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    Saw this yesterday: A new update out for 1803 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4338548 This update addresses an issue where the 2017 and 2018
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #196359

      Hi Susan,

      I am a bit confused. This morning I checked for updates using Windows Update and nothing showed up. I saw some articles on the web. Some say it is available via Win Update. Some say it is not.

      The official link you provided says it is only available through the Microsoft Update Catalog.

      I guess my question is, is this update supposed to show up in Windows Update?

      Thanks so much!

    • #196376

      But for those Those that  don t use The quickbooks is Not necessary right?

      • #196386

        That’s correct.

        In fact, any non-security cumulative update that isn’t offered via Windows Update doesn’t apply to that particular PC.  Don’t tempt fate by using the Update Catalog site to download and install a non-security cumulative update that wasn’t offered on Windows Update.

        Next “security” cumulative update will most likely hit on June 12th.  Regardless of when its offered, you should get it via Windows Update.

    • #196445

      Just some extra information about KB 4338548  dated June 5, 2018: for 1803 64 bit the download from the microsoft update catalog is approx 431 MB, and brings the Build number to 1803 Build 17134.83.  Remember that it is only for the Quickbooks users, not everyone.

      • #196670

        One used to be able to determine how current one’s patch level was by looking at the installed build number.  Now that some cumulative updates aren’t offered by Windows Update if not applicable, we are left with multiple levels of “current.”

        For example, evidently only 1803 users with Quickbooks have the higher build number but 1803 users without Quickbooks are still current but with a lower build number.  One can no longer assess how up to date a PC’s Windows patching is through a quick inspection of build number.

        I feel this is somewhat confusing but suppose we’ll get used to it.  Nothing related to Microsoft patching surprises me anymore!

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