Stung by a festering pile of bugs on Patch Tuesday, MS releases 27 more patches

Full Article : Computerworld – In what is becoming a common occurrence, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday brought along so many bugs that they necessitated a remediation round. This month, unusually, it took only six days … Read more

Surface Pro 2 owners wonder: Will Microsoft ship TPM firmware that works?

Full Article : Computerworld – If you have a Surface Pro 2, you’re in for yet another runaround. This time, the controversy surrounds the SP2’s TPM chip – the chip that controls access to … Read more

Microsoft yanks buggy Office 2016 patch KB 4018385, republishes all of this month’s patch downloads

Full Article : Computerworld – As I reported yesterday, the July 2018 Windows and Office patches teem with bugs. We’re just beginning to see the fallout. The July 3 non-security Office 2016 patch KB … Read more

Patch Tuesday problems abound, Server 2016 crashes, and a .Net patch goes down in flames

Full Article : Computerworld – You know it’s going to be an Alice in Wonderland month when some sites report that Microsoft plugged 54 vulnerabilities on Patch Tuesday, while others report 53. Fact is, … Read more

Make sure Windows Update is temporarily disabled, particularly on Win7

Full Article : Computerworld – June 2018 was a relatively innocuous patching month, but even amidst the mediocrity there were a handful of persistent problems. We’ve seen the same pattern repeat  almost every month … Read more

Does your Surface Book 2 or Pro 4 have super slow write speeds? You aren’t alone

Full Article : Computerworld – Way back in December, KyoHyoukKim, posting on the Microsoft Answers forum, had a simple question: My surface book 2 (15 inch, i7, 16G, 256G ssd) shows high read speed … Read more

Get the Microsoft June patches applied, but watch out for Win7 NICs and old antivirus

Full Article : Computerworld – Windows 7 customers should be on the lookout for a couple of, uh, challenges this month, as the Win10 1803 trail of tears continues and Win10 1709 finally looks … Read more

Microsoft Patch Alert: Some bugs in Win 10 (1803) fixed, others persist

Full Article : Computerworld – Microsoft’s patches in June took on some unexpected twists. Windows 7 owners with older, 2002-era Pentium III machines got their patching privileges revoked without warning or explanation (and a … Read more

Windows Update Survey: What do you think about Microsoft’s patching regime?

Full Article : Computerworld – Susan Bradley, the driving force behind the mailing list, really wants to know: What do you, as an individual, think about Windows updates? She’s started two SurveyMonkey surveys … Read more

Big Win10 1709 patch reinforces twice-a-month patching pace but, oddly, nothing new for 1803

Full Article : Computerworld – Microsoft’s Windows 10 patching pace is so fast at this point that one Patch Tuesday doesn’t cover all the bases. Instead, we’re seeing one massive Cumulative Update on Patch … Read more

Microsoft quietly cuts off Win7 support for older Intel computers

Full Article : Computerworld – If your PC doesn’t run Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2, you apparently won’t be getting any more Win7 patches. At least, that’s what I infer from … Read more

Win10 Update Facilitation Service joins Update Assistant V2 to make sure you get patched

Full Article : Computerworld – You can look at the new KB 4056254 Win10 Update Facilitation Service and the re-emergence of Win10 Update Assistant V2 from two different perspectives. On the one hand, you … Read more

Win10 (1803) declared ‘fully available,’ throwing Windows Update for Business under the bus

Full Article : Computerworld – After 45 days in the unpaid beta testing phase, Microsoft surprised most of the patching world yesterday by declaring that Windows 10 April 2018 Update is ready for deployment … Read more

Make sure Windows auto update is temporarily turned off, and watch out for SMBv1 fixes

Full Article : Computerworld – In May, we saw a host of bugs introduced by the Patch Tuesday “security” patches. By the end of the month, patches for those patches killed almost all of … Read more

Microsoft axes support on Answers Forum for Win 7, 8.1, Office 2010, 2013, many Surfaces

Full Article : Computerworld – Microsoft’s in-unit PR staff continues to show its moxie, this time burying news about the demise of free tech support for a wide variety of products – covering half … Read more

May Windows and Office patches are now relatively stable, but Win7 NIC problems persist

Full Article : Computerworld – At least the really bad bugs, introduced by “security” patches earlier this month, have been fixed. The problems that remain reside in the dregs — not likely to bite, … Read more

Microsoft Patch Alert: Major bugs introduced in May fixed, plenty of problems remain

Full Article : Computerworld – Once more we have a monthly Windows/Office patch scorecard that needs a guidebook. Or two. And we just got a handful of buried warnings about problems in old patches, … Read more

Avast blames Microsoft for Win10 1803 upgrade blue screens, nonsensical options

Full Article : Computerworld – Looks as if we have a solution for the Avast-related blue screens in Win10 1803 upgrades that I talked about earlier this week. Avast heavyweight Ondrej Vlcek chose his … Read more

Microsoft pushing Win10 version 1803 to PCs specifically set to avoid it

Full Article : Computerworld – If this weren’t so infuriating it’d be heartbreaking. According to multiple reports, Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 version 1803 onto PCs that are specifically set to bypass the upgrade … Read more

Is Microsoft avoiding the Win10 (1803) upgrade on PCs running Avast?

Full Article : Computerworld – What began as a complaint on Reddit about botched upgrades to Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, has apparently mushroomed. Now, according to MartinZ, a moderator on Avast’s … Read more

Yet another bunch of Microsoft Surfaces don’t work with Win10 version 1803

Full Article : Computerworld – Microsoft made Windows 10 version 1803 available for download – and pushed to “seekers” – on April 30. It started sending the OS out to the unprotected masses on May … Read more

Patch update: Monthly Rollup previews arrive for Win7, 8.1, along with updates for Win10 1607, 1703

Full Article : Computerworld – We just got a smattering of patches that seem to be in the “Oh yeah, we forgot” bucket. Windows 7 and 8.1 received Previews (which you should never install, … Read more

Lots of little Microsoft patches, but nothing for this month’s big bugs — and no Previews

Full Article : Computerworld – Third Tuesday of the month and it’s time for bug fixes and Monthly Rollup Previews, right? Well, no. May’s Third Tuesday brought a big bag of .Net Framework Previews, … Read more

Win10 version 1803 incompatible with Toshiba solid state drives, too

Full Article : Computerworld – It now appears as if Microsoft didn’t test the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, with its own Surface Pro (2017) laptops, with any machines that use Intel SSD … Read more

Microsoft finally stops screwing Surface Pro 4 owners with flickergate

Full Article : Computerworld – Microsoft’s new move to put PR groups inside its operating divisions is paying off. We’re now seeing the worst news shuffled out the door on Friday nights. This week’s … Read more