Windows 10: Cumulative Update KB3194496 for Windows 10 PC Build 14393.222 Insider

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  1. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       29 Sep 2016 #31

    Since there have been many problems in the series of Insider updates between 14905 - 14931 that makes Insiders revert to either a working, non-expiring feature update such as 14393 and halt their Insider updates temporarily, or rollback to one of the less problematic, but expiring-soon insider versions, It is possible that this cumulative update is part of a 'census-by-telemetry' process to discover the extent of Release Preview and Slow ring insiders (and by non-inclusion, the remainder of Fast Ring Insiders that have reverted to 14393 until a more stable Insider release is available) within the Insider population as a whole.

    I found the problem to be exacerbated by the release of a lot of new builds in a short period of time, that gave me no time to evaluate the builds, and I just felt overwhelmed - so I took a timeout from the fast ring.

    I felt that the relatively short lifetime of some of the '1607' family of insider releases before they expired at the beginning of October was a mistake - the expiry date should have been after the next long-term feature update, to enable Insiders to run these as long as they feel necessary or possible to enable the variants, without Insiders running them being pressurised to update to a subsequent short term expiry build, without any certainty of a long term feature release before the timeout occurs.

    So, I'd suggest a 6-month lifetime for Insider builds is a reasonable time, but 3 months is not, and that weekly intervals should be the minimum for the release of fast ring builds, with two weeks being a maximum.
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  2.    29 Sep 2016 #32

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Since there have been many problems in the series of Insider updates between 14905 - 14931 that makes Insiders revert to either a working, non-expiring feature update such as 14393 and halt their Insider updates temporarily, or rollback to one of the less problematic, but expiring-soon insider versions, It is possible that this cumulative update is part of a 'census-by-telemetry' process to discover the extent of Release Preview and Slow ring insiders (and by non-inclusion, the remainder of Fast Ring Insiders that have reverted to 14393 until a more stable Insider release is available) within the Insider population as a whole.

    I found the problem to be exacerbated by the release of a lot of new builds in a short period of time, that gave me no time to evaluate the builds, and I just felt overwhelmed - so I took a timeout from the fast ring.

    I felt that the relatively short lifetime of some of the '1607' family of insider releases before they expired at the beginning of October was a mistake - the expiry date should have been after the next long-term feature update, to enable Insiders to run these as long as they feel necessary or possible to enable the variants, without Insiders running them being pressurised to update to a subsequent short term expiry build, without any certainty of a long term feature release before the timeout occurs.

    So, I'd suggest a 6-month lifetime for Insider builds is a reasonable time, but 3 months is not, and that weekly intervals should be the minimum for the release of fast ring builds, with two weeks being a maximum.
    Builds 14931 and 14936 don't expire until May, 2017. MS has deduced the issues arising from short-term expiration periods and reverted to long-term periods.
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  3. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       29 Sep 2016 #33

    Builds 14931 and 14936 don't expire until May, 2017. MS has deduced the issues arising from short-term expiration periods and reverted to long-term periods.
    Sadly 14931 had usability problems too, so folk were stuck with the problem of either:

    • lose your installed apps and files by reverting to 14393, or
    • lose function and expect shutdowns if you stick with your rollback insider version, in a matter of days.


    Hopefully 14936 will be better.

    Hopefully 14936 will be rolled out in time.

    There's no mileage in alienating or upsetting your workforce, even if they are unpaid volunteer beta testers. I hope Microsoft has learnt this lesson.
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  4.    29 Sep 2016 #34

    14936 flighted to fast ring yesterday (Wednesday, 10am PDT).
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  5. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       29 Sep 2016 #35

    I received it yesterday - I hope its global rollout reaches everyone.
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  6.    29 Sep 2016 #36

    Cumulative update kb 3194496


    Anyone seeing this come down through windows update public channel tonight? Bit unexpected ! It's downloaded now but taking quite a while on 'preparing to configure windows'
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  7.    29 Sep 2016 #37

    Cumulative Update for Win10 Ver 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3194496)


    Hi All,
    I'm getting this update right now. Download is at 90%.... not sure how long it's been going.
    A search on Google says this is for Insiders but I am not an Insider.
    Anyone else getting it?
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  8. IownAmoneyPit's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home/10 Pro x 3/Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
       29 Sep 2016 #38

    @Scottyboy99 I just checked WU and that update is downloading now. It is the same update that was released to Insiders yesterday and brings the build number up to 14393.222.
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  9.    29 Sep 2016 #39

    Yeah, me too. I just posted in Windows Activation and Updates.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1607) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       29 Sep 2016 #40
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Source: Windows 10 update history - Microsoft Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607: September 20, 2016 Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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UPDATE 8/31/2016: This update has been re-released as build 14393.105. 768894503625207808 :arrow: If you are in the Fast ring, then you will not get this update since you are on build 14905.1000. Source: Cumulative Update Build...
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