• Microsoft releases some “optional, non-security C/D Week” patches. Avoid them.

    The folks at MS have decided that we’re no longer in a “public health situation” that’s worthy of a moratorium on useless, error-prone patches. Late yesterday they pushed out a bunch of them.

    You may see Cumulative Update Previews offered for Win10 versions 1909, 1903, 1809, or Server 2019. (They don’t appear on my machines just yet, and there is no Preview so far for 2004.)

    You will see a Cumulative Update Preview for .NET, various versions.

    Don’t click to Download and install for any of them. You don’t want them.

    Full story in Computerworld Woody on Windows.