Now that everyone has upgraded to Win 10 version 2004

 

...experts are saying to make a restoration copy of your existing installation. Discussion and how to do it are at https://www.computerworld.com …y-of-windows-10-2004.html

One thing, the article states an 8GB media is needed. I have had an occasional copy fail to write and had to go to a 16GB media. I never investigated why, but this seems to mostly occur with Dell laptops, perhaps because of some Dell included component.

Lastly, should you do this, makes copies of anything important on the media you choose because you will loose everything if you don't.

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John from PA

I'm still waiting for Windows 10, Version 2004

Two of my computers updated and installed the Windows 10 2004 updates weeks ago but the third, when checking for updates, reads, "Feature Update for Windows 10, version 2004. The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is on its way. Once it's ready for your device, you'll see the update available on this page."

windows 10 iso

mcginkleschmidt wrote:

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10I...

Change your browser useragent to something none desktop/windows (i set android chrome). You can then select the language and bit (32/64) edition you want. Then download the full iso.

Use rufus (http://rufus.ie/) to write the image to a usb flash drive. Currently the above link is offering up build 2004.

Don't Worry, Be Happy

zx1100e1 wrote:
mcginkleschmidt wrote:

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10I...

Change your browser useragent to something none desktop/windows (i set android chrome). You can then select the language and bit (32/64) edition you want. Then download the full iso.

Use rufus (http://rufus.ie/) to write the image to a usb flash drive. Currently the above link is offering up build 2004.

I assume my Asus laptop shows something that Microsoft recognizes is not ready for the build 2004. Rather than risk the Blue Screen of Death or worse, I'm in no rush to place unnecessary hurdles in my path. I'm content to wait a while. Don’t worry, be happy. cool

I'm still on 1909. Won't be

I'm still on 1909. Won't be updating until Dec or later. I also make an image before applying any updates.

No Auto Updates

My computer is set to no auto updates and am on 1909. I don't want any manufacturer forcing updates on me.

Hope that works out for you

My Son who is IT for Charles Schwab can't have his computer update automatically due to the programs he needs to run. He had set his to hold off on updates. He even did a registry hack and somehow MS got through and did an update. He had a lot of work to do to straighten out what they messed up.

panama wrote:

My computer is set to no auto updates and am on 1909. I don't want any manufacturer forcing updates on me.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Asus laptop.

mcginkleschmidt wrote:

Two of my computers updated and installed the Windows 10 2004 updates weeks ago but the third, when checking for updates, reads, "Feature Update for Windows 10, version 2004. The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is on its way. Once it's ready for your device, you'll see the update available on this page."

I have a 12 year old ASUS ROG laptop that originally shipped with Vista. Up until last week, I was getting that same message, but to my surprise, the 2004 update became available last week. It updated without issue although it took several hours to complete the update. I am pretty sure it is the old obscure Nvidia GPU that was causing the 2004 compatibility problem, as even the 1909 cumulative updates had quit working since last March. But apparently NVidia or Microsoft finally came out with a compatible driver for it.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

I wish I could

mcginkleschmidt wrote:

I assume my Asus laptop shows something that Microsoft recognizes is not ready for the build 2004. Rather than risk the Blue Screen of Death or worse, I'm in no rush to place unnecessary hurdles in my path. I'm content to wait a while. Don’t worry, be happy. cool

remember what I had to do, but until I made a settings change the laptop refused to update to 2004. If it returns in my memory I'll post it.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

I wish I could remember what I had to do...

Melaqueman wrote:
mcginkleschmidt wrote:

I assume my Asus laptop shows something that Microsoft recognizes is not ready for the build 2004. Rather than risk the Blue Screen of Death or worse, I'm in no rush to place unnecessary hurdles in my path. I'm content to wait a while. Don’t worry, be happy. cool

remember what I had to do, but until I made a settings change the laptop refused to update to 2004. If it returns in my memory I'll post it.

It is a good idea to run Windows updates and when it states "not ready" look in the section immediately below the message for "optional updates". These are often drivers for devices specific to your PC, perhaps an Intel or Nvidia chip, a BIOS upgrade, etc. Do what you think is important, then reboot your computer and retest.

Another thing that can be done is to check the Core isolation setting. Core isolation is a background process that prevents malicious code from running on the machine. To do this, or check its setting, type Device Security in the search box and hit enter.

Under "Core isolation", click on "Core isolation details"

If "Memory integrity" is enabled, turn it Off. Exit the settings, reboot and attempt to upgrade Windows. If successful re-enable the previous Core isolation setting.

