installed. It seems that deferring updates does literally nothing now.

        So I’ve now set TargetReleaseVersion to 1909 in the registry, hope that prevents 2004

         

         

        • #2284581 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          V1809 is beyond the maximum Feature Update Deferral of 365 days. That may be why you got updated.

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          • #2285784 Reply
            doriel
            AskWoody Lounger

            But 1809 Enterprise version should be alive until May 2021, shouldnt it?
            Im still on 1809 Enterprise since I do not click “Check for updates” button.

            Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

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

            • #2285789 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              You are right about the EOL for Ent.
              BUT
              If you defer for 30 days, it installs after 30 days.
              If you defer for 120 days, it installs after 120 days.
              If you defer for 365 days, it installs after 365 days. – And the 365 days is past.

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              • #2285792 Reply
                doriel
                AskWoody Lounger

                Oh my, that is so rude. So it does make no sense to purchase Enterprise version since one does not use WSUS to fully control updates.
                If I was mr. Anonymous, I would want my money back.

                Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

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

              • #2285843 Reply
                KevinTMC
                AskWoody Plus

                It’s worth having a version of Windows 10 that allows you to set Group Policy settings. Ever since I adopted that method, I’ve had all the control over updates that I could need.

                (Don’t recall offhand which precise set of instructions I wound up following. PKCano’s concise set here might be all you need: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/configuring-update-on-win10-pro/#post-1662297 .)

                Update still offered me 1903 when the 365 days were up, but all I had to do was hide it using wushowhide; a couple of days later the feature update was no longer being offered, and it was safe to install other updates again.

                Between the still-unfixed “temporary profile” bug and continued uncertainty over how much 1903/1909 will respect various update settings, I’m definitely in no hurry to move on from 1809.

                ---
                Home machines: Windows 7 Home (Group B)
                Work machines: Windows 10 Enterprise (1809)

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              • #2286394 Reply
                EP
                AskWoody_MVP

                @doriel

                there’s also Enterprise LTSC 2019 which is based on v1809 – though that one is supported until Jan. 2029

                I already installed the optional preview KB4559003 CU on an ltsc 2019 machine and found no problems with it.

                • This reply was modified 4 days, 11 hours ago by EP.
      • #2284583 Reply
        GreatAndPowerfulTech
        AskWoody Plus

        A customer brought me their HP Envy 795 yesterday. Windows 10 v.2004. It started blue screening and rebooting mindlessly. The error was KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, which told me little, HP had 48 web pages with the same issue, on various Windows 10 builds. I rolled the machine back to an earlier restore point. All was well again. I then deferred updates for 35 days.

        The customer understands that Microsoft is not using humans to test updates. An update broke Windows on his machine, since he saw it was finishing up a Windows update before booting into the desktop. As soon as the desktop displays, BAM! I showed him how to roll system restore back again, in 35 days, if MS doesn’t fix whatever caused the bluescreen when they force another update on his machine.

        GreatAndPowerfulTech

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      • #2284618 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Just installed July updates on a Windows 10 1909 Pro with Intel i7 and 16GB RAM. Took 30 minutes from start to finish (download of CU and .Net took 1 min. on a Optic Fiber 1Gb connection).

        No problems so far.

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        • #2286369 Reply
          KYKaren
          AskWoody Plus

          Download and installation of July CU and Servicing Stack updates on my 1909, Intel i7, 16GB RAM, download speed 29Mbps — took 13 minutes from start to finish.  No problems.

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          Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
          Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

      • #2284620 Reply
        Charlie
        AskWoody Plus

        I have Office 2010 updates dated 7/14/20 waiting in my Win 7 WU.  I haven’t as yet seen any mention or approval of these (Outlook, Project, and Word).  The Master Patch List has nothing on Office 2010 at all, at least that I can find.  Are these not approved and still on hold?

        Thanks for any info., I’m still keeping my Office 2010 updated.

        Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

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        • #2284627 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          I have updated my Office 2010 Pro through July updates without any problems.
          However, I do not use Outlook.

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          • #2285315 Reply
            jimmythesaint53
            AskWoody Plus

            I followed PK’s instruction using gpedit to hold updates until I want them installed. Now that is time to install I have a couple of questions before I pull the trigger.

            I’ve got some Intel drivers pending that I don’t want, so I used wushonhide to  hide them from installing, but they are still in the cue on download page. I have Win 10 Pro, do I follow 2000013: How to clear the Windows Update queue in Win10? I found a link on how to clear the cue if you are using Win 10 Pro, but it appears to be the same procedure.

            Do Win 10 home and Win 10 pro use the same process to clear the update cue before installing the wanted updates?

            I noticed during July that KB2267602 for Microsoft Defender is pending. Is there any concern not installing security update until we are given the green light to install?

