Patch Tuesday’s coming; make sure you have Windows Update shut off and stop seeking!

Patch Tuesday’s coming; make sure you have Windows Update shut off and stop seeking!

I’ve seen a couple of verified reports that Microsoft is now pushing the newly revised Win10 September-October-November-December 2018 Update, version 1809, on “seekers.” Be aware that Microsoft, once again, interprets a click on “Check for updates,” as giving carte blanche to install whatever is in the kettle. Double, double toil … Read more

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war

After a years-long pummeling, Microsoft this week surrendered in the browser war, saying that it will junk Edge’s home-grown rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google’s Chrome. With Edge pulling code from the Chromium project, the browser will also be able to run on Windows … Read more

Patching waters finally look calm; now is a good time to install the November Windows and Office patches

Patching waters finally look calm; now is a good time to install the November Windows and Office patches

November’s patches initially appeared relatively innocuous, with a few catastrophic problems in 64-bit Office 2010, which is a bit of a standing joke anyway. As the month melted on, we saw a Win10 version 1803 second cumulative update, KB 4467682, that caused havoc, including blue screens on Surface Book 2 … Read more

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