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Daily Archives: August 3, 2021

  • My Acer 32 gig is now on 21H1

    Posted on August 3rd, 2021 at 23:29 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    What is that and why is this significant?

    This is my ancient Acer 32 gig hard drive – never should have been sold with Windows 10 in the first place – laptop that I hadn’t paid attention to in ages. I woke it up from sleep tonight because I was straightening up the room where it is and when I went into the windows update section …  I just about fell out of my chair. 21H1 was there pending and ready to reboot.

    This is the FIRST time EVER it has installed a feature release without having help.  Now granted .. now that I think about it this just showcases that everything since feature release 2004 was and is a minor update. But prior to this I had to always help it over every feature release not just the big ones.

    Needless to say 21H1 is now stable and if you aren’t on it, the best way to do it is to go to the Windows 10 download page and click on update now.  Clicking there will download a small file, you click on it and it starts the process of installing the feature release. When it’s done it will prompt you to reboot. Of course, remember to have a backup ahead of time!

  • The August 2021 Office non-Security Updates have been released

    Posted on August 3rd, 2021 at 12:19 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The August 2021 Office non-Security updates have been released Tuesday, August 3, 2021. They are not included in the DEFCON-4 approval for the July 2021 patches. Unless you have a specific need to install them, you should wait until Susan Bradley (Patch Lady) approves them and any problems have been reported.

    Remember, Susan’s patching sequence and recommendations are based on a business environment that has IT support and may have time constraints on the updating process. Consumer patching should be more cautious due to limited technical and mechanical resources. The latter is the reason for the AskWoody DEFCON system.

    Office 2016
    Update for Microsoft Visio 2016 (KB4504718)

    Office 2013
    Update for Microsoft Visio 2013 (KB4504728)

    On April 10, 2018, Office 2013 reached End of Mainstream Support. Extended Support will end for Office 2013 on April 11, 2023.
    Office 2016 also reached  End of Mainstream Support on October 13, 2020. EOS for Office 2016 is October 14, 2025.

    Updates are for the .msi version (perpetual). Office 365 and C2R are not included.

    Security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Office are released on the second Tuesday of the month (Patch Tuesday).