There are just a few odd issues with the September Microsoft patches, however they’re comparatively sporadic and reasonably-well understood. That makes it is a good time to get the excellent updates put in, although it is best to keep away from the “elective” patches.
I’m nonetheless not able to put Home windows 10 model 2004 on my foremost machines. The “E Week” elective, non-security patch, KB 4577063, fixes two well-known bugs and plenty of dozens of lesser bugs (none of which had been formally documented, by the way in which) within the newest launched model of Home windows 10. @mikemeinz has hit a number of replicated bugs in Win10 model 2004, and bug stories proceed to hit my inbox.
You’re much better off ready for these momentary patches to get baked into Win10 model 2004 itself earlier than even enthusiastic about transferring to 2004 — even when a 3rd of all Win10 customers are now operating model 2004. Let’s hear it for the plenty.
Right here’s the way to get caught up.
Make a full backup
Make a full system picture backup prior to installing the most recent patches. There’s a non-zero probability that the patches — even the most recent, best patches of patches of patches — will hose your machine. It is best to have a backup which you can reinstall, even when your machine refuses in addition. (This comes along with the standard want for System Restore factors.)
There are many full-image backup merchandise, together with a minimum of two good free ones: Macrium Replicate Free and EaseUS Todo Backup.
Set up the most recent Win10 September Cumulative Replace
When you haven’t but moved to Win10 model 1909 (within the Home windows search field, sort winver and hit Enter), I like to recommend that you just achieve this. The bugs in model 1903 are largely replicated in 1909 and vice-versa, so there’s little or no motive to carry off on making the change — though, admittedly, there’s virtually nothing worthwhile that’s new in model 1909. Listed here are detailed directions for transferring to 1909.
When you’re operating Win10 model 2004, you’re on the market close to the bleeding edge, even when a 3rd of all Win10 customers are operating model 2004. Please preserve us apprised of any issues on AskWoody.
To get the most recent September Cumulative Replace put in, click on Begin > Settings > Replace & Safety. When you see a Resume updates field (see screenshot), click on on it.
That’s all you must do. Home windows, in its infinite knowledge, will set up the September Cumulative Replace at its personal tempo. When you don’t see a Resume updates field, you have already got the September Cumulative replace and also you’re good to go.
When you see a proposal to Obtain and set up the “Characteristic replace to Home windows 10, model 2004,” which you’ll be able to see within the previous screenshot, ignore it. Let’s give model 2004 a minimum of one other month to stew. And when you’re at it, be sure you have a saved, clear, utterly respectable copy of model 2004, so you possibly can set up it ought to Microsoft begin spraying the ecosystem with model 20H2.
When you see a link to View elective updates or Obtain and set up elective updates, ignore it, too. There aren’t any elective updates obtainable at this level that you just need to wrangle with. Let the front-line volunteers take the primary volleys.
Win10 issues it’s possible you’ll hit, and the way to deal with them
When your machine comes again up for air, don’t panic in case your desktop doesn’t look proper, or you possibly can’t log in to your common account. You have been bit by the “momentary profile” bug, which we’ve recognized about — and complained about — for months. Attempt restarting your machine 4 or 5 occasions, the bug could go away. We’ve got three separate threads on AskWoody about fixing the issue [1, 2, 3] and when you want further assist, you possibly can all the time submit a query. (Thx @PKCano.)
It’s possible you’ll get hit with a stealthy set up of KB 4023057, the “blast away to the subsequent model” patch. If that patch goes in (verify the Put in Updates listing), don’t trouble attempting to uninstall it — simply return and guarantee that your entire “characteristic replace” (i.e., model change) blocks are nonetheless in impact.
When you’re mucking about with Home windows Replace, it wouldn’t harm to Pause updates, to take you out of the direct line of fireplace the subsequent time Microsoft releases a buggy bunch of patches. Click on Begin > Settings > Replace & Safety. Click on “Pause updates for 7 days.” Subsequent, click on on the newly revealed link, which says, “Pause updates for 7 extra days,” 4 extra occasions. That pauses all updates for 35 days, till early November. With a bit luck that’ll be lengthy sufficient for Microsoft to repair any bugs it introduces in October, so you possibly can fear in regards to the necessary stuff — not Home windows bugs.
Patch Win7, Win8.1, or related Servers
When you’ve paid for Win7 Prolonged Safety Updates and also you’re having bother getting them put in, Microsoft has an article referred to as Troubleshoot points in Prolonged Safety Updates that could be of assist. We’re additionally fielding questions on AskWoody.
When you’ve paid Microsoft for Prolonged Safety Updates and may’t get them to put in, be sure you observe the entire steps on the backside of KB 4577051, the September Month-to-month Rollup Information Base article. Specifically, you must set up all excellent updates, then get the Servicing Stack Replace put in (anticipate a brand new Servicing Stack each month) earlier than the September patch will seem. There’s a brand new Servicing Stack Replace, but it surely now seems as when you gained’t want it till the November patches roll out.
Home windows 8.1 continues to be essentially the most secure model of Home windows round. To get this month’s puny Month-to-month Rollup put in, observe AKB 2000004: Methods to apply the Win7 and eight.1 Month-to-month Rollups. You need to have one Home windows patch, dated Sept. 8 (the Patch Tuesday patch).
After you’ve put in the most recent Month-to-month Rollup, when you’re intent on minimizing Microsoft’s snooping, run by the steps in AKB 2000007: Turning off the worst Win7 and eight.1 snooping. If you wish to completely lower out the telemetry, see @abbodi86’s detailed directions in AKB 2000012: How To Neutralize Telemetry and Maintain Home windows 7 and eight.1 Month-to-month Rollup Mannequin.
And, in fact, you possibly can anticipate the brand new Chromium-based model of Edge to look, whether or not you need it or not.
Due to the handfuls of volunteers on AskWoody who contribute mightily, particularly @sb, @PKCano, @abbodi86 and plenty of others.
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