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  • Problem with “Intel” display drivers for older Intel chips?

    Posted on March 11th, 2017 at 12:34 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I can’t figure it out.

    Can you?

    See https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/intel-display-111016-1200-am-20-19-15-4549/#post-100488

  • No, Win10 beta build 15055 is not the “RTM” of Creators Update

    Posted on March 11th, 2017 at 06:15 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Richard Hay over at Penton’s Supersite has three good reasons why Friday’s beta build 15055 is likely not the final release of Win10 version 1703 Creators Update:

    • There’s a watermark on the desktop
    • It has an expiration date
    • The official announcement says there’s a bug with the Store and “This issue will be fixed in the next build.”

    The discussion in the Lounge also notes that:

    • Surface Pro 3 won’t install 15055 if there’s a microSD card in it

    Of course, Microsoft can do anything imaginable (and some things unimaginable) to create the “final” RTM Creators Update. Don’t forget that last time around, MS pushed a cumulative update (KB3176929) just before it released 1607 to the masses. The folks in the Insider program were working on build 143939, thinking we had it made, when we suddenly discovered that the “real” final build was 14393.10.

    Will history repeat itself? Guess we’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out.

    Which reminds me… many observers now say that Win10 Creators Update will roll out on April 11. While that’s entirely possible, releasing on April 11 would be like tossing gasoline on a bonfire. April 11 is the first real Patch Tuesday in two (arguably three or four) months; there will undoubtedly be patches for Win 7, 8.1, and Win10 version 1507, 1511, and 1607 on that date. Hard to imagine MS would release 1703 simultaneously.

    For reference, none of the Win10 versions have gone out on Patch Tuesdays – 1507 was on July 29, 2015; 1511 was on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015; 1607 was on Aug. 2, 2016.

    Surely somebody’s figured that part out.