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  • Eid Mubarak

    Posted on September 2nd, 2017 at 16:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

  • More undocumented Surface Pro 4 driver updates

    Posted on September 2nd, 2017 at 05:48 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    If you own a Surface Pro 4 and you don’t block Windows Update, Microsoft probably reached into your machine last night and changed all sorts of system-level stuff. They did it without warning, without consent (in a default configuration), and without a stitch of documentation.

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster has the details in Windows Central. All he has is a list of the names of the updates:

    • Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft IR Camera Front.
    • Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Front
    • Intel driver update for Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500
    • Intel driver update for Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500
    • Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller
    • Surface – System 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM – 1.0.85.1
    • Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Control Logic
    • Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Rear

    Man, some of the privacy stuff is creepy, but this is forced-undocumented-kernel-level-program-mods surely comes from the Twilight Zone. Why do people put up with it?