Windows 10 (V1903): Update KB4497936; global rollout

[German]A brief note regarding update KB4497936, which, according to Microsoft, is only rolled out for people in the Windows Insider program. The update will be distributed to all Windows 10 V1903 installations. 


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The topic is a bit like an oxymoron – it shall not exist, but it happens. Background: So far the Windows 10 May 2019 update is not yet generally released, so ‘normal users’ can’t have it. Only Windows Insiders test Windows 10 V1903. Therefore the question is not whether the update will be distributed to non-Windows insiders.

On the other hand, there are people who running the new Windows 10 version 1903 without being a Windows Insider. Some installed this version via ISO files obtained from the Internet. Or they added the Windows 10 machine to the Windows Insider program, installed the Windows 10 V1903 feature update and then withdraw the machine from the Windows Insider program. The explanations here only apply to these scenarios, where a machine already runs with Windows 10 V1903, but is no longer in the Windows Insider program.

Update KB4497936 for Windows 10 V1903

Microsoft released cumulative update KB4497936 for Windows 10 V1903 (Preview Build) on May 14, 2019. However, since the Windows 10 May 2019 update has not yet been generally released, it should only be rolled out in the Fast Ring, Slow Ring and Release Preview Ring for users who have installed the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362. At least that’s what Microsoft says in the update description. Microsoft also say that the update will be found and installed automatically. The background is probably the patch for the Microarchitectural Data Sampling vulnerability (Zombieload).

The update is rolled out not only for Insiders

I’ve mentioned this update within my blog post Windows 10 V1903: Update KB4497936 for Insider Preview (19H1). Then I received German comments claiming, the this update KB4497936 has also been distributed to non insider testers. 


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I’ve asked Brandon LeBlanc via Twitter and got the confirmation above. So it seems that the general availability of Windows 10 May 2019 Update isn’t to far away.


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