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ISSUE 16.8.1 • 2019-03-04



MS-DEFCON 4: It’s time to install Microsoft’s February patches

Woody Leonhard

By Woody Leonhard

Most of the bugs introduced by MS patches in early Feb were fixed by early March, though a few persistent gremlins are still hanging around.

If you’re running Win10, you have an “all clear.” You’re good to go.

On the other hand, Win7 and Win8.1 users face a few oddities. (Aren’t there always?) February’s monthly rollups may require some manual fixes, especially if you’re still using Internet Explorer 11 (which I hope you aren’t) and/or you have a database application that uses an Access 95-era Jet database engine.

There have been a few disconcerting reports of bluescreens on Win 8.1 systems, following the installation of February’s cumulative updates. Other than that, though, the coast is clear.

Apply those patches.

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