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  • Patch Lady – .NET previews but…..

    Posted on May 16th, 2018 at 16:53 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    So this is the third week of the month when normally we should see previews for next month’s 7 and 8 platforms.

    ….and   well the word “normally” is actually a misnomer as we have no real normal anymore.

    We do have a .NET preview for next month:

    I’ll be updating the master chart list accordingly.

    We do not have a Windows 7 or 8 preview (yet) so I’ll keep my eyes peeled for any 7 or 8 preview updates that “normally” should be out yesterday.  We are still tracking networking issues in Windows 7, and 1803 still is to be deferred.

    As an aside I’ve seen a fair amount of HomeGroup folks impacted by the removal of HomeGroup in 1803.  If your devices suddenly can’t see one another try this:

    Go in the control panel, then into services.  Find  Function Discovery Resource Publication, and set it to automatic and start the service.


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    • #192793 Reply

      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      So this is the third week of the month when normally we should see previews for next month’s 7 and 8 platforms. ….and   well the word “normally” is
      [See the full post at: Patch Lady – .NET previews but…..]

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      AskWoody Plus

      I received the .net preview yesterday for 7X64.  KB4103472.  I’m a home user and don’t download previews.

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    • #192803 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Sound advice as ever Susan the “Function Publication Service” in Services cures a multitude of Sins with Networking. Alas the Networking issues in “Life after Home Group” pretty much seem to be an ongoing Saga as outlined here.
      As most people will either being willing or unwilling participants in the 1803(4) experiment\Beta Testing and thus been upgraded they may not get the issue outlined here as further testing doing an upgrade from a fully updated Oct 2017 Win8.1Prox64 image on one of the affected machines didn’t reproduce the problem.
      For those embarking on a “Bare Metal” clean install, life is not going to be easy. Currently, time permitting, trying an upgrade of Win10x64 1511 to 1803(4) to see if that cures it. Just Guessing here but when M$ “ripped out” Home Group they may have unwittingly removed some essential item of Networking. Not like M$ to do anything like that now is it? 😉

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        Home Group removal, resulting broken network on Win 10, deleted network drivers on Win 7. The “cloud-focused” MS boss obviously wants us to use the cloud without using any kind of networking!

    • #192804 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      As Geo posted, the Win7 .net preview is indeed on the MS Catalog site.

      I love your posts. Keep fighting the good fight for a sensible Windows.


    • #192806 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I received the .net preview yesterday for 7X64. KB4103472. I’m a home user and don’t download previews.

      I use Win7x64  A group and have to previews showing  KB4103472 and KB4033342

    • #192818 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      There have been, for some days now, reports of problems with the Windows 7 May Security Only and IE11 Security Rollout, including comments to this effect by Woody. But they are not mentioned in the Master Patch List. I find this confusing.


    • #192856 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      This KB4103472 is no needed if :

      1. .NET FW4.7.2 release of May 1st 2018 is installed, and

      2. .NET FW3.5.1 update KB4095874 as a part of KB4099633 of May 8th 2018 is installed as well.

      KB4103472 standalone contents dated of 2018-05-15:


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    • #193044 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      FWIW, (& w/Macrium Image ready) I just Updated  W7-64 Net Framewk from 4.7.1 – TO 4.7.2. – mostly from boredom as I don’t even know IF I use it. I had SKIPPED MARCH Grp A ROLLUP Updates, Inst’d ALL of April on 4/16 and ALL of May on 5/15.

      A lot of Quirks have actually Disappeared Vs being created with recent Updates, and being a card-carrying Murphy’s Law guy I’ll just say the computer of someone I’m very close to has never run better.  FYI Only, YMMV……………

      Win 10-1809 / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / i5-8400/ 12 GB / 256 SSD + 1 TB HDD

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      Are previous “Master Patch Lists” updated?

      Windows 7 – Security only
      Hold for now

      still true/on hold?  I went through all the monthly master patch lists and never saw where KB4088878 was given a “go-ahead” status.

      Edit to remove HTML. Please use the “Text” tab in the entry box when you copy/paste.

    • #193492 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I have Security and Quality Rollup for several .Net editions in cluding the one I’m running 4.7.1. I ti si KB4099633 and don’t see it listed in the Master Patch List

      • #193515 Reply

        Da Boss

        KB4099633 is a Rollup (a bundle). You won’t see it listed , only the individual version patches. That is the same thing you will see in “Installed Updates” – not the Rollup but the individual patches.

        If upi run >Net update through WU, it installs only what you need. If you download from the Catalog, you are responsible for picking what you need.

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