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        Microfix
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        Having previously imaged to September patches without the IE exploit patch,
        I proceeded to install the MSFT October 2019 patches on my home test device.
        Note: This is a hardware installation of Win8.1 x64 Pro and not a VM. I have MRT disabled due to sending ‘heartbeat’ telemetry.

        Checking WU, I was initially offered SMQR kb4520005 and commenced installation.
        On completion and visual prompt, the system was rebooted.
        Allowing time for SSD to settle, approx 15-20mins whilst checking taskmanager
        disk activity and CPU usage, my usual checks were done within:

        TaskScheduler
        Computer Management – Performance – Data Collector Sets
        to find, NO reactivation of telemetry or tasks were changed.
        Note: Diagtrack service removed since early 2018.
        Event Viewer displayed:

        kb4520005Ev

        Knowing there was an SSUv3 awaiting in WU,
        checked WU again and was presented with kb4521864 SSU.
        Installed (no reboot requ’d – but I rebooted anyway)

        Checked Event viewer once again to find:

        kb4521864SSUEv

        SFC /Verifyonly showed the following:

        Oct_SFC

        After this, I checked our canon printer to find all is good there too.

        Nice, albeit too early for mission critical/ regular home devices on Win8.1
        Will update this post upon discovery of any issues henceforth..

        Tip: It’s an idea to save SSU patches from the catalog for storage offline,
        you never know when/if you’ll need them in the future..

        No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created IT -AE
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        anonymous
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        ? says:

        thanks Microfix for posting the results. i used ghacks page to disable the heartbeat in MSRT (you probably know about it)

        https://www.ghacks.net/2016/10/20/disable-microsoft-windows-malicious-software-removal-tool-heartbeat-telemetry/

         

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