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    Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives — slowly

    By Tracey Capen

    Yes, the next major update for Windows 10 is officially out. But it’s not showing up immediately on all Win10 systems — and that’s a good thing.

    Although the update appears to be going smoothly for early adopters, there are already reports of compatibility issues with some applications and hardware.


    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/top-story/windows-10-anniversary-update-arrives-slowly/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    • #1573279

      My Windows 10/64 partition (a clean install) updated painlessly. 😎
      For my Windows 10/32 partition (an upgrade from Win 7/32) I’m still waiting for the update to be offered. :^_^:

    • #1573287

      Yeah; got an email from Brother that my laser printer (if you use USB interface which I do) will no longer work once the upgrade completes. The solution is to un-install then re-install the Brother software. Well, I recently had to repair Win10 so only use the built in Win10 driver for my laser printer so hopefully it will work after the upgrade, but even so, I know what the solution will be should my printer no longer work. As for my Garmin, I’ve not re-installed the that software yet so thanks for the head’s up. Only update my Garmin twice a year tops regardless. lol

      Looking forward to the update if it ever gets pushed to me. I ended up manually doing so when the last update never happened (after over 3 weeks passed as I recall). I’m not going to push it this time. My bet is, if I wait long enough, the security update for September will force it to me. lol

      Have patience grasshopper (say to myself). Regardless, this time, after reading a few of the issues, I’m in no rush. 🙂

      • #1573298

        i tried 4 times to install on my windows 10 it downloaded fine. installing went to 2% then erred out
        4 microsoft techs couldnt get it to install.
        waiting on anorher higher level tech to call today

        • #1573466

          I had the same issue with the update not running after it downloaded to my system. Searching the web I found a solution.
          Open the Networking Control Panel. Rerun the Update Assistant. It will initially verify the previously downloaded anniversary patch.
          Once the verification reaches 100% immediately disable networking. The installation will then proceed.
          At some point in the process the Update Assistant will need to search for updates and you’ll need to re-enable networking.
          This worked for me.

        • #1573467

          i tried 4 times to install on my windows 10 it downloaded fine. installing went to 2% then erred out
          4 microsoft techs couldnt get it to install.
          waiting on anorher higher level tech to call today

          I had the similar issue with the update not running after it downloaded to my system. Searching the web I found a solution.
          Open the Networking Control Panel. Rerun the Update Assistant. It will initially verify the previously downloaded anniversary patch.
          Once the verification reaches 100% immediately disable networking. The installation will then proceed.
          At some point in the process the Update Assistant will need to search for updates and you’ll need to re-enable networking.
          This worked for me.

    • #1573313

      I have updated 3 different computers in the last two days. All went flawlessly but with a few quirks:

      On the first, the update wasn’t offered on Windows update so I went and got the update assistant. All went well but it required me to setup the privacy settings again.
      On the second, I copied over the update assistant I had downloaded on the first computer and immediately it advised me that the display on my Surface Pro 3 wasn’t compatible with the update!!! I then checked Windows update, found the update there and it installed without any issues. This time there was no setup and so far as I can tell the update was flawless.
      On the third machine, the update wasn’t offered on Windows update but this time I re-downloaded the upgrade assistant which worked flawlessly (this was on a cheap laptop (Pentium chip!!) bought with Windows 8 and updated to 8.1, then 10, then 1511 and now 1609) Again I had to set up the privacy settings again
      It appears that the privacy settings are only affected if windows update is NOT used when it is treated as an upgrade from Windows 8 or 7. Also the update assistant may not be transferable. The time it worked it was on a new HP AIO Desktop and the inking setup did not appear while the merger of the lock screen and the login screen is in effect. The other two computers were laptops – the surface 3 pro had the inking setup the older laptop which does not have a touchscreen did not (it was also running Windows 10 Home while the others run Windows 10 Pro). On both laptops the merger of the lockscreen and login screen did NOT take effect.
      Hope this may be useful to someone.

    • #1573324

      [[Figure 3. The new Active hours tool prevents inopportune reboots that often accompany OS updates.]]

