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    This topic contains 9 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  woody 4 months ago.

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    • #1840141 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      But there’s still a lot of grist to this month’s mill. Details coming in Computerworld Woody on Windows.
      [See the full post at: Microsoft’s getting better at documenting the most egregious bugs in Windows patches]

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    • #1840507 Reply

      Seff
      AskWoody Plus

      Might it be worth adding an extra paragraph to the original article summarised as “Hold tight! Don’t patch yet!”?

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      anonymous

      Additional 1903 bug:

      As a “standard user” (i.e. non-administrator), go to Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners. Then select any printer and notice that the button controls (e.g. Open queue, Manage) overlap other listed printers. Clicking on the buttons does nothing.

      Works as expected as user with administrator rights.

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    • #1840694 Reply

      Geo
      AskWoody Plus

      I think it’s because they monitor the Ask Woody site whose posters have more knowledge  and cutting edge testing of the patches then Microsoft; and come up with solutions way before  the in-house Microsoft employees. Microsoft should  give  a donation to keep the Ask Woody site up and running.

      • #1841303 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        I’m sure there’s a new group at MS that’s tasked with independently, aggressively pursuing bug reports – just as you say. They appear to be independent of the ancient bug escalation procedure – they’re focused on notifying customers, not feeding the developer maw – and, at least at this point, are doing well.

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          anonymous

          There really needs to be at AskWoody some post 2020 related forward looking patch related update/statement  as to what Windows 7 patch reporting will be like after 2020 at AskWoody where on the consumer side Windows 7 will be officially EOL but on the enterprise/volume licensing side Windows 7’s error reporting and patching will continue on until 2023.

          So what about any AskWoody’s plans post 2020 for windows 7 patch related tracking and reporting after 7’s EOL(Well sort of EOL in 2020). Windows 8/8.1 will be in its final 3 years of non mainstream support but still getting the necessary Security Updates as MS’s support timeline dictates.

          So how will AskWoody be following anything Windows 7 related after Jan 2020 when Windows 7 enters its, very XP like, post EOL Enterprise/Volume licensing paid extended support period, until 2023, that’s going to be unavailable to consumer Windows 7 users.

          I’m sure that there will be some severe levels of vulnerabilities that require MS to offer everyone that may still be using windows 7 after 2020 a post 2020/EOL patch much like MS just did for XP in the name of security even after an OS’s EOL has come and gone.  So with Windows 7 at the 6 months point until its EOL what will there be as far as any Windows 7 and AskWoody focus on 7 or any MS OS that enters its Post EOL period. And that’s related to what occurred with Windows XP and will occur for Windows 7 in likewise manner.
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          Windows 10 is an entirely different question compared to Windows 8/8.1, 7/previously, and is Windows 10’s going to be on a rolling release cadence always for consumers while Enterprise/Volume licensing customers have more options that are more stability and longer term support related as far as patch reporting(better documented) and patch management from MS is concerned.

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          • #1842359 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            There is a “Win7 beyond End-of-life” Forum.

            Susan Bradley is focused on the business side of patching. Her Master Patch List is accessible through the button in the gray menubar at the top of the page.

            There are many readers here at AskWoody who have no intention of moving off Win7 any time soon. There will be blogposts and topics with some frequency, I’m sure.

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          • #1843250 Reply

            woody
            Da Boss

            I would welcome a new MVP who could keep us updated! Somebody with intimate knowledge of the corporate Win7 patches, post-EOL…

            Any volunteers? Email me!

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            Geo
    • #1841133 Reply

      Seff
      AskWoody Plus

      MS have made a rod for their own back by promising additional features for Windows 10 every 6 months. They should extend the EOL for Windows 7 and adopt twice-yearly service packs for both Windows 7 and Windows 10 with only emergency critical updates inbetween. That way they will give themselves a chance to do some proper testing together with full communications on any bugs and other issues that slip through the net. Any additional features can be included in the service packs but only if they genuinely add something to the OS.

      • This reply was modified 4 months ago by  Seff.
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    • #1841388 Reply

      Northwest Rick
      AskWoody Lounger

      “We don’t know for sure if (a) this behavior [the entire section dealing with update deferrals disappearing if you use the Windows Update Advanced Options page to set feature update (new version) deferrals to 365 days] ’s a bug, not a feature*…”

      *in other words, programmed punishment for actually trying to use it?

      If this high comedy commentary continues, I may have to take someone to small claims court for the cost of stitches!

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