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    Rev. 1.16 | December 12, 2021

    1000001 Using the System File Checker
    1000002 Links to Flash Update Resources
    1000003 Manually Install the Latest Microsoft Root Certificates
    1000004 Disable Automatic Update in Vista, Win7 or 8.1
    1000005 Disable Automatic Update in Win10
    1000006 Checksum Verification of Downloaded Files

    2000001 Backup Windows Live Mail
    2000002 Cannot Consistently Drag and Drop Attachments Out of an Outlook Message Window to the Desktop
    2000003 Ongoing List of Group B Updates for Win7 and 8.1
    2000004 How to apply the Win7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups
    2000005 How to update Windows 10 – safely
    2000006 See if Microsoft is blocking Windows Update on your new computer
    2000007 Turning off the worst Windows 7 and 8.1 snooping
    2000008 Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Lister (Microsoft Excel macros)
    2000009 Getting out of a no-boot situation after installing Windows updates
    2000010 Windows 8.1 tips
    2000011 Group A, Group B and Group W – what’s the difference?
    2000012 Neutralize Telemetry and Sustain Windows 7 & 8.1 Monthly Rollup Model
    2000013 How to clear the Windows Update queue in Win10
    2000014 Ongoing List of Apple Operating System Updates
    2000015 Listing of vendors that will sell Windows 7 ESU to small businesses
    2000016 Guide for Windows Update Settings for Windows 10
    2000020  Mac Guide for Windows Users Wanting to Switch
    2000021 iPad Guide for Windows Users Wanting to Switch
    2952664 Telemetry in Win7/8.1 – KB2952664, KB2977759, KB2976978, & KB3150513
    2000022: Privacy adjustments for Windows 11

    3000001 Unable to Print a .pdf Document
    3000002 Choose an AntiVirus Product
    3000003 Firefox: Additional Security, Telemetry and Security Tweaks
    3000004 Dropbox Changes Public Folders
    3000005 On the subject of Botnets
    3172605 Solving Win7 Update Scan Slowdowns

    4000002 Fix Shutdown from Overheating
    4000003 Changing your PCs Battery CR2032
    4000004 Memory: Do You Have Enough
    4000005 Care and Feeding of a Wireless Router
    4000006 What is the Internet
    4000007 What is High Speed Internet
    4000008 Ergonomics for Your Desktop Computer
    4000009 Considerations for changing your email address
    4000010 A Guide to Archiving RedBook Standard Audio CD’s

    5000001 Is a Chromebook Right for You?

    6000001 Windows Health Release Dashboard
    6000002  Guide to using WUMGR for Windows 10 updates
    6000003  Registry keys and group policy settings to select specific feature releases
    6000004 Registry keys and group policy settings for windows 11
    6000005 Registry keys to keep your machine on Windows 10
    6000006 Registry key to disable Windows Desktop Search Service for Outlook as per Microsoft guidance
    6000007 Instructions on setting up a location account on Windows 11 build 22557 and later



    7000001 Changing Microsoft 365 click to run to slower patching channel


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    • #118388

      Please explain the meaning of the numbering system.  There appear to be four groups at present.


      While I understand the “regular” ones like 3172605, it’s the others with all the zeros that might have some of us wondering or curious.

      Additionally, why does the letter “A” come at the front of “AKB 2000003?”

      • #118392

        The A in AKB stands, naturally, for AskWoody.
        The groupings 1, 2, 3, 4 are an effort to differentiate the topics by type.
        The 7-digit numbering alludes to the well-known MS KB numbering format.

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    • #2380254

      Maybe the wumgr tutorial at https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/guide-to-using-wumgr-for-windows-10-updates/ could be added to the AKB list.


      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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      • #2399022

        Apologies for the delay.  Added that to the KB

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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