This month’s second cumulative updates for Win10 appear — but 1809 is missing again

This is starting to get repetitive. Yesterday, Microsoft released its second monthly cumulative updates for Win10 versions 1803, 1709, 1703, and 1607. The second “optional non-security” patch for 1809 is MIA, as usual. As best I can tell, none of this month’s bugs have been fixed. Indeed, there’s a new one to add to the […]

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Microsoft issues KB4493132 Windows 7 SP1 support notification

For those of you wondering how you will get the nag for Windows 7 EOL, Microsoft has released KB4493132 on March 19, 2019. @Cybertooth asks Windows Update is offering my Windows 7 box a patch released yesterday, KB4493132: Does anybody know anything about this update? A search here at Woody’s showed no results. Even a […]

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Patch Lady – downloading the 1809 iso

So given that the tea leaves look like that 1903 is coming soon, I’m making sure that I’m downloading 1809 from the media download site and parking it on a location so that when I’m ready to install 1809, I have it ready to go. Today the previews of next month updates came out for […]

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Patch Lady – Domain admins and issues with KB4489878

Sandeep pointed out that after he installed KB4489878 on a Server 2008 R2 he can no longer use the netdom query commands.  I can attest that commands on a Server 2012 R2 machine work fine, but on a Server 2008 R2 it comes back with an error. That’s what it looks like on a Server […]

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Microsoft acknowledges yet another bug in this month’s Win10 1809 cumulative update, this one with Windows Deployment Services server and PXE

An anonymous poster raised the red flag a few hours ago. KB article 4898499 now says: After installing this update, there may be issues using the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) to start a device from a Windows Deployment Services (WDS) server configured to use Variable Window Extension. This may cause the connection to the WDS […]

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Windows Defender Security definition problems

We’re hearing reports of problems with Definitions Update 1.289.15121.0, preventing scanning in Windows 7 and 8.0 virtual machines. Other OS versions are still being tested by @alqamar. Has your machine been affected by this definition update?

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Woody’s Windows Watch: Seven Semper Fi – How to ride Win7 into the sunset

Humbug. The Windows “experts” who say that you should throw away your Win7 machine because it’s too old are just out of touch. Ain’t broke, don’t fix. Yes, there are security reasons for moving to Win10, but if you’re careful, you may be able to beat the Grim Redmond Reaper. I’m going with you on […]

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LangaList: Win10’s new winver alternative, jv16 PowerTools, hard drive somnambulance

Fred Langa’s back with a detailed exploration of three readers’ questions: Comparing the traditional winver command (which shows you details about your Windows version) with the new Win10 about command (which offers much more) Does the venerable jv16 PowerTools still offer features that you can use? Why an external hard drive keeps nodding off All […]

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Just don’t use WinRAR, OK?

I’ve been trying to avoid this topic, but it now appears to be engulfing the blogosphere. If you use WinRAR, you were suckered. I’ve never recommended it. But if for some reason you’ve installed it — or even paid for it — uninstall it and get something worthwhile (and free!) like 7-Zip or one of […]

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