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      • #2211431 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        There’s a reason why I wait before recommending that you install patches, yes? News came yesterday afternoon that every.single.Windows.patch released
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      • #2211444 Reply
        Seff
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks Woody.

        While I updated one of my two machines to W10 recently, this sort of escapade makes me think it would be sensible to keep the other one on W7 for at least the duration of home confinement during the coronavirus crisis. If something goes pear-shaped with updates on the W10 machine I can at least keep the W7 machine running.

      • #2211448 Reply
        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Plus

        Thank you Woody.

        We will wait for your go ahead before installing Windows 10 updates.

        Other than pausing updates by the “Pause updates for 7 days” option under Windows Update is there a way to disable updates all together?

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      • #2211476 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        There are many ways to block updates.

        You can use the Defer quality updates setting, if you like, but I find it much easier just to Pause.

        You can use third party update blockers. They seem to work fine, but I find Pause just as easy.

        You can block updates by digging into Windows internals, but they’re more hassle than they’re worth – and flipping bits is always prone to problems.

      • #2211479 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        I corrected the main post. The March “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patch for 1903 and 1909 isn’t the penultimate optional patch. It’s the pen-penultimate patch. (Say that ten times real quick.) We’ll have those step-in-the-offal “optional” patches in April and May.

        Thx @b

        • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by woody.
      • #2211488 Reply
        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Plus

        We have gone into Windows Update > Advanced options > Pause updates

        Our feature updates are paused for 365 days.

        Our quality updates are paused for the maximum 30 days.

        I do not see a plain vanilla “Pause” that will pause updates forever.

        Where should we look?

      • #2211511 Reply
        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        Only impacts those using vpn/RDP so it’s not widespread (not seen it here at all)

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2211512 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        I assume this bug affects the March monthly cumulative updates for all W10 and W8.1 systems. Would that be correct?

        • #2211514 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          this bug was introduced in the “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patch for February

          Everything since then.
          So, the March patches were released after that and included.

          • #2211526 Reply
            Susan Bradley
            AskWoody MVP

            And the bug is included in the March 10th patches as well.

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2211527 Reply
        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Plus

        We are not using a vpn/RDP.

        Susan/Woody, do you recommend installing all of the Windows 10 1903 March updates as pushed out by Microsoft now or wait?

        • #2211865 Reply
          Susan Bradley
          AskWoody MVP

          For business patchers I’ll be recommending to go ahead this weekend.  I’ll let Woody be your guide for home patchers that aren’t impacted by this.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2211546 Reply
        jayinalaska
        AskWoody Plus

        I’ve seen this bug.

        I’ve been allowed to bring my work PC home for teleworking purposes. Yesterday, I installed the Pulse Secure application on my work PC so I could VPN into a sensitive work network. As soon as I make a connection in the Pulse Secure application, I get the “Limited network” (no internet) warning.  I can verify the warning is accurate. During one VPN session, I had Google Drive open in a browser at the same time and was warned I didn’t have a connection any more. As soon as I disconnect from the VPN, the network comes back to normal.

        I consider this an annoyance. I have my personal PC right next to my work PC on my desk, so I still have internet access while using the VPN. Plus, I don’t need the VPN up all the time, so it’s a limited impact even on my work PC.

        This will have no impact on my home PC because I don’t use RDP or a VPN there. I’ve already installed one of the cumulative updates for March (KB4540673). The 15-day deferral on March cumulative update KB4551762 expired today and I’ll be installing that later this evening, after I do the appropriate backup.

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      • #2211563 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        So by the Time MS gets all the issues fixed with 1903/1909 Windows 1809 will be EOL and maybe I should just wait until then. But I’m unsure if 1909 will still be offered as the normal feature update for 1809 as MS may be pushing out 2004 by then. And maybe MS should consider holding off a little longer with 2004’s release to a wider number of end users, while all the other things are going on, because with new feature updates come even more new issues as well that really could make matters worse than they are currently.

        • #2211585 Reply
          b
          AskWoody Plus

          I doubt whether version 2004 will be released before 1809 is EOL on May 12th.

          Right now on version 2004, Windows Update Cleanup doesn’t seem to be working from either Disk Cleanup or Storage Sense 🙄:
          Windows 10 20H1 storage sense problem

          Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (Pioneer/Chump)

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      • #2211788 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Another fix for this bug is to go to Device Manager, disable the adapter and re-enable.  Quicker than restarting.

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        woody, b
      • #2211867 Reply
        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Plus

        Susan

        Thank you for giving the go head to install the March patches.

        We will install them shortly.

        If things go badly we will have Sunday to recover.

        Why an I working, it is the weekend?

        Oh yea, I am confined to quarters even though I have not been bad – at least not bad enough to be confined to quarters.

      • #2212173 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Windows 10 Pro ( 1903 )  Created image and updated this morning, so far no problems and all is fine.

      • #2212181 Reply
        jayinalaska
        AskWoody Plus

        I did install KB4551762 Friday night. There have been no issues noted.

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