Posted on May 9th, 2014 at 11:59 8 comments
Just got a really good note from Marty Mung:
You seem to be getting a lot more inquiries on your website lately, so I have one suggestion that might reduce some of the traffic. Windows Update offers a choice between installing “important” updates and installing “recommended” updates. I think that a lot of the questions you have been receiving recently are coming from folks who have (perhaps unknowingly) selected both options. Although the “recommended” updates are always pre-checked, they are rarely needed. But they seem to generate a lot of anxiety.
If you were to remind your followers to un-check the Windows Update option that says “Give me recommended updates the same way that I receive important updates”, a lot of the unnecessary questions might well disappear.
Anyway, thanks for your invaluable website.
Points well taken…
Posted on February 20th, 2014 at 22:16 7 comments
There’s a Fixit…
Posted on February 19th, 2014 at 22:43 No comments
We’re finally seeing some movement.
InfoWorld Tech Watch
Posted on October 8th, 2013 at 13:18 7 comments
Posted on October 1st, 2013 at 15:10 5 comments
Posted on June 29th, 2012 at 20:16 3 comments
Lots and lots of things happening.
Windows Secrets Newsletter Top Story.
Posted on May 7th, 2012 at 23:38 7 comments
Check my math, but as best I can tell, we lost DVD playing capability because the codec costs about 6 cents per copy of Windows.
InfoWorld Tech Watch.
Posted on May 7th, 2012 at 20:09 2 comments
There’s a pot full of patches coming on Tuesday, including two more for .NET. Hoo boy.
I’m taking us up to MS-DEFCON 2: Patch reliability is unclear. Unless you have an immediate, pressing need to install a specific patch, don’t do it.
Make sure Automatic Update is turned off, and let’s see what Tuesday will bring.