• MS-DEFCON 4: Install or defer updates? Your choice.

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    ISSUE 19.43.1 • 2022-10-25

    By Susan Bradley

    I’ve got a slightly mixed message about the latest round of updates.

    In the most general terms, updates this month have proven safe and unlikely to cause many problems. It is for that reason I am lowering the MS-DEFCON level to 4. But there’s a grain of salt to go along with that recommendation.

    I continue to recommend that you not install the feature-release updates for Windows 10 or Windows 11 version 22H2. But I do recommend that you allow the rest of the updates to install. That’s the mixed message.

    Anyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (19.43.1, 2022-10-25).