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      • #2267085 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        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
        [See the full post at: Where we stand with the May 2020 patches]

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      • #2267224 Reply
        Pim
        AskWoody Plus

        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…..

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        • #2267264 Reply
          b
          AskWoody Plus

          Despite Woody’s “Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed that, …”, the linked KB4011287 support article is at least three years old and was previously posted in this forum in 2017:

          Windows updates might not be installed with Fast Startup in Windows 10

          It only applies if someone uses shutdown when a restart is clearly required by Windows Update.

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          • #2267274 Reply
            Pim
            AskWoody Plus

            Then my wow remains but then for another reason: that is has not been solved yet. How difficult would it be to check for pending updates and if so do a shutdown without Fast Startup?

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            • #2267326 Reply
              b
              AskWoody Plus

              Wouldn’t that be the only correct definition of a “forced update”?

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      • #2267287 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        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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      • #2267370 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        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 Reply
          DriftyDonN
          AskWoody Plus

          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.

           

          "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."

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      • #2267442 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        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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      • #2267453 Reply
        Mele20
        AskWoody Lounger

        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 Reply
        bobcat5536
        AskWoody Plus

        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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        carpintero
        AskWoody Lounger

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