            Thanks

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            • #2285323 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              If you are in a hurry you can try to clear the queue. If you have Pro, don’t use the Metered connections in the process.
              OR you can wait till the next time WU checks for updates on its own and that will clear the hidden updates from the queue.

              Win 10 Home uses the same process, but I think you need Metered connections with it to keep the download from happening.

              Update Defender whenever it asks.

               

              • #2285333 Reply
                jimmythesaint53
                AskWoody Plus

                Available updates:

                2020-07 cumulative update for windows 10 1909 (KB4565483)

                security intelligence update for Defender Antivirus (KB2267602)

                The security update has been available, but not sure how I would download one, but not the other. When you push the download button you get everything pending.

                 

              • #2285336 Reply
                PKCano
                Da Boss

                If you don’t want one, you have to HIDE it with wushowhide.

                But you should install both of those updates.

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              • #2285457 Reply
                DriftyDonN
                AskWoody Plus

                My patch for July went without any issues.  bld 18363.959

                Only thing I notice is under advanced options, number of days to defer quality update  is greyed out , with a zero .

                Another Laptop went without problems and I can defer quality updates. I suspect that The script to keep me on 1909 may have something to do with that? Don’t recall running that on both machines but my memory is in retrograde these last months.

                I notice the pending message when there is something else occurring-  I’d say wait until you get a message to restart, then that pending message should be gone and “you are up to date”

                 

                "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."

              • #2285459 Reply
                Coldheart9020
                AskWoody Lounger

                Only thing I notice is under advanced options, number of days to defer quality update is greyed out , with a zero . Another Laptop went without problems and I can defer quality updates. I suspect that The script to keep me on 1909 may have something to do with that?

                It’s strange that it’s greyed out, but that may be the third party script/program that may be changing other WU behaviour.

                At any rate, Quality updates refer to the monthly security updates like the ones a lot of people have just recently installed.

                An update from 1909 to 2004 is a Feature update; I have mine deferred for 365 days which should be long enough to get the bugs ironed out before updating. I have Quality updates set to 0 days, so that whenever an update is available it can be seen in the update queue.

            • #2286960 Reply
              KYKaren
              AskWoody Plus

              I am version 1909, updated through the July Week “B” patches.  I have QU set to 0, FU set to 365, and GPE set to ‘2 – notify download/install.

              I have a similar question:  On July 29, I hid two driver updates via wushowhide.  They are addressing the security vulnerability CVE-2020-0551. However, I just now discovered that my machine already has the OEM updates, but in a later version and installed earlier on June 6.  How do I flush these two obsolete drivers out of the WU queue?

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              Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
              Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

              • #2286964 Reply
                PKCano
                Da Boss

                Hide the drivers with wushowhide, then either clear the queue (if you are in a hurry) or wait for the next time Windows Update searches on its own.

              • #2286991 Reply
                KYKaren
                AskWoody Plus

                They have already been hidden since Jul 29.  WU has executed several times since that and they remain hidden.  I suspect that WU is not removing them from the queue because WU wants to install (were they not hidden) version 2.7.100.2 (two separate drivers — one for the Goodix Fingerprint sensor and the other to make sure a switch in the BIOS is enabled) BUT the OEM driver (both WU driver updates taken care of in one OEM driver update) that was installed on June 6, is a later one — 3.1.34.600.

                WU seems not to have realized on July 29 that there was already a superceded driver installed (albeit an OEM driver in which the two WU drivers were coalesced).

                That’s why I am asking if there is a way to flush these two drivers out of the WU queue.  They are redundant now.

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                Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
                Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

              • #2286998 Reply
                KYKaren
                AskWoody Plus

                They are redundant now.

                I am thinking that I could unhide them, let them install, and then the installation would fail, since there is a later version already on the system.

                But, maybe the WU driver updates would install, since they are two separate updates, whereas the OEM update already installed was just one driver update (with a later version number) that coalesces the two WUs and adds an enhancement.  Although the WU driver updates would no longer be waiting to be installed, then if that happened, I’d have an earlier version without the enhancement rather than a later version with the enhancement.

                 

                Offline: Win7Pro ∙ SP1 ∙ x64
                Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
                Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

              • #2287000 Reply
                PKCano
                Da Boss

                Try rehiding them. If they are two different versions, they are two different updates. Then verify they are hidden.

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              • #2287001 Reply
                KYKaren
                AskWoody Plus

                I unhid them and they disappeared — neither hidden or unhidden.

                Offline: Win7Pro ∙ SP1 ∙ x64
                Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
                Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

              • #2287019 Reply
                KYKaren
                AskWoody Plus

                I unhid them and they disappeared — neither hidden or unhidden.

