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      • #2252667
        woody
        Manager

        They’re out – hopefully for the last time. KB 4550945 – dozens of non-security fixes for Win10 versions 1903 and 1909 KB 4550969 – ditto for Win10 ver
        [See the full post at: The last of the “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patches arrive for Win10 versions 1903 and 1909]

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      • #2252692
        ChrisAVWood
        AskWoody Plus

        This is interesting in the 1903 patch

        Updates an issue that causes Windows Update to stop responding when you check for updates

        • #2254893
          webweweave
          AskWoody Plus

          I “think” I have followed the general wisdom to pause updates and I have relied on the DefCon notes to do my updating. But I am confused about pausing updating and yet allowing the KB4550945 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 to update. The complication for me is that apparently I can unpause updating and this KB4550945 will dl and be installed. Will there be any other (not desired at this time) updates? I also understand I can go to the Microsoft Catalog and get KB4550945. There are several versions (including needing to figure out what the heck is difference of an ARM64 or an x64 system which I figured out). So finally I put on a blindfold, ripped off the bandaid, swallowed the red pill and dl’ed and ran the x64 version.

          Good news. The Universe did not cease to exist in the last 1/2 hour and I can’t tell than anything changed (for better or worse). So happy day!

      • #2252691
        anonymous
        Guest

        KB4550945 installed Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.815] without a problem on my Home x64 laptop, using Windows Update. Why not; this update has been nitpicked for months for problems large and small, and I felt if they could not get this update right for 99.99+% of home users, then there is no justice left in the world.

      • #2252696
        anonymous
        Guest

        Woody, you do realize the 2004 update has been pushed to November, right? You might want to correct that so no one’s confused

        • #2252715
          woody
          Manager

          Really?

          If so, GREAT! But I haven’t heard a thing about it. Do you have a source?

        • #2252716
          bbearren
          AskWoody MVP

          Woody, you do realize the 2004 update has been pushed to November, right?

          It appears that it will be coming in May, right on schedule.

          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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          • #2252718
            woody
            Manager

            That’s my understanding as well, but i hope against hope that somebody in Redmond sees the light.

            The last thing we need right now is a painful upgrade.

            • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by woody.
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      • #2252714
        jhvance
        AskWoody Lounger

        It installed in my 1909 32Gb eMMC Win10H laptop without apparent trouble (so guess I’ll do it to my other, much-less constrained W10H laptop tonight) — as usual the amount of available free space remaining post-install had been reduced significantly, so some aggressive cleaning was required afterwards.

        • #2254011
          jhvance
          AskWoody Lounger

          Installed it on the more expansive W10H machine last night, and though it took awhile everything installed and it seems fine this morning.

      • #2252719
        bbearren
        AskWoody MVP

        KB4550945 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems installed without hiccups.

        Now running Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.815).

        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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      • #2253124
        MikeMc
        AskWoody Lounger

        FYI, windows server 2016 std. added a ‘2020-04 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4550947)’.

        KB4550947 Update on Svr 2016 std

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      • #2253629
        drdoo34256
        AskWoody Lounger

        First, I want to say Woody your books are fantastic but, I am not going to make any friends here today. I got caught up in all this obsession with updates destroying the world etc about 3 years ago here on the site for about a year. It took alot of time to keep up with it all and then I decided it wasn’t worth it and thought you know I have had Computer’s for 15 years and not once can I recall a problem with an update and all the other obsessions on this site at least that I am aware of. In other words no problems except maybe one that I made. So, here is my statement . You’re all like a bunch of old ladies sitting around a table drinking tea playing Bridge and ****ing all day.

        Thanks

        Pat

        don't know what a signature is?

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        • #2253672
          woody
          Manager

          I’m glad. You live a charmed life!

          Many of the problems we discuss are minor and infrequent. But some are not. You have to ask yourself if installing everything right away is a greater risk than waiting to see what happens.

          In my experience, there’s a small chance that you’ll get bit, but no downside at all to waiting. That’s why i came up with the MS-DEFCON system many years ago.

          You have to patch sooner or later, but there’s no reason i know to patch sooner.

          That’s why Microsoft built the “Pause Updares” feature into Win10 1903.

          Take solace in the fact that many people here agree with you… especially if they’ve never been bit by a bad update.

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      • #2253636
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        It’s nice that they managed to fix a 16-month old issue in Windows 8.1 🙂

        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4480963

        Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”. This occurs when you perform the operation on a CSV owner node from a process that doesn’t have administrator privilege.

