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  • Update 1809 to 2004

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      • #2315440
        AskWoody Plus

        With EOS for 1809 approaching I had planned an offline (unplugged) update to 2004 from an 10.0.19041.572 ISO. Trying to summarize suggestions here I suddenly “rebelled” (info overload) and decided to go a different route.  This is a brief summary:

        1. I did a complete image backup of the C: boot drive using Macrium Reflect (I’m a big fan);

        2. I permanently disabled (including services) NAV virus and MBAE malware software;

        3. I checked and set the following Group Policy settings (I have other ones set too):

        – Configure Automatic Updates = Enabled = Value 2 (notify download/install).
        – Select when Feature Updates are received = Enabled = Semi Annual = 365 days
        – Select when Quality Updates are received = Enabled = Deferral = 10 days
        – Select the target Feature Update version = Enabled = 2004

        Then I clicked on Windows Update “Check for Updates” and the 1809 to 2004 show was on. After 1+ hour I was up and running with 2004 (maybe a bit longer, I didn’t check, but it felt pretty fast) without a hiccup so far.

        I checked-reset “O&O ShutUp10” and “O&O AppBuster” plus a few other update scanners I use regularly.  And I checked-disabled Telemetry settings (some had been switched on).

        All virus and malware software were restarted and updated. So far, no problems with my software or printers and all looks good in Device Manager.


      • #2315460
        AskWoody Plus

        Postscript: as WUShowHide is reset during the version update I ran same to re-hide various Intel and Lenovo driver and firmware updates.  Fwiw.

      • #2315628
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Using the offline upgrade means you only download the update once. If there is a problem / rollback Windows is likely to re-download the update. Your choice…

        cheers, Paul

        • #2315638
          AskWoody Plus

          “Using the offline upgrade means you only download the update once…”

          I made my choice and subjectively (I didn’t time it) I think the whole online update to build 19041.630 took less time than to download the 19041.572 ISO.

          Too, I did this during Defcon 4 on purpose!

          At any rate, I’m pleasantly surprised that the whole update procedure went as smoothly as it did.  For once, it worked as advertised maybe because I use very few W10 Apps.  And the fact that I updated all OEM Drivers and Firmware beforehand probably didn’t hurt either.

      • #2315866
        AskWoody Plus

        I know that there are a few “things” moved in, and/or removed from, 2004, so I’m not surprised to find a “dead” applet in Control Panel (see attachment).

        But, I don’t know what was removed or how do I remove this non-functioning thing.

        Any ideas?


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