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      • #1975112 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        The newletter of 04Oct2019 states one should test a patch before installing it.  How does one go about doing that without installing the patch ???

      • #1975122 Reply
        Da Boss

        To test a patch before installing it on a production machine, you would install it in a VM or on a non-production computer. In other words, in a test environment.

        Since most home Users do not have access to a test environment, your best bet is to check with AskWoody and read the reports from those who do have test machines, or who blindly install the patches and have problems they report here.
        AskWoody and the DEFCON system are a way to avoid installing buggy patches and getting a surprise.

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        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        If you have a computer that you use less often, install it on that.  In a firm, you install it on a machine and then monitor.


        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #1977110 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m on Windows 10 v 1809.  Right after a patch installed on 10/03 my HP OfficeJet 6968 stopped working and displayed the message “Problem with Printhead”.  Today I tried to uninstall the most recent v1809 patches.  I followed the article in Defcon 1 article  (to run as admin) and the patches were removed, I rebooted but then when I checked my list of windows updates the two patches were there in the list again, even though I successfully removed them – any Ideas on how to resolve this?

        • #1977119 Reply
          Da Boss

          If you are looking at Update HISTORY, yes, they are there because history is history and they WERE installed.

          Look in “View Installed Updates” (Control Panel-Programs and Features on the upper left corner there is a link). If you uninstalled them, they won’t be listed.

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