                Sorry, I was not on this correct machine.  No wonder they weren’t there.

                I am on the correct machine now.  I unhid them, then hid them again.  They are still there, listed as hidden — although they have been superceded by an OEM update.

                Offline: Win7Pro ∙ SP1 ∙ x64
                Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
                Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

      • #2284638 Reply
        Ricard
        AskWoody Plus

        I recently installed .NET 4.8 because it’s required by Paint.net. (I’ve had older versions of .NET but didn’t worry about updates since nothing I run uses them). Now, I’m faced with the decision of installing the .NET security/quality updates -OR- the security-only version.

        For Win 7, I install the security-only, but for .NET, I wonder if there is any advantage to the “quality” portion. Does anyone have advice for me, or any knowledge about what might go into the quality changes for .NET?

        Thanks for any insight.

        Win 7 Pro, 64-Bit, Group B ESU,Ivy Bridge i3-3110M, 2.4GHz, 4GB, XP Mode VM, WordPerfect
        • #2285331 Reply
          SueW
          AskWoody Plus

          Although this is an older article, it explains the differences between the two: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/net-framework-monthly-rollups-explained/ (I have always installed the Security and Quality Rollups).

          Win 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit; Office 2010; Group B; Former 'Tech Weenie'

          • #2285633 Reply
            Ricard
            AskWoody Plus

            Thank you. That article also led me to https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/ itself, which does have articles on exactly what “quality” improvements are in some of the updates. Also good to know that, like Windows, the .NET security-only updates are NON-cumulative while the quality/security ones are.

            This should help me make my decision.

            Win 7 Pro, 64-Bit, Group B ESU,Ivy Bridge i3-3110M, 2.4GHz, 4GB, XP Mode VM, WordPerfect
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      • #2284669 Reply
        Elly
        AskWoody MVP

        Grrr… shaky fingers got me again!

        I installed July’s cumulative update, and was asked to restart my computer. As it came back up, there was a blue screen saying something about needing to finish setting up something… I looked away and adjusted my keyboard for a better typing position, and hit an unknown key with my shaky fingers, and whatever it was I was supposed to do vanished… I’ve gone through all my settings and nothing seems to have changed. Maybe it was trying to get me to set up a Microsoft account, which I don’t have on this machine…? I just didn’t read it, thinking I’d be responding to an option.

        There is no back or undo or check to see if it was something I meant to answer, or confirmation of a change of any kind, so I’m just frustrated wondering what that was about!

        I had used wushowhide to avoid the .Net preview update. Everything seems to be working fine, and I’m grateful for that.

        Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

        • #2285781 Reply
          Tex265
          AskWoody Plus

          I installed July’s cumulative update, and was asked to restart my computer. As it came back up, there was a blue screen saying something about needing to finish setting up something…

          Sounds like what you saw is the blue background screen that Microsoft throws up occasionally after an Update is installed. It shows up sometimes immediately after restart, or sometimes days later after a restart.  It says “Lets Finish Setting Up Your Device”.  It wants you to set up or enroll in about 5 things, two I remember is Windows Hello and Office 365.  At the bottom you can select Skip or Continue. Can’t remember if it times out, but Skip continues the normal boot to your desktop.

          Windows 10 Pro x64 v1909 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
          • #2285803 Reply
            KYKaren
            AskWoody Plus

            the blue background screen that Microsoft throws up occasionally after an Update is installed

            The term “Update” here includes Defender updates.  I got this blue background screen yesterday after powering up.  The only update that had previously installed was a Defender update.

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            Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
            Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

      • #2284667 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Speaking of oddities, just had this happen:

        did check for updates downloaded kb4565633, kb4561600, kb4565483 (and a couple of realtek items), installed all, rebooted, and logged back in.

        Now the odd part – this all happened in 3 minutes. Never in all my years of running windows updates has this ever happened. Didn’t even get the “Windows is updating, please wait” screenshot.

        All 3 updates show as “installed”

        Anyone else experience the same thing?

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        • #2284682 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          OS build is 18363.836 (May 2020). Another ‘check for updates’ said ‘you are up-to-date’. What happened or, better yet, what didn’t happen? Just curious about it.

          • #2284686 Reply
            geekdom
            AskWoody Plus

            After July 2020 updates are installed, you should see Windows Version 1909.18363.959; you are not up-to-date.

            G{ot backup} TestBeta
            offline▸ Win10Pro 1909.18363.959 x64 i3-3220 RAM8GB HDD Firefox79.0 Windows{Image/Defender/Firewall}
            online▸ Win10Pro 1909.18363.959 x64 i5-9400 RAM16GB HDD Firefox80.0b4 Windows{Image/Defender/Firewall}
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            • #2284706 Reply
              anonymous
              Guest

              I realize that.