        This issue is resolved in KB4550958 for all the releases from January 8, 2019 to April 14, 2020.

        i guess Security Only group should get it in May

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      • #2253678
        cmptrgy
        AskWoody Plus

        I would like to add a positive note about AskWoody’s website. Keep up the good work. I remember my roots when I had to learn computers OTJ w/o any training umpteen years ago. Training myself back in those days became very helpful. I’m proud of the fact I haven’t had issues with WU’s except for a couple of times that were easy to take care of. I’m not as technically advanced as I’d like to be but eventually I volunteered at helping family, friends & strangers even today at our senior center. I’ve never insulted or added insult to injury for those I help. Thanks to advice here on AskWoody, before that Windows Secrets and a few other sites also, I’m able to keep going. Have a great day everyone.

        HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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      • #2254133
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Windows 1909 Test Beta
        April 22, 2020

        KB4550945

        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4550945/windows-10-update-kb4550945

        Installed update from Windows Update and then rebooted without error.

        On Hiatus {with backup and coffee}
        offline▸ Win10Pro 2004.19041.572 x64 i3-3220 RAM8GB HDD Firefox83.0b3 WindowsDefender TRV=1909 WuMgr
        offline▸ Win10Pro 20H2.19042.685 x86 Atom N270 RAM2GB HDD WindowsDefender WuMgr GuineaPigVariant
        online▸ Win10Pro 20H2.19042.804 x64 i5-9400 RAM16GB HDD Firefox86.0 WindowsDefender TRV=20H2 WuMgr
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      • #2254216
        anotherwindowsuser
        AskWoody Lounger

        With the 2004 RTM build out, what is the verdict on that release?

        • #2254417
          b
          AskWoody MVP

          It’s not generally available for another month yet. It’s in Release Preview right now.

          Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1263 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

        • #2254662
          woody
          Manager

          … and I have railed against MS releasing a new version of Win10 when so many people are struggling to keep their machines going.

          I think it’s unconscionable.

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      • #2254357
        anonymous
        Guest

        Installed KB4550945 on Win10Pro 1909, no problems.

      • #2254615
        tedjcohen
        AskWoody Plus

        Win 10 home ver 1903  went to automatic upgrade to Win 1909 and trashed my desktop. I do not log on with a microsoft account, so Win 1909 upgrade replaced my desktop and removed most files and settings with a temporary new desktop.  There was no easy way to change back to my preferred desktop within this upgraded version except to uninstall the upgrade and restore my system back to version 1903.   Is there any way to accept the new security patches, but stop the upgrade from taking over my system?

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        • #2254663
          woody
          Manager

          I read a couple of articles yesterday that mention the same thing.

          99% chance you’re hitting the race condition that flips you over to a temporary profile. That sounds like a bunch of buzz words, but the bottom line is that everything’s fine, and you need to change your profile back.

          Could you confirm:

          Is your new desktop different from your old one?

          When you look in Documents (among others), is there nothing in the folder?

          If so, you very likely got hornswaggled into a temporary profile. Let us know, and we’ll show you how to fix it.

          • #2254793
            tedjcohen
            Guest

            Yes, exactly.  Win update to 1909 set up a temporary profile with new desktop, lost files and documents and icons.

            (I would like the upgrade mainly for the security patches, but not the new profile.)  How to I upgrade and keep my former settings?

             

            Thanks

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          • #2254847
            tedjcohen
            Guest

            So how do I overcome the “race” condition and revert back to my profile, but still keep the upgrade to Win ver 1909?

      • #2254986
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        regarding lost or temp user profiles, there was this old topic almost a few months ago:
        https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/lost-my-user-profile/

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      • #2258326
        Fred
        AskWoody Plus

        After installing kb4550945 I have got some mysterious problems with the TAP VPNtunnel driver and using/installing the Wireguard tunnel. No documentation about this. It could be solved eventually.

        ~
        • #2258328
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Uninstall the device and reboot. Windows should fix it for you.

          cheers, Paul

          • #2258336
            Fred
            AskWoody Plus

            Tried that all.

            No, this doesn’t fix the problem that Windows will not allow to instantly install and use the WireGuard VPN adapter . Wireguard will be shown in the devicemanager the moment one wants to use it using the VPNtunnel

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          • #2258542
            Fred
            AskWoody Plus

            [@] Paul-T

            solved by:  uninstall the TAP VPN from the devices totally,
            re-installed in Safe-Mode the Private Internet Access software

            thanks for your attention , regards Fred

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