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      • #203226
        woody
        Manager

        Quick. While it’s still July 12. Take a look at the Microsoft Catalog and see how many entries have a “Last Update” entry of July 13.
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      • #203229
        Kirsty
        Manager

        Maybe someone’s set the date reference to a different landmark/timezone…?

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        • #203235
          alpha128
          AskWoody Plus

          Maybe someone’s set the date reference to a different landmark/timezone…?

          Or maybe Microsoft needs to stop calling these “Security and Quality Rollups”

          “Security and Poor Quality Rollups” anyone?

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        • #203299
          woody
          Manager

          Yeah,I wondered if it was a UTC timestamp, but I don’t recall seeing a mass change like that.

          Checking again this morning (US time), I see the stamps haven’t changed .. and I have no idea what happened.

        • #203306
          witp
          AskWoody Lounger

          I think time travel of patches is the most probable cause..

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          • #203398
            HiFlyer
            AskWoody Plus

            witp

            Back to the Future Marty.

             

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            • #203403
              BobbyB
              AskWoody Lounger

              While I like a good old “Time Travel” theory, I am going to go with “Plausible denial” conspiratorial take.
              “What do you mean that patch “Bricked” your Machine on the 12th? it didn’t come out until the 13th” 😉

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      • #203247
        PerthMike
        AskWoody Plus

        Happy Friday the 13th. 🙂

        No matter where you go, there you are.

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      • #203248
        samak
        AskWoody Plus

        Given the quality of the patches, Friday 13th seems to be the appropriate date.

        W7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit, Office 2010, Group B, non-techie

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      • #203249
        mbhelwig
        AskWoody Lounger

        JULY UPDATES

        2018-07-11 — KB4338818 (Monthly Rollup) offered this morning.

        THE NETWORK DRIVER PROBLEM STILL REMAINS according to MS info

        NOT INSTALLED

        2018-07-13 — KB4338818 (Monthly Rollup) REMOVED THIS AFTERNOON !!!!!!!!!!!

        Something strange is going on — possibly called Microsoft ?????????????????

        mbhelwig

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        • #203256
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          The old saying, ‘the second mouse gets the cheese’ springs to mind when dealing with Microsoft patches.. 😉

          Microsoft mousetrap!

          | Quality over Quantity |
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        • #203265
          Susan Bradley
          Manager

          Regarding the issue of the networking bugs:  A support case was opened and the word came back that this primarily impacts those with virtualization/VMware.  If you aren’t running that, you won’t be impacted.  VMware is a virtualization platform.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        • #203271
          anonymous
          Guest

          RE:
          “Something strange is going on — possibly called Microsoft ?????????????????”

          I’ve called them a few things this week already, none of which are permitted in this forum 😛

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      • #203280
        anonymous
        Guest

        “Patches you can trust….”

        Interesting… I cannot remember the last time I trusted a Microshaft patch.

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      • #203287
        WildBill
        AskWoody Plus

        Running Windows 8.1 & it’s after 4:30 AM Central time. I checked Windows Update via Control Panel & via the PC Settings app under Update and recovery. Anything not Windows Defender, Silverlight & KB3080109 is dated 07/09/18 in the app. In Control Panel, they’re dated 07/10/18. Will check both later today to see if they change to 07/13/18. BTW, I’m on Group A, so I usually don’t download from the Microsoft Catalog. Not looking now… because I trust Woody!

        P.S.: I trust Susan the Patch Lady too. What she said…

        A support case was opened and the word came back that this primarily impacts those with virtualization/VMware.  If you aren’t running that, you won’t be impacted.  VMware is a virtualization platform.

        I’m not running VMware or Hyper-V, I’m on Windows 8.1 Home.

        2 Machines for Now!
        #1: Windows 8.1, 64-bit, back in Group A.
        #2: Getting close to buying a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, recently updated to v1909. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
        Wild Bill Rides Again...

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      • #203300
        anonymous
        Guest

        Since it’s Friday the 13th you know something will go wrong with these updates.

        • #203364
          Charlie
          AskWoody Plus

          Yeah, and MS will assume they have a good excuse.

      • #203307
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        All Tuesday’s patches were re-dated to July 13, except .NET 4.7.2 and Office

        never saw such mass date revision before
        maybe they heard the complaints abouts dates not matching actual release dates 🙂

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      • #203324
        Elrod
        AskWoody Plus

        Maybe these July 13th patches will install perfectly, in a sort of reverse-Friday-the-13th scenario.  MS patches have worked so poorly every other day.  Maybe these patches are the ones that will install perfectly on this day only.

        Then again, maybe someone has already disproved this theory.

        Group "L": Linux Mint

      • #203456
        anonymous
        Guest

        Huh, I’ve been offered KB4056254 and KB4023057 in addition to the feature update, Flash security update and MSRT. I think they’re annoyed I keep blocking 1803. 😛

        Win10 Home, network set to metered, ooooolllddd AMD CPU

      • #203519
        Moonbear
        AskWoody Lounger

        Windows 7 Group A. As of 10:20 am this morning all of the patches I’m offered in WU (July rollup, .net rollup, msrt) are all still dated July 10th with only the msrt being checked for download & install. I have hidden the .net 4.7.2 update and kb2952664.

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