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    October Patch Tuesday is just around the corner. Now’s a good time to make sure you have “Pause” set on your Win10 machines (or that you turn off Auto
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    • #2303505

      Not to worry, I have four sets of drive images, two of which are stored offline, so updates/patches can do me no harm.  Anyone who runs Hardened Windows is in no danger.

      Always create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates; you may need to start over!
      We were all once "Average Users". We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do with our systems, we don't need anyone's approval, and we don't all have to do the same things.

    • #2303515

      wushowhide.diagcab to the rescue.

    • #2303517

      Make your backups now:

      • Sometimes defer, pause, hide may not function well.
      • Sometimes you click: Check for Updates.
      • Sometimes there are new unannounced update rules.
      • Sometimes updates are confusing.

      Everyday is backup day.

      On permanent hiatus {with backup and coffee}
      offline▸ Win10Pro 2004.19041.572 x64 i3-3220 RAM8GB HDD Firefox83.0b3 WindowsDefender
      offline▸ Acer TravelMate P215-52 RAM8GB Win11Pro 22H2.22621.1265 x64 i5-10210U SSD Firefox106.0 MicrosoftDefender
      online▸ Win11Pro 22H2.22621.1992 x64 i5-9400 RAM16GB HDD Firefox116.0b3 MicrosoftDefender
    • #2303724

      Another reason to stick with Windows 7 as long as I can. Way back, I clicked on “Never check for updates” and that’s it. I never have to worry about  next Patch Tuesday, even if I am late with doing last month’s patching.  No pausing, no deferring, no Microsoft changing the rules.

      I can understand the idea (and ideal) of having all Windows machines being all patched up and at the same level, to theoretically avoid buggy patches from different configurations. BUT it doesn’t seem as if Windows 10 has ushered in that happy state of affairs, now does it?

      Win 7 Pro, 64-Bit, Group B ESU,Ivy Bridge i3-3110M, 2.4GHz, 4GB, XP Mode VM, WordPerfect
    • #2303728

      Win7 2020-08 Monthly Rollup (KB4571729) metadata revised last thursday
      whatever changed 🙂

    • #2303755

      paused that update for the .net. It is better to be safe than sorry.

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