      Updatign manually would avoid ‘inopportune reboots’ too- oh that’s right, we don’t have that choice anymore- (Actually, I do have the choice now- I’ve switched to linux as main os- and only use windows offline for windows only programs- Thanks for pushing me away from windows MS-) (Note, I’m still hopefull that MS will eventually listen to folks and give us back control of the OS and do away with all the spyware in the OS- but until that happens- I’ll use linux as my main online OS where I am in control of all updates- and don’t have to constantly fight with settings that want to spy- Thisp ost isn’t a ‘pro linux post- it’s more a ‘please give us back control of the Ms OS” post)

    • #1573329

      Updated 4 machines and 2 tablets. 4 computers went okay except my main desk unit would not accept PIN. Password we or ked so I had to remove and reset it. My Dell Venue 8 would not take the update due to lack of space even though I Uninstalled all added software and compressed. My new Chuwi H-12 required me to reset the OS to get the required 20 GB of free space to install.

    • #1573331

      I’m taking a somewhat carefully planned install on about 20 computers (mine and one client). At the client I’ve blocked all the known MS update servers at the firewall. At home they are all Pro so I have Defer Upgrade on. I used Media creation on Tuesday afternoon to create a USB drive for the install. So far I’ve updated 5 computers (3 client, 2 home) + of course the VM I started on for testing. No problems, knock wood. I do have a large PowerShell script I run after install so I don’t know if privacy settings reverted or not since they get corrected right away. What I have found that changed/didn’t change:

      Edge retained my settings, although there is a new “Make me default browser” tag. Need to find that registry entry for future.
      Default Apps retained (surprise since I don’t use any of the standard ones).
      Cortana settings were reset, so I manually updated them (may be able to fix with registry in future).
      Looks like the turn off homegroup setting in Advanced Network settings has moved (so I’m manually setting it).

      Remaining issue: Putting account in Guest group shows can’t sign in to your account message. Have to run this to the ground. See http://www.edugeek.net/forums/windows-10/173356-we-cant-sign-into-your-account-redstone.html Temporary fix is click Dismiss.

      Reported but haven’t experienced:
      System restore disabled (not on any so far, I check!)
      Haven’t seen any new Win RE partitions and I’ve done various machines – everything from fresh Win 10 installs to old upgrades with small (100MB) Sys Restore partitions.

      Plan to do most of the rest by Monday. Will update if there is anything interesting.

      • #1573338

        I installed Win 10 AU on two systems – both flawlessly. Download took around 30 min and installation was 45 min on each. These are 6 month old Dell XPS-8900 which came with Win 10 installed. System protection was turned off so that I had to turn it back on and create a new system restore point. SystemImageBackup was not remembered (not in system restore list). Created new image backup and all is well.
        Adjusted start menu and privacy settings and all is well on both systems.

        • #1573345

          I have a Dell T3600 desktop computer.

          When I updated to Win 10 AU, everything seemed to be OK, until I realized that there was no sound, and that I couldn’t print anything. I have a SoundBlaster card, and an H-P 7520 printer, both of which were working well before the update.

          To get the sound to work, I had to tell Win 10 AU that I was not using the on-system-board Realtek device, but was using the SoundBlaster card. That alone did not bring back sound; I had to power-cycle the computer.

          The printer was more interesting. When I tried to print a document, it fell into the bit-bucket, multiple times. My printer has an H-P control panel, which has a ‘print test page’ button – and that worked fine. Microsoft offered help – it said to “remove” the printer by going to Settings|Devices|Printer. I did so, then asked Windows to scan for the printer. It couldn’t find it. I had to do the ‘manual install’ thing, in which I could select a vendor, H-P, and then a model, 7520. Windows asked where to find the driver; I said ‘look on the Web’; it replied that my latest driver was installed, so the H-P 7520 re-appeared in the printer list. I tried printing a Windows test page, but now the page got stuck in the printer queue. I power-cycled the H-P printer; THEN the test page worked, and so did the printing of a document.

          This is all very interesting to me, because, up until a few weeks ago, the computer was running Windows 7. When I did the upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10, EVERYTHING worked, including sound and the printer; but, now with the Win 10 AU, I had to troubleshoot.

    • #1573335

      Great article, as are most in Windows Secrets, but I was appalled by the number of grammatical errors it contained! Keep up the great work, but please re-read or have someone else proofread before posting.