              My question is why would windows update show 4565483 installed, but not really. And why another check for updates would say I was up to date.

              Did a manual install and now the os build is current (.959).

              I have another 2 dozen plus win10 devices to update and if I have to do each  one manually instead of just running windows update, well, that’s really going to s…

              And I didn’t think my opinion of Microsoft could sink any lower.

      • #2284712 Reply
        WSaltamirano
        AskWoody Lounger

        Does anybody have installed optionnal cumulative update KB4559004 ?

        Is it recommanded.

      • #2284715 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        So I have a cheap hp laptop with 1903 home on it.  I have metered connection set on the wifi network and that plus defer x3 is how I “manage” updates.   Went to settings/updates, see the Jul update and .net 4565633 and a couple minor things.  One thing I’ve never understood is one update showed status “pending”  and another as “pending!”.  Does that exclamation mean something?   Went to advanced settings and turned on download over metered connection but that didn’t do anything (only option offered was download and install 2004) until I did a restart.  Then I got the check for update option and started things but if you have the settings / update window open  the status I see is really hard to understand what’s going on.  For example one update item eventually got to “pending restart” but I ha opened task manager and some processes were running hard.  So I waited and eventually got the “restart req” notification.  So it seems like it’s good to wait for that notification, and don’t just hit the restart when you see “pending restart” in status.  Any way eventually the updates did install though I did another check for updates and another .net update (4562900) appeared  so did another update cycle.  Then it seemed clean so unselected “download over metered connections” and I seem GTG.

      • #2284736 Reply
        Berserker79
        AskWoody Lounger

        Windows 10 1809 Home here and installed the following patches with no problems so far:
        – manual install after downloading from the MS Update Catalog of the latest SSU (KB4558997), the 2020-07 Cumulative Update (KB4558998) as well as the .NET Framework Cumulative Update (KB4566516, actually I installed only KBKB4565625 since I don’t have .NET 4.8 on my system);
        – install through Windows Update of various Office 2013 patches (KB4484442, KB4484349, KB4484363, KB4484450 and KB4484446).

        BTW, I was being offered the .NET Framework Preview CU so I hid that in wushowhide and manually installed the earlier KB4566516.

      • #2285345 Reply
        JD
        AskWoody Plus

        July patches installed with no problems to report on Win 8.1  🙂

        Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: 2020-07 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB4566519)

        Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: 2020-07 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB4565541)

        Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: 2020-07 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB4566425)

        Group "A"- Win 8.1 x64
        Win 10 ver. 1909 x64

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        • #2285409 Reply
          DrBonzo
          AskWoody Plus

          I had the same good results, although the order of installation was a bit different. I installed the SSU first, followed by the .NET update, and then the Rollup.

      • #2285355 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Win 10 Pro 1909. Resumed updates after backups. Was shown the cumulative, the pushed .Net and an Intel Display driver. WU went through the downloading and installing % rigamarole but apparently failed on the driver. Got a blue error screen which showed % and error data going to the mothership while my fans sounded like on early 747 taking off. 🙁

        Rebooted itself and installed the cumulative and .Net. When I got my machine back, went into WU. It showed the Intel Display driver with a download button. Hit that and instantly the driver went away. Go figure. All this took ~ 1/2 hour. My connection is 10+ Mbps.

        USB printer and Bluetooth still functional. Such fun…, NOT.

      • #2285374 Reply
        Moonbear
        AskWoody Lounger

        Window 7 Home Premium Grp A / ESU script

        All updates installed with no issue.

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      • #2285400 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        I’m on 10 1909 Home and have installed July’s updates no issues noticed and afterwards clicked the pause updates button once then 4 more times to get things paused until Sept. And no Notice of 10/2004 being offered so will that pause updates keep me safe from and 10/2004 feature update forcing as well?

        I made a system Image Backup(7 Style) as well after the patching for July was completed but hopefully I can get online more often. But what’s with Edge(Non CrEdge Version) starting up by itself when I boot into 10/1909 as that did not occur with when I was on 10/1809. But I’m ready to make more use of the 10/1909 laptop online if that pause updates will keep any and all update forcing in check until DEFCON3 arrives for the Aug 2020 Patching cycle.

      • #2285408 Reply
        CADesertRat
        AskWoody Plus

        Updated 2 of my Desktops so far, an AMD and an Intel to W10 Pro 1909 18363.959.

        KB 4562900 Cum Preview .NET 3.5/4.8, KB 4565483 Cum Update, KB 4565554 SSU

        All smooth so far. 1 desktop and an HP laptop to go.

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

        • #2286299 Reply
          CADesertRat
          AskWoody Plus

          Finished the last 2 computers today with no apparent problems.

          Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
          4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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      • #2285421 Reply
        Frwin
        AskWoody Plus

        Hi, I’m on W10 Home 1909.

        Five hours ago, i started installing the July updates. Everything seemed to be OK; at some point, I restarted the system to end the process.

        It was 5 hours ago. Since I made this, the screen is black after restart, I hear some rare noises indicating that it seems to work, but this is worrying.

        If it stays longer like that, what should I do ? I tried to stop it again and resart it, but it didn’t change anything (black screen). Is there a way to start the system and come back to the preceeding situation ? (I didn’t make any backup).

        • #2285454 Reply
          The Surfing Pensioner
          AskWoody Plus

          You mean you restarted during install before the PC indicated it was ready? That doesn’t sound like a good idea; I don’t dare breath on my computers while they’re installing updates, however long it takes. I’m no techy, but it sounds as if your PC’s no longer able to boot up. Have you got a boot disk?

        • #2285499 Reply
          Frwin
          AskWoody Plus

          Well, finally, i put the power off. When it restarted, a ‘reparation tool’ indication appeared (i don’t know if it comes from W10 or Dell) and 5 minutes later, everything was OK. I really can’t stand all this W10 update stuff and the time and attention it requires. Next time, i think i’ll take a Chromebook…

      • #2285526 Reply
        JLamede
        AskWoody Plus

        Sorry! I don’t understand. Just checked, on the pdf for 14 July you still list all July patches for v.1903 as ‘defer’.

        • #2285527 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          Check again later. Susan will probably update the Master Patch List sometime this weekend.

      • #2285565 Reply
        Michael Austin
        AskWoody Plus

        I launched Microsoft’s Windows July (alleged) updates on my main desktop. Meanwhile, I did non-patching work on the machine as it downloaded and installed them. When I allowed it, it rebooted and readied itself smoothly and without visible problems. It took around half an hour total. I run four automatic, separate backups of all my data. Two in the cloud and two local. One of those is a daily drive image.

        The machine I tested with Microsofts’ July 2020 (alleged) patches is a Win 10 Home desktop on 1909, 32 GB RAM, Intel i7-7820X, eight 3.60 GHz cores, Asus TUF X200 Mark 2 motherboard, with an Nvidia GeFore GTX 1070 Ti display card feeding two monitors.

        I won’t ever budget significant time to fine-tune any of Microsoft’s ridiculous patching minutia on its Windows’ machines. There is much more gnashing of teeth and biting of nails for which Microsoft is chief catalyst than I find acceptable. From the deep geeks here on Ask Woody I found and I’m using O&O Shutup 10 and very much appreciate it. But other than that, either the machine works great, or it doesn’t and I’d roll back any little changes I don’t like. And if in the future my machines’ have significant issues from Microsoft’s surveillance capitalisms which interrupt my work, I could always run a hypervisor which would help firewall me from them.

        From a view of 25K feet above the comments on Ask Woody about Windows’ end-users and their deep geeks managing Microsoft’s quietly rapacious policies about its’ (alleged) software patches, it would seem to me that Ask Woody would derive great benefit from running a three-question, Yes/No, automated monthly poll to all its users which asks, 1.) did this month’s Windows (alleged) patches actually work without incident for you?, and 2.) if the (alleged) patches failed, then what happened? An automated user poll like that that would be spectacular grist for Ask Woody publications including Computerworld. 

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      • #2285635 Reply
        dph853
        AskWoody Plus

        Susan Bradley,

        Woody says its a good time to update windows with the July patches. Is the same true for Office? I have the click to run version so Updating is either turned off or on. In my case it is currently off. I do not get to see or choose which updates get installed. I would appreciate a blurb from you or woody each month when we are told to update windows indicating if it is OK to also update office. If this info is being posted elsewhere I haven’t found it yet.

        Thx.

        • #2285638 Reply
          Elly
          AskWoody MVP

          If you read the full initial post, and click on the linked article in ComputerWorld, where Woody gives full instructions, you will see the title of his article is “Despite an unexpected monkey wrench, now is the time to install the July Windows and Office patches“.

          If you have “Receive updates for other Microsoft products when you update Windows” turned on, as Woody recommends (it is found under advanced settings), then you will find it easy to do all your updating at one time. Any major problems are always covered by Woody in his linked ComputerWorld article at the time he recommends updating.

          Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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          • #2285639 Reply
            Elly
            AskWoody MVP

            Click to run will require you to turn on the updating manually… just do it at the same time.

            Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

            • #2285640 Reply
              dph853
              AskWoody Plus

              You’re right Elly. I missed the office reference in the Computer World article. I am aware thst my office update needs to be turned on manually. That’s why I was asking before I did so.

