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Daily Archives: October 24, 2019

  • Patch Lady – so what’s KB4523786

    Posted on October 24th, 2019 at 15:45 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    On a standalone PC that’s never seen Windows autopilot I am getting KB4523786 pushed out if I click on check for updates.   And I have never installed autopilot here. (proving once again NEVER ever click on check for updates).  Thank You Michael M for reporting this… as I’m pretty sure this is a detection error.  Hang loose and don’t install it.

    More details in Computerworld Woody on Windows.

  • Microsoft posts its second October cumulative update for Win10 version 1903

    Posted on October 24th, 2019 at 13:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft just released its second October cumulative update for Win10 version 1903. It’s KB 4522355, “optional, non-security” patch. You only get it if you click on Check for Updates.

    At this point, I haven’t heard of any problems.

    But the day is yet young.

    Worth noting: Microsoft released three different versions of KB 4522355 to Insider testers in the Release Preview ring. This is the third one, which raises the build number to 18362.449.

    Also worth noting: Those of you still on the Release Preview ring, who have installed Win10 version 1909, will see the same patch. Your build number will go to 18363.449. That’s the build number I see on my 1909 test machine at this moment.

    @EP adds: also Intel DCH Graphics driver version is available from Intel’s web site (adds 1909 support; may also work with older Win10 versions from 1709 to 1903) 🙂

  • Patch Lady – C week 1903 patch is finally out

    Posted on October 24th, 2019 at 13:26 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    …so let’s see why we were waiting for you…

    Improves an access control list (ACL) check for Known Folders to prevent a black screen that appears the first time a user signs in after installing a feature or quality update

    Addresses an issue that causes the Start menu, the Cortana Search bar, Tray icons, or Microsoft Edge to stop responding in certain scenarios after installing a monthly update.

    …among other things.  Note I don’t recommend you install this, just that I see it as an indicator that we should be NOW evaluating the October 8th updates.  I’ll be doing my “business” recap this weekend the rest wait for the all clear from Woody.

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection dies again

    Posted on October 24th, 2019 at 11:13 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    What’s with these folks at Symantec?

    Catalin Cimpanu reports in ZDNet:

    For the fourth time in three months, a Symantec security product is crashing user apps, and this time it’s the latest Chrome release, v78, which rolled out earlier this week, on Tuesday, October 22… According to the antivirus maker, the issues are only affecting SEP 14 users on Windows 10 RS1 , Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016 operating systems. Symantec users on other OS versions can fix this by updating to the latest SEP 14.2 release…

    The issue of SEP crashing Chrome 78 browsers should have not surprised Symantec staff, who received early warnings about this more than three months ago, according to a bug report filed in early August while Chrome 78 was still in testing in the Canary channel.

    Remember how Symantec didn’t figure out how to work with the revised SHA-2 update signing requirement for Windows 7?