Most bugs within Microsoft’june patches have already been fixed s; go and patch ahead
The most obvious problem with June patches was a conflict between Microsoft’s latest version of Microsoft&rsquo and Windows;s latest version of Office (er, Microsoft 365) Click-to-Run: If you installed patches when they arrived, Outlook wouldn’t run. Seven days later that bug got solved when Microsoft fixed Office, though Windows was at fault even.
We also saw a lot of belated patches for printers that didn’the June Windows updates t work after installing.
As as it happens, the weird approach to patching holes in Microsoft’s HEIC drivers through the Microsoft Store was warranted: The patches arrived via the store because, we’re assured, you’re only vulnerable in the event that you had downloaded specific drivers from the store. Weekly to create that clear it took Microsoft. You don’t should do anything to guard contrary to the way-out-of-band threats so long as you’re linked to the Windows Store. All’s well that ends well, Perhaps.
Microsoft still hasn’t fixed the reboot race condition leading to “missing” data (which isn’t missing at all, just relocated to a totally inscrutable location), but that problem is well understood now. It’s a pain just.
Here’s ways to get caught up.
Make a complete backup
Make a complete system image backup before you install the most recent patches. There’s a non-zero chance that the patches — the latest even, greatest patches of patches of patches — could hose your machine. So it is far better have a backup you could reinstall if your machine won’t boot. This is as well as the usual dependence on System Restore points.
Install the most recent Windows 10 June Cumulative Update
If you haven’t yet moved to Win10 version 1909 (in the Windows search box type winver and hit Enter), I would recommend you do so. The bugs in version 1903 are replicated in 1909 and vice-versa largely, so there’s hardly any reason to carry off on switching – although, admittedly, there’s nothing worthwhile that&rsquo almost;s new in version 1909. I’ve detailed instructions for moving to 1909 here.
june Cumulative Update installed To obtain the latest, click Start > Settings > Update & Security. In the event that you visit a Resume updates box (see screenshot), select it.
That’s all you have to to accomplish. Windows, in its infinite wisdom, the June Cumulative Update at its pace will install. If you don’t visit a Resume updates box, the June Cumulative update and you&rsquo you curently have; good to go re.
If you see an offer to Download and install the “Feature update to Windows 10, version 2004,” ignore it. Studiously.
If a notification sometimes appears by you that “Feature update to Windows 10, version 2004 / The Windows might 2020 Update is coming. We’re offering this update to compatible devices, however your device isn’t ready for this quite,” (screenshot above) rub that lucky rabbit’s foot again and recognize that your machine is okay — it&rsquo just; s that Microsoft&rsquo just;s truly artificial intelligence hasn’t targeted your machine. Ignore it, too.
Win10 nagging problems you might hit, and the way to handle them
When your machine comes home up for air, don’t panic if your desktop doesn’t look right, or you can’t get on your usual account. You have bit by the “temporary profile” bug, which we’ve known about – and complained about – for months. Try restarting your machine 4 or 5 times; the bug may away go. We’ve three separate threads on AskWoody about solving the issue [1, 2, 3] and when you will need additional help, it is possible to post a question always. (Thx @PKCano.)
If you have misbehaving printers following the update, you can find two potential resources of known, acknowledged bugs:
- If it is possible to longer access a network-attached printer no, or your printer starts throwing wild error messages, you’the June patch ve hit an acknowledged hard bug in. Microsoft includes a fix for the bug, june cumulative update to obtain it but you have to manually download and install the next. See Knowledge Base article 4567512.
- If you’ve got a USB-attached Windows and printer can’t view it, look at Knowledge Base article 4566779: “In case a USB is connected by you printer to Windows 10 version 1903 or later, turn off Windows and disconnect or shut down the printer then, when you begin Windows again the USB printer port shall not be accessible in the set of printer ports.”
While you’re mucking about with Windows Update, it wouldn’t hurt to Pause updates, to take you from the direct type of fire next time Microsoft releases a buggy couple of patches. Click Start > Settings > Update & Security. Click “Pause updates for seven days.” Next, go through the revealed link, which says “Pause updates for 7 more days,” four more times. That pauses all updates for 35 days, august until early. With just a little luck that’in July ll be long enough for Microsoft to repair any bugs it introduces, so you can miss the drama.
Patch Win7, Win8.1, or associated servers
If you’ve covered Win7 Extended Security you&rsquo and Updates;re having trouble obtaining the updates installed, Microsoft includes a new document called Troubleshoot issues in Extended Security Updates that can help. We’re also fielding questions on AskWoody.
If you’ve paid Microsoft for Extended Security Updates and also have installation problems, be sure to follow every one of the steps in the bottom of KB 4561643, the May Monthly Rollup Knowledge Base article. Specifically, you need to set up all outstanding updates, then obtain the Servicing Stack Update installed (expect a fresh Servicing Stack on a monthly basis), the June patch can look before.
Windows 8.1 is still probably the most stable version of Windows around. To obtain this month’s puny Monthly Rollup installed, follow AKB 2000004: How exactly to apply the Win7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups. You ought to have one Windows patch, dated June 9 (the Patch Tuesday patch). No, you don’t want the Preview of Monthly Rollup.
After you’ve installed the most recent Monthly Rollup, if you’re intent on minimizing Microsoft’s snooping, tell you the steps in AKB 2000007: Turning off the worst Win7 and 8.1 snooping. If you wish to cut right out the telemetry thoroughly, see @abbodi86’s detailed instructions in AKB 2000012: HOW EXACTLY TO Neutralize Telemetry and Sustain Windows 7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollup Model.
Whether you’ve covered Extended Security Updates or not, if you hook up to Windows Update in Win7 or Win8.1, Microsoft’s going to push its latest, greatest version of the Chrome-based Edge browser onto your machine. The brand new Microsoft Edge icon (which really is a surly-swirly version of the old one) turns up on the taskbar. WEB BROWSER there is still, but you have yet another choice in browsers – whether it really is wanted by you or not. It’s, you understand, free.
Thanks to the a large number of volunteers on AskWoody who contribute mightily, @sb especially, @PKCano, @abbodi86 and many more.
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