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      • #2285647 Reply
        bratkinson
        AskWoody Plus

        I thought I had locked down Windows updates until sometime in September on my W10 Pro v1909 computers.  What a joke that is!

        Once again, Microsoft has taken it upon themselves to update my computers without my permission.  They did this several times under Win 7 as well.  And like those times, the latest set of forced updates left no trace that I could find of any updated Windows items (KB <whatever>).

        One of my friends computers that I upgraded to Win 10 in January called last week to say his desktop background image was mysteriously changed and his mouse buttons were reversed!  Fortunately, that was an easy fix.  Then, 3 days ago, it ‘got me’ and reversed my mouse buttons (I normally have them reversed due to carpal tunnel) and it changed the display column settings for all the folders on my computer.  I hadn’t booted up my laptop in quite a while, so I fired it up and all the updates applied normally and no side effects.

        Then today, the computer I use at church for online sermon distribution did it’s updates during the service (I thought I had that one locked down, too!).  When I went to use it at the end of the service, the sound drivers were gone!  The mouse buttons were OK, however, as were the folder settings.

        So, at this point, I have now DISABLED the Windows Update ‘service’ after I re-extended the update delay to Sep 2!  If that fails to hold ’em back, I’ll start physically removing registry items as well as files used during updates!!!

        Yes, I AM a control freak!  I will NEVER submit to the Borg “Resistance is futile” mentality!

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      • #2285775 Reply
        Elrod
        AskWoody Plus

        Woody:

        I assume that Step 2 in the CW article should really be “Install the latest Win10 JULY cumulative update,” correct?  The section header says June.

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        • #2285779 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          Yes, that should be JULY, not June.

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      • #2285806 Reply
        KYKaren
        AskWoody Plus

        Will a 08-2020 CU .NET Framework be coming out on patch Tuesday August 11 (Week “B”)?  I ask because a preview was released on July 21 — 07-2020 July Week “C” (KB4562900)– and I hid it with wushowhide. As a result, it replaced the 07-2020 July Week “B” .NET patch (KB4565633).

        My usual practice is to wait for DEFCON 3+ after the monthly week “B” updates, which usually comes out a week or so prior to the upcoming monthly week “B” releases.

        If the answer to my question is “yes”, it looks like my choices are:

        1. unhide KB4562900, the week “C” 07-2020 .NET Framework preview patch, now and let it install when I get the “download” button (I have GPE set to ‘2’=notify download/install)
        2. after the August week “B” 08-2020 release, wait until DEFCON is 3+ to unhide and install the 08-2020 .NET Framework patch. This would put the date of the installation somewhere between August 31 and Sept 7.
        3. manually install KB4565633, the Week “B” 07-2020 .NET Framework patch now, because it is no longer available for wushowhide to put in the WU queue for download and installation.

        Which is the best choice?

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        Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
        Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

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        • #2285819 Reply
          Coldheart9020
          AskWoody Lounger

          It’s almost certain that there’ll be a .NET CU security update next Tuesday, which will then supersede the optional, Preview KB4562900 July update that you’ve hidden with wushohide.

          I would recommend installing KB4565633 if you have not already done so; it is a security update and is therefore important. Forget about KB4562900 (keep it hidden) and then when the August updates go to MS-DEFCON 3, install them and this will make KB4562900 redundant as it is only a ‘Preview’ of the actual August update to come, if that makes sense. At that point it should simply disappear from the hidden updates in wushohide altogether.

          Hope this helps.

           

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        • #2285891 Reply
          sheldon
          AskWoody Plus

          I was in the exact situation as you (KB4565633 overwritten in wushowhide “hidden” by the preview).  I did option 3 and it worked fine.  The preview is still hidden

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          • #2285899 Reply
            Coldheart9020
            AskWoody Lounger

            The Preview overrides the actual July update, since it is cumulative so contains everything in the July update, plus some as of yet untested features. The strange thing is, you should really only be offered the Preview after KB4565633 has been installed.

            It’s pretty ridiculous that a Preview update is superseding the current month’s actual update, despite the Preview being, from what I’ve read by Woody, quite safe to install.

            The August .NET security CU will in turn override the KB4562900 July Preview update, rendering it outdated and therefore redundant.

            • #2285909 Reply
              KYKaren
              AskWoody Plus

              you should really only be offered the Preview after KB4565633 has been installed.

              Yes, but KB4565633 was never installed because I hid it while waiting for MS-DEFCON to reach 3+.  Thus, it was superceded.

              If I safely wait for the August .NET security CU (i.e., wait until after MS-DEFCON reaches 3+), that might be as much as another month.

              I understand KB4565633 is a security update, so it might be a good idea to manually install it now and not wait for the August one.

