• Windows Defender Antimalware Platform

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    #2172343

    Why is the last Windows Defender Antimalware Platform listed under Quality Updates on Feb 27?
    Quality-Updates

    The previous one was listed under Definition Updates on Feb 3?
    List-of-Definition-Updates

      Changes between Feb 3 and Feb 27:

    • Feb 4: moved from Version 1903 to 1909
    • Feb 7: set Feature Update Deferral=365, Quality Update Deferral=0, Group Policy Editor>Automatic Windows Update to #2 – Notify download/install
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    • #2172445

      If there is a definition file or new version of Defender, it will be listed in your WU upgrade stack.

      Windows 10 Pro x64 v1909 Desktop PC

      • #2172497

        If there is a definition file or new version of Defender, it will be listed in your WU upgrade stack.

        I know that.

        My question was: why is platform update listed under Quality Updates on one occasion (02/27/2020) and listed under Definition Updates on another occasion (02/03/2020)?

    • #2172452

      The Quality Update is a platform update.
      The others are Definition updates.

      • #2172495

        If you scroll down to near the bottom of the image “List-of-Definition-Updates.jpg,” you will see that the entry for 02/03/2020 says “Update for Windows Defender Antivirus antimalware platform.” So, a platform update is listed in the list of definition updates.

        However, in the image “Quality-Updates.png” you will see that an entry for 02/27/2020 says “”Update for Windows Defender Antivirus antimalware platform.”

        So, on 02/03/2020 a platform update is listed in the Definition Update list. And on 02/27/2020, a platform update is listed in the Quality Updates list.

        My question is this: why is the platform update listed in the Quality Updates list one time and listed in the Definition Updates list another time?

    • #2172598

      For what it is worth, I see the same thing on my Win 10 1903 system.

      Platform Update (Version 4.18.2001.10) is listed under Quality Updates

      Platform Update (Version 4.18.2001.7) is listed under Definition Updates

      Maybe Microsoft decided that a Platform update is really a Quality update and moved it.

      Let’s watch where the next Platform update is listed.

       

    • #2172755

      Karen may I ask how you get the description included in the updates list, mylist on 1909 just has the kb# and install date. That would be a useful feature to have !

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      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #2172818

        I have no idea how I get the description, if it’s the link (in blue) that you are referring to. The link takes one to the MS-URL {e.g., https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4537572/kb4537572-cumulative-update-for-net-framework for the second one listed in View Update History>Quality Updates (30) }. I started with Win10/Pro, version 1607 and I am on 1909 now. There’s always been a link to the MS-URL for each update/KB file, no matter the version, and on each of my two laptops.
        Update-History-screen

        Maybe, someone else knows if there’s a setting that produces these links in the View Update History screen.

        You can also find information about the updates for your version by clicking on the link “Learn more” under “Looking for info on the latest updates?” on the right side of the Windows Update screen.
        Latest-updates-learn-more

        This link takes you to learn more and you then look in the left legend of the page entitled “Windows 10 update history” to find a link to your Win10 version, where all of the updates are listed with links to the MS-URL for the update. This is in the section that is headed “In this release”. Only CUs are listed.
        in-this-release

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    • #2175766

      I think your reply got lost in the jumble for a while πŸ™

      This what I see:

      Capture-1

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      • #2175925

        I think your reply got lost in the jumble for a while πŸ™

        This what I see:


        @wavy
        : I don’t know who the intended audience is for your post #2175766. But, if it supposed to be me, I have no Update History that looks like that. So, what you see is not from me πŸ™

        • #2175964

          He is showing you that he does not have the links to the Support pages like you have under the Quality updates list. In fact, I don’t either on my Win10.

          He wanted to know what settings allowed you to see those links.

          • #2175966

            So neither you nor wavy can click on the blue text in your update history page?

            Like KYKaren, my list is clickable and launches the support articles.

            1909, was 1903, was Windows 7 Pro.

            • #2175980

              I think wavy’s Update History KB line is clickable (i.e., it’s a link like mine is). It just doesn’t have as much information in it as the Update History KB line that I have (or that DriftyDonN has).

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          • #2175974

            OK. I get it now.

            So, now I know what @wavy’s Update History formatting looks like and yes, it’s different from mine. Prior to this, I thought everyone’s Update History was formatted the same as mine is.

            I have no idea why my Update History formatting is this way. It’s always been that way since 2016 with my older Win10 and it’s been that way since 2019 with my newer Win10; in other words, it just comes that way. πŸ™‚

            I noticed that @DriftyDonN (should have a capital N at the end; I see it in Visual and in Text, but it doesn’t post with a capital N) has the same formatting as I do (except he uses Dark Mode). See another example of this Windows Update formatting.

            I’ve looked around to see if there are any settings for WU formatting, but I haven’t found any. Maybe, you could figure out how to get that kind of formatting?? I certainly don’t have any idea.

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        • #2175981

          Karen
          That is what I see, different than what you see, the question is what is the difference that makes the difference!

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          Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
          • #2175984

            Did you make the Window full screen? That may be the difference. I didn’t try that.
            I hardly ever use full screen.

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            • #2176001

              same-same for me, full screen or not. So, here’s another mystery to solve πŸ™‚

            • #2176516

              Me too. Same Maximised or Windowed. Maybe some reggie settings or GPO changes. Not a big deal just another mystery πŸ˜‰ Things always seem different in my vicinity 😡

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              Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
          • #2176308

            The description turns generic when an update gets installed manually.

            Generic

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            • #2176519

              The description turns generic when an update gets installed manually.

              Generic

              Thats it !!! My Definition and ‘Other’ updates display with the added info.

              One less mystery, still plenty to go πŸ™‚

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              • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by wavy.
    • #2176064

      more-info
      takes you:Β  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4529964/windows-10-update-history?ocid=update_setting_client

      update-info

      Different look but same destination! Windows is famous for doing the same thing 9 different ways! Why? The Shadow knows….

      win10 Pr0 ver 1900 bld 18363.657

    • #2176069

      Well what do you know! Full page gets you more info!!!

      BUT NOT ON UPDATE HISTORY PAGE Boy am I tired……….

      Settings-updates-FULL-PAGE

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by DriftyDonN.
      • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by DriftyDonN.
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    • #2176344

      Thanks, Volume Z (I remember you from the days of the spinning-forever-Vista-update-screen and your monthly notices on what KB file needed to be manually downloaded to get updating to work again)

      Well, I think this off-topic question is resolved … anyone disagree??

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