Posted on April 26th, 2017 at 14:26 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
I’ve received many questions like this, from MT:
I am currently on Version 1607 (Build 14393.953). Some time ago I enabled
“Defer Windows Updates” per your instructions. Each month since then I have
waited for your indication that it was ok to update. But now that the
Creators Update is out, I am confused about how this will work.
If I disable “Defer Windows Updates” and then I then run Windows Update,
won’t I get the Creators Update installed?
Or will it show up when I run wushowhide the second time? Thus giving me a
chance to hide it.
Your best bet is to wait until Creators Update is declared “Current Branch for Business” – likely a couple months away.
If you disable “Defer Windows Update,” you may or may not get Creators Update. At this point only 10% of Anniversary Update users have been upgraded to Creators Update, and Microsoft’s controlling the rollout closely.
The easiest approach, if you’re using Win10 Pro, is to set Defer Windows Update. In Win10 Home, the options aren’t as easy.
If you’ve turned off all updating, via a metered connection, you’ll have to switch updating back on (perhaps turn off metered connection) before this month’s patches will appear.
Posted on April 22nd, 2017 at 15:02 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
New report from Günter Born about multi-partition support on USB drives, in the new Win10 Creators Update:
we have an extension allowing Windows 10 Version 1703 to mount multiple partition on removable media and show the logical volumes within file manager. But the tools required to create such media structures are not updated in a proper way.
I wonder what other wonders await?
Posted on April 10th, 2017 at 12:06 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
A good one from Paul on Thurrott.com that I missed…
Microsoft was somehow able to pack 12 peeks at new Creators Update features into just 20 seconds. And of those 12 items, 8 are completely fake. Two depict features that existed previous to the Creators Update. One is something very few people will ever use.
Microsoft still pushes the video.
In fact, if you look at the March 29 official announcement, a brief clip at the beginning includes all sorts of marketing doublespeak. Hard to imagine Microsoft can pack so much deceit into an 8 second clip.
Posted on April 6th, 2017 at 13:03 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Why and how to block the latest version of the last version of Windows, 1703.
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Posted on March 28th, 2017 at 10:18 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
But, no, you don’t want to install them.
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Posted on March 13th, 2017 at 13:48 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Anybody care to hazard a guess on a build number for the “final” build of Win10 Creators Update?
I noted in an earlier blog post that I didn’t think MS would ship the final Creators Update on April 11 – although many folks are sticking to that date. I don’t think it’ll be April 11 because (a) there will be a whole lot of patching going on, (b) it’s too close to Tax Day in the USA, and (c) none of the three previous versions of Win10 shipped on Patch Tuesday.
But of course I don’t really have any idea.
I’m going to guess it’ll be 15060 or thereabouts, and ship on April 4.
What do you think? Fame and glory await the correct guess.
Posted on March 3rd, 2017 at 13:04 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Yep, we’re getting close although, strangely, this new build 15048, brings back the desktop watermark. Official details here.
For those of you not overly concerned about the beta of the next version of Windows – a version that likely won’t be widely available until next month – please ignore this announcement. Move along now. Nothing to see here.
More to come, after I have a chance to bang on it for a bit. We’re very close.
Some folks are talking about a palindrome build number. Three to go.
Posted on March 3rd, 2017 at 11:05 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
As long as you have Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, the next version – 1703, Creators Update – will include built-in tools that let you delay forced updates. If you know what the settings mean.
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