Tracking W10 Cumulative Updates for Posterity - 2015 Edition

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August 14, 2015 at 21:19:37
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1. July 29, 2015 - Windows 10 officially released to the public as free upgrade.

At the same time ...

2. July 29, 2015 - 1st Cumulative Security Update for Windoiw 10 issued via KB3074683.

7 days (one full week) later ...

3. August 5, 2015 - 2nd Cumulative Update for Windoiw 10 issued via KB3081424.

6 days later ...

4. August 11, 2015 - 3rd Cumulative Update for Windows 10 issued via KB3081436.

3 days later ...

5. August 14. 2015 - 4th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 issued via KB3081438.

4 days later ...

6. August 18, 2015 - 5th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 issued via KB3081444.

9 days later ...

7. August 27, 2015 - 6th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 issued via KB3081448.

12 days later ....

8. September 8, 2015 - 7th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 issued via KB3081455.

22 days later ...

9. September 30, 2015 - 8th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 issued via KB3093266.

13 days later ...

10. October 13, 2015 - 9th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 issued via KB3097617.

14 days later ...

11. October 27, 2015 - 10th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 issued via KB3105210. This update which is dated Oct. 27 wasn't actually released until Oct 29.

14 days later ...

12. November 11, 2015 - 11th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 issued via KB3105213.

1 day later ...

13. November 12, 2015 - 12th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1511 (Build 10586): November 10, 2015 issued via KB3105211. This update which is dated Nov. 10 wasn't actually released until Nov. 12.

6 days later ....

14. November 18, 2015 - 13th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1511 (Build 10586.11): November 18, 2015 issued via KB3118754. This update replaces the previously released update KB3105211 issued November 12, 2015.

6 days later...

15. November 24, 2015 - 14th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1511 (Build 10586.14): November 24, 2015 issued via KB3120677.

8 days later...

16. December 2, 2015 - 15th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1511 (Build 10586.17): December 2, 2015 issued via KB3116908.

2 days later...

17. December 4, 2015 - 16th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1511 issued via KB3122947 (Microsoft ghosted this Update as soon as it was released - no explanation given, as usual).

4 days later ...

18. December 8, 2015 - 17th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1511 (Build 10586.29): December 8, 2015 issued via KB3116900.

9 days later ...

19. December 17, 2015 - 18th Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1511 (Build 10586.36): December 17, 2015 issued via KB3124200.


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Stay tuned for additional Cumulative Updates to roll out.

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EDIT #1 (August 15, 2015): Above list updated to include the first Cumulative Update I overlooked as pointed out by Derek in Post 3 below.

EDIT #2 (August 18, 2015) Added 5th Cumulative Update (a.k.a. Security update for Internet Explorer 11)

EDIT #3 (August 27, 2015) Added 6th Cumulative Update

EDIT #4 (September 8, 2015) Added 7th Cumulative Update

EDIT #5 (September 30, 2015) Added 8th Cumulative Update

EDIT #6 (October 13, 2015) Added 9th Cumulative Update

EDIT #7 (October 27, 2015) Added 10th Cumulative Update

EDIT #8 (November 11, 2015) Added 11th Cumulative Update

EDIT #9 (November 12, 2015) Added 12th Cumulative Update

EDIT #10 (November 18, 2015) Added 13th Cumulative Update

EDIT #11 (November 24, 2015) Added 14th Cumulative Update

EDIT #12 (December 2, 2015) Added 15th Cumulative Update

EDIT #13 (December 4, 2015) Added 16th Cumulative Update (pulled by Microsoft)

EDIT #14 (December 8, 2015) Added 17th Cumulative Update

EDIT #15 (December 17, 2015) Added 18th Cumulative Update


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#1
August 14, 2015 at 21:26:48
For those unfamiliar with the terminology used to describe Microsoft software updates, READ ME.

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#2
August 14, 2015 at 22:56:07
Good to know that Microsoft are on the ball. What a contrast to OS X where security updates can take months or even years. Thanks for the info.

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#3
August 15, 2015 at 08:27:34
There was also this one on July 29 2015:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/windows-10...

KB3074683:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

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August 15, 2015 at 08:56:17
Derek - Thanks - I overlooked the FIRST Cumulative Update Microsoft issued the very same day they released Windows 10 to the public. I will edit the original post to include this one. Thanks again :-)

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August 18, 2015 at 19:08:01
Added 5th Cumulative Update to List

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August 27, 2015 at 12:32:29
Added 6th Cumulative Update to List

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September 8, 2015 at 22:19:57
Added 7th Cumulative Update to List

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#8
September 28, 2015 at 17:35:44
Have you decided to leave it at that or is MS now doing remarkably well (21 days since the last cumulative update)?

