I was recently reminded that my WSUS server is no longer available on the network. The Windows 8.1 tablet couldn’t find it and as a result couldn’t update to Windows 10. This is how I reset WSUS settings on the tablet and used Windows Update for the future. Removing WSUS settings is easy. You have two options to do so using the Registry or using PowerShell. They both achieve the same thing.
In their Surface Pro 3 October firmware update Microsoft have provided support for the new Surface Pro 4 Type Cover. Many people are ditching their Surface Pro 3 type covers in favour of the new one released with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 last month. But if you are outside of the US, beware. The new type cover, according to much internet chatter, is a major upgrade from the old Surface Pro 3 cover providing a much more solid experience with both keyboard and trackpad.
If you have a Surface 3 you will be receiving a new firmware update from today to help improve the stability of mobile broadband: The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 9/18/2015” when you view your update history. Surface Modem Firmware Update (v188.8.131.52) improves mobile broadband network stability (for Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)). Surface Modem Firmware Update (v1521.
As I tweeted about yesterday, Microsoft have released a new firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 which improves power usage when an SD card is being used. The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 9/15/2015” or “System Hardware Update – 9/15/2015” when you view your update history. USB 3.0 Card Reader driver update (v10.0.10240.31217) improves the system power usage when an SD card is inserted.
If you have a [Surface Pro 3][LINK-1] you will be receiving a [new update][LINK-2] today to help improve the performance and stability of the Intel HD Graphics 5000 adapter under [Windows 10][LINK-3]: The following update will be listed as “Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics Family” when you view your update history. HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4256) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10. Before you go ahead with the update Microsoft warns:
The Windows Update Utility, wuauclt.exe, documentation from Microsoft is more than a little sparse. The utility comes with no help switch, status or output when it is used. This is a utility I’ve bumped heads with a lot in the past so I’ve put together this post to hold the information I’ve found. wuauclt.exe Switches Some switches need to be combined with /DetectNow to actually work. Note that when combining parameters, you can use them only in the order specified.
In an earlier post I wrote about how to force the Windows 10 upgrade through Windows Update. In this post I will show you how to block Windows 10 upgrade from Windows Update. The confusion around Windows 10 upgrade blocking. There seems to be some confusion around how to block the Windows 10 upgrade: We should uninstall KB3035583 and all will be well - doesn’t seem to work as the update is reinstalled again.
In an earlier post I outlined how to use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to download Windows 10. While handy for doing a multiple installs or a clean install, what if you just want to apply the Windows 10 upgrade through Windows Update? In this post I will outline what you need to do to use Windows Update to download the Windows 10 upgrade and apply it to your computer alone.