best way of updating - feature update 2004


  1. Posts : 60
    1909 (w/e is most recent)
       #1

    best way of updating - feature update 2004


    1. should minor updates be updated first and then restart
    2. or should feature updates be updated first
    3. does the order affect anything
    4. does 'Cumulative Updates' check what updates you have, and dl only the stuff you dont have? or does it dl everything?
    5. does w10 have regular update cycle or its random
    6. anything else about updates or anything worth knowing?
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  2. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #2

    HI,
    Create system image to removable hdd
    Create winpe recovery media.
    Shut down and disconnect hdd with system image.

    Mount 2004 iso and update see how it goes.

    If it doesn't work out restore system image.
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  3. Posts : 35,604
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    Assuming you mean from 1909 to 2004 then:

    a. Create a current disk image of what you have now. Hopefully you already are using disk imaging. E.g. Macrium reflect (free).
    b. Perform the feature update : two options
    - Windows update (I assume it's offered)
    - download an iso, mount and double click setup.exe.

    The second is a good idea if you expect failure, as you can readily try again, and have the iso available for an in-place upgrade repair if needed - and saves internet usage if that matters.

    You can choose to receive updates as part of the upgrade (can cause it to fail) or later.
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  4. Posts : 25,093
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    win10user999 said:
    does 'Cumulative Updates' check what updates you have, and dl only the stuff you dont have? or does it dl everything?

    A Cumulative Update is a single package, but it contains many individual patches. Windows Update will check to see how up to date you are and only download those patches that you do not already have installed.

    does w10 have regular update cycle or its random

    anything else about updates or anything worth knowing?


    Once a month Microsoft issues new security fixes. These are included in a Cumulative Update which is issued on the second Tuesday of the month (the 'B' release). At times there may be additional CUs issued in the third or fourth weeks ('C'/'D' releases) but these would only include new non-security patches.

    The 'Patch Tuesday' B release is mandatory and will be installed automatically by Windows Update. The C/D releases, having no new security fixes, are optional and will appear in Windows Update with a 'download and install' link.

    More detail here: Windows 10 update servicing cadence

    Microsoft have said that to avoid disruption while the covid lockdown is in place they will not be issuing anything other that the regular B release.

    Microsoft said:
    ...Starting in May 2020, we are pausing all optional non-security releases (C and D updates) for all the supported versions of Windows client and server products (Windows 10, version 2004 down to Windows Server 2008 SP2).

    There is no change to the monthly security updates (B release – Update Tuesday); these will continue as planned to ensure business continuity and to keep our customers protected and productive....
    KB4557957 Cumulative Update Windows 10 v2004 build 19041.329 - June 9
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #5

    How do you switch off updates completely, Now was the last time windows 10 restarts my PC and I loose work.
    I think windows 10 has been Microsoft's bigger failure since ME.
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  6. Posts : 35,604
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    Thank you very much for your -er- question.

    a. To prevent restarts when working use Active Hours in Settings.

    b. To disable updates completely, leaving Defender updates active, with the ability to manually scan for updates with WUmgr, download and install Sledgehammer (free).

    c. Alternatively see the relevant tenforums tutorial, e.g. Option 7

    Use Google: search for
    disable updates tutorial site:tenforums.com

    See:
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 2,234
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #7

    Here’s my checklist for upgrading:
    Create image using Macrium.
    Download media creation tool & use this to create install media (this way if anything goes wrong you don’t have to re-download it).
    Disconnect any external hard drive & USB hubs.
    Disable any third party antivirus.
    Change desktop theme to default & change screensaver to none.
    Turn off any sleep settings.
    Then run setup from the USB installation media.
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