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#9
September 28, 2015 at 20:39:24
For now I guess MS is "doing remarkably well" despite uploading daily definition updates for Windows Defender, as well as issuing just one security update to fix vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in IE11 & Microsoft Edge. My gut tells me MS is busy cooking up some major update (not Cumulative Update but more likely SP1) to be released imminently under the code names Windows 10 Threshold 2 (aka Wave 2) and Redstone.

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#10
September 29, 2015 at 14:45:42
Derek - For your info as well as anyone interested about the natures of Cumulative Updates, I believe you will find THIS post interested.

Quoted:

Another interesting difference between updates for Windows 10 and previous Windows operating systems is the cumulative nature of Windows 10 releases.

It is important to note that, in order to improve release quality and simplify deployments, all new releases that Microsoft publishes for Windows 10 will be cumulative. This means new feature upgrades and servicing updates will contain the payloads of all previous releases (in an optimized form to reduce storage and networking requirements), and installing the release on a device will bring it completely up to date.

Also take notice that the same article revealed:

(1) there will be two types of updates in Windows 10 - Servicing updates and Features Updates

(2) Microsoft plans to release between two & three feature upgrades per year and to publish accompanying servicing updates for supported feature upgrades.

(3) Servicing updates will continue to be delivered on Patch Tuesday primarily (second Tuesday of a month) but may also be pushed out at other times when the need arises

(4) Feature upgrades always contain an entire copy of Windows so that they can be used to install Windows on existing devices. It is like Windows 10.1, 10.2 and so without these releases being named that way.

(5) More importantly, Home users who run Windows 10 on machines won't be able to block feature upgrades for a long period of time as they won't receive servicing updates anymore

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#11
September 30, 2015 at 11:54:07
Hey Derek - Lo and behold Windows Cumulative Updates suddenly strikes again

Added 8th Cumulative Update to List

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#12
September 30, 2015 at 12:10:28
Thanks for info at #10 and the latest update. I've made a graph which helps show the obvious, which is that the time between cumulative updates is still on the increase.

Just for the heck of it I tried upgrading to W10 on my W7 netbook (using the tool which allows you to install without the reservation). No dice - received the 0x80004005-0x20004 (INSTALL_RECOVERY_ENVIRONMENT) error and was reverted back to W7 losing a bit of HD space as always. I didn't remove the virus checker but as it was MSE I assumed they would be able to deal with it. Next time I'll disable its real time checking. I have a few other ideas but will hold off for a couple more months.

Unlucky maybe but it doesn't give me very good vibes about considering it on other computers which are more important to me.

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#13
September 30, 2015 at 12:27:27
Yes I believe you are on top of it. I scouted the Net and learned Other users who experienced the same error solved the problem by disabling/uninstalling the Security program and do over.

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#14
September 30, 2015 at 13:12:32
Yeah, I've just remembered that MSE was replaced by Windows Defender in Win 8 so it's best uninstalled as its not wanted anyway (WD instead).

MS are great about reusing old names:-

Windows Mail > Windows Live Mail (not to mention "Essentials" with everything)

Outlook Express > Outlook > Outlook.com

Windows Defender > Microsoft Security Essentials > Windows Defender

Life would be drab without MS confusing everyone.

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#15
September 30, 2015 at 19:35:08
It's all about Rebranding old things as new things, and yes you are right - Life would be drab without MS confusing everyone especially for the Seniors - it helps prevent Alzheimer's.

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#16
October 1, 2015 at 08:12:08
Yeah but they missed a rebranding trick. They could have called Windows 10 either Windows 95 or Vista, although one difference is that I had no problem installing either of those. Am now mid flight upgrading my second lappy to W10 and that upgrade is decidedly rickety so far.

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October 1, 2015 at 10:18:04
Good luck with that - Keep us posted as you go along. You can think of us as your 911 First Responders. Oh speaking of branding, they could have called Windows 10 Windows 9. THIS is where you can download and try the first Windows 9 version just for fun.

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#18
October 1, 2015 at 11:05:48
Subject to checking over the next few days it seems the laptop upgrade has worked. It stopped updating after a requested restart (I left if for ages) but on prompting it again it more or less continued where it left off. Sound wouldn't work but eventually fixed by disabling enhancements (which we didn't need).

So it's one failure, one under my belt. My Win 8.1 PC will be way down the list because I want to get as many tricks under my belt before I risk wrecking that - assuming I even bother.

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#19
October 13, 2015 at 19:15:00
Added 9th Cumulative Update to List

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#20
October 14, 2015 at 08:09:28
My graph shows a steady falling trend in frequency of cumulative updates. Last months longer lapse was probably an outlier.

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October 30, 2015 at 01:07:48
Added 10th Cumulative Update to List

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#22
October 30, 2015 at 08:18:37
Take it as read that I'm still watching this post - thx.

