Woody Leonhard

Senior Contributing Editor

Woody Leonhard is a senior contributing editor at InfoWorld and author of dozens of Windows books, including Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies. Get the latest on and vent your spleen about Windows at AskWoody.com.

March madness: Microsoft's terrible month of Windows and Office patches

Windows 7 patch block takes out AMD processor

Windows 7 patch block takes out AMD processor

A report has surfaced about the new Win7/8.1 patch ban disabling Windows Update on an older AMD A6-8570 processor

Search begins for workarounds to Microsoft's Win7/8.1 on Kaby Lake/Ryzen patch ban

Search begins for workarounds to Microsoft's Win7/8.1 on Kaby Lake/Ryzen patch ban

As threatened, Microsoft is actively blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on newer hardware, but users report some success in getting around the ban

Microsoft issues KB 4015438 emergency fix for Windows 10

Microsoft issues KB 4015438 emergency fix for Windows 10

After two months with no patches, Tuesday's release introduced several severe bugs, two of which warranted an emergency fix today

Mystery update KB 3150513 makes yet another reappearance

Mystery update KB 3150513 makes yet another reappearance

You probably don’t want this update—long implicated in advanced Microsoft snooping—on your Windows system

Botched Windows patch KB 3178690 freezes, crashes Excel 2010

Botched Windows patch KB 3178690 freezes, crashes Excel 2010

Microsoft admitted the problem and has stopped forcing the bad patch through automatic update, but hasn’t pulled the update

There's a possible fix for Windows update bug that breaks Dynamics CRM

There's a possible fix for Windows update bug that breaks Dynamics CRM

An anonymous poster has come up with a one-line solution to the CRM formatting bug that appears to work -- in most cases

Is Microsoft blocking Win7/8.1 updates on Kaby Lake and Ryzen chips?

Is Microsoft blocking Win7/8.1 updates on Kaby Lake and Ryzen chips?

KB 4012982 says that Microsoft will prevent updates on the newer hardware, but has actually seen one of the error messages?

Confirmed: Windows 10 update KB 4013429 breaks Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Confirmed: Windows 10 update KB 4013429 breaks Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

An Internet Explorer update in the latest cumulative rollup for Win10 Anniversary Update causes major display rendering problems

In a big crop of Windows fixes, Patch Tuesday includes a few surprises

In a big crop of Windows fixes, Patch Tuesday includes a few surprises

Microsoft showers users with patches for Office and Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 after a skipped month

5 fatal flaws that dog the new Windows 10

5 fatal flaws that dog the new Windows 10

Microsoft's forthcoming Creators Update offers a mixed bag of fixes for Win10's biggest knocks

Microsoft pulls botched WPD driver

Microsoft pulls botched WPD driver

After pushing a bad driver onto PCs through Automatic Update, Microsoft posts the complex series of steps necessary to remove