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  • MS-DEFCON 4: Get the May 2020 patches installed now

    Posted on June 1st, 2020 at 08:45 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Although there have been screaming headlines about bugs in May’s patches, neither Susan nor I have detected any pattern – with two exceptions.

    • We’re still seeing the “temporary profile” bug, where machines come back after installing the latest cumulative update, and the user logs into a brand new profile. As a result, their icons are all wrong, some data appears to be missing (but it isn’t), and pandemonium reigns.
    • There seems to be some sort of problem with audio drivers. I haven’t figured out if it’s specifically the cumulative update, drivers that sneak in, or some combination thereof.

    As usual, Windows 8.1 remains the most stable version of Windows – unless you’re running Windows 7 and paying for Extended Security Updates.

    Details on safely updating your machine in Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    From the article:

    I’m assuming that you don’t voluntarily jump down the rabbit hole and join the unpaid beta testers working on Windows 10 version 2004 – the May 2020 Update. It’s kicking up all sorts of problems – but that’s no reason to hold off on the May patches.

    We’re now at MS-DEFCON 4: There are known problems, but go ahead and patch.