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    • in reply to: November 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives #2004772
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      AskWoody Lounger

      I decided to throw caution to the wind and not only install the cumulative update but I also installed 1909, I’m happy to report that my computer didn’t light on fire, explode, and/or otherwise break in any way. All is good.

      in reply to: November 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives #2004329
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      AskWoody Lounger

      I can’t help but ask a really dumb question… Is it safe to install version 1909 or should I wait and stay on version 1903? And while we’re at it, is it safe to install the latest cumulative update for 1903?

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      AskWoody Lounger

      For me, it didn’t break the Start Menu but like the previous update, the Action Center was broken. This means I can’t dismiss notifications and I can’t reconnect to Bluetooth headphones using Windows Key+K since that part uses the same overlay that the Action Center uses.

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      in reply to: Patch Lady Posts – KB4074588 known issues #170607
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      AskWoody Lounger

      That may be the reason why I have no issues, I tend to keep my systems in a very much stock configuration. I install what I need and the rest of the OS I leave alone. As for drivers I don’t install them (I let Windows take care of that), about the only driver I update manually is the video card driver. I don’t tweak a lot of stuff, I don’t install a bunch of third-party utilities that change default OS behavior, I don’t clean the Registry, etc. About the only utility that I use is CCleaner.

      As you can see, I keep very much stock configurations. It works and it works well, why change stuff for the sake of change. Yes, people are used to how things were done in the past and a lot of these people don’t like change. If you don’t like change then you’re in the wrong field buddy. This is the technology field, change is to be expected. Deal with the change or risk being left behind.

      in reply to: Patch Lady Posts – KB4074588 known issues #170129
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      AskWoody Lounger

      Hello, I’m a new user here but I’ve been around Windows for goodness knows how many years. I’m a long time and very active member of DSLReports.com’s Microsoft forum and curator of DSLReport’s Microsoft Windows 10 FAQ. I asked this on DSLReports but didn’t get much details on this so I’m asking here.

      I have updated several machines to this update in my house and all of these machines have a variety of hardware and all of them have no issues. I have installed every single version of Windows 10 since Windows 10 was released and I have yet to have any issues whatsoever. Yeah, I know… I seem to be the exception here, I seem to keep dodging the update quality bullet. I don’t know how since I have admitted to myself, other people, and on DSLReports on more than one occasion that if it weren’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all. So with that being said you would have thought that I would have been hit by these issues at least once. Right? But no, I haven’t.

      So I have to wonder, what is causing these issues? Old drivers? Buggy drivers? Non-standard hardware? Added OS-level tweaks that conflict with the update? I’m just trying to wrap my head around this and exactly why I haven’t been plagued with these issues whereas other people have. Is it just dumb luck? (Remember, all I seem to have is bad luck).

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