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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the February patches installed #2172654

      Just after the discussion of this slide, the “host” asked about the difference between “feature updates” & “quality updates”. Woody’s interpretation in the past was that “feature” referred to new versions (Ex. going from 1903 to 1909 to 2004 to etc.). “Quality” referred to the usual monthly patches. Also…

      even though I’m still on Windows 8.1, I’m thinking to allow “telemetry” to do its thing. M$ could be spying, it could not be… but if telemetry is tracking issues, I’d prefer to let it. I know it’s not the only tool they have regarding Win10 or December’s Win10X… but it might be the only tool for Win8.1 now. Since there’s less than 3 years left for it… BTW, does that mean I’ll start applying updates ASAP on Patch Tuesday? As I would tell the “expert” on the left in the video… Do I Look Stupid?! Following MS-DEFCON until I finally convert to Linux or migrate to Win10!

      EDIT: If I migrate to Win10, I’ll continue following MS-DEFCON. Why wouldn’t I?

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • in reply to: Mary Branscombe: A deeper dive into Windows 10X #2172511

      @woody was hoping it would be like a “service pack”. His hopes seemed to be dashed by 1909…

      There have not been any definitive statements from Microsoft yet.

      There almost never are… especially about bugs until it’s too late.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • in reply to: Mary Branscombe: A deeper dive into Windows 10X #2172487

      The company now officially talks about “a small fall update and a comprehensive spring update”, which has a longer (30-month) enterprise support lifecycle. Major changes like this are more likely in spring updates.

      Maybe the fall “Service Pack” is continuing… but probably not. If 1909 has its own bugs & isn’t a “flip-the-switch” version of 1903, we can’t count on 2nH2 being the same. The only thing we can count on… is Win10X is coming.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • Relating to Patch Lady AKA @SBSDiva: If this is a Kaspersky “UEFI bootloader”, why does M$ even give Kaspersky update access? Windows Defender is my antivirus & I don’t use or need Kaspersky. Fortunately, the update was pulled by Micro$oft.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • As of 8:33 AM CST, KB4502496 (Win8.1 standalone) is no longer in Windows Update. Maybe it’s your machine… check again.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • Still following MS-DEFCON cues… & also keeping a sharp eye out for any problems with Windows 8.1 patches from now on. Since Win7 users only get MS patches now if they’re on ESU, any hanky-panky from Micro$oft is aimed at Win8.1. I’m hoping to upgrade to v2004… in October!

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • The detailed list of Optional updates obviously reminds me of Win7/8.1, where users actually had/have control over their update choices. Now moved to 2o2o H2?! BTW…

      According to Microsoft’s typical schedule, Windows 10’s 20H2 update should land in October/November 2020 and it would be another service pack-like update.

      Emphasis on “pack-like”? Like Win10 v1909?! Most “service packs” fix problems & don’t make things worse. A quote from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service_pack):

      In large software applications such as office suites, operating systems, database software, or network management, it is not uncommon to have a service pack issued within the first year or two of a product’s release. Installing a service pack is easier and less error-prone than installing many individual patches, even more so when updating multiple computers over a network, where service packs are common.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • Quoted from Woody:

      The longer I work on warning people about bad Windows patches (16 years on AskWoody, before that in my books), the more I wonder what compels people to install the latest, untested patches.

      Human nature, I guess. The eternal hope that something better waits just around the corner…

      IMHO, it’s human impatience, & trusting “the powers that be” (Micro$oft). “MS knows better; they invented Windows, after all. Why should I let a well-known author on Windows & Office tell me when I should update my PC?! MS has updates ready now… why shouldn’t I install them now?

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – World Book encylopedia never did this #2136309

      Huzzah! The link to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on Wikipedia’s “Browser hijacking” page is there… and works! Click the link on Patch Lady’s original post. Now, has William H. Connolley given up a/o earlier this morning? We’ll see…

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – World Book encylopedia never did this #2136102

      I looked at the Revision History for that page & it shows back & forth changes. Searching again on the “Browser hijacking” page for “Office 365” & “Microsoft Office” a/o 6:25 PM CST; not found. Printed encyclopedias & dictionaries never had this problem… as they said on “Laugh-In” in the 1960’s & 70’s, “Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls!”

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – Panos we need transparency #2135700

      I read Susan’s post this morning & clicked the Wikipedia link. Searches for “Office 365” & “Microsoft Office” came up empty, so the info was scrubbed. At least by a Micro$oft fan, if not by a paid minion. I’ll leave the “troll” interpretation to others…

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • Your graphic here (not the pic on your Computerworld article) may warn about the cries of “Wolf!”, but it reminds me of AskWoody users following MS-DEFCON. In a good way:

      *sipping coffee* “This is fine.”

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • in reply to: Apple: More active devices than Microsoft #2111735

      Agreed that the statistics are comparing Apples to oranges (Micro$oft). However, I don’t see an active Monthly count, according to Apple. I do see over 1.5 billion active devices for Apple v. 1 billion installations of Windows (probably counting Win10 & Win8.1; maybe Win7 on ESD & older versions remaining?) for M$. Apple wants to count devices actively using similar OS’s for different hardware platforms (iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS). M$ wants to count PC’s using different versions of a similar OS (Windows). “There are lies, d*** lies, and statistics.”

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • in reply to: Good night, sweet seven prince #2110270

      Congratulations… & that MVP certificate is Well Deserved. Did M$ send it to you before or after the “official” release in October 2009? I echo Seff’s question: Did you get 1 for Win10 in 2015… & what about Win8 in 2012?!

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • As you said, Woody, Win7 & Win8.1 aren’t affected by CurveBall. Glad I’m still on 8.1… & haven’t rushed to Win10 yet. Probably will wait until Win10 2004 has marinated for 3-6 months before upgrading… or more, based on your say-so, Boss!

      As for updating Win8.1, I can wait until tomorrow… no rush & too lazy to start now.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

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