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Daily Archives: July 19, 2019

  • Windows Defender becomes “Microsoft Defender”

    Posted on July 19th, 2019 at 12:04 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Effective with Win10 version 20H1 (gawd, I hope they don’t call it version 2003), Windows Defender will get the new name “Microsoft Defender.”

    I first read about that in a Tero Alhonen tweet, but Martin Brinkmann has a thorough explanation in this ghacks.net post.

    One question has not been answered yet: why is Microsoft making the change? A likely explanation, and our colleagues over at Deskmodder seem to agree, is that Microsoft wants to use the Microsoft name for services and tools that are available on multiple platforms, and the Windows name if a service or tool is only available on Windows.

  • Patch Lady – what things about patching annoy you?

    Posted on July 19th, 2019 at 01:21 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    What annoys me is

    1. Windows will grab the focus with some message that I don’t realize until it’s too late
    2. Windows will not see that uploading a video to a file sharing site it not active use of a system and thus will reboot right as I’m trying to upload a video (can you tell I hit this tonight?)
    3. If you do want to uninstall an update, how on Windows 10 the security updates are just called cumulative updates and the servicing stack update is called a security update. (Huh?  yes I know that’s confusing).
    4. If I want to uninstall an Office 2016 msi update it’s hard to tell what recently was installed as the way Office installs updates, they stamp all other Office updates with the same date.  So you have to find the exact Office KB to uninstall what you need.
    5. If you need to uninstall a click to run patch it’s a cumbersome process of reinstalling the prior bundle.

    I love Windows 10 until we get to these feature updates and then they just feel and act like unplanned service packs.

    So what annoys you about patching the most?