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  • Microsoft (finally) posts its second monthly update for Win10 1903 – but the vanishing Update advanced options remains a mystery

    Posted on June 27th, 2019 at 20:20 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Earlier today, Microsoft released KB 4501375, which brings Win10 1903 up to build 18362.207.

    As usual, the second monthly cumulative update is considered “optional, non-security” even if it includes fixes to bugs introduced by earlier security-only patches. In this case, the patch includes a fix for the Custom View bug in Event Viewer. No surprise there, as we got fixes for that same “security-only” bug earlier for 1803 and 1809.

    You’ll only get this patch if you click “Check for updates” (which, of course, you never do), or if you download and install it manually. If you do install it manually, be sure to first install the new Servicing Stack Update, KB 4506933.

    I’m seeing reports that the cumulative update is offered twice – even after it’s already installed. There’s also some confusing behavior with the “Download and install now” prompt appearing – even after the patch is installed. Clicking Check for updates again clears out the bogus “Download and install now.”

    Bugses.

    Troublingly, there’s no mention of the mysterious vanishing Windows Update advanced update options. I sure hope we get that one fixed soon — or at least get a rationale for the bizarre behavior. My 1903 guinea pig machine, which was set to defer “quality updates” for 15 days (back when I could actually see the setting in the user interface, ya know) still hasn’t installed the first cumulative update for June.

    If you have any experiences to relate about 1903 deferrals, visible or invisible, I’m all ears.