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      • #2366347
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        (Youtube here) The May 2021 version of Windows 10 21H1 has been released and Microsoft is doing a “dribble out”. You will see it if you click on check
        [See the full post at: Tasks for the weekend – May 22, 2021 – Status of 21H1]

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2366352
        anonymous
        Guest

        Dell Inspiron 5379. Black screen with no progress following update. No issues following subsequent hard restart.

      • #2366355
        lylejk
        AskWoody Plus

        I can confirm this story.  It’s now being offered to me voluntarily.  Think I’ll wait a few weeks before I bite the bullet.   lol

         

        🙂

      • #2366411
        CyGuy
        AskWoody Plus

        Is the Registry Key nonetheless necessary if…

        1. PRO users have TargetReleaseVersion set?
        2. HOME users have Metered connection set?
        • #2366427
          CyGuy
          AskWoody Plus

          I originally intended my post for Susan but certainly replies are welcome from any of the Ask Woody gurus.

        • #2366441
          Susan Bradley
          Manager

          The registry key is the “targetreleaseversion” setting.  Even on Home I prefer this registry key as it ensures you won’t even be offered the later version.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        • #2366484
          Coldheart9020
          AskWoody Lounger

          The registry key is more useful for Home users. As a Pro user, I use the TRV in Group Policy. When ready to make the switch, I’ll just change the TRV value from “20H2” to “21H1”. The registry key is still useful, nonetheless, but not so much for Pro users who use GP settings already as it’s then redundant 🙂

      • #2366423
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        delete

        | Quality over Quantity |
      • #2366420
        anonymous
        Guest

        In my “seeker” experience with 5 PCs so far, two were offered the update and the others were not offered the update. This would suggest MS is not dribbling this out to seekers. It could be they’ve got some unannounced blocks in place.

        However, on the three not offered the update, setting TRV to 21H1 in Group Policy and then re-seeking initiated the immediate download and update. Total update time including reboot was between two and five minutes. This would suggest that if blocks are in place, TRV overrides them. That doesn’t seem likely though stranger things have happened with Feature Updates!

      • #2366437
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        Susan, you mention you always have to repair the Quickbooks PDF printer. I never thought to check my Quicken pdf printer. What do you do to fix yours if I find similar?

      • #2366442
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        Troubleshoot PDF and Print problems with QuickBook… (intuit.com)  That’s what I have to run.  I’m not seeing a similar tool for Quicken – Alerts & Known Product Issues — Quicken nor have I heard post install issues with Quicken.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        • #2366457
          rebop2020
          AskWoody Plus

          Well, since you mentioned I checked and get Printer not activated – error 30. I’ll check your link, but Goggling did not find much of interest – at least yet.

      • #2366461
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        Got it:

        https://www.quicken.com/support/error-codes-20-and-30-when-printing-quicken-pdf-printer

        Only works from inside Quicken. Cannot even print a test page from Win 10. Got to be inside Quicken and it works.

      • #2366539
        howardagoldberg
        AskWoody Plus

        On my 10+ year old Dell XPS 15, the 21H1 update was offered nearly the moment of release. Installed and not seeing any issues.

        On my 4 year old Inspirion 7353 – which ‘suffered’ the Conexant driver nonsense, but did finally get to 20H2 a few weeks ago, has not been offered the 21H1 update yet. Conexant driver issues are not noted by MS, and not public block is shown. But I wonder if I am going to have to go through these for every new update going forward …

      • #2366569
        E Pericoloso Sporgersi
        AskWoody Plus

        So Microsoft dribbles out Windows 10 updates. Okay. I didn’t get it … yet.

        I tried imagining how they go about it:
        Customers are divided in groups. Group 1 gets the update. After an interval group 2 gets the update. Then after a second interval a third group gets the update. And so on, interval 3 > group 4 – interval 4 > group 5 – interval 5 > group 6 – etc.

        So how long is an interval?

        How often do I attempt “Check updates”? Every day? Every week? Every 2 weeks? Every month? Every 2nd or every 4th Tuesday?

        As the saying goes: the uncertainty is killing me!


        • #2366570
          Cee Arr
          AskWoody Plus

          Be careful what you wish for. MS Updates may well “kill” you quicker than you think. Be patient, be uncertain and be happy.

        • #2366594
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          Why not set TVR to 21H1 ?

          • #2366598
            E Pericoloso Sporgersi
            AskWoody Plus

            Why not set TVR to 21H1 ?

            Do you mean TRV (“TargetReleaseVersion”)?

            I don’t have that key.

            I assume that key accepts only a particular specified version.

            But any newer version offered would be accepted if that key is absent.

            Am I wrong then?


        • #2366701
          The Surfing Pensioner
          AskWoody Plus

          …………..And I always thought bored techs on the M/S update team pinged out new feature updates in the direction of diddleydum thousand unsuspecting little bods with every third cup of coffee……………….Then listened for the screams.

      • #2366604
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Do you mean TRV (“TargetReleaseVersion”)?

        I don’t have that key.

        Sorry, TRV.

        In W10 pro its done in GP.
        For home use : 21H1 reg

        Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
        “TargetReleaseVersion”=dword:00000001
        “TargetReleaseVersionInfo”=”21H1”

        Courtesy of @sb

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        • #2366618
          E Pericoloso Sporgersi
          AskWoody Plus

          For home use : 21H1 reg

          Sure, I understand that.

          But if Windows Update simply does NOT offer me 21H1, then that key is no use, is it?


          • #2366675
            anonymous
            Guest

            Windows Update will provide the Feature Update after the registry tweak. However, it won’t provide the choice whether or not to “Download and install.” After the tweak, if you click on “Check for updates,” the download will begin immediately.

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      • #2366706
        E Pericoloso Sporgersi
        AskWoody Plus

        You’re right. I was wrong.
        After I inserted the 21H1 reg key, 21H1 was installed. Very quickly too.

        Thanks guys.


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        • #2366734
          anonymous
          Guest

          Keep in mind that with the key set to 21H1, Windows Update will not offer newer Feature Updates. You will have to edit or delete the key in the future should you choose to upgrade via Windows Update.

      • #2366756
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Windows Update will not offer newer Feature Updates.

        We have 6+ month of wait for the next feature update.

        • #2366773
          anonymous
          Guest

          That’s right. Plenty of time to forget that registry key you set six months earlier and now wondering why that **** MS isn’t offering me my upgrade!

      • #2367190
        anonymous
        Guest

        Gave my ultra-slow 32-bit a punt @ 21H1.
        Impressive 30-minutes | GOOD-2-GO !
        Windows 10 Home. Version 21H1. OS build 19043.985.
        LIVING ON THE WILD SIDE !

      • #2367186
        anonymous
        Guest

        hello, using win 10 pro here

        gonna set the TRV to 20H2

        and is it safe to install the monthly security update now( since i saw that its still ms defcon 2)

        if not what other setting that i need to do to delay the update

        i already pause my windows update since my last update on 1st May

         

      • #2367901
        lylejk
        AskWoody Plus

        OK; broke down and installed the update.  Very quick.  Even installed the optional update that followed (that includes the temp app next to time).  I know some folk poo poo’ed this but I actually like it.  Of course I was a big fan of widgets back in the day too until M$ deemed it a security problem.   lol

         

        🙂

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