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John from PA

Still rock'n Windows 7

Still rock'n Windows 7 Ultimate. When I'm forced to Windows 10, it will probably be due to an upgrade to computer hardware. Other than that, I'll do a Windows 10 LTSB version and manually update. It seems updates nowadays make things worse...

Windows 10 Version

My desktop computer was built in april 2020 with Core I9 cpu and it is still running Ver 1909. My question is does 2004 improve anything or just contain more MS spyware

it's a moot point

stan393 wrote:

My desktop computer was built in april 2020 with Core I9 cpu and it is still running Ver 1909. My question is does 2004 improve anything or just contain more MS spyware

We don't know every single improvement in Feature Update 2004, but the question is moot. Microsoft intends to force feature updates at some point after a delay, starting with 2004.

They say that they cannot design monthly security updates if the users are delaying the feature updates too long.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3564597/microsoft-stri...

dobs108 smile

I have a Dell laptop and

I have a Dell laptop and thanks for the info

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

I haven't upgraded to

I haven't upgraded to version 2004 yet. I typically wait several months for feature upgrades. I'm usually a level behind.
Microsoft Pro users cannot delay the update in Security Updates anymore starting with 2004. You now will have to configure a policy.

Knock on wood

Upgraded 4 computers and no issues ...

Upgraded mine ...

... and it's working flawlessly. I've never really had issues on any computer that I've ever updated over the years, whether it be a pre built pc or hand built. Maybe I'm just lucky.

just

ordered a new personal laptop. I do so every 5 years or so. It will have Win10 Pro so I'll see what version.

It's a ThinkPad X390 from lenovo on their eBay store. I was planning on getting a XPS13 from Costco but this was a little more than 1/2 the price, and $150 less than from lenovo.com...core i7 8th gen, 3 year warranty etc...

My work laptop is Win10 Pro but home laptop is Win7 Pro....had to keep it as such as I run the car dealer software on it (don't think it works on Win10 and need it). But turbotax won't run on Win7 for 2020 which is why I was planning on a new machine, it's been 5 years since I got the T450s....

Not I.

None of my computers have upgraded. Not sure if it's something I said.

thanks

great reminder

No updates is a dumb idea.

My computer is set to no auto updates and am on 1909. I don't want any manufacturer forcing updates on me.

No updates is a dumb idea. Most of the minor updates fix things like security issues and other bugs. Unlike the old times, MS is actually dealing with security issues now. Setting it to delay major updates is a good idea, as these updates are mostly feature updates and sometimes there are issues, like 2004 update. MS is actually trying to make you safer. So continue being belligerent about it but don't complain if you get hit by Mr Virus.

Check your update settings.

None of my computers have upgraded. Not sure if it's something I said.

Check your update settings. If you are talking about the major update, it will check you system first and may not update if there is a hardware issue or something else that may cause an issue.

I recommend Macrium Reflect

I recommend Macrium Reflect Free to image a drive. It is SUPER easy to do. I also recommend you do this b4 you do a major update. If it breaks things, it is VERY easy to get back to where you were.
I also recommend periodic images. If a drive fails you will be able to replace the HDD in about 1 hour instead of having to reinstall everything.
Another tip is to configure your system with 2 drives or partitions.
With C: and D: all your system stuff is on C:, all your stuff is on D:. The advantage of this is that you can restore your system without affecting your data and your system image will be a more manageable size file without all your data in it. You can separately back up your data with an image or use SYNCBACKFREE to back up files as changed.

To implement the above, it is very easy on a new computer/installation or if adding an SSD as a system drive. To do it on an existing installation you need to either have a large HDD or another drive you can copy your stuff to.

The process will not take long in most cases. The longest part is creating the image and the computer does all the work. The benefit is great. If you want the details you can probably find it by searching for "move windows profile to another drive". If not PM me and I will send the instructions.

Windows 10 2004 Update What a Mess

I made the mistake of updating Windows 10 to 2004 sunday or monday and what a mistake that was. I do some video editing and this update really screwed that up for me. Can not get audio and video to sync now. Tried reinstalling the video editor Nero Video ( 2014 version and 2020 version) no luck. Tried 3 different video editors no different. Updated the device drivers for both audio (sound card) and Video (Display Card) No change at all.Then i find out a few minutes ago Microsoft is having many problems with 2004 including drivers not working after updating to 2004. Here is some info https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-2004-were-already-l...