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  • Fresh ISOs of the latest Win10 Beta, build 15025, now available

    Posted on February 3rd, 2017 at 12:50 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    In anticipation of this weekend’s Bug Bash, Microsoft has released official copies (ISO files) of its latest Win10 version 1703, beta test version 15025.

    If you have a spare machine (or want to run it in a VM), download it here.

    If you find anything unexpected, let me know in the Lounge!

    (P.S. Yeah, the download’s taking for-e-ver.)

  • New forums for other platforms

    Posted on February 3rd, 2017 at 10:29 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Many of you are interested in moving from Windows to Linux, the Mac, or even Chromebooks. You probably have problems getting your iPhone or iPad – or Android phone or tablet – to work with Windows.

    Welcome to the new Other platforms – for Windows wonks forum.

    I’ve taken the liberty of moving a very active topic – Win 7 to Linux transition – over to the new forum.

    Post away!

  • Proof of Concept code for SMBv3 zero-day leads to Blue Screens, maybe worse

    Posted on February 3rd, 2017 at 05:38 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Computers running fully patched Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2012, and 2016 are hit by Blue Screens when trying to connect to an infected server.

    InfoWorld Woody on Windows

    Thanks to G√ľnter Born.

    UPDATE: Ars Technica’s Dan Goodin has a damning account of the way Microsoft is handling this 0day. Well worth reading.

    ANOTHER UPDATE: Last night, Microsoft Program Manager Ned Pyle tweeted “Yes, fix is coming. I’m not allowed to say more, because Microsoft.”