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How to block the Windows 10 May 2020 update, version 2004, from installing

May 26, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Things change — sometimes for the better. There are two big changes in the Windows 10 world that come into focus with Windows 10 version 2004: Updates now appear to run on a tick-tock model: The Windows 10 update in […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft to combine Windows 10 IoT Core and IoT Enterprise in 2021

May 22, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is making some substantial changes to its Windows for IoT platform in the next few months. The company is going to be converging Windows 10 IoT Core and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise in 2021 and reducing the size of […]


Operating systems, Windows

When will you get the next version of Windows 10? Here’s how to take control

May 19, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The single biggest complaint I hear about Windows 10 involves the disruptive potential of feature updates. Unlike the monthly cumulative updates that arrive on the second Tuesday of each month and install fairly quickly, these feature updates are full upgrades, […]


Operating systems, Others, Windows

Linux not Windows: Why Munich is shifting back from Microsoft to open source – again

May 14, 2020

Via: ZDnet

In a notable U-turn for the city, newly elected politicians in Munich have decided that its administration needs to use open-source software, instead of proprietary products like Microsoft Office. “Where it is technologically and financially possible, the city will put […]


Operating systems, Windows

Odd problems remain unresolved, but get the April Windows and Office patches installed

May 7, 2020

Via: Computerworld

If you haven’t yet installed the April Windows and Office patches, now’s a good time to release the kraken. With a bit of prudent precaution, of course. If you have click-to-run versions of Office, you may start seeing “Compile error: […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Patch Alert: April 2020, another ‘wacky’ month

April 29, 2020

Via: Computerworld

The patching pace this month returned to normal: We had the Patch Tuesday patches on April 14, followed by the “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patches one week later (Monthly Rollup Preview for you Win8.1 afficionados). With a bit of luck, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Cumulative Update bugs spur Microsoft to call for help. Where’s the telemetry when we need it?

April 27, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Last Friday I wrote about problems reported with this month’s Win10 1903/1909 Cumulative Update, KB 4549951. Other than a recurring bug that triggers temporary profiles — a bug we’ve discussed for months that leads to wonky desktops and misplaced files […]


Operating systems, Windows

Many reported problems with this month’s Win10 Cumulative Update, but few patterns

April 24, 2020

Via: Computerworld

The blogosphere is awash in reports of problems with this month’s Win10 1903/1909 Cumulative Update, with more than 100 reported bug sightings. What’s causing the problems? The trick every month is to sift through all of the problem reports and […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10’s pandemic support extension: What it means

April 22, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft’s recent adjustments to Windows 10 will create a pile-up of deadlines later this year when three different editions exhaust their support almost simultaneously. In the last five weeks, Microsoft has extended support for two versions – Windows 10 1709 […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 2004 release preview ahead of expected May release to mainstream users

April 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is rolling out its Windows 10 20H1/2004 feature update to the Release Preview test ring today, April 16. That feature update, which Microsoft also will refer to as the May 2020 Update, finally is nearing the end of the […]