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#23
November 10, 2015 at 10:28:28
Added 11th Cumulative Update to List.

Trust me - Rest assured that this update is NOT YET the big Fall Update (also known as Threshold 2 (TH2) or Wave 2) anticipated everywhere across the internet.

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November 14, 2015 at 00:53:53
Added 12th Cumulative Update to List. For details regarding Changes to the operating system, read Windows 10 blog HERE, or go HERE to learn What is new.

For other history buffs (like myself), the 12th Cumulative Update is Windows 10 build 10586 (AKA code named Windows Threshold 2 or Wave 2) is Version 1511 (for November 2015 Fall Update Release).

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#25
November 18, 2015 at 20:42:42
Added 13th Cumulative Update to List.

Happy Downloading, folks.

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#26
November 23, 2015 at 14:18:49
Finally installed Win 10 on my netbook (MSI U160). The story might be useful to someone.

30/9/2015 Upgraded using this list:
Temporarily release block on home page (as before).
Temporarily disable CryptoPrevent (as before).
Disable Windows Defender (as before).
Remove desktop background picture program (as before).
Clean boot.

Received error 0x80004005-0x20004 "The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during INSTALL_RECOVERY_ENVIRONMENT operation". I mentioned this failure in a previous response.

19/11/2015 tried again in the light of further W10 updates - same result.

21/11/2015 tried again but deleted 10G Restore Partition (100M partition left alone).
I forgot to set the machine up for clean boot.
Received error 0xC1900101-0x4000D "Failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with error during MIGRATE_DATA operation"

22/11/2015 Success when trying again with clean boot and adding these two to the list:
Run Media Creation Tool as admin.
Turn off Internet whenever possible (after the download part).

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The last few posts on the following link nail the first error, which is peculiar to MSI computers and their restore partition:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...
It was nothing to do with the virus checker as I originally wondered.

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Screen can only be set to 1280 x 600, rather than 1280 x 768 which is the native resolution. Pity but I just don't think there is a more suitable driver around.

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#27
November 24, 2015 at 09:30:37
What a journey upgrading the netbook to W10. I am sure you also checked MSI site for W10 drivers, etc before you began the adventure, right?

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#28
November 24, 2015 at 12:54:15
Yeah, no W10 drivers for it and computer not listed by MSI as suitable. It was always slow and with a few tweaks I think it is now marginally faster on W10 than Win7 starter You never know it might be better again when the recent big update comes along - they won't let W10 Upgraders have it until a month has elapsed - new policy.:
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style...

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#29
November 25, 2015 at 08:56:11
Added 14th Cumulative Update to List. For information about the functionality improvements added to Windows 10 TH2, check out THIS link for details.

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#30
December 2, 2015 at 17:55:46
Added 15th Cumulative Update to List.

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#31
December 2, 2015 at 18:23:25
Thanks for keeping these going - appreciated.

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#32
December 2, 2015 at 18:42:19
You are welcome. The frequency of Windows 10 Cumulative updates is getting more intrigue. I am not sure if the pace will end once Windows Redstone (aka Wave 3 or Windows 10 SR1) is released to manufacturer sometimes in 2016.

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#33
December 2, 2015 at 19:37:08
My W10 upgrades are two down one to go. In some respects my workhouse should be the one that upgrades the easiest; it's newer than the other two and had Win 8 on it from new. The manufacturers care not to support it on W10, although it is by no means ancient. So it's "no official drivers" once more.

From my netbook experience it appears that when MS have insufficient info on the drivers present they just dump the lot and install some generic ones. So, you might get away with it and you might not. Most likely it will run W10 but with some niggling annoyances to get used to.

I guess I could always stick with W8.1 as I don't have any hassle with it. I am not so sure I care to be left out in the cold though. W10 does seem pretty good, if you can tolerate a bit of MS spying.

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#34
December 8, 2015 at 23:53:57
Added 16 & 17th Cumulative Updates to List.

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#35
December 17, 2015 at 14:14:53
Added 18th Cumulative Update to List. Long Live the fascinating and ongoing evolution of Windows 10 (LOL).

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#36
December 17, 2015 at 15:01:41
Busy little bees aren't they?

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#37
December 18, 2015 at 08:09:20
Looks like the little bees have finally winded down under the order of the Queen Bee (Gabe Aul) at least until 2016.

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsex...

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#38
December 18, 2015 at 08:51:31
Interesting. If you go for the Upgrade right now do you get the latest (1511 plus updates since) or something earlier?

I'm kinda assuming you might know but if not I'll do some googling.

