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  • Microsoft confirms bugs in this month’s Win10 1709 cumulative update

    Posted on December 21st, 2017 at 01:02 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Update on these bugs and two more — an Excel 2016 security patch bug from last month, and an Exchange Server security patch bug from this month — Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    Of course, you’ve known about it all along.This month’s cumulative update for Win10 1709 is a mess.

    Besides, we’re still on MS-DEFCON 2, so you didn’t try to install this month’s patches – and you aren’t running Win10 Fall Creators Update, anyway, right?


    MS just posted confirmation of what we’ve known for some time: KB 4054517 installation may freeze at 99%, and Windows Update History may throw a bogus Error 0x80070643

    There’s a manual fix for the former, and an apology for the latter. For those of you who lost hours (or in some cases days) trying to figure out why your machine didn’t get the latest build of the latest version working, well, here’s your Automatic Update lump of coal.

    MS says it will provide an update in an upcoming release.