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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Available

The big Windows 10 patch start today. It incudes many different things but here are the highlights.

Security:

  • Windows Hello (Biometric Login)
  • Windows Defender (Better Logs and Notifications)
  •  Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Built-in)
  • Windows Information Protection (Built-in)

Other:

  • Windows Ink
  • Cortana update
  • Edge update

 

How to Defer Install

If you want to defer the install for four months you can go to:  Settings > Update and Security > Advanced Options and click the Defer Upgrades check box.

For GPO: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.  Enable and select the number of months 0-8.
 

How to Get it Faster

Windows Central has a good write-up on the different ways you can install the update (http://www.windowscentral.com/how-get-windows-10-anniversary-update).

 

For more information on the update see :https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/06/29/windows-10-anniversary-update-available-august-2/

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Tom Webb

@twsecblog

Tom

52 Posts
ISC Handler
Be aware that advanced threat protection is only available if you sign up for the E5 Windows Enterprise edition (not yet available to purchase as far as I know. Also you need the Pro sku to defer upgrades.
Susan

34 Posts
Didn't take long for the "WAIT, DON'T DO IT!" KB articles to appear -- https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB87536

Lots of "NOTE" and "DO NOT" items in this KB, bold-face and everything....
Paul

44 Posts
Fastest way to update is to run "Windows 10 Anniversary Update" tool from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history
Mike7

42 Posts

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