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  • Tired of the bugs in Microsoft’s pushed patches? Here’s how to take control updating Windows 10.

    Posted on August 16th, 2017 at 14:17 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Full, step-by-step instructions in Computerworld.

    WARNING: We’re still at MS-DEFCON 2. It isn’t yet time to update Win10. But we’re close.

    ANOTHER: To scroll through the slideshow, hover your mouse over the picture, then click the right-arrow that appears. I know, I know.

  • Another fallout from the wiped out Update History

    Posted on August 16th, 2017 at 14:16 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Scott Williams has a detailed view of another Update History wipeout due to this month’s Win10 1607 cumulative update.

    There is a new issue from the August 2017 updates that “clears” the update history on a computer that will trigger a full client scan again. This will also cause high load on your WSUS server, although for slightly different reasons, however the suggestions here and the coming updates will help to resolve the load issue from that problem as well.

    If your Windows Update/WSUS servers are red-lining, it’s a good place to start.

  • Microsoft Excel vs Google Sheets

    Posted on August 16th, 2017 at 06:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Preston Gralla puts them head-to-head and comes up with some startling (but not unexpected!) results. The write-up is “for business,” but the results are applicable to everyone.

    I’ve started using Sheets whenever I can.