Windows 10 Update History – Version 1507 (RTM, Initial Release)

Summary:  Microsoft web site for the latest and past released feature and security updates

Comments:

  • Reference site for Windows 10 Version 1507(RTM, Initial Release) Build 10240 updates
  • Contains updates for each  released KB(Knowledge Base) update by Build version.Subversion number
    • e.g. Version 1507 Build 10240.16405  (1507’s RTM, Initial release – July 2015)
  • Each KB contains(when applicable) a section describing:
    • Information and Fixes
    • Known issues
    • How to obtain the update (including Update Replacement and File Information)
          • Update Replacement identifies if the KB replaces or doesn’t replace a prior update
          • File Information is provided by linking to a downloadable *.csv file

Additional Information:

Revisions:

January 31, 2017:  Initial Draft and Initial Publish Date

Windows 10 – Release Information

Summary:  Microsoft’s web site for current and past release information for all Windows 10 Versions and Builds

Comments:

  • Reference site for all released Windows 10 Versions and Build Numbers
    • Applicable to the following:
      • Anniversary Update Version 1607 Build 14393.xxx
      • November Update Version 1511 Build 10586.xxx
      • Initial Release RTM Version 1507 Build 10240.xxx
  • Contains historical information in table format in chronological order
  • Routinely updated to reflect the latest feature and quality updates
  • Resource to determine if your installed version of Windows 10 is up to date with the latest feature and quality updates

 

Additional Information:

 

 

Revisions:

Initial Draft: September 9, 2016

Initial Publish Date: November 2,  2017 (took a while, completely forgot until an ‘All Soul’ reminded me)

Second Publish Date: January 15, 2017 Deleted original, rewrote entire article, added ‘Applicable to’ section

Microsoft Surface update history

Summary:   Microsoft Surface web site for the latest and past released software and firmware updates

 

Comments:

  • Microsoft’s Surface Update History (Software and Firmware) web site for Surface devices
  • Applies to the following Surface devices
    • Surface, Surface Pro
    • Surface 2, Surface Pro 2
    • Surface 3, Surface Pro 3
    • Surface Pro 4
    • Surface Book, Surface Book with Performance Base
    • Surface Studio
  • Direct links to obtain update history for the above Surface devices
  • Surface Updates are automatically installed via Windows Update
  • Note: Surface Updates files can also be downloaded and installed manually for most Surface devices
    • The file name format is the Surface version, followed by the operating system, followed by the release number.
    • To obtain, download and install Surface Updates manually follow the steps in this procedure

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Additional Information:

 

Revisions:

November 22, 2016: Initial Draft and Initial Publish Date

December 8, 2016: Revised Comment section; Added ‘Applies to’ comment

January 14, 2017:  Added example picture to better explain the multiple files available for download and installation.

Windows 10–Creators Update 3D

Summary:  Microsoft Introduces Tools and Support for 3D on Windows 10 Creators Update

Comments:

  • On October 29, 2016 Microsoft unveiled their vision to bring 3D to Windows 10 users
  • 3D will be available in the next major version release of Windows – Creators Update(due in 2017)
  • 3D tools included in the Creators Update will make it easier to capture, create and share in 3D
  • Creators Update includes Paint 3D which Microsoft refers to as ‘your 3D art studio in Windows’
  • An online community, Remix 3D, is available now, for the purpose of networking and connecting creators and creations – https://www.remix3d.com
  • To experience 3D, today, it is necessary to be a member of the Windows Insider Program and have a current 3D supported Insider Program version/build installed on your device

 

Additional Information:

 

 

Revisions:

November 9, 2016: Initial Draft and Initial Publish Date

Windows 10 – Windows Defender Offline

Summary:   How to Run Windows Defender Offline

 

Comments:

  • Windows 10 Version 1607 includes a new feature(tool) for malware removal – ‘Windows Defender Offline’
  • Windows Defender Offline is integrated into Windows 10 Version 1607
  • Windows Defender Offline performs the scan prior to Windows startup (i.e. Offline)
  • Provides the ability to remove malware and viruses that may be difficult or not capable of being removed while Windows is running

 

How-To:

Note: Save all work and close all applications prior to proceeding to run Windows Defender Offline

  • Steps to run Windows Defender Offline
    • Click on each in sequence
      • Start Button
      • Settings
      • Update and Security
      • Windows Defender (then scroll down to ‘Windows Defender Offline’)
      • Scan Offline

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    • After clicking ‘Scan Online’ the Windows Defender Offline process will provide an alert that Windows will shutdown in about a minute.  Once the timeout occurs, Windows will Restart
    • After the required Restart, Windows Defender will briefly show a screen indicating the scan is about to begin
    • Once the scan begins the Windows Defender Offline graphical interface will appear with a progress bar
    • The scan typically takes about 15 minutes to complete
    • Once complete, if no malware is found, the system/device will reboot
      • If malware(an infection) is found, Windows Defender Offline will provide the ability to remove the malware/infection.  
            • (Note: Windows Defender Offline, like all other Antivirus/Antimalware scanning software that runs resident and non-resident may not be able to remove all forms of malware)

 

Revisions:

August 3, 2016: Initial Draft Date

October 9th, 2016: Initial Publish Date

March 15, 2017:  Updated ‘Comments’ and  itemized  ‘How-To’ steps in bullet form