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#39
December 18, 2015 at 09:49:48
You will get the most recent 1511 Build at the moment you download it.
The most recent 1511 Build includes all cumulative updates previously released. Also, On one of my laptop running 1511 Build 10586.11 but not used from November 18 until now December 18, it was updated to the most current release 1511 10586.36 - bypassing three earlier updates.

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#40
December 18, 2015 at 11:07:39
Aha, that's good news - thanks.

I will probably take the plunge on my workhorse (miss-spelled previously as workhouse) in the quiet days after Christmas. It's the only one left, the plus side being it is Windows 8.1, the downside being that it is not supported on Win 10 by HP because it is "TERRIBLY" old (nearly 3 years p6-2435ea desktop tower).

The little netbook has definitely speeded up a bit on Win10 but it will always be slow due to the CPU.

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#41
December 20, 2015 at 21:17:42
Derek -

Last October I was told the same thing by HP that my four year old P7-1056C desktop is not supported on Win 10. Nevertheless I gambled and took the upgrade on my own. The only bad thing I experienced was the deprecation of certain Windows 7 features. (I should have known better by carefully reading the specs). To date this machine continues to run just fine and showing no issue with the drivers installed by Win 10 rather than by HP. (This surprised me considering my long-standing hesitation about using Windows Update drivers on OEM PCs)

Speaking of updates to Win 10 - when you are ready to take the update plunge later this week, rest knowing that the moment you download the Win10 installer it will include all previously-released fixes in every cumulative update release.

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#42
December 21, 2015 at 08:10:30
Thanks for your thoughts. Definitely after Christmas but subject then to fitting it in. It will be more than a week away though.. I'll have to "de-stitch it up" first because the upgrade might not appreciate all of my antics - they can go back later if required.

My general feeling is guarded optimism. It can't be worse than the netbook battle was, nor better than the WIn 7 laptop, which took to it like a love match.

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#43
January 1, 2016 at 13:40:38
As per the other thread, my Win 8.1 has now been upgraded to Win 10 (started on 28th Dec). Upgrade itself worked immediately but I've had a long battle with the aftermath. It was a bit like a computer techs training kit. Had everything from sound issues to USB drive not working but have managed to go through the long list and kick it (more or less) into shape. It didn't like my TinyWall, which slowed it down a treat. Just as well I had the foresight to remove it before the install.

It's still slower then Win 8.1 was and is a bit rickety at times. I'll probably stick with it and hope that between MS and I it might be eventually be as good as 8.1, although the ideas barrel is now being scraped.

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#44
January 4, 2016 at 14:42:30
Just to add that my ex Win 8.1 is now more stable and faster. Sorted out quite a issues by going to Events. Found the odd registry entry that had copied over the Win 10 installation - cured by finding the correct (new) one and replacing it. I guess that's the risk when not doing a fresh install.

The irony is that perhaps the biggest nagging problem was down to MS removing a fix I had previously applied in Wi n 8.1 - put the same fix on Win 10 and bingo.

A long registry search ends up stopping (not responding) after it has found a couple of entries. Maybe I'll stumble across a fix but am now using the Nirsoft RegScanner which is far better and also allows direct regedit access to what it finds.

On the list of "strange little oddities" the "Computer" or "My Computer" locations did not change to "This PC" as expected. Now renamed it so that I am in line with other Win 10 users.

There's a lot more to the story but it's time to move on.

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#45
January 5, 2016 at 10:30:42
That's great - the bottom line is you got it working. What a day it was for me yesterday. I helped out a buddy get back all of the missing desktop icons on his HP Win 8.1 then upgraded it to Windows 10. Encountered small glitches with his unusual apps - used Nirsoft RegScanner (yes it's a coincidence) and PowerShell to stabilize the system. It's running fine now (Whew!!)

Care to indulge me with more of the "strange little oddities"?

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#46
January 5, 2016 at 14:34:15
Well, I was a tad optimistic about solving an online issue which I put down to IPv6 protocol (not available on my ISP yet) screwing things up. Although disabling IPv6 completely, including all settings and registry entries, made a vast improvement, after a long period on line some slowness still creeps in. A warning Event 4230 (about congestion seems to coincide with that event so when I have a little more evidence and information I shall chase it up further. I keep undo reg files for all fixes that use them, just in case a better solution comes along later.

I had these multiple Event 131 issues:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...
Fixed with the URL change in the registry (Mike P, September 15, 2015). I'm keeping my eye on this one because MS might eventually change their URL.

I also had some Event 513 entries which might have coincided with me saving manual restore points. This was the fix:
http://justworks.ca/blog/fix-event-...
I kinda took that on face value because I'm not so sure I would know how to undo it. Fortunately it worked otherwise I might have had to resort to System Restore.

One of my outstanding issues is that I have to disable fast startup otherwise I can't shut down. I am not alone on this and a better fix would be handy, if I can find one or work out something.

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