    • #1573352

      On my main system (Dell Inspiron i17-7720) I was offered the Anniversary Edition via Windows update, and that went smoothly. On my desktop (Dell XPS 830), I used the Windows 10 Update Assistant. It seemed to go okay, but on both systems my Classicshell v4.3.0 was uninstalled as “Incompatible”. On the desktop, I decided to clean up the old Windows files with Disk Cleanup, since I had nothing important on the desktop anyway, and I had a fresh Acronis bit-image backup an hour prior to the update. It’s a good thing I had the backup! After the Disk Cleanup, when the system restarted, it wouldn’t boot up! I had previously downloaded the Win 10 ISO that I put on a flash drive, and also had a bootable DVD of Win 10 Pro, but neither of them would allow me to repair the startup. Curiously, on the Advanced Options page, I also didn’t have a choice of Reset/Refresh! I tried a System Restore, but it couldn’t find a restore point. I finally dumped it and went back to my Acronis backup. I noticed there was already an update out for it on the laptop where it DID install okay. I think I’ll wait a few weeks before trying to install 1607 on any of my other systems. :rolleyes:

    • #1573353

      I just updated my laptop after reading your article and it took about 25 mins. The only trouble I encountered was it kept asking me to log in with the last password used on my laptop, I finally had to shut it down and reboot and then everything worked just fine, so far.

      • #1573365

        I have (of interest here) two applications on my computer: scripting and screen automation language Autoit and scripting language Open Object Rexx.

        Oddly, installing 1607 changed the file association for .rex files from Open Object Rexx to Autoit. I recall this happening before, probably with the installation of 1511.

        I don’t remember the details from the last time. This time, I first tried re-installing Open Object Rexx which didn’t help. I then used Open With -> Choose default program to reset the application associated with .rex files and all is well, but it’s odd that apparently every major update of Windows 10 seems to incorrectly change the application associated with .rex files. As far as I know there is absolutely no relationship between Autoit and Open Object Rexx.

        A minor, but not serious annoyance is that even though Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen is off, the lock screen is still shown. (It wasn’t before upgrading).

        On a positive note, Regedit hanging when searching for something in the registry seems to be fixed. It no longer hangs and correctly reports that has finished searching if the searched for item is not found.

        • #1573953

          I was reading the Windows Secrets newsletter today and saw the link to the update, so ran the process, took about 2 hours without any interruption or participation on my part. Done a final reboot and came up to my normal login screen. I reset the privacy settings and allowed the Flash Player to work. It is on there, just has to be turned on. I will activate Defender later tonight. I haven’t tried my Brother printer yet, do that tomorrow. I don’t think Edge will accept my RoboForm password saver and yes I know there is another one free, but I have no desire to change 300+ passwords. Some I am a happy camper for the moment at least.

    • #1573358

      OK; still don’t have self control (i.e. manually updated; lol). I do like that the defender icon now is in the tray from the start (crazy that it wasn’t before). They also added some new features to Defender (had to check the box to add them) too. So far I’ve not had any issues, but I’ve only used the updated OS for less than 30 minutes. lolol

      🙂

    • #1573388

      Thanks for the article. I used Update assistant to start the Windows 10 update which went fine over one and a half hours. Start appearance however, was same as before and Figure 2 in the article had not appeared. Checking the system it said I was on 1511.
      Clicking the Update assistant icon that the earlier update had left told me I was still on 10586 and version 14393 was available and then proceded with the update a second time. After a further hour, Figure 2 (from the article) appeared during the process and the update seems to have proceeded properly. System is now 1607. Start menu is showing Apps now.

      • #1573422

        Have older desktop PC: Dell XPS 720 with upgraded hardware. Had to go to Microsoft site and force the download. My newer Dell XPS 15 L502X still has not updated automatically. Anniversary update went well on the 2006 machine with all the restarts. Some programs are no longer in the App list. Have to sort through it as time allows. The start/login page had my picture on it. The picture disappeared and I had to find it and relearn how to insert it. Major concern was that Notebook opened on Restarts. Initially it was blank with a box saying Access denied inside. Used this solution:

        Also Cortana would not link to the internet. Used RegEdit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSearch and change Bing permissions from 0 to 1. Cortana should also be “1”. Now “Hey Cortana” works and you get all of Cortans’s Settings.

        Windows 10 1511 worked fine before update. Numerous Apps missing from list and Start page. Found and re-linked a couple. Dell’s Support Assist shows up in Notification area when found but still not in App list – strange.

    • #1573470

      I seem to be missing something… Somewhere in the past week I saw mention of being able to download the Anniversary update/upgrade (media creation tool?) then run it when you were ready. Now I can’t find that and am wondering if I mis-read, mis-remembered, or if was incorrect.

      Anyone know anything?

      • #1573491

        I seem to be missing something… Somewhere in the past week I saw mention of being able to download the Anniversary update/upgrade (media creation tool?) then run it when you were ready. Now I can’t find that and am wondering if I mis-read, mis-remembered, or if was incorrect.

