Posted on January 14th, 2017 at 12:16 159 comments
Volume Z just posted a link to this report from Microsoft employee Karthikeyan Kesavan :
This has been fixed and it should take less than 30 minutes now.
Can anyone corroborate?
Posted on January 13th, 2017 at 15:16 36 comments
I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t just verify it myself.
Windows 10 beta build 15002 (and 15007) Home have the “Pause Update” capability, which freezes updates for 35 days (details still not fully known – see http://www.infoworld.com/article/3155912/microsoft-windows/windows-10-beta-build-15002-brings-real-improvement.html).
We knew it was in Pro and Enterprise. But it’s also in Home.
— barb bowman (@barbbowman) January 13, 2017
Posted on January 13th, 2017 at 13:44 67 comments
Adobe says the data collected by the new Adobe Product Improvement Program spyware is anonymous, thus innocuous. Sounds like Win10, eh?
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Posted on January 13th, 2017 at 13:38 25 comments
Nathan Mercer is back with a modification to the modified patchocalypse method for updating Win7 and 8.1.
The bottom line:
Starting with February 2017, the Security Only update will not include updates for Internet Explorer, but the Monthly Rollup will continue to include updates for Internet Explorer.
In other words, if you’re in Group B, you’ll need to install the Internet Explorer update separately, starting next month. No change for those in Group A.
Of course, I’ll provide full details as each month’s patches reach their fullness.
Posted on January 12th, 2017 at 17:17 12 comments
I expected the pace to pick up, but this is faster than expected!
UPDATE: One machine installed overnight, the other’s still stuck at 100% download. Reboots don’t help. Argh.
Posted on January 12th, 2017 at 16:29 14 comments
Posted on January 12th, 2017 at 11:00 26 comments
Other problems few and far between for the security-light 14393.693, 10586.753, and 10240.17236 patches.
But note that we’re still on MS-DEFCON 2: There’s no pressing reason to install this patch!
InfoWorld Woody on Windows.
Posted on January 11th, 2017 at 21:54 22 comments
This just in from ER –
I read these recent Adobe security bulletins for January 2017 that mention new Flash Player and Acrobat Reader security updates.
Adobe security bulletin APSB17-01 features new updates for Acrobat & Acrobat Reader:
Adobe security bulletin APSB17-02 features new updates for Flash Player 24
security/products/flash- player/apsb17-02.html and a bonus for Linux users, they can finally update to the new version 24 of flash since Adobe had been issuing flash player 11.2 security updates to linux users for several years.