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      • #211386 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        This was just added to the “known issues” section of this month’s cumulative update for Win10 1803: Symptom Workaround Launching Microsoft Edge using
        [See the full post at: Yet another bug in Win10 1803]

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      • #211390 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        KB4343909 is a Carnac the Magnificent patch where the patch is provided first followed by the patch to correct the first patch.

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      • #211387 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Wait! I thought the CUs were cumulative. The fix is to uninstall the latest CU, install the previous CU and then re-install the latest CU. HUH?

      • #211401 Reply
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        Enterprise only?

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

      • #211406 Reply
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        Enterprise only?

        Apparently not, Pro too now. But requires optional feature to be enabled and Hyper-V support:

        How to Enable Windows Defender Application Guard in Windows 10

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

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      • #211407 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Let me get this clear…

        It’s been three (3) days since Patch Tues.
        Install 4343909 Aug CU for 1803
        Uninstall 4343909 Aug CU for 1803
        Install 4340917 July Preview CU for 1803 to correct bug in 4343909
        Reinstall 4343909 Aug CU for 1803
        Install 4458166 undocumented Aug patch to fix TLS 1.2 bug in 4343909

        Now, did I get that straight?
        Better wait for the July/August DEFCON number of 3 or more (if it ever does).

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        • #211413 Reply
          Microfix
          Da Boss

          Reap the benefits of sticking to Woody’s MS-DEFCON system!

          OR

          ‘That’s another fine mess you’ve got me into Stanley’
          Laurel-Hardy

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      • #211438 Reply
        Mr. Natural
        AskWoody Plus

        Wait a minute. You mean people are actually using Edge?

        Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

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      • #211453 Reply
        Crimson
        AskWoody Lounger

        Wait a minute. You mean people are actually using Edge?

        Yes, actually. Because it’s nice, fast, stable and the dark theme looks good. In addition to already having a decent list of extensions.

        It’s one of my primary browsers to use.

        • #211469 Reply
          MrJimPhelps
          AskWoody_MVP

          Edge is fast, that’s for sure.

          Group "L" (Linux Mint)
          with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
      • #211462 Reply
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        Install 4458166 undocumented Aug patch to fix TLS 1.2 bug in 4343909

        Now, did I get that straight?

        No, it’s documented:

        Microsoft has now resolved this issue for some devices. An update is available on Microsoft’s Update Catalog as of August 16, 2018 for those customers who have Intuit QuickBooks installed.
        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4458166

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

        • #211463 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          Check the time. It’s wasn’t documented at the time that was posted, so the statement was true.

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          • #211496 Reply
            anonymous
            Guest

            Yes. I long for the old days where the update wasn’t pushed if the KB wasn’t ready.

        • #211547 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          Yep, they finally documented it… and it’s weird because the fix only appears to work for QuickBooks. I wonder what other apps got hit.

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      • #211535 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        As a favour… last week I fixed a Win10 PC (Core2Duo 6400 at least 10 years old, originally x64 Vista > Win8Pro > Win10Pro 1511 thru 1709). They thought they’d do the ‘Reset your PC’ thing to freshen it up… killed it.

        ‘Wipe it and make it work again’ they asked.

        Downloaded 1803 from M$ on a Linux box, made DVD and installed Win10Pro 1803… Wasn’t expecting it (and I still wouldn’t want it) but it appears least unpleasant Win10 I’ve seen so far… but they’re happy and that’s what matters.

        I have minimal exposure to Windows these days, but just thought sharing this outsider’s view might be better than not..?

        greynad

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        • #211651 Reply
          Noel Carboni
          AskWoody_MVP

          installed Win10Pro 1803… Wasn’t expecting it (and I still wouldn’t want it) but it appears least unpleasant Win10 I’ve seen so far…

          Very well put. I agree.

          Noel

      • #211564 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        The most ridiculous bug in 1803 is that the microphone (and Web cam) won’t work anymore if access has been disabled via privacy settings. Actually, these settings should only apply to held-hostage-by-Microsoft-apps from the Microsoft Store, but the smart folks at Microsoft messed up and settings block any software running on the computer. Best of all, it’s not getting fixed in the upcoming version.

      • #211650 Reply
        Noel Carboni
        AskWoody_MVP

        Launching Microsoft Edge using the New Application Guard Window may fail

        Tell me again WHY I would want to use either Microsoft Edge OR the Application Guard feature?

        -Noel

        • #211655 Reply
          b
          AskWoody Plus

          Tell me again WHY I would want to use either Microsoft Edge OR the Application Guard feature?

          -Noel

          Because sandboxing:

          “… protect your PC from malware and other attacks while browsing the web.”