        Anyone know anything?

        The media creation tool can be obtained here:
        https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

        Or the Upgrade Assistant from here:
        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history?ocid=update_setting_client

      • #1573493

        I seem to be missing something… Somewhere in the past week I saw mention of being able to download the Anniversary update/upgrade (media creation tool?) then run it when you were ready. Now I can’t find that and am wondering if I mis-read, mis-remembered, or if was incorrect.

        Anyone know anything?

        I actually downloaded the Media Creation Tool on Aug 2nd and created another installation thumb drive. I then used it to install Windows 10 Anniversary Update on an old computer without connecting it to the Internet. The build number turned out to be 14393.0 after installation.
        I used the same thumb drive yesterday (allowing that particular computer to access the ‘net) and it resulted in the expected 14393.10 build.
        So, yes you can certainly still use the MCT to make a flash drive and install the latest Win 10.

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      • #1573525

        …Somewhere in the past week I saw mention of being able to download the Anniversary update/upgrade (media creation tool?) then run it when you were ready. Now I can’t find that…

        See: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread//176917-quot-Anniversary-Update-quot-installed-OK

        • #1573553

          See: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread//176917-quot-Anniversary-Update-quot-installed-OK

          Ah, it was you that done posted that. Thanks. I knew how to get the tool and the Win10 install but didn’t see anything about just getting the AU. Must have been looking at another page.

          Do you just click the “Update Now” button? I’m hesitant to do that because I definitely don’t want to run the update at this moment and I know that once some things start they can be tough to stop.

          • #1573570

            …Do you just click the “Update Now” button?…

            No, click the “”Download tool now” button. You will get the “Media Creation Tool” program which you can use to create an installation USB drive or DVD w/ the WU version that you can use on other systems as well as the one you download from.

            • #1573577

              No, click the “”Download tool now” button.

              That’s where you’ve lost me. I downloaded the tool last year as a means of getting the Windows 10 install. The download tool is associated with: “Do you want to install Windows 10 on your PC?” I hate to ask but is this something you actually did to get the AU?

            • #1573578

              That’s where you’ve lost me. I downloaded the tool last year as a means of getting the Windows 10 install. The download tool is associated with: “Do you want to install Windows 10 on your PC?” I hate to ask but is this something you actually did to get the AU?

              Here you can get a simple download exe that will start the upgrade process. It’s not the media creation tool-

              https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history?ocid=update_setting_client

            • #1573584

              Here you can get a simple download exe that will start the upgrade process. It’s not the media creation tool-

              That looks like what I was looking for, but it’s only a stub (5.5mb) that will start the actual download and upgrade.

          • #1573573

            Do you just click the “Update Now” button?

            I did and it downloaded a small file which when ran did the update.

    • #1573587

      You were given both options and links in my Post #20, what more can anyone say?

      • #1573602

        You were given both options and links in my Post #20, what more can anyone say?

        Well, the media creation tool appears to download the full Win10 upgrade (which is not what I’m after) and the Upgrade Assistant starts the AU upgrade download and upgrade which is for those who have not gotten the notification yet but want to start it running (which is also not what I am asking).

        I have been asking, is there a way to download the complete AU and run it later the same way you can download the whole Win10 upgrade and run it later. So far, I have not seen anything that will do that.

        • #1573618

          Well, the media creation tool appears to download the full Win10 upgrade (which is not what I’m after) and the Upgrade Assistant starts the AU upgrade download and upgrade which is for those who have not gotten the notification yet but want to start it running (which is also not what I am asking).

          I have been asking, is there a way to download the complete AU and run it later the same way you can download the whole Win10 upgrade and run it later. So far, I have not seen anything that will do that.

          Updates are cumulative. If post #21 doesn’t provide the answer you’re looking for, then I don’t understand what you’re wanting to find.

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        • #1573660

          I have been asking, is there a way to download the complete AU and run it later the same way you can download the whole Win10 upgrade and run it later.

          They are now the same thing. Use the Media Creation Tool for ISO or USB.

    • #1573627

      Let me try this from a different direction. The AU is a version upgrade rather than a monthly update. In some ways, it’s like Win 7 SP1. It was possible to download SP1 and then run it on one or more computers.

      I want to know if there is a way to download the AU the same way you could download Win7 SP1 or the original Win10 install.

      • #1573662

        Let me try this from a different direction. The AU is a version upgrade rather than a monthly update. In some ways, it’s like Win 7 SP1. It was possible to download SP1 and then run it on one or more computers.

