change in MS update procedure?


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    change in MS update procedure?


    I have a dual boot with two W10 systems. All updates, including the 1903 version, were easily performed at both systems independently. However, updating now one system to 1909 seems to prevent this update to the other system. Message: your device recently got the latest update....
    I think MS limited their update procedure in this respect. Or any suggestion?
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    win10 PRO on 5 PC's and Linux mint
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    PiKo said:
    I have a dual boot with two W10 systems. All updates, including the 1903 version, were easily performed at both systems independently. However, updating now one system to 1909 seems to prevent this update to the other system. Message: your device recently got the latest update....
    I think MS limited their update procedure in this respect. Or any suggestion?
    Since it has same hardware ID's MS thinks it is the same PC.
    You will have to use MCT, download and put an install for 1909 on usb, and do a full on install, I think.

    I am also curious how you make out as I have an ASUS notebook with home and pro both activated and on it. The 1903 PRO install I updated to 1909, but since I dont use the home, it is way back at 1803.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/win...for-a-computer

    Another idea, maybe you could transfer the updated Version of 1909 activation temporarily to an entirely different PC, and maybe this would free up the other install to activate. But I am just guessing. Someone on here will know.

    Whole thing does seem rather limiting if all MS is looking at is a quantifiable set of physical Id's to identify one pc from another, what if you have 100 identical hardware PC all running win 10 , only one could update on your digital license?? I doubt that, must be some more information involved. I suppose for that case, each PC probably has a unique ID as in a MAC address etc...so even though identical they actually have a unique fingerprint.

    But in your situation, the PC truly is the same to MS. Which honestly I would think that would have been a problem they would have dealt with, but who knows.

    Very curious if a knowledgeable person will share the truth here.

    If you have a real key. maybe you can reinstall to 1909 and reactivate it with that key, this other OS. Maybe boot it and see if showkeyplus can reveal a different key. I know on mine showkeyplus does show an OEM key on the Asus notebook when running that home install which is entirely different than when running the PRO version which shows a retail license.
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    I discovered the Windows 10 Update Assistant (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10), which is -I think- not the same as MCT. This assistant did the job. Whereas the Windows Update in Settings thought that my version was the newest, the Update Assistant found that it was not. So book keeping was different in both procedures.
    Now problem is solved.
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    win10 PRO on 5 PC's and Linux mint
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    PiKo said:
    I discovered the Windows 10 Update Assistant (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10), which is -I think- not the same as MCT. This assistant did the job. Whereas the Windows Update in Settings thought that my version was the newest, the Update Assistant found that it was not. So book keeping was different in both procedures. Now problem is solved.
    Nice, I might try that on my dual boot Win Home version, which I have left at an old version as I dont use it. I simply have it on here in case of a failure of the NVME drive which has the Win Pro version.
    Would be especially nice if it could just run unattended. Did it skip past the boot menu option where you select which OS to boot during its being setup?
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    Did it skip past the boot menu option where you select which OS to boot during its being setup?
    Not sure. I did the standard Windows update first in the secondary system (system for testing) to see whether there were any problems. Thereafter I tried the update to the main, default system, for which it was necessary to use the update assistant. I left the machine for some hour, and after returning everything was ok.
    In the past I never had a real problem. Sometimes I had to set names and priority again in easyBCD. Important for me was to deselect Metro Bootloader in easyBCD. Otherwise the main system starts up first and then allows the selection. Without Metro Bootloader selection of the OS is immediately after the Bios.
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