Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 12:11 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
We’re going to be discussing today’s patches, but DON’T ASSUME THAT YOU SHOULD INSTALL THEM.
You have plenty of time to wait and see if they break anything.
With that as prolog, addobi86 just provided info for the two patches that’ll be on everyone’s minds.
The security-only Win 7 Oct 2016 patch is KB3192391. You can find it here:
The security-only Win 8.1 Oct 2016 patch is KB3192392. Find it here:
There’s also a security Win 8.1 patch for Flash, KB3194343 and it’s here:
Windows Update in Win7 now showing Oct 2016 “Security Monthly Quality Rollup” (in other words, the security + non-security cumulative update) KB 3185330 and Oct 2016 “Security and Quality Rollup for .NET” KB 3188740. No surprises.
And our good friend KB 2952664 – the detested snooping patch – is back, as a Recommended, optional patch.
Look but don’t touch, OK?
The Security Bulletins are up. They don’t include KB numbers, as expected, but I continue to wonder… how will Vista users install security patches?
Posted on August 12th, 2016 at 07:14 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
I was going to write up the new Windows 10 beta branch – Redstone 2, build 14901 – but Microsoft somehow forgot to send me a copy. I’m sitting here, early Friday morning, with my long-time trusty beta testing machine and it’s still stuck on 14393.67.
Oh well. I hope I’ll get a chance to look at it over the weekend and let you know how File Explorer looks with its new “suggestions” and step through the new Network status settings page.
Posted on August 8th, 2016 at 07:20 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
… who’s willing to beta test a game?
Asking for a friend… 🙂
Email me, email@example.com
Posted on July 12th, 2016 at 13:15 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
The KB article is now available.
Posted on June 29th, 2016 at 10:15 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
We’re supposed to be getting a new Get Windows 10 dialog this week:
I haven’t seen it yet. Have you?
Most people expect it to arrive with a new version of KB 3035583, the notorious “Get Windows 10” patch. I’m not so sure.
My theory is that Microsoft constructs the Get Windows 10 dialog on the fly – as one of the commenters here said, it’s a lot like a polymorphic virus technique. Could MS change the dialog without changing Windows 7 or 8.1?
I have an inquiry into Microsoft about the behavior of the “Decline free offer” option. Simply put: Does that decline all future offers, or is it just “Delay and ask again”? Mary Jo Foley on ZDNet has received clarification from MS that the “X” in the upper right corner doesn’t stop the upgrade. It merely defers asking about it for an undetermined amount of time.
If the red-x is selected on this new dialog, it will dismiss the dialog box and we will notify the device again in a few days.
Posted on June 5th, 2016 at 11:54 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
The method’s changed since the last time I looked. Tricky, Microsoft.
(Protip: To make sure that you really set the default search provider, restart IE and see if Google’s still chosen.)
Posted on April 29th, 2016 at 08:28 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Likely the #1 way for Microsoft to make money off Windows 10.
InfoWorld Woody on Windows.
Posted on April 25th, 2016 at 06:30 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
There’s much to like, a whole lot to quibble about, and more than a few problems with the latest and greatest beta version of Windows.
What I want to know: How do you turn off Cortana? It’s easy in build 1511.
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