        I want to know if there is a way to download the AU the same way you could download Win7 SP1 or the original Win10 install.

        Go to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10

        Click on the “Download tool now” button to use the “Media Creation Tool” to download the installation files to a USB thumbdrive or a DVD ( http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209 ).

        • #1573697

          Click on the “Download tool now” button to use the “Media Creation Tool” to download the installation files to a USB thumbdrive or a DVD

          I think we have already been here. That will give you a complete install of Win10, not just the AU.

          • #1573699

            I think we have already been here. That will give you a complete install of Win10, not just the AU.

            I don’t think there is “just an AU”. Whenever I have seen my systems upgrading, whether through Windows 10 desktop or mobile, a full OS upgrade occurred, whether it started from Windows Update or through some other mechanism (and I’ve gone through 4 or 5 mobile upgrades and almost as many non-mobile upgrades.

            • #1573711

              I don’t think there is “just an AU”. Whenever I have seen my systems upgrading, whether through Windows 10 desktop or mobile, a full OS upgrade occurred, whether it started from Windows Update or through some other mechanism (and I’ve gone through 4 or 5 mobile upgrades and almost as many non-mobile upgrades.

              So, you it appears to you that the AU is actually a full Win10 install?

              When I tested it, I wasn’t paying much attention but it didn’t seem to take as long as it would have with a full install. It’s tough to say what MS is doing any more. After what I have seen, I’m in absolutely no rush to get the AU, but it would still be nice to be able to download an ISO that was just the AU the way service packs used to be.

            • #1573716

              So, you it appears to you that the AU is actually a full Win10 install?

              When I tested it, I wasn’t paying much attention but it didn’t seem to take as long as it would have with a full install. It’s tough to say what MS is doing any more. After what I have seen, I’m in absolutely no rush to get the AU, but it would still be nice to be able to download an ISO that was just the AU the way service packs used to be.

              Yes, that is my impression.

            • #1574014

              When I tested it, I wasn’t paying much attention but it didn’t seem to take as long as it would have with a full install. It’s tough to say what MS is doing any more. After what I have seen, I’m in absolutely no rush to get the AU, but it would still be nice to be able to download an ISO that was just the AU the way service packs used to be.

              Win7SP1 is 2GB. Win10AU is 3GB. Isn’t that just a few minutes difference for most of us?

            • #1574585

              I don’t think there is “just an AU”. Whenever I have seen my systems upgrading, whether through Windows 10 desktop or mobile, a full OS upgrade occurred, whether it started from Windows Update or through some other mechanism (and I’ve gone through 4 or 5 mobile upgrades and almost as many non-mobile upgrades.

              I just watched a podcast by Paul Thurrott and this came up. He said that the version updates (1511, 1607) are really complete installs that upgrade the existing version to the new version. So, this is similar to the Win7/8 to Win10 upgrade. It’s not a service patch (as I thought it might be).

              It was also mentioned that when speaking of Windows version, it might be simpler to just refer to the version number itself. I’m running Win1511 and the AU is really Win1607. If you really want to get fussy then you can refer to the build number, but that would get confusing really fast since there isn’t a direct numerical correlation between version number and build number.

            • #1574605

              I just watched a podcast by Paul Thurrott and this came up. He said that the version updates (1511, 1607) are really complete installs that upgrade the existing version to the new version. So, this is similar to the Win7/8 to Win10 upgrade. It’s not a service patch (as I thought it might be).

              It was also mentioned that when speaking of Windows version, it might be simpler to just refer to the version number itself. I’m running Win1511 and the AU is really Win1607. If you really want to get fussy then you can refer to the build number, but that would get confusing really fast since there isn’t a direct numerical correlation between version number and build number.

              Confirms the impression given by the upgrade process, with the files and folders created and the whole installation process (also on mobile, an update performed this morning and it went through all the steps of a full system upgrade).

    • #1573653

      The update did take around 2 hours.
      It seems to think Norton Security is incompatible even though Norton’s web site says the version I have (the latest) is compatible.

      The update removed all of the Microsoft Games I had loaded from Windows 7. I reloaded the games but they will not run.
      Not sure of the problem.

    • #1573673

      My Windows 10 Anniversary Update completed, but I was dismayed to see many desktop and Start Menu program icons defaulted to the plain, generic file-type icons, even for MS Office programs. I discovered that the C:WindowsInstaller folder, which holds the icon files for installed programs, was nearly empty. I copied the Installer files from the original folder saved in C:Windows.old, and all the correct icons came back.

