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    Just a reminder that in my philosophy of “business style patching”, I don’t recommend preview releases on machine you use on a day to day basis. But I
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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      Yes, please let us know how to reenable “show desktop” when that change comes to Windows 11. Maybe this change is tied to Copilot and we will not see it as long as dribbling of Copilot is stalled in the EU, but it’s definitely good to know in advance what to do to reenable show desktop if/when it disappears. Thanks!

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      yeah – I was delighted to see that regular windows update let me know about a preview but had the brains not to do anything with it. it offered me something like download or install options but did not auto install it itself like it did with a tiny cumulative 23057. Not realizing I would have to wait 2 more days for Patch Tues, I opened it(WU) up to see if it would break the latest set of mods I have made to my win 11. But alas, or maybe yay, nothing happened.
      But, yes, NEVER apply a preview – they too often change before it becomes the release version and then you’re stuck trying to get it off. Happy with win 11 at present with no Edge or copilot to worry about. and back to local logon. Life has become simple again and win 11 much more appealing.

      - Thinkpad P15s Gen1 20T4-002KUS, i7-10510U, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 500GB M.2. others. Mint 21.2 Xfce w Vbox-win10. Mint 21.2 Cinn Edge w wine. Win 11 Pro 23H2 WU(local, no Copilot, no Edge). HP laserjets M254dw & P1606dn, Epson 2480 scanner. External monitor Dell S3221QS.

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      and a quick reminder not to install the newly released December 12th patch Tuesday Windows updates like KB5033372 for Win10 22H2 & KB5033375 for Win11 22H2/23H2 until Susan gives the green light to do so.

      though there will be no preview updates being released in late December 2023

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        Windows 10 December 2023 Patch Tuesday (KB5033372)

        Microsoft has released the KB5033372 cumulative update for Windows 10 21H2 and Windows 10 22H2, which includes Copilot for Windows and nineteen other changes to the operating system…

        In addition to Copilot for Windows, Microsoft has made nineteen changes in Windows 10, with the highlighted ones listed below:

        New! The news & interests feature on your device is now larger! This will help you use the feature more effectively and show the content you care about most on a larger scale.

        New! If you use Home or Pro consumer devices or non-managed business devices, you can get some of the newest experiences as soon as they are ready. To do so, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Set the Get the latest updates as soon as they are available toggle to on. Note that this toggle is not turned on for devices that your IT department manages unless IT configures a new policy.

        New! This update adds new functionality that affects app defaults. To learn more, see A principled approach to app pinning and app defaults in Windows.

        New! This update adds Windows Update opt-in notifications to the screen when you sign in.

        This update addresses an issue that causes IE mode to stop responding. This occurs when you have multiple IE mode tabs open.

        This update addresses an issue that affects the cursor. Its movement lags in some screen capture scenarios.

        This update addresses an issue that affects the touch keyboard. It might not appear during the out-of-box experience (OOBE)…

        Final Windows 11 Patch Tuesday update for 2023 brings some security fixes

        ..If you’re running the latest version of Windows 11, which is 23H2 or 22H2, you’re going to see KB503337. These are builds 22621.2861 and 22631.2861. For Windows 11 23H2, all Microsoft has noted with this release is that “this update addresses security issues for your Windows operating system.” Do note, though, that you’ll also be getting the improvements from the December 4 preview update KB5032288. Microsoft also updated the Windows 11 servicing stack update to 22621.2567 and 22631.2567, and there are a few known issues which you can see below…

        Over on the original version of Windows 11, which is Windows 11 21H2, you’re getting KB5033369, which bumps you to build 22000.2652. This is another security update but with two improvements. This update affects the Netherlands time zone. It adds the recent man-made landmass outside of Rotterdam to the shape files. The update also affects Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) since it enables Conditional Access (CA) scenarios. The Windows 11 servicing stack is also bumped to 22000.2592, too…

    • #2611170

      I manage three windows desktops at home: Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Home. For about two years, every time I unpaused updates on the Windows 10 Home machine, it would immediately start installing Net previews and never presented non-preview Net updates. About halfway through 2023, it stopped installing Net previews and started installing the regular Net updates. *shrug*

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