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  • MS-DEFCON 4: Time to get the November patches installed

    Posted on December 5th, 2019 at 08:52 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    A few quick notes:

    • I’m recommending that Win10 Home users move to version 1903 (or 1909). The ability to Pause updates outweighs the potential hassles and problems with changing versions. That said, I still recommend that Win10 Pro users stay on 1809 (awaiting results of the December patches).
    • There’s a bug in the Office patches that throws bogus “Query … is corrupt” errors. If you hit that error, you need to manually install a fix.
    • The manually installed “Group B” security-only patches for Win7 and 8.1 do not include telemetry this month. But you will need the SHA-2 patch to get the Win7 patch to install.

    Full details and step-by-step instructions in Computerworld. Woody on Windows