    • #1573736

      I’m pretty sure it is a full OS install. The steps it goes through, the time it takes, and the configuration required afterward sure indicate it is a full install.

      --Joe

    • #1573765

      Updated to 1607 on my desktop machine. Didn’t have many problems. But had to reinstall my mouse driver (Cirque Smartcat touchpad).

      Only major problem is the ASRock mobo app “A-Tuning” has died. Has been getting address exception errors since recent move to Win10. Today I lost all fan settings, so the fans were spinning at 100%. There is no update, so only solution was to remove A-Tuning and depend on fan settings in BIOS.

      I would not recommend ASRock if you are buying a new mobo because tech support is very poor.

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    • #1574039

      I don’t know why some of the systems I’ve watched upgrade, and update, haven’t also had problems – but none have.
      I admit that I don’t have any games installed, except on a single one of my computers. But I have multiple printers and various different video cards, etc. so I’m at a loss to explain it.
      I only know that all my systems (and those of my clients) seem to have escaped without significant problems.

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    • #1574059

      I got notice of updates today but they where cumulative updates to 1511, not the new AU build.
      Based on Woody’s columns, I’m in no rush to upgrade. Happy to take a later version thats been a bit more debugged. He suggested there was some evidence they’ve stopped pushing it out while they polish it more.

      I’d be in no rush to install it right away on production systems.

    • #1574292

      Spouse’s desktop got the AU. It took about 2 1/2 hours for the complete operation. He has Windows Home on his system. SR remained intact; Xonar X2 soundcard was not functional. There was some problem with the signature for the Win10 drivers. He plugged into the mobo for sound and that works. The install looked an awful lot like the upgrade from 7 to 10 incl the “HI”.

      The image he had on the lock screen is now superimposed on the splash screen. I would not have been happy with these annoyances, but that’s me.

      I have a desktop and a laptop; the desktop is GPE’d and the laptop is using the metered connection thing, so I haven’t been offered the AU

    • #1574606

      Hey Y’all,

      You can always get the full version information via the $PSVersionTable builtin variable in PowerShell:

      45283-psversiontable

      Build Version is the Windows Version.

      HTH :cheers:

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

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      • #1574611

        Hey Y’all,

        You can always get the full version information via the $PSVersionTable builtin variable in PowerShell:

        45283-psversiontable

        Build Version is the Windows Version.

        HTH :cheers:

        The Windows Version is 1607, which isn’t shown there:

        What’s New in Windows

        Windows 10 update history

        Windows 10 version history

        (Is this in the right thread? I don’t think anyone asked about version numbers here.)

      • #1574615

        You can always get the full version information via the $PSVersionTable builtin variable in PowerShell

        Or

        Code:
        Get-CimInstance Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object buildnumber,version

        45286-build-no
        Click to enlarge

        Although I prefer:

        Code:
        RegRead, ProductName, HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion, ProductName
        RegRead, ReleaseID, HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion, ReleaseID
        RegRead, CurrentBuildNumber, HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion, CurrentBuildNumber
        MsgBox, 64, The operating system is…, %ProductName% (Version/Build: %ReleaseID%.%CurrentBuildNumber%)

        45288-OS-ver

        🙂

    • #1574609

      :fanfare:

      45285-psver

      :ph34r:

    • #1574658

      I’m usually satisfied by just entering “winver” at a command prompt, and reading the result.

      Image or Clone often! Backup, backup, backup, backup......
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      Home Built: Windows 10 Home 64-bit, AMD Athlon II X3 435 CPU, 16GB RAM, ASUSTeK M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3 (AM3) motherboard, 512GB SanDisk SSD, 3 TB WD HDD, 1024MB ATI AMD RADEON HD 6450 video, ASUS VE278 (1920x1080) display, ATAPI iHAS224 Optical Drive, integrated Realtek HD Audio

    • #1574694

      [Ctrl][Esc], (or [Winkey][R]), type in winver and press [Enter].

    • #1580520

      Microsoft has been trying unsuccessfully to upgrade my laptop to the AU. I finally bit the bullet and tried to install the latest version directly with the Media Creation Tool. It rattled on for about an hour and finally gave me an error message: error code 0x80004005. My machine is working fine with Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.589) and from all the problems I have been reading about, that may be a good thing. However, I am curious as to what error code 0x80004005 means. Does anyone know?

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