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Daily Archives: November 21, 2018

  • Patch Lady – another 1809 block in place

    Posted on November 21st, 2018 at 18:36 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Every feature release I have to poke and prod to get my Lenovo laptop that hooks into a display port that hooks into my TV to behave.

    It appears that 1809 would once again nail that sucker.  I need to check tonight and will report back.

    I would not be a happy camper.

    For now it’s blocked:

    November 21, 2018 2:00 PM PT Upgrade block in place
    • Windows 10, version 1809
    • Windows Server 2019
    • Windows Server, version 1809


    Microsoft has identified issues with certain, new Intel display drivers. Intel inadvertently released versions of its display driver (versions, to OEMs that accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows.

    After updating to Windows 10, version 1809, audio playback from a monitor or television connected to a PC via HDMI, USB-C, or a DisplayPort may not function correctly on devices with these drivers.

    Workaround: To see if your device is affected and, if so, resolve the issue, see this Windows Forum post.

    Next Steps: Microsoft is working with Intel to expire these display drivers, including coordinating with OEMs, and will provide an update on the resolution in an upcoming release.

    Note:  This Intel display driver issue is different from the Intel Smart Sound Technology driver (version audio issue previously documented.

    Edit from Susan:

    I checked my video driver here at home and I do not have that video driver:

    Remember you can check it with the instructions here.

  • Patch Lady – controlling windows updates

    Posted on November 21st, 2018 at 14:48 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Once again a kind ask.  If you want to see how I control updates, this is a how to of what “Windows update for Business” settings that allow me to push off updates and ensure they don’t install until I’m ready for them.

    Yes, you will need to sign up but you can use a temp gmail account if you don’t want to provide your main one.

    As we come into the holiday season here’s hoping 2019’s patching season will be better.

  • Win10 Media Player Seek Bar gets the blues

    Posted on November 21st, 2018 at 05:57 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft just added a new known bug in all versions of Wndows 10, starting with the October Patch Tuesday cumulative update, and continuing to the most recent cumulative update:

    After installing this update, users may not be able to use the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files.

    Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

    According to my latest telemetry readings, that should affect about 0.00000001% of all Win10 users.