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    • #217347 Reply

      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      A tax software vendor that supplies tax preparation software for the accounting biz is warning users to not install the September updates: https://acc
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      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #217362 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      Feel free to correct me, but this is the 1st time I’ve seen a 3rd-party application software vendor say “Avoid Windows updates because they will interfere with our app”. Usually interference is between the 1st & Another 3rd-party app, like A/V or something.

      Windows 8.1, 64-bit, back in Group A... & leaning toward Windows 10 V1909. As long as it's a Lot Less Buggy!
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      • #217439 Reply

        AskWoody Plus

        I recall that Intuit had a similar issue a few months back.

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        I work with a MSP and have a lot of solicitors on the books. The document management software they use is Legal Evolve by Documatics. I remember that .NET 4.7 broke Legal Evolve quite badly at first, to the extent that Documatics sent out a mail to all of their clients to advise against installing it.

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      Somehow Microsoft avoided any substantial Windows Update issues this past April 15th. Boy, that would have made some waves.

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      with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
      • #217427 Reply


        Such a maneuver was no accident, considering the problems and actions produced by Microsoft the following weeks.

    • #217390 Reply

      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      As the follow up to the post indicates, not everyone is seeing the issue.  (My Windows 10 is not having the issue – I did see the popped authentication warning on the Windows 7)

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #217380 Reply


      Since tax software makes extensive use of .net framework, the September .net update is most likely the source of the issue.

    • #217388 Reply


      Keep in mind by not deploying these September patches you remain vulnerable to the remote image exploit that effects all operating systems. I’ll dig up the cve shortly.

      • #217402 Reply

        AskWoody Plus

        Fair point, but I think a lot of users are wising up to the idea that avoiding an actual and practical problem today is more important than risking a potential and theoretical problem tomorrow.

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      People might be able to to a half & half.  Install the non-net updates, where the zero days are likely located, and hold off on the net update.

      I’m speaking from a Win 8-Win 7 perspective.   I have no idea what tailoring is available in Win 10.

      Myself – all updates are installed.  I don’t have a lot of .net stuff that I worry about.

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