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    What a month! From an undocumented drive-by “Intel” microcode patch to an unannounced zero-day (which didn’t turn out to be very pressing), to five do
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    • #2267224

      Wow, Fast Startup has been around for how may years? At least 5 I think. And only now did they find out that it caused Windows Updates to not be fully installed. Just wow…..

    • #2267287

      If there is a green light “it’s time for those of us who rely on stable PCs to consider installing the May patches.” why MS-DEFCON is still = 2 ?

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      I have always kept Fast Startup disabled, largely because I’ve noticed a degradation in performance if left on over time. Symptoms are the same as if you left a Windows PC running for days or when you use hibernate instead of shut down. A full restart clears the cruft and lets Windows start fresh with every session. This is why I shut down all of my computers (except my phones) overnight, and power them back on in the morning.

      • #2267400

        off topic but command line- powercfg /a tells me my acer pc’s don’t have required firmware- and they both have ssd’s- one SATA(I think and one Pci *** whatever that looks like a stick of RAM. Dont have it handy and dont recall the exact term. 512 GB tho….LOL

        So as ssd’s and Fast Start and hibernate aren’t friendly, it’s just as well.

        ARE we going to just skip May patch? I wouldn’t mind a bit.

         

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      I have always kept Fast Startup disabled, largely because I’ve noticed a degradation in performance if left on over time. Symptoms are the same as if you left a Windows PC running for days or when you use hibernate instead of shut down.

      On my laptop : Fast Startup in on. I never shut down my laptop which is on 24/7/365 (restart only after Windows updates, software install..) system goes into hibernation… never seen any performance degradation. OS installed on M.2 Nvme SSD.

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      ARE we going to just skip May patch? I wouldn’t mind a bit.

      That’s what I am wondering. Why the article by Woody but no change in Defcon status?

    • #2267543

      Windows 10 Pro ( 1903 )…Just installed May updates with, no profile problems, audio problems, or printer problems, or any of the other bugs being discussed. Everything went smooth with no problems.

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