ISSUE 17.14.1 • 2020-04-13


MS-DEFCON 2: Make sure you’ve paused Windows Update

Woody Leonhard

By Woody Leonhard

You, your family, and your friends have plenty to worry about right now without adding potential Windows patching problems to the mix.

Tomorrow, April 14, is Patch Tuesday, and the latest updates start rolling out — possibly with a thud. You really don’t want to expose your machine to Microsoft’s first round of Windows and Office fixes.

Take a minute or two right now to ensure you’ve clicked Windows 10’s “Pause update” feature. In a week or two … or three, we should have a good handle on whether April’s fixes pass muster. Security “experts” will urge you to install the latest patches immediately — but very few of them practice what they preach. Sit back, keep your ear to the ground (we’ll help), and decide for yourself when it’s time to update your PC.

I have step-by-step details in Computerworld. We also have one-on-one help, if you need it, on the AskWoody Lounge.

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