Patch Lady – for those keeping track

My infamous Acer 32 gig max hard drive got 1903 offered up to it.  I did not attach an external USB hard drive, rather I left the internal drive and the SSD drive in it.  It gave me the “I don’t have enough room” and after I cleaned up the C drive a bit it […]

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The BlueKeep situation gets murkier

There have been rumors for the past two weeks that there’s a working BlueKeep exploit on the darkweb. We’ve been fielding (and blocking) many posts on AskWoody claiming that the BlueKeep exploit is real and living in the ooze. Catalin Cimpanu (who, along with Kevin Beaumont, are my guiding lights on the topic) just posted […]

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Complaints: Can’t get to the Microsoft Store when switching Surface Go out of S Mode

Thx to Barb Bowman. This from the MS Answers forum: I recently purchased a Microsoft Surface Go for travel, and although I’m enjoying it thus far there is a need to switch out of S Mode to install one or two additional programs. I’ve followed all of the steps to reach the “Switch Out of […]

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Where do we stand with Feature Update deferrals in Win 10 Pro v1903?

What has happened to Feature Update deferrals in Win10 Pro v1903? Everyone has been lauding the “Pause update” feature added to Windows Update in v1903 Home Edition since Microsoft sacked SAC Targeted (pun intended). But there has been no documentation (that I am aware of) about the changes to Win10 Pro v1903. I have upgraded […]

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First report of a Win10 Home 1803-to-1903 pushed upgrade over a metered connection

There are many, many reasons why I hesitate to report on update behavior that appears to be one-off. But this one seems particularly ominous. @NorD reports that his Win10 1803 Home computer with an Ethernet “metered” connection got pushed to 1903. Has anybody else seen that? Yes, Win10 1803 is three and a half months […]

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Where we stand with the July 2019 patches

Win7 basks in telemetry, the Win10 1903 RST upgrade block casts an unintentionally wide net, problems with Visual Studio, and yet another fervent call to block the BlueKeep hole. Plus much more. Coming in Computerworld Woody on Windows.

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Even though there’s a BlueKeep exploit for sale, it doesn’t work very well – doesn’t propagate, for example

Catalin Cimpanu wrote in ZDNet on Friday that there’s a “weaponized” BlueKeep exploit available if you have the cash. (More BlueKeep info here.) There are several reasons why I didn’t raise the alarm, among them one comment from the folks selling the “pen test” exploit: our version is not self-propagating (a worm) It’s ostensibly only […]

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