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    The usual bunch of Office non-security patches appeared yesterday, with a couple of surprises. Publisher 2007, which is long past end-of-life, got a p
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    • #144698

      I also got an important unchecked office publisher patch on win7, anybody else seeing it?

    • #144727

      Kind of schizophrenic these updates right? There one minute gone the next, then comes back again. You have to wonder the discussions that go on at Microsoft deciding this stuff.

    • #144729

      … and upgrade from Lynch 2013 to Skype for Business …

      Was that a hangman game? ūüėČ

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1778 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

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    • #144740

      Gotta love Woody’s comment in CW regarding KB 2952664:

      I’ll note in passing that last year, the Windows 7 patch was dated Oct. 4, 2016, at revision 25. Now it’s listed as Oct. 31, 2017, at revision 13. Sequential numbering must be a hard computer science problem.

       

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    • #144782

      I checked and sure enough, KB 2952664 is being offered to me (again).  I just hid it (again).

    • #144785

      Installing KB2952664 (Windows 7) receiving this after SFC/Scannow

      Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and unsuccesfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

      • #144787

        KB2952664 is a telemetry patch we do not recommend installing.
        And we are on MS-DEFCON2, which means to hold off on installing any patches.

        However, please look in your Update History and see if by any chance you installed KB4041686 (2017-10 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Win7). It was an UNCHECKED optional update (also not recommended to install) that may produce the problems you are seeing. See this post If it is installed, uninstalling may solve the problem, or it may not.

         

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        • #144789

          Thank you for the prompt response.

        • #144819

          Well, I got the KB2952664 Update yesterday, also. It was ‘Optional’ and unchecked. I hid it AGAIN. Also had an ‘Optional’ unchecked update for “Office 2013”. Hid it also as I do not have “Office” on this machine. Just wondering WHY I get that update when there is nothing on this machine that has anything to do with “Office”?

          Dave

    • #144843

      Woody, I see that you have just gone to “3” on Defcon. Which month’s updates are these that you say we should do? We already did the 10/2017 updates at the end of last month. When I check Windows updates today, nothing new comes up.

    • #144862

      I noticed this in the article:

      “an upgrade from Lynch 2013 to Skype for Business”

      At first, I thought “Lynch” was a typo for Lync. Then I realized that Woody had given us a much more descriptive name for the product.

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    • #144993

      I have Windows 7, Professional, x64 with Windows Update set to “Notify, but¬†let me install”, and today received notification that two updates are available to install:

      KB2952664  Optional, for Win 7 x64

      KB4011188  Important, for Office 2010

      Given that, it looks like KB2952664 is for Windows, not for Office.

      Also: what would be best to do about KB4011188 , and has anyone heard of it as well?

      Thanks.

      Ex-Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7); since mid-2017 using also macOS. Presently on Monterey 12.15 & sometimes running also Linux (Mint).

      MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
      Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
      macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV

      • #144997

        KB2952664 is the Telemetry/compatibility patch that Microsoft keeps pushing out through Windows Update. I don’t recommend installing it.

        KB4011188 is non-security update for Office 2010. It is an UNCHECKED optional update. You can read about it here. Since we are on DEFCON-2, it is a good idea to hold off installing it until we know if it is causing any problems. Wait until the DEFCON 3-5, and there will be information about it. (Unless you want to be a Guinea Pig)

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    • #145039

      Thanks, PKCano.

      As described at the MS page for KB4011188,¬†this update¬†is for¬†Windows Defender, a program I do not use and is, in fact,¬†turned off in my machine, as a quick look at it in the Control Panel of my PC has revealed. I have had the antivirus¬†Webroot Security Anywhere installed and running,¬†with¬†no malware problems, for several years —¬†at least that I have noticed.

      So I will “hide” the suggested update, as it seems likely to be of¬†no use to me.

       

      Ex-Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7); since mid-2017 using also macOS. Presently on Monterey 12.15 & sometimes running also Linux (Mint).

      MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
      Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
      macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV

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