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Microsoft to pause optional cumulative updates as of May 2020.

 

Another technician who goes by the screen name of Porthos just posted this on a forum for techs.  Straight from the proverbial horses mouth as well as a reliable outside source:

Today, Microsoft announced that starting in May 2020 it will pause all optional non-security updates for all supported versions of Windows, including Server versions and prioritize their focus on security updates.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...l-windows-cumulative-updates-starting-in-may/
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Heard about that to, I wander if that will mean feature updates to.

With the current climate I wouldn't be surprised if that happened.

I know my graphics driver had one release this month where usually there are 2.

The optionals are installed and running, a day out from our country's lockdown.

However with all computer and most stores shut down for the next month, if anything screws up on anything, it will remain screwed.

If any hardware fails it will remain failed.

And if anything goes off then it may not come back on immediately.

The good thing is that now the government is talking about future plans, and it is trying to stick to its month shutdown for now.



On 25/03/2020 7:46 am, Brian Vogel wrote:
Another technician who goes by the screen name of Porthos just posted this on a forum for techs.  Straight from the proverbial horses mouth as well as a reliable outside source:

Today, Microsoft announced that starting in May 2020 it will pause all optional non-security updates for all supported versions of Windows, including Server versions and prioritize their focus on security updates.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...l-windows-cumulative-updates-starting-in-may/
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Why would you think that COVID-19 means important servers and storage farms/servers will be shut down? That makes very little sense to me and I am quite sure any lockdown which always includes provisions for “essential” business and services includes maintaining a countries infrastructure be that roads, the electricity grid, water mains, the internet and telecommunication etc. That would be like saying that if a tree falls on a power line and 1,000 people end up without power because of this they’ll remain without power for the next 3 or 4 or 6 weeks or however long the lockdown lasts.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:31 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Microsoft to pause optional cumulative updates as of May 2020.

 

Heard about that to, I wander if that will mean feature updates to.

With the current climate I wouldn't be surprised if that happened.

I know my graphics driver had one release this month where usually there are 2.

The optionals are installed and running, a day out from our country's lockdown.

However with all computer and most stores shut down for the next month, if anything screws up on anything, it will remain screwed.

If any hardware fails it will remain failed.

And if anything goes off then it may not come back on immediately.

The good thing is that now the government is talking about future plans, and it is trying to stick to its month shutdown for now.

 

 

On 25/03/2020 7:46 am, Brian Vogel wrote:

Another technician who goes by the screen name of Porthos just posted this on a forum for techs.  Straight from the proverbial horses mouth as well as a reliable outside source:

Today, Microsoft announced that starting in May 2020 it will pause all optional non-security updates for all supported versions of Windows, including Server versions and prioritize their focus on security updates.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...l-windows-cumulative-updates-starting-in-may/
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.