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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:31 am

Wake up today was a 20 minute wait for anything but a black screen!

Rebooting took another 20 minutes with no Restore offered by Chrome browser once again...

Windows 10 users fume: Microsoft, where's our 'local account' option gone?
Microsoft has annoyed some of its 900 million Windows 10 device users after apparently removing the 'Use offline account' as part of its effort to herd users towards its cloud-based Microsoft Account.

The offline local account is specific to one device, while the Microsoft Account can be used to log in to multiple devices and comes with the benefit of Microsoft's recent work on passwordless authentication with Windows Hello.

The local account doesn't require an internet connection or an email address – just a username and password that are stored on the PC. ZDNet's Ed Bott argues the local account is inferior from a usability and security standpoint.
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Post by burger2227 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:47 am

The recently-released non-security software patch KB4517211 for Windows 10 1903 breaks printers, and here is what you need to do to fix it
Microsoft said that it’s currently working on a fix, but if you are one of those who are facing printing issue, you can try a few things to resolve the issue. You can try the below steps to mitigate the issue.

Retry to print may allow you to print successfully
If retrying does not allow you to print, you may also need to restart your device
If your device is using a v4 print driver and a v3 driver is available, you can also try installing the v3 driver as a workaround
Needless to say that I am not installing ANY "Optional Updates"...
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Uninstalling the update and rebooting may resolve the issue.

MICROSOFT DOESN’T THINK WINDOWS IS IMPORTANT ANYMORE
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:32 pm

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Windows 10 KB4524147 Update May Cause Boot and Printing Issues
The reality is that this update is a hot mess of confusion, the description of what it fixes was worded poorly, and nobody has any idea whether this is a cumulative update with a security fix or primarily a security update with non-security fixes.

Regardless, once the KB4524147 update is installed, users are reporting issues that they did not previously have. Below is a roundup of the most common issues being reported to BleepingComputer regarding this update.
Updates says that KB4524147 is waiting to download, but...
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...it has already been installed on 10/4 ...
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So what update was done today (10/7) when I had to reboot to get WIFI to work?
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:46 am

With Windows Virtual Desktop, the bad old days are coming back
In the last few weeks, Microsoft rolled out Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). If you have a fast internet connection to an Azure region, you can run your desktop off Azure today.

Maybe you’re OK with your business running on cloud-based Windows. I’m not.

Once upon a time, we didn’t have PCs. We had dumb terminals connected to mainframes. That put all the IT power in the hands of those who controlled the big iron. I am not going back again. I want to be in charge of my desktop, thank you very much, and I can paint some pretty scary scenarios of why you should as well.

Just as an example: Suppose the United States government decides you can’t use software from a U.S.-based cloud. If you had Windows on a desktop, you just keep going, but if it’s a cloud service, you’re dead in the water.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:28 am

Windows 10 1703 is Now End of Service, No More Security Updates
When a Windows version becomes out of service, Microsoft will no longer fix any bugs found in that version or release security updates that fix new vulnerabilities that are discovered.

As of October 8th, 2019, users running consumer, enterprise, and education versions of Windows 10 1703 are required to upgrade to Windows 10 1903 in order to continue receiving updates.

The consumer versions of Windows 10 version 1803 are the next version to go out of service on November 12th, 2019, with the enterprise and education versions going EoS in November 2020.
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Like M$ fixes bugs anyhow? They seem to create them!

Laptop now wakes up with black screen for up to 20 minutes with strange
looking Chrome browser that must be closed and reopened to use. Closing
takes numerous clicks on X and then numerous clicks on icon in taskbar to start...


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“Windows 10 November 2019 Update” is the name for Windows 10 19H2 Update
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:20 pm

Laptop blue screen after wake up and Chrome restart. SUDDEN REBOOT THREE TIMES

Windows 10 Start menu problems: We'll fix them in late October, says Microsoft
Early last week, some users began reporting that the KB4524147 security update was causing printer problems, while others said they were seeing a 'critical error' message stating that the Start menu isn't working. Some users resolved the broken Start menu by uninstalling the update.

Then on last week's Patch Tuesday Microsoft released KB4517389, addressing the printer-spooler problem that surfaced after users installed an update on September 23, according to Microsoft's known-issues page for Windows 10 version 1903.

But while Microsoft acknowledged and appears to have fixed the printer problems, last week it hadn't found the Start menu issues affecting a large number of users. Nonetheless, it said it was investigating, according to Windows Latest.

It has since spotted a post from a Microsoft engineer on the Microsoft Answers site who says a fix will arrive in late October.

"We are aware of this issue and estimate a resolution to be released in late October,"
And they are forcing enterprise users to upgrade to 1903 now?

Uninstalled KB4517389 after Settings uninstall failure 3 times, Wasted another hour!
Set Updates to delay 7 days...STILL BSOD so uninstall KB4524147 also...


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BSOD PROBLEM WORSE!

Microsoft Now Enables Windows 10 Tamper Protection By Default
Microsoft has announced today that the Windows 10 Tamper Protection security feature is now officially generally available for the Enterprise and consumers. Along with this announcement, Microsoft will be enabling this security feature on all Windows 10 devices by default.

Tamper Protection is a security feature that was introduced in Windows 10 version 1903, otherwise known as the May 2019 Update. When enabled, Tamper Protection prevents Windows Security and Windows Defender settings from being changed by programs, Windows command line tools, Registry changes, or group policies.
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