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  • Deanna’s Freeware Spotlight: Safe Startup by PrivacyRoot

    Posted on October 30th, 2018 at 21:27 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Welcome to the inaugural Deanna’s Freeware Spotlight, a once-a-week-or-so missive from Randy and Deanna at OlderGeeks.com. They’re passionate about good freeware, and they maintain a download site “without ads, fake download buttons and crapware.”

    There are a gazillion startup editing programs out there. You know, the programs that let you disable programs from running when you turn on your computer. But Safe Startup by PrivacyRoot, S.R.O. is different. It runs in your system tray and notifies you when a program gets added to startup so you can kill it dead immediately. Go grab a copy, it’s free!

  • Microsoft fixes the Zip file mess-up in the (beta version of) Win10 1809

    Posted on October 30th, 2018 at 13:58 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft just released KB 4464455 to the Windows Insider Slow and Release Preview rings. That KB brings the beta-test version of Win10 1809 up to build 17763.107.

    Apparently it shouldn’t be confused with KB 4464455, released on October 16 to the Slow and Release Preview rings, which brings Win10 1809 up to build 17763.104.

    The ChangeWindows timeline shows that 17763.104 was out and about on Oct. 16, and 17763.107 first appeared today. Lucky for us they don’t track KB numbers.

    According to deskmodder.de (in Google translation):

    In addition to the issues already fixed in the first version of the KB, these two bugs have been fixed:

    • Fixed an issue where extracting files from a.zip file in File Explorer to a read-only location does not prompt “Do you want to replace these files?” And the background copy action fails.
    • We’ve fixed an issue where roaming profiles are not working properly.

    … Note: This update is not just for the insiders. If you are on the road with the normal Windows 10 1809, you can also install it.

    I’ve seen no confirmation — not even a hint — from any other site that last statement is true.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Windows 10 October 2018 Update shipped tomorrow, on the last day of October. That’s exactly what happened with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803 — it shipped on the last day of April.

    But, man, shipping your final build a day before you go live… I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

    Thx @teroalhonen

  • What happened to KB 4462923, the October Win7 Monthly Rollup?

    Posted on October 30th, 2018 at 10:21 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    @PKCano has been on a mission to find what it takes to get Windows Update to offer this month’s Win7 Monthly Rollup. It ain’t easy.

    Details in Computerworld. Woody on Windows.