          “Once the feature is configured, you can use Microsoft Edge (or Internet Explorer) to browse untrusted sites using a separate Hyper-V container, which is a separate environment from the main installation of Windows 10. Then if the site tries to deliver malicious code, your computer and data will be protected.”
          https://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-application-guard-microsoft-edge-windows-10-april-2018-update

          “If an employee goes to an untrusted site through either Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge opens the site in an isolated Hyper-V-enabled container, which is separate from the host operating system. This container isolation means that if the untrusted site turns out to be malicious, the host PC is protected, and the attacker can’t get to your enterprise data. For example, this approach makes the isolated container anonymous, so an attacker can’t get to your employee’s enterprise credentials.”
          Windows Defender Application Guard overview

          (“again”? 🤔)

          Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

          • #211669 Reply
            Noel Carboni
            AskWoody_MVP

            Good try, but I’m already far better protected from malware while browsing than anyone using Edge out of the box “visiting untrusted sites”, even if exercising all of Microsoft’s “security” toys like UAC, SmartScreen, Application Guard, Defender, etc.

            (“again”? 🤔)

            So far, of all the lists of “features” published I haven’t heard any compelling arguments to use Microsoft’s degraded browser (even compared to Internet Explorer) or any of the “exciting new security features”, which are oriented toward a toddler using Windows. Apparently I’m not alone; few folks seem to want Edge.

            Application Guard and a host of other “security features” presume that software you don’t want running has somehow made its way onto your system and is ready to wreak havoc. How did it get there? Through ads? Through downloads? Why is there a tacit presumption that people don’t have control over what they’re running? Is someone trying to take away that control? Who, exactly is that? Why is there a presumption that people visiting the web MUST become infected? Who benefits from folks running scared? Who benefits from slowing your computer down to the point where all it’s doing is second-guessing its user?

            Perhaps we should question the world that’s being pulled over our eyes.

            A lifetime of Threats detected: 0 seems to imply I can speak on this subject.

            ScreenGrab_NoelC4_2018_08_16_081300

            -Noel

            P.S., What are the implications of enabling Hyper-V on a hardware system in order to enable Application Guard? Might that preclude running another company’s virtualization software?

            P.P.S., Virtualizing a sandbox so as to be able to run untrusted code no longer seems to guarantee that critical data can’t be leaked. See also “Foreshadow/L1TF”. It DOES however see to it that you’ll need a new computer to do the same things you could already do with a lesser one.

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            • #211675 Reply
              b
              AskWoody Plus

              Good try, but I’m already far better protected from malware while browsing than anyone using Edge out of the box “visiting untrusted sites”, even if exercising all of Microsoft’s “security” toys like UAC, SmartScreen, Application Guard, Defender, etc.

              How?

              So far, of all the lists of “features” published I haven’t heard any compelling arguments to use Microsoft’s degraded browser (even compared to Internet Explorer) or any of the “exciting new security features”, which are oriented toward a toddler using Windows. Apparently I’m not alone; few folks seem to want Edge.

              How is Edge degraded compared to IE?

              Application Guard and a host of other “security features” presume that software you don’t want running has somehow made its way onto your system and is ready to wreak havoc. How did it get there? Through ads? Through downloads? Why is there a tacit presumption that people don’t have control over what they’re running? Is someone trying to take away that control? Who, exactly is that? Why is there a presumption that people visiting the web MUST become infected? Who benefits from folks running scared? Who benefits from slowing your computer down to the point where all it’s doing is second-guessing its user?

              No one says MUST. Most would agree MAY.

              Perhaps we should question the world that’s being pulled over our eyes.

              Wool? 🤔

              A lifetime of Threats detected: 0 seems to imply I can speak on this subject.

              Do you imagine that you’re unique in that respect, or even unusual?

              Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

              • #211679 Reply
                Noel Carboni
                AskWoody_MVP

                How?

                A Description of My Quite Effective Security Environment (Long)

                How is Edge degraded compared to IE?

                Quite simply, it’s less controllable. When one realizes the Microsoft preferred “out of the box” configuration is FAR too permissive, one comes to appreciate all the Internet Explorer settings – which Edge chose to eliminate (correct me if I’m wrong here).

                A more permissive browser is not a better browser.

                Wool?

                World.

                Not a big fan of The Matrix I guess? 🙂

                Do you imagine…

                Thanks, I DO actually have an imagination. And I imagine that with my experience and knowledge I might just occasionally see things a little more clearly than others. I’ve made a life out of applying logical thinking to practical matters. In the words of H.R. Hadden (another film reference) “I was a h***uvan engineer”. Things in high tech have not always been what they seem because Marketing people are involved. Today things are more not what they seem than ever before – yet reality is still… well… reality.

                -Noel

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