Windows Release Health Dashboard now live

Some time ago Microsoft announced they would be more transparent about the status of Windows 10 regarding known issues and fixes. With the release of Windows 10 version 1903 aka the Windows 10 May 2019 update, the status pages are now live. In the release announcement, , these pages are referred to as the Windows […]

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Under Win10 1903, Edge refusing to open HTTPS sites

I’m seeing reports of bugs in Edge. The error messages say: SEC7120: [CORS] The origin ‘ms-appx-web://microsoft.microsoftedge’ failed to allow a cross-origin font resource at ‘ms-appx-web:///assets/Fonts/BrowserMDL.ttf#Browser MDL2 Assets’. CSS3119: No fonts available for @font-face rule ErrorPageStyles.css (11,7)

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Remember “Download and install now” – the big reason to upgrade to 1903? Yeah. Not so much.

I have high hopes for “Download and install now,” the new feature in Win10 version 1903, just out. Six weeks ago I wrote about it, saying: By the time Microsoft ships Win10 1903, theoretically in late May, we’re supposed to have the tools necessary to block it. At the very least, you should block it […]

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New forum for Win10 1903

With its official release, it’s time to give Win10 version 1903 its own forum. Et viola: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/forum/askwoody-support/windows/windows-10/windows-10-version-1903-may-2019-update/

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Is it time to install Win10 1903?

I can hear you scoffing. But nevermind. I just got this bit of mail: Dear Mr. Leonhard, In your article, you tell us *how* to prevent Windows 10 from updating to version 1903, (and a lot of time complaining about Microsoft in general), but you entirely neglect to tell your readers *why* we may wish […]

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Microsoft issues new cumulative updates for Windows 10 v1803 and v1809

On Tuesday, May 21, Microsoft released Cumulative updates for Windows 10 v1803 and v1809. v 1803 KB 4499183 Build 17134.799 v1809 KB 4497934 Build 17763.529 Starting with update [KB4499183 and KB4497934], we are introducing functionality that allows you to decide when to install a feature update. You control when you get a feature update while […]

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Patch Lady – 1903 is now officially released

Fasten your seatbelts, here we go.  It’s official 1903 is now out. We already have known issues that are being tracked. Remember to be on Pro, set a deferral for feature updates. Now then if you WANT 1903 (well because you write about updates or love to live on the edge) you may not get […]

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There’s now a freely available proof of concept exploit for the “wormable” WinXP/Win7 bug

But it isn’t yet capable of inflicting damage The situation with #BlueKeep is slowly evolving. There is one real proof of concept on Github now which reaches the trigger of issue, however it does not cause denial of service or have ability to run code. — Kevin Beaumont (@GossiTheDog) May 20, 2019

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Best of the Lounge: The battery problem, Chromebooks, Linux on Win10, and a new forum for Win7

Elly resurrects an old Windows Secrets favorite: An ongoing list of interesting discussions on the Lounge. Each week, Best of the Lounge will point to discussions that may be of interest. Want to explore something new? All it takes is a click and a gander. New this morning in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 16.18.0.

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Deanna’s Freeware Spotlight: SwiftSearch

Tired of trying to get Windows’ slow search routine to cooperate with your hard drive? Take a look at SwiftSearch, the freeware pick of the week from Deanna at OlderGeeks.com. Take a look in this morning’s AskWoody Plus Newsletter issue 16.18.0.

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