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      • #508447 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As of very early Wednesday morning, I don’t see any of the usual second monthly cumulative updates. For all versions
        [See the full post at: What happened to the second monthly “C Week” cumulative updates?]

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      • #508688 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Since there are five Tuesdays in April this year, my guess is that they are skipping the third and shooting for the fourth – Tuesday, April 23rd.

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        • #509177 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          That’ll give them the undocumented “E Week” to set things straight…. 🙂

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      • #508856 Reply
        pHROZEN gHOST
        AskWoody Lounger

        Maybe they found a bug.

        Byte me!

        • #509192 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          Possible, but it’s exceedingly odd that there’s a show-stopper bug in Win7, 8.1, Server, and the Win10 versions….

      • #513500 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        if no new patches appear by Thursday morning of April 18, then MS will probably post them after Easter

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      • #514601 Reply
        cmptrgy
        AskWoody Plus

        I was wondering the same thing.

        I found this
        Windows 10 update servicing cadence

        https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Windows-10-update-servicing-cadence/ba-p/222376

        The “C” and “D” releases occur the third and fourth weeks of the month, respectively. These preview releases contain only non-security updates, and are intended to provide visibility and testing of the planned non-security fixes targeted for the next month’s Update Tuesday release. These updates are then shipped as part of the following month’s “B” or Update Tuesday release.

        During the week before Patch Tuesday I create a system image back with an additional data backup. Please consider a similar plan that suits your schedule.
        HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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        • #532039 Reply
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          Obviously, Microsoft wants us just to work on updates all the time and do nothing else, just test, deploy and give reports. You know what? This should be your job, Microsoft.
          I will remain on 1809 as long as possible, all blocked in WSUS. I have fully functional Acronis image, deploying on new computers including SW – 100% functional. I dont want to recreate this image every few months. SCCM is not possible in our domain – we dont have Azure yet 🙁

          The problem is not that major semi-annual upgrades can break/freeze your computer. The problem is, that this damage can be caused by security or cumulative updates – last Sophos-Windows combo issue gave us a lesson.
          I dont even want more “functionalities” to our company OS, why should I? By the way, what is the biggest new “function” Microsoft brought to us? Black theme? Opensource calculator? Useless junk.

          Microsoft is not able to solve issues in weeks! On the other hand, they give whole DAY to deal with your isuues.

          If you choose second tuesday updates, John Wilcox wrote:

          “..To provide you with a day (Monday) to deal with any other issues you need to work through from the previous week..”

           

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

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

      • #534238 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        It has not been release since there is a new exploit hack in Windows 10 that seems to date back to core system files all the way to Windows 7.

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      • #549029 Reply
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        BTW, Windows 10 ver 1607 got C week update KB4499418, but it was available briefly in MU catalog, before it disappear
        probably they want to release them all together, maybe tonight, maybe next Tuesday

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      • #560134 Reply
        NetDef
        AskWoody_MVP

        So, this just showed up on my stand alone workstations running 1803:
        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4346084/kb4346084-intel-microcode-updates

        Looks like a re-release and it’s labeled in the UI as
        2019-02 (February??) Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 . . .

        Also this news just in:

        Announcing the .NET Framework 4.8

        Might be related to the delay, although I am not seeing this being delivered tonight (yet) I suspect there was some juggling in the background in getting .Net 4.8 shipped.

        ~ Group "Weekend" ~

      • #560513 Reply
        NetDef
        AskWoody_MVP

        More about the newly announced .Net 4.8 that caught my eye tonight:

        Runtime – Antimalware Scanning for All Assemblies

        In previous versions of .NET Framework, Windows Defender or third-party antimalware software would automatically scan all assemblies loaded from disk for malware. However, assemblies loaded from elsewhere, such as by using Assembly.Load, would not be scanned and could potentially carry viruses undetected.

        .NET Framework 4.8 on Windows 10 triggers scans for those assemblies by Windows Defender and many other antimalware solutions that implement the Antimalware Scan Interface. We expect that this will make it harder for malware to disguise itself in .NET programs.

        This is very good news, as previously this has been a source of malware vectored grief.

        ~ Group "Weekend" ~

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      • #853983 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        so far no “C” week and no “D” week patches as I’m making this post around 12:20PM Pacific local time Tuesday 4/23

        maybe MS is enjoying their Easter holiday 🙂

        • #855849 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          There’s something fishy in Denmark.

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          • #906062 Reply
            geekdom
            AskWoody Plus

            Wait for the other shoe to fall.

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            • #966275 Reply
              EP
              AskWoody_MVP

              and that “other shoe” has fallen, geekdom
              as of this Thursday 4/25
              new patches for Win7/8.x/10 have arrived – all except for win10 version 1809

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      • #1032525 Reply
        cmptrgy
        AskWoody Plus

        I was wondering the same thing. I found this Windows 10 update servicing cadence https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Windows-10-update-servicing-cadence/ba-p/222376 The “C” and “D” releases occur the third and fourth weeks of the month, respectively. These preview releases contain only non-security updates, and are intended to provide visibility and testing of the planned non-security fixes targeted for the next month’s Update Tuesday release. These updates are then shipped as part of the following month’s “B” or Update Tuesday release.

        I know I didn’t mention it but I have 3 windows 10 computers on 1809. I didn’t expect any activity pertaining to C & D releases and that is the case for me. Anyway I’m ready for Update Tuesday May 14 and look forward for what’s going to come through.

        For 1903, I’ll wait until it wants to naturally install even if I have to wait for 6 months or so as well as pay attention to Woody’s & Susan Bradley’s recommendations.

        During the week before Patch Tuesday I create a system image back with an additional data backup. Please consider a similar plan that suits your schedule.
        HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

      • #1285515 Reply
        cmptrgy
        AskWoody Plus

        Yesterday my 3 Win10’s updated to May 3, 2019—KB4495667 (OS Build 17763.475).
        Since this occured outside of Microsoft’s “B”, “C”, “D” releases per
        https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Windows-10-update-servicing-cadence/ba-p/222376
        this falls into the “out-of-band” release release
        “An out-of-band release is any update that does not follow the standard release schedule. These are reserved for situations where devices must be updated immediately either to fix security vulnerabilities or to solve a quality issues impacting many devices.”

        It will be interesting to see what comes in on Update Tuesday May 14 .

        During the week before Patch Tuesday I create a system image back with an additional data backup. Please consider a similar plan that suits your schedule.
        HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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