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    • in reply to: 8.1 and telemetry… #1951815

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      Da Boss

      Unfortunately we can’t stop all the telemetry although we can prevent it from reaching it’s destination 😉

      Blocking certain IP’s via any firewall has benefits!
      Tip: Backup your existing firewall settings prior to making any changes.

      There are 3rd party programs out there that can assist in this area such as WPD
      I’ve used this in the past to good effect in windows 7/8.1 and 10, however, I did encounter a site that I use which was blocked by default and freed myself such as outlook 13.107.42.11

      Once I was happy with the firewall ruleset, I exported it for safe keeping as a backup for each OS.

      There are other settings within WPD that will require investigation on your part that also help neutralize unsavoury issues. But for now, look at your firewall rules is my advice.

      (Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with WPD etc..)

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    • in reply to: Indexing..on or off? #1949737

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      Da Boss

      I know where my files are, don’t need or use search.
      I’ve switched indexing off on all my systems only due to the fact that the OSes are on SSD’s. Same goes for unecessary system logging.

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    • in reply to: Alternatives to Adobe Flash Player #1949668

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      Da Boss

      I haven’t used Adobe Flash since Windows 2k/ XP circa 2004 (only needed it at work) and never missed it nor needed it at home.

      There were more holes in that PoS than a tea bag/ rant 🙂

      The only alternative I came across a few years back was for linux (pepper-flash), don’t even think that is now an option.

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    • Microfix
      Da Boss

      MSFT has now published a possible fix/ workaround dated 12th September to try:
      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4520146/fix-problems-in-windows-search

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    • in reply to: Monthly Quality Rollup are they needed? #1949471

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      Da Boss

      @pkcano patiently assisted in updating a Win7 x64 installation from January 2018 in This Thread . Surely updating via WU to January 2018 then following the trail within the link provided would get you up to date. (on the assumption that you have a x64bit Win7 OS..it’s all in the missing details)

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    • in reply to: O&O shutup 10 Updated 19/09/10 #1949433

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      Da Boss

      Updated version 1.6.1403 available:

      Version 1.6.1403 – released September 10, 2019
      NEW: Chinese (simplified) language integrated
      NEW: Search field in task bar can be deactivated (from Windows 10 1903)
      FIX: Deactivating the Bing search is only recommended reservedly, as there are currently problems with Windows search under Windows 10 1903
      FIX: The wording in the English version was changed from passive to active to make it clearer
      Available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (simplified)

      my bolding for those on W10 1903
      for download link, see first post..

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    • in reply to: September Patch Tuesday rolling out #1948099

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      Da Boss

      Initial Report: Installation date 10th/11th September 2019
      SMQR (Group A) from WU patches on the following three MSFT OSes.

      Win7 Pro x86:

      KB4474419 SHA2 v3 code signing support
      KB4516065 SMQR September
      KB4516655 SSU September

      W7x86Sept

      W7x86EvView

      Win7 Pro x64:
      KB4474419 SHA2 v3 code signing support
      KB4516065 SMQR September
      KB4474419 SSU September

      W7x64Sept

      W7x64EvView

      W8.1 Pro x64:
      KB4516115 Adobe Flash Player Update
      KB4516067 SMQR September
      KB4512938 Replacement SSU September

      W81x64Sept

      W81x64EvView

      All systems exhibited NO system errors via event viewer post updates.

      Post patch telemetry Checks:

      HINT: As ‘Diagtrack’ service is completely removed on our systems:

      COMPUTER MANAGEMENT:
      Computer Management/ System Tools/ Performance/ Data collector Sessions/ AIT and SQMLogger
      Computer Management/ System Tools/ Performance/ Startup Event Trace Sessions/ AIT and SQMLogger

      NO change and ALL still disabled.

      TASK SCHEDULER:
      Application Experience (NO change all disabled)
      Autochk (NO change, disabled)
      CEIP (NO change, disabled)
      Maintenance/ WinSAT (NO change, disabled)

      SFC showed NO integrity violations an all devices.

      SMQR Patching FTW!

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    • in reply to: It’s all happening here #1943382

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      Da Boss

      Microsoft Pantomime 365?

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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – seen on a movie screen #1950749

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      Da Boss

      Was introduced in Internet Explorer 4 and originally shipped with Win95c (OSR2.5) OEM I had Win95b (OSR2) with my then new PC (still have the OEM CD too)

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    • Microfix
      Da Boss

      i still tend to believe that it has something to do with “Upgrade Readiness”

      A final free offer to switch over to W10 before/ just after the new year per chance?
      Coincides with the run up to Win7 EOL why not try W8 as well, all in for the stability and reliability creature circus.
      That’s the only sense I can make of having telemetry injected into Security Only patches from where I’m sitting.

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    • in reply to: September Patch Tuesday rolling out #1948456

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      Da Boss

      or if you are using Win7 or Win8.1 visit: AKB2000003

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    • Microfix
      Da Boss

      O&O software released a fix yesterday:
      https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10/changelog

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    • in reply to: September Patch Tuesday rolling out #1948177

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      Da Boss

      For past Servicing Stack updates, PK Cano has always recommended they be installed first and by themselves.
      Is this still the case?

      Group A (SMQR) needs all the patches installed in the WU queue first then, and only then, will the SSU be displayed for installation!

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    • in reply to: September Patch Tuesday rolling out #1948116

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      Da Boss

      Only do SMQR patches no group B (gave that up over a year ago, too much hassle)
      I’ll say this though, disabling diagtrack service completely in W7/W8 works without affecting integrity which may seem a ruthless method to avoid telemetry but, if needs must 🙂
      DISM online will no doubt re-introduce the diagtrack service.

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    • in reply to: Improve response time #1940987

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      Da Boss

      Kirsty not on just now but, a big increase in traffic inbound due to the change in MS-DEFCON level from 2 to 3 caused a temporary issue.
      Devs have it in hand and should be ok now.

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