Serious Updates Question

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       #11

    OK. Learning a lot as I dig into this. Have never had to hide so many updates so thought time to learn a bit more.

    1. I already have the .net update. Most of us do. But each time a new Feature Update arrives it cannot find it so reinstalls it. There are ways to check what you have installed in the registry. Where the Feature Updates look to verify is empty, hence the constant update at those time.

    2. This is a great resource for updates and issues: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...004#433msgdesc

    3. Question: Can I "assume" that all the previous Cumulative Updates I have not installed are included in the latest Feature Update? If so, all I need to monitor is an updated and improved 2004 rather than all those other pieces.

    Thanks.

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    As I mentioned above, been using Macrium (paid) daily since day one on this computer. Would not be without it. But appreciate the reminder.

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    This remains unanswered and would be enough for me to close this:

    Question: Can I "assume" that all the previous Cumulative Updates I have not installed are included in the latest Feature Update? If so, all I need to monitor is an updated and improved 2004 rather than all those other pieces.

    I can't find a definitive answer to this. If it is true, All I have to do is find a working Feature Update. And forget about all the forgotten patches.

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #12

    When you install a Feature Update, all Windows Updates since the release will be installed as well.

    The installer tells you it's doing so.

    At this time, there are multiple issues with Windows 10 2004.

    I would suggest waiting a while, until the "list" gets shorter.
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       #13

    Totally agree. I am waiting. And have hidden numerous patches along the way. But all seem to report issues.
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  4. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #14

    I'm not sure what patches you are hiding, but I would install Security updates.

    We usually wait around 3 to 4 weeks, sooner if there is a zero-day that's being actively exploited, and have a recent disk image backup ready to go in case anything goes sideways.
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       #15

    These were hidden and never installed as each seemed to have its own issue from printing to DISM to.....

    KB4557957
    KB4551762
    KB4560960
    KB4497165

    That's why I asked early on if there was anything safe and a must install while I wait for a better feature update.
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  6. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #16

    You might look into the free tool Belarc Advisor.

    Products: Belarc Advisor

    It will give you information on several areas of your system, including updates.

    It will show what updates are missing, and what updates you've installed in the past 90 days.

    It has links you can follow to read about each update, and then make a decision for yourself.

    No one is going to tell you something is "safe"...every computer is different.

    Some people have a lot of issues, others have none.

    You need to have a current disk image backup ready to restore from, in case something goes sideways.
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       #17

    I have Belarc. Will take a look.

    Problem is, this is getting to be too much. Too many updates and too many that cause as many problems as they fix. Not enough time to keep up on all this. Each update I google KBXXXXXXXXX issues OR problem and find enough to tell me to block it. One or two is OK, but it is becoming ALL. And many sites discuss, but not a "one" that is go to. Life is too short. Wish this would stop.
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  8. Posts : 35,498
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #18

    You can make it so.

    If you have Pro, set updates to Notify.

    No Pro- use a utility like Sledgehammer (free) - blocks Windows Updates, enables Defender, includes WUMgr for manual scan and more.

    Or see the posher utility as Option 7 in the Tutorial for blocking automatic updates.

    Take a break don't update for 6 months, then review.

    There is an article per update per build with known and resolved issues. Just see the latest cumulative update (or feature update if interested).
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    That was a great idea. I don't use Belarc often enough to recall it listed missing security updates. For me, listing 3 missing though I know I hid many more.

    KB4552931
    KB4560959
    KB4560960

    Off to Google those three. Thanks for the pointer.
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  10. Posts : 35,498
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #20

    Here's the tutorial for you- see Option 7.
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