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        Susan Bradley
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        PATCH WATCH By Susan Bradley Out of band for Print Nightmare Microsoft dropped an “out of band” patch for a zero-day vulnerability. Named “Print Night
        [See the full post at: MS-DEFCON 2 – To patch or not to patch]

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2377250
        anonymous
        Guest

        In nearly 30 years I never had a problem with Windows patches… until the Print Nightmare patch which gave me the dreaded Page Fault in Non Paged Area BSOD. Problem solved with a system restore to just before the patch.

      • #2377294
        Sproots
        AskWoody Plus

        Hello Susan,

        I just read your latest post on ComputerWorld for version 21H1.

        If we do that, won’t it also grab all the latest patches including this OOB item, or as well the July Updates that we are still on DEFCON 2 for?  And we won’t have any control over install.

        I’d prefer to wait for your DEFCON update for both.

      • #2377333
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        If you use the “ISO” method you won’t.  The July updates aren’t in there yet.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2377344
        anonymous
        Guest

        waiting for tomorrows patches dependant on reliability /snark

        I’ll stick with GP settings and blocked services for now thanx

      • #2377650
        mpw
        AskWoody Plus

        I read that Susan recommends update to 21H1 now in the 7/12/2021 newsletter.

         “Recommendations for all users

               I’m now recommending either Windows 10 20H2 or Windows 10 21H1.”

        Windows Update has stopped offering 21H1.  It was offered back in March or April and I waited.  Then it disappeared and never returned.

        I did not block it in wushowhide.  I did not make any registry changes to prevent it.  I did not do anything to make it go away.

        I thought it might reappear this month because Microsoft Update Health Tools reappeared on 6/24/2021 when I installed KB5003537 for Print Spooler security update.

        But I have installed July Update (KB5004237) today and I have Servicing Stack 10.0.19041.1081 which was installed 7/7/2021 automatically by Windows Update.

        By the way all seems to be working fine after July Cumulative Update.

        Windows Update says I am up to date, but no 21H1 feature update is offered.

        Any ideas where it went and what to do to get it back?

        HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
        Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
        OS build 19043.1110
        Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
        Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
        -Version 2106(Build 14131.20278 C2R)

        • #2377681
          PKCano
          Manager

          You didn’t set TRV to 20H2 (Susan’s script ) to hold it on that version, did you?

          • #2377700
            mpw
            AskWoody Plus

            PKCano,

            No.  I don’t mess with registry at all and never tried that and wouldn’t.  Also did not block in wushowhide.  Did nothing but leave it sit there and it went away and never came back.

            I did at one point back then remove Microsoft Update Health Tools but it came back when I installed June updates on 6/24/2021.  I made a mistake.  In original post I thought that was when I installed the security update for Print Spooler.

            The Print Spooler patch slipped on to my computer when I turned it back on after a thunder/lightning  storm 7/7/2021 which is when the Servicing Stack also installed.

            I am attaching my Updates.

            Thanks for your help.

            MPW

            HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
            Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
            OS build 19043.1110
            Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
            Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
            -Version 2106(Build 14131.20278 C2R)

        • #2378540
          mpw
          AskWoody Plus

          Still no 21H1 from Windows Update.  Always says I am up to date.  Tried removing Microsoft Health Tools thinking it would install again and maybe open door for 21H1 but no.  Guess I will have to wait until next month for it to come back.

          Nothing to do but wait.

          HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
          Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
          OS build 19043.1110
          Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
          Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
          -Version 2106(Build 14131.20278 C2R)

      • #2378852
        mpw
        AskWoody Plus

        Got it.  Thank you.  Only scary part was the thunder storm that came up in the middle of installation.  But it got done and I didn’t lose power and all seems to be OK.

        HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
        Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
        OS build 19043.1110
        Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
        Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
        -Version 2106(Build 14131.20278 C2R)

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