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              Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

              • #2285923 Reply
                Coldheart9020
                AskWoody Lounger

                Yes, but KB4565633 was never installed because I hid it while waiting for MS-DEFCON to reach 3+. Thus, it was superceded.

                Ah, that would explain it.

                I understand KB4565633 is a security update, so it might be a good idea to manually install it now and not wait for the August one.

                Definitely install that before the August patches are released. You can get it from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

                If you’re on a 1909 x64 PC, the file you need is: 2020-07 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64 (KB4565633) – second from the top 🙂

                Get it installed ASAP, and then provided you also have KB4565483 installed too, that should bring your build version up to 18363.959 and that means you are fully patched up to now.

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          • #2285903 Reply
            KYKaren
            AskWoody Plus

            I did option 3 and it worked fine

            Is this simply a matter of downloading it from the MS-catalog (of course, choosing the right Win10 version and the right bit-type), saving the downloaded file, and clicking on the file.  It’s an .msu file, right?

            I’ve done this on Vista long ago and there were a number of steps, such as setting Windows automatic update to ‘never check for updates’ beforehand.  Will I have to install a stand-alone installer for it, as I had to do with Vista?

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            Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
            Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

            • #2285907 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              Download the KB file.
              If it’s a .NET Rollup (which is a bundle of individual patches for different versions), you need to choose the file(s) applicable to the version(s) installed on your PC.
              Double click on it.
              Follow the directions from there.
              Reboot if required.

              • #2285912 Reply
                KYKaren
                AskWoody Plus

                If it’s a .NET Rollup

                The MS-catalog download link for KB4565633 for 1909, 64-bit lists one .msu file — windows10.0-kb4565633-x64-npd48_….  Does that mean that KB4565633 is NOT a Rollup??

                download-file-for-KB4565633

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              • #2285919 Reply
                PKCano
                Da Boss

                It says “Cumulative Update” not Rollup.

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      • #2286396 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        looks like the July 2020 patches seem to fare better than the June 2020 patches

        unrelated but I recently saw this article on Neowin – “The case for biannual Windows 10 feature updates”

        https://www.neowin.net/news/the-case-for-biannual-windows-10-feature-updates

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      • #2286527 Reply
        Seff
        AskWoody Plus

        I installed the two Office 2010 patches on my Win7  desktop a few days ago without problems, and installed the cumulative Win10, .Net Framework Preview, and Edge updates on my Win10 version 1909 desktop this morning.

        While the Win10 machine completed the updates ok and is running normally thus far, including both the original restart plus a subsequent shutdown and cold boot when I went out for an hour or two, it took unusually long to do the updates with the downloads for .Net Framework and Edge completing in a few minutes as usual but the Cumulative Update for Win 10 download taking just over a further hour to complete, after which they were all installed and the machine restarted in just under half an hour. Version 2004 remains offered but not accepted.

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      • #2286541 Reply
        L95
        AskWoody Plus

        I have 32-bit Windows 7 Professional with extended security updates,  and almost everything went OK for the July updates,  except that the Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4565354 failed to install twice.  I rebooted and tried one more time to check for updates,  and now it’s not offering me that update any more.  What should I do?

        • #2286543 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          In Windows Update in the lower left corner, open Installed Updates and see if it’s listed (it is small and doesn’t ask for a reboot).

          If it’s not there, you can download it. Use the 32-bit link for KB4565354 listed here. Save it to your desktop and double click on it. Follow the instructions.

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          • #2286545 Reply
            PKCano
            Da Boss

            Oh, and if there is any other update in the queue, you have to hide it before the SSU shows up. The queue has to be empty so the SSU installs by itself.

            • #2286556 Reply
              L95
              AskWoody Plus

              PK:  Thanks for your response.  It didn’t show up in the installed updates,  so I installed it manually as you suggested  (I hadn’t yet seen your second comment about other updates in the queue or I would have tried that first).   It installed successfully manually.  But I have a question about what Woody said in his ComputerWorld article.  He said “Microsoft just released a new Servicing Stack Update, but it now appears as if you won’t need it until the November patches roll out.”  Does this mean I won’t need this SSU (or any other SSU)  for the August, September, and October updates?

              • #2286563 Reply
                PKCano
                Da Boss

                I believe that was a new License Prep Pack KB4575903 that you will need in Sept.
                The SSUs are released each month and are required for the next month’s updates. In other words, Jul KB4565354 will be necessary to install Aug updates.

                BTW the SSUs never show up in WU unless you have installed or hidden ALL the other updates. They have to be installed by themselves.

