• WildBill

    WildBill

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    • in reply to: KB3035583, the “Get Windows 10” app is re-re-re-released #47043

      On my Windows 8.1 64-bit machine, KB 3035583 appears as optional (Recommended), unchecked, italicized. If I had Recommended updates checked (‘Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates’), KB 3035583 would be checked. Glad I turned that off in January!

      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...

    • New year & here we go again! I could send a new e-mail to you, Woody, but here’s hoping you see this. In the January 2016 updates, KB2976978 is back to try & nag my Win 8.1 PC. I say ‘try’ because I’m neither updating with it, nor with KB3035583, nor with KB3075248 & KB3080149 (snoopware). All of those are ‘Recommended’ updates now. GWX Control Panel is still keeping me aware of any sneaks, & I’m grateful for it. As of now, I no longer include the ‘recommended’ updates with the ‘important’ updates. Waiting for the ‘Winter Update’ to see if I should upgrade to Windows 10; if Home doesn’t get the ability to control updates like Win 7 & 8.1, I guess I’ll pay the $99 ‘tax’ for Win 10 Professional in July.

      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...

    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Patch Windows, but beware the snoops #49885

      On 09/26 or 09/27, I caught up with lots of updates, some as old as April on my Windows 8.1 machine. Anything dated on or after 09/07/15 I unchecked. You mentioned KB2976978 & KB3035583, which were from July & August. WHOOPS, I installed them! Should I uninstall those 2? If one or both are snoopers, I’ll get rid of them. If they are naggers & place the ‘Get Windows 10’ icon in the System Tray, I’ll leave them be. I like to see the reminder & plan to upgrade someday, but NOT until the forced updates issue in Windows 10 is answered to my satisfaction. I use public WiFi since I can’t afford an ISP yet. Slightly off topic, what about NetZero or Karma for home WiFi? All I would like would be advice links on that subject.

      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...

    • Woody, I don’t use a gen 2 VM, but I do have Win 8.1 & a UEFI machine. I have KB2920189 but not KB2962824 in the update chute. Since Microsoft won’t say which modules for which machines are revoked & could brick MY machine, should I hold off on KB2920189? Or at least get enough media to hold Windows Defender Offline & a recovery image before I apply it?

      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...

    • & for the ones like me who were successful in installing the prerequisite updates & then installing 8.1 Update… this is anti-climactic. We’re ready for May once we get Woody’s all clear or OK or whatever. I’m glad things were postponed a month for those who still have problems. I hope the ‘Softies work this out for the rest of you.

      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...

    • in reply to: An update on MS-DEFCON level this month #53033

      Woody, more info:
      Windows Update has put KB2919355 back in my chute, along with some other things. Beside KB2936068 & KB2964444 (Security Update for IE 11 with & without KB2919355), I now have KB2922229 & KB2964757 (Security Update for Windows 8.1 with & without KB2919355). KB2964757 is 1.7 MB & published 05/04/14; KB2922229 is 1.5 MB & was published 04/07/14.
      Not asking for advice this time; will install the ‘without 8.1 Update’ stuff with other KB’s, then set a restore point & install Win 8.1 Update. I’ll give that a couple of days, then set a restore point & install the ‘with 8.1 Update’ KB’s; unless Redmond removes the ‘with’ stuff automatically after I install 8.1 Update.
      Waiting for the OK & crossing my fingers…

      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...

    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON change coming early next week #53046

      Woody, I have 64-bit Windows 8.1 running. I now have TWO Security Updates for IE 11. The 1st is KB2936068 & it’s the April version, since it’s published on 4/7/14. The 2nd is KB2964444 & it says for systems without KB2919355 (AKA 8.1 Update) & published on 5/2/14. Both KB’s are 15MB & I assume the 5/2 has the IE 11 0day fix. When the MS-DEFCON ok comes out, do I install KB2964444 & others 1st, then install KB2919355 & skip KB2936068? Or do the above, THEN install KB2936068? Running Firefox 29.0 until, & maybe instead of, the IE 0day problem’s fixed. Gee, thanks, Redmond! :p

      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...

    • in reply to: Microsoft confirms it’s dropping Windows 8.1 support #53136

      @EP & @woody
      Glad 8.1 Update is working for you guys… so far. Will wait until Woody moves us to MS-DEFCON 4 or 5 (probably 4). Probably will work for me, but I’m not in a hurry… Yet.

      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...

    • in reply to: Microsoft confirms it’s dropping Windows 8.1 support #53126

      Let me see if I follow this: I have Windows 8.1 & 8.1 Update is on deck. When it’s safe, if I install 8.1 Update, I’m eligible for future patches. If I don’t install 8.1 Update, I’m screwed. As 1 of probably less than 500 users running Windows 8 & upgraded to Windows 8.1, it’s ridiculous that Microsoft plays the ‘my way or the highway’ game with the users. Of course, they did it with Windows 8 too; how’s that working out, Redmond?!

      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...

    • I’m running Office 2013, & it updates as Click-to-Run. The most recent release is version 15.0.4569.1508, which relates to KB2937335 & is the March update. When I’m in Word 2013 & click File for the Backstage, then click Account, Office Updates says the version is 15.0.4454.1511. I don’t use RTF & haven’t for a long while, but should I leave things as is for now? I’m afraid if I disable & re-enable updates, KB2953095 will install & I don’t more headaches than I already have! Thanx & answer when work allows.

      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...

    • Someone may have commented on this already, but the link goes to ‘podcasts.infoworld.com’ & is wrong. Thought someone else at InfoWorld had put an audio review. Went to the above site without the qualifiers & stumbled upon your article. Correct link: http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/review-windows-81-update-offers-olive-branch-mouse-users-238596

      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...

    • in reply to: Leaked screen shots show changes coming in Windows 8.1 GDR 1 #53458

      Looks like Win 8.1 GDR 1 (or Windows 8.1.1) is admitting they pushed Modern/Metro too hard, too soon. I’m 1 of the few using & liking Windows 8 (then 8.1), but as Vista proved, Innovation – Acceptance = Failure.

      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...

    • in reply to: Offline for a few days #53527

      Welcome back to the US of A, Woody! Just to make sure you stay in the loop… Is This considered important? http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/20/5326844/hp-brings-back-windows-7-by-popular-demand

      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...

    • in reply to: Thinking about installing IE 11 on your Win7 machine? #53727

      I’ve upgraded to Windows 8.1 & IE 11. I haven’t seen the ‘fuzzy font’ problem… yet. I’m on an ASUS 17″ laptop. It has an Intel HD Graphics adapter. Can’t find my doc for the model # yet. Didn’t see any problem with Windows 8 & IE 10 either. Microsoft still should respond to an ongoing problem that is widespread enough. I work tech support for a cable company & when someone says their internet doesn’t work & no lights are on their modem, I’m VERY careful in asking ‘You do have your modem plugged in & turned on?’ I don’t see any ‘fuzzy fonts’ when using MS Office 2013 (mainly Word) either. Again, just because it’s not happening to me… NOW… doesn’t mean it won’t. Computers are fickle mistresses!

      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...

    • in reply to: Finger Gestures #54017

      Leave him alone, Woody. Your gestures (& mine) will just make things worse! 😉

      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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