News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon

Daily Archives: March 20, 2019

  • This month’s second cumulative updates for Win10 appear — but 1809 is missing again

    Posted on March 20th, 2019 at 07:55 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This is starting to get repetitive.

    Yesterday, Microsoft released its second monthly cumulative updates for Win10 versions 1803, 1709, 1703, and 1607. The second “optional non-security” patch for 1809 is MIA, as usual.

    As best I can tell, none of this month’s bugs have been fixed. Indeed, there’s a new one to add to the potent stew:

    If you enable per font end-user-defined characters (EUDC), the system will stop working and a blue screen will appear at startup. This is not a common setting in non-Asian regions.

    I also see Monthly Rollup Previews for Win7 and 8.1.

    Same advice as always: Don’t patch. Wait for the screams of pain to subside.

  • Microsoft issues KB4493132 Windows 7 SP1 support notification

    Posted on March 20th, 2019 at 04:54 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    For those of you wondering how you will get the nag for Windows 7 EOL, Microsoft has released KB4493132 on March 19, 2019.

    @Cybertooth asks

    Windows Update is offering my Windows 7 box a patch released yesterday, KB4493132:
    Does anybody know anything about this update? A search here at Woody’s showed no results. Even a Web search via DuckDuckGo turned up nothing.

    KB4493132 is available through Windows Update if you want notifications during the next year that Windows 7 will reach end of support on January 14, 2020.

    After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7 SP1. This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support. More information about Windows 7 end of support can be found here.

    This update is available through Windows Update. If automatic updates are enabled, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see Windows Update: FAQ.

    Hiding this patch is suggested for those of you who don’t want multiple reminders during the next year.

    Details (which are few) in Computerworld. Seven Semper Fi!

  • Patch Lady – downloading the 1809 iso

    Posted on March 20th, 2019 at 01:01 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    So given that the tea leaves look like that 1903 is coming soon, I’m making sure that I’m downloading 1809 from the media download site and parking it on a location so that when I’m ready to install 1809, I have it ready to go.

    Today the previews of next month updates came out for everything but 1809.

    So if you decide WHEN you want the feature releases, make sure you’ve deferred to the semi annual channel and have 1809 downloaded and parked for the future.