              • #2286585 Reply
                L95
                AskWoody Plus

                PK:  OK, thanks.  But Woody used the word “November”  (not “September”),  and he used the words “Servicing Stack Update”  (not “License Prep Pack”).  I’m wondering if he was referring to a comment by Microfix  at https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/july-2020-patch-tuesday/#post-2280427   where Microfix stated “SSU for W10 v1809 KB4558997 (still in support, extended to November)”.    Does this mean that it is only the Windows 10 SSU (but not the Windows 7 SSU)  that has been extended to November?

              • #2286587 Reply
                PKCano
                Da Boss

                Ah, Win7 and Win10 don’t follow the same rules.
                What applies to one doesn’t apply to the other.

        • #2286544 Reply
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          I’d wait a day or two for WU to catch up. If the update is not offered it’s either installed or not needed.

          cheers, Paul

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      • #2286634 Reply
        GMidd
        AskWoody Plus

        W10 Pro 1909 18363.959  Had paused update since Woody last gave the go ahead in June.  However, when I clicked on resume updates, W10 installed 2004 19041.388, .NET Framework cumulative preview KB 4562899 and and Adobe Flash update KB4561600.  Neither KB4562900 or anything else was offered.

        So far, its been working.  Glad I have a full backup just in case. gm.

         

      • #2286748 Reply
        Ken
        AskWoody Plus

        In these situations, is a full backup of disc 0 sufficient?

        If I try to make a clone, the backup software requires the destination to be empty or accept that it will be erased. I did that with an external HDD which I had formatted, but the drive was not accessible after the clone was made. These was no security tab in the properties to configure either! I am using EaseUS workstation edition trial.

        This pc runs on Win10 Pro 1909. I have set update delays in gpedit as well as paused for 35 days. Do I just override everything once the backup is made?

        My wife’s pc runs on Win10 Home 1909, updates paused for 35 days. Do I just resume updates after I backup here? I did see some notice about 2004 not long ago! This pc has EaseUS Home edition.

         

        • #2286761 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          If I try to make a clone

          You should not make a clone. What you need is a full disk image backup. That should include the boot and all other partitions of the drive on which the OS is installed.

          I have set update delays in gpedit as well as paused for 35 days.

          If you use deferrals in Group Policy you should not also use Pause. Please look at  AKB2000016 for an explanation of the settings and their implications. Section 1 is general, Section 3 is specific to Win10Pro and Section 4 is an example of settings that work to give you control of Windows Update.

          My wife’s pc runs on Win10 Home 1909, updates paused for 35 days. Do I just resume updates after I backup here?

          If you resume updates, anything that is available (pending) will immediately download and install without notice. So you don’t want to resume updates till you are ready to install them.

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          Ken
          • #2286785 Reply
            Ken
            AskWoody Plus

            In my Win Pro pc, where I have delayed updates using gpedit and also have paused: how do I unpause without creating problems? Just click resume updates?

             

            • #2286792 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              If you resume updates, it will disregard your GP settings and download/install.

              Did you read AKB2000016? – you should use the GUI pulldowns for deferral instead of Group Policy. Go back over the settings in Section 4.
              Be sure you have the “2” (notify download/install) set in Group Policy.
              Disconnect from the Internet.
              Resume Updates – checking for updates should fail. That should reset the Pause.
              If the Pause is reset, and you have “2” set, you can reconnect to the Internet. The “2” will keep the updates from downloading until you click “Download.”

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      • #2286851 Reply
        jayinalaska
        AskWoody Plus

        Windows 10 Pro, 1909, with quality update deferrals set to 15 days and feature update deferrals set to 90 days. I never use the pause/resume option. I also have Windows Update configured to notify me when downloads area available.

        Checked Windows Update today and noticed I’m being offered KB4562900, the .NET preview update. I wasn’t expecting to get offered this. For now, it’s sitting there waiting for me to download it. I haven’t decided if I’m going to use PowerShell to hide it or let it install.

        • #2286865 Reply
          Coldheart9020
          AskWoody Lounger

          I’m being offered KB4562900, the .NET preview update. I wasn’t expecting to get offered this. For now, it’s sitting there waiting for me to download it. I haven’t decided if I’m going to use PowerShell to hide it or let it install.

          You can run wushowhide to hide the update. If you do use it, on the first screen click on Advanced and then uncheck Apply repairs automatically.

          Also, since you’re on Pro, do you have Group Policy set to stop Windows Update from downloading and installing updates automatically?

          If not, run gpedit.msc as an Administrator, and navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Configure Automatic Updates – set Configure automatic updating to 2 – Notify for download and auto install.

          I would also recommend setting the deferral setting for Quality updates to 0, so that way you can see exactly what is available at any given time. You can use wushowhide for this instead of clicking on ‘Check for updates’, which is a misnomer since it will download and install whatever is in the update queue but may not yet have appeared in the Windows Update menu – but again can be seen beforehand in wushowhide.

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