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    This topic contains 18 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous 4 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #347755 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Looks pretty good, but there are some oddities. Details coming in Computerworld.
      [See the full post at: Where we stand with the March 2019 patches]

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    • #347785 Reply

      anonymous

      I have only been patching “B” style SO updates for a couple of years now but I have decided to park updates for this month.

      Ultimately I am going to Linux Mint XFCE  but I will still maintain machines with Windows 7.

      I have downloaded the updates for the SHA2 and SSU and kb4489885 but will wait till the end of April to assess further.

      I am more interested in making folder winsxs a bit smaller going forward especially as a dual boot scenario.

      • #347855 Reply

        warrenrumak
        AskWoody Plus

        Messing with WinSxS and the WOW64 stuff is generally a bad idea. Eventually, something will go wrong, and you won’t be happy with having to fix it.

        If you want to save disk space on Windows, use the 32-bit version.  That way, at the very least, you aren’t carrying 32-bit and 64-bit versions of all the system libraries/executables around with you.  You lose out on a range of security protections that can only be offered on 64-bit operating systems, but if it’s a secondary OS that shoudn’t be an issue.

      • #348413 Reply

        anonymous

        ? wrote:
        I have only been patching “B” style SO updates for a couple of years now…

        I have downloaded the updates for the SHA2 and SSU and kb4489885 but will wait till the end of April to assess further…

        Hello friend. If you’ve been installing “B” style SO updates, hopefully you also downloaded KB4489873 – the Mar’19 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer. If so, rock on! If not, strongly suggest you add monthly IE11 Cumulative Security Update(s) to your update regimen.

        Hope this helps.

    • #347853 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      currently beta testing the KB4490481 patch for win10 v1809, with a newly revised one in the release preview ring that recently contains build 17763.404 instead of build 17763.402.

      edit: born has posted a recent blog about KB4490481 build 17763.404 here-
      https://borncity.com/win/2019/04/02/windows-10-v1809-new-cumulative-update-in-release-preview-ring/

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    • #347859 Reply

      Geo
      AskWoody Plus

      Group A,  Win7x64,  Home Premium,  AMD,   Took  KB4489878, KB4474419, KB4490628.  Installed  “Never 10” awhile back.  Didn’t install KB4493132.   Refreshgexconfig-B  didn’t show.  No problems.

    • #347890 Reply

      rick41
      AskWoody Lounger

      Group A, Win7 64-bit.  Still haven’t been offered the KB 4493132 “Win 7 ending” nag update.   I wonder why it is offered to some, but not others (as confirmed in numerous posts a few weeks ago).

      • #348116 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        It still mystifies me.

        My Seven Semper Fi machine still doesn’t see it…..

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    • #348095 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      KB4490481 update for Win10 v1809 is now an official update from Microsoft:
      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4490481

      updates the build to 17763.404 – should fix the audio issues found in KB4489899,
      MS will publish the article to 4490481 shorty

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      • #348111 Reply

        b
        AskWoody Plus

        Article is there now:

        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4490481/windows-10-update-kb4490481

        Knuckle dragger Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Crazy/Ignorant Toxic drinker Blockhead Unwashed mass Seeker/Sucker "Ancient/Obsolete" (Group ASAP) Win10 v.1903

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        • #348119 Reply

          woody
          Da Boss

          Wow. Take a look at all of those bug fixes. What, 50 of them?

          Also, the same five acknowledged bugs are still there.

          They’re doing a lot of work – but you have to wonder how many of those bugs have found their way into 1903….

          • #348134 Reply

            DrBonzo
            AskWoody Lounger

            Can anyone comment on the severity of the first 4 of the listed acknowledged bugs? About all I’ve seen are comments to the effect that none of them are earth shattering.

            I’m asking because while I yet to have anything to do with Win 10, the first 4 bugs seem to be identical to acknowledged bugs in the March Win 8.1 Rollup (KB4489881). And unfortunately, I’m now tasked with keeping a Win 8.1 machine patched, and I haven’t seen much about the 8.1 patches either.

            Thanks.

            • #348153 Reply

              woody
              Da Boss

              The only one I’ve heard anything about is the audio driver issue. If it bites, your audio will drop out pretty quickly. Just roll back the patch.

              The others are rare, especially for a normal user.

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            • #348165 Reply

              OscarCP
              AskWoody Plus

              Is that a problem only with Windows 10 patches (or maybe also 8.1), or is it also a Windows 7 issue. If it is, in which patch (other than the March Rollup, I am Group B)? Thanks,

            • #348168 Reply

              DrBonzo
              AskWoody Lounger

              I believe the audio problem is Win 10 but NOT 8.1 and NOT 7. A quick check of the MS support pages should verify this.

            • #348171 Reply

              OscarCP
              AskWoody Plus

              DrBonzo: Do you know what is, are the KB number(s)?

            • #348187 Reply

              DrBonzo
              AskWoody Lounger

              8.1 rollup KB4489881
              7 rollup KB4489878

              The SO KB #s can be found on the far left of both the above support pages.

              One (of perhaps many since there are so many w10 versions flying around) of the W10 KB is KB4489899.

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            • #348195 Reply

              OscarCP
              AskWoody Plus

              Thanks, DrBonzo.

              A related question: Does someone here known if there is also a similarly bad Windows 7 KB for the March Security Only patch, or perhaps the IE 11 patch, the ones applied by Group B?

            • #348213 Reply

              DrBonzo
              AskWoody Lounger

              Essentially what happens is this for Win 7: Take the acknowledged issues for the IE 11 March patch and add them to the acknowledged issues for the Security only March patch and you get the acknowledged issues for the March Rollup patch.

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