Items tagged with november 2019 update

Back in November, we reported that Microsoft had begun forced upgrades for certain customers to Windows 10 1903 (May 2019 Update). The update was targeted at customers running Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) or older. Today, we're learning that Microsoft is taking the step to force another group of users to an even newer build: Windows 10 1909 (November 2019 Update). This time around, Microsoft says that it will begin a slow rollout to "automatically initiate" an upgrade for Windows 10 1809 (October 2018 Update) user to the new November 2019 Update. Although the end-of-life for the October 2018 Update is still a few months out, Microsoft says that it is being proactive by beginning... Read more...
You may have noticed that installing the November 2019 Update for Windows 10 went quite a bit quicker and was hopefully less problematic than some of the prior feature updates Microsoft has rolled out. There a few reasons for this. One is the nature of the update—unlike past feature upgrades, the November 2019 Update was designed more like a Service Pack from earlier days. Don't expect this to be the norm, though. As a Service Pack-style update, the upgrade to Window 10 version 1909 feels a little underwhelming, compared to some of the previous feature updates. There are no major additions that are on the level of something like the Xbox Game Bar, and the look and feel of Windows 10 is... Read more...
We first heard rumblings about Intel's Ponte Vecchio last week, and now Intel has officially announced its first base GPU architecutre that is aimed squarely at the high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) markets. As we had all previously suspected, Ponte Vecchio is based on Intel's 7nm Xe architecture that will underpin products across a wide range of computing sectors, from discrete cards for desktops and integrated notebook solutions, to the HPC market and data center. Intel says that this first discrete GPU instantiation of Ponte Vecchio will be positioned to tackle HPC modeling and simulation workloads along with AI training, with high double-precision Floating... Read more...
It is always and adventure when Microsoft rolls out a major feature update to Windows 10. Fortunately, the November 2019 Update is less ambitious than most previous ones (it's more akin to a Service Pack from yesteryear), and in my experience, it installs fairly quick and easy. Nevertheless, Microsoft has identified an issue and is blocking the update on potentially affected PCs. What this boils down to is a lingering compatibility issue between recent builds of Windows 10, including the November 2019 Update (version 1909) and a now-outdated version of Realtek Bluetooth driver. If you are running a driver version earlier than 1.5.1012, you will not be able to update Windows 10 to the latest version.... Read more...
Microsoft is conducting some last minute tests for its Windows 10 19H2 update, now officially known as the November 2019 Update. It is available to download through its Windows Insider program, and barring a few tweaks between now and when it gets pushed out to the public at large next month, this is the final release. "We are now getting the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (19H2) ready for release. We believe that Build 18363.418 is the final build and we will continue to improve the overall experience of 19H2 on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence," Microsoft stated in a blog post. As such, Windows Insiders who subscribe to the Slow ring are being migrated over to Windows... Read more...