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      • #2275889 Reply
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Zdnet’s Ed Bott has put together an article he calls – . Ed says if you are “Looking for technical information about Windows 10 releases, new features[See the full post at: Windows 10 information hub]

        --Joe

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      • #2275895 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Wow, enough info to fill a book, but without having to publish a new edition every six months!

        Ed’s put a lot of good info behind a paywall in the past, but thankfully this info isn’t behind one.

      • #2275914 Reply
        E Pericoloso Sporgersi
        AskWoody Plus

        Oh goody!

        Only … it starts off in a frustrating manner: The link “Download Windows 10” doesn’t work.

        Neither do the links “Compare business features in Windows 10 editions” and “Windows 10 release history (official)” lead to anything useful.
        All I get is from these 3 links is:

      • #2275993 Reply
        glnz
        AskWoody Plus

        Ed Bott has links about Win 10, and one of them leads to getting Sysinternals.

        Question:  At work, on my Win 10 1903 64-bit machine, when I open a Word document, the PC shows me the doc full-size, but then its focus goes somewhere else, so if I start typing, I discover I’m not in the doc that is right in front of me, but it’s not clear where I am or what stole the “focus” of the machine.

        Can Sysinternals help us figure out what is stealing the machine’s “focus”?

        Thanks.

        • #2276076 Reply
          joep517
          AskWoody MVP

          I recommend you start a new topic in the Windows 10 forum where it is likely to get more attention.

          --Joe

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      • #2275995 Reply
        Seff
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for the link, there’s clearly a wealth of information there that could prove very useful.

        However, people should make sure that the advice is up to date before placing too much reliance on it. I found I was reading an article that had been “extensively revised and edited to reflect changes in Windows 10”, and with the last revision dated 3 days ago, in which it was stated that Windows 10 updates can only be deferred for 30 days with Pro and Enterprise versions and not with the Home version. That’s seriously misleading!

        Ask any questions here first, would be my advice!

        • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Seff.
        • #2275997 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          The difference is in the terminology.
          Pause” is available to all versions and both Home and Pro, with a maximum of 35 days delaying updates. Pause begins when you click the “Pause” button and cannot be reused until pending updates are installed (except in the case of manipulating the system).

          Defer,” which works differently, is available only to Pro, Edu and Ent. Defer begins when the update is released. Quality updates can be “deferred” a maximum of 30 days and Feature updates up to 365 days. Defer does not have the restrictions on reuse once it’s set.

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          • #2276000 Reply
            Seff
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks for the clarification PK. I’m still getting my head round some of these Windows 10 oddities.

            I still think, however, that the article needs updating to reflect the introduction of the Pause ability for the Home version. At present it says:

            “If you’d rather let the rest of the world test each month’s security and reliability updates before you OK the install, you should be running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, not Home. With those business editions, you can defer updates by up to 30 days.”

            No mention of Pause at all.

            • #2276003 Reply
              woody
              Da Boss

              … and you can’t “defer” updates in Win10 version 2004 at all, without resorting to Group Policies.

              Windows updating is a moving target.

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      • #2276040 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        I went looking for the unreachable http://www.ojrq.net

        It seems that URL was in your HOST for a reason.

        ojrq

        • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Alex5723.
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      • #2276066 Reply
        E Pericoloso Sporgersi
        AskWoody Plus

        I went looking for the unreachable http://www.ojrq.net

        It seems that URL was in your HOST for a reason.

        ojrq

        • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Alex5723.

        Oh yes! It keeps me away from a potentially malicious site.
        I left that entry in the HOSTS file.
        To avoid redirection I won’t use Ed Bott’s links
        (like https:// click.linksynergy. com/deeplink?id= IokOf8qagZo&mid= 24542&u1=zd-1b3fa22922df43c99f1fe183a9df4db8–&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Fsoftware-download%2Fwindows10) , but copy and strip them to the bare target URL’s, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

      • #2276077 Reply
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        This article like any other can be outdated almost immediately. On top of that, the confusing terminology used in updating Windows 10 and the moving target makes it even more difficult.

        Ed Bott often directs his articles to IT pros and businesses but not always. Yet another point of confusion because it is not always clear who the audience is.

        Still, IMO it is a good reference and starting point.

        --Joe

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