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

Two more evolving threats: JavaScript in Excel and payment processing in Outlook

Full Article : Computerworld – Once upon a time – dating back to the first “Concept” macro virus in Word – the Office folks were wary of new features that had possible security implications. … Read more

Surface Pro (2017) owners hitting Win10 1803 update blue screens. Now we know why.

Full Article : Computerworld – As Win10 version 1803 rattles through the unpaid beta-testing phase, it’s snagged another victim — Intel’s aging SSD6 solid-state drives. Both Microsoft and Intel now admit that running Win10 … Read more

Patch Tuesday problems, fixes — but no cause for immediate alarm

Full Article : Computerworld – Results are starting to roll in about this month’s Patch Tuesday, and it’s quite a mixed bag. For those of you struggling with the new Windows 10 April 2018 … Read more

Time to turn off Windows auto update – unless you’re using Win10 version 1803

Full Article : Computerworld – April patches came in like a lion and out like a … lion – a big lion with lingering halitosis. If you’re using Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2, … Read more

Win10 1803 bugs roll in: Chrome freezes, Skype burps, Alienware craters and… hey, Cortana?

Full Article : Computerworld – The new version of Windows 10 has been out for less than a week, and those who welcomed it with open arms (and the unfortunate seekers who got stuck) … Read more

It’s a mess: Microsoft patched Windows or Office on 11 different days in April

Full Article : Computerworld – It took a while to dig through all the announcements, but I’ve come up with a list of significant patches to Windows and Office released in April (ignoring the … Read more

Win10 1803 pushy upgrades: Never give a seeker an even break

Full Article : Computerworld – One of the endearing qualities of Windows 10 is its redefinition of common household terms. Case in point: In Windows Update, clicking “Check for Updates” doesn’t just, you know, … Read more

Microsoft unexpectedly starts pushing Win10 version 1803 through Windows Update

Full Article : Computerworld – As announced, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, became available for download on April 30. If you really want to install version 1803, just go to the download page … Read more

How to block the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, from installing

Full Article : Computerworld – With Microsoft now rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, I take it as an article of faith that you don’t want to install it right … Read more

Time to install the April Windows and Office patches, but there’s a big problem with Win7

Full Article : Computerworld – Good things come to those who wait. If you resisted the drill sergeant scream of “GET THOSE PATCHES INSTALLED AS SOON AS THEY’RE OUT, MAGGOT!” you’re about to reap … Read more

Microsoft Patch Alert: April patches infested with bugs, but most are finally contained

Full Article : Computerworld – People think I’m joking when I refer to bug fixing as Microsoft’s next billion-dollar business. I’m not. This month woefully demonstrated why patching Windows has become much bigger – … Read more

Heads up: Total Meltdown exploit code now available on GitHub

Full Article : Computerworld – Remember the Total Meltdown security hole? Microsoft spread the vulnerability in every 64-bit Win7 and Server 2008 R2 patch released this year, prior to March 29. Specifically, if you … Read more

The missing cumulative update for Win10 1709 appeared overnight — KB 4093105

Full Article : Computerworld – Late last night — on a Monday, mind you — Microsoft released its second big cumulative update for Win10 version 1709. This completes the triumvirate of second cumulative updates, … Read more

You won’t believe why the Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, keeps installing itself

Full Article : Computerworld – Yesterday, I talked about the weird bug that makes April’s Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, re-install itself over and over, even when Windows Update says that it’s been installed … Read more

The gift that keeps on giving: Win7 Monthly Rollup KB 4093118 installs over and over

Full Article : Computerworld – Last week, Microsoft quietly re-released its buggy April Win7 Monthly Rollup patch, KB 4093118. You may recall the patch as a reaction to the Carnak the Magnificent situation we … Read more

Patches for Win10 1703 and 1607, and a brain-twisting update to the Win7 IP bug fix

Full Article : Computerworld – Yesterday, the third Tuesday of the month, Microsoft dumped another big bucket of patches: KB 4093117 brings Win10 1703 up to build 15063.1058, many miscellaneous fixes, no known issues. … Read more

Does moving your pen drag the canvas? Welcome to yet another bug in Win10 1709 patches

Full Article : Computerworld – A Windows Ink engineer has confirmed that there’s a bug in the third Win10 1709 March Cumulative Update, KB 4089848, that breaks common pen movements in Photoshop, Lightroom and … Read more

Surprise! There’s a new version of this month’s buggy Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118

Full Article : Computerworld – In one of the most bizarre patching contortions I’ve seen in a long time, Microsoft originally released this month’s Win7/Server 2008R2 Monthly Rollup patch, KB 4093118, with a little … Read more

Patch Tuesday brings some surprises, some early crashes, and a surreal solution

Full Article : Computerworld – With all of the problems in the January, February and March patches for Windows and Office, you’d think we would catch a break in April. In one sense we … Read more

What happened to the new spring update, Windows 10 version 1803?

Full Article : Computerworld – Most of us expected Microsoft to drop its latest and greatest version of the last version of Windows yesterday. The highly anticipated version 1803, Redstone 4 — which many … Read more

Watch out for continuing bugs: Turn off Windows Update, temporarily

Full Article : Computerworld – March Windows patches were a mess. With the revelation of Total Meltdown, we recently discovered that all of this year’s Win7 patches left gaping security holes. It’s fair to … Read more

Get the March patches for your Windows machines installed, but watch out for Win7

Full Article : Computerworld – The quality of March’s patches set new lows, even by Windows’ tarnished standards. The Win10 patches flew fast and furious, with new Microsoft-induced bugs introduced and swatted multiple times … Read more

Microsoft jiggles — but doesn’t fix — buggy Win7 patches KB 4088875, KB 4088878

Full Article : Computerworld – Last night we were treated to new versions of the badly banged-up March Win7 patches. It looks like the new ones are the same as the old ones, but … Read more