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Installed fresh Windows 2016 from ISO (VLSC) and it’s making me download 2018-04, 2018-05, 2018-09, 2018-11 Cumulative Updates.

I thought Microsoft was changing this to 1 update after fresh install to avoid installing multiple updates to “catch up”?

Any idea why this is happening? Also - if I have the same computer specs on both, why does one install 2018-04 and the other doesn’t?

KB4093137 is the 2018-04 Update that installed on one and not the other. Same hardware specs.

  • Do both machines have the same version of Windows 10. In order to determine which version you have installed, use winver, and update your question with the relevant information required to answer your question. When you update your question, provide us the actual KBs associated with the patches, there is a reason this is happening. – Ramhound Dec 6 '18 at 2:45
  • Microsoft has never indicated you would only receive a single cumulative update through Windows Update. You would need to download the current cumulative update yourself to accomplish that task. – Ramhound Dec 6 '18 at 3:02
  • Oh maybe I misunderstood how they handle CU’s then. I thought Windows would just pull the latest one to catch up from all priors. If I have to manually install the first one, that’s fine. I was thinking Windows would figure that out. – user970384 Dec 6 '18 at 3:06
  • Yes I’m using the same iso file from VLSC. – user970384 Dec 6 '18 at 3:06
  • You have changed this question significantly by making it about Windows Server 2016 instead of Windows 10. There are multiple April 2018 cumulative updates, I really wanted a screenshot of your Windows Update, to better understand what actually is happening. I really need the build information in order to answer this question, I cannot answer it, without that infomration. – Ramhound Dec 6 '18 at 3:35

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