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  • MS-DEFCON 2: In preparation for the August 2020 Patch Tuesday, make sure automatic updating is turned off

    Posted on August 10th, 2020 at 07:00 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Tomorrow’s the second Tuesday of the month – and  many of you know that means Microsoft has a wad of patches waiting to go barreling down the automatic update chute.

    There’s no reason to install any of the patches immediately, and loads of reasons to hold off until we’ve heard back from the early adopters (who frequently post here with tales of woe).

    Save yourself some gray hair and take a few minutes to make sure Windows Update is paused. You need to install the patches sooner or later, but not right away.

    We’ll keep up with the latest here, of course.

    Step-by-step details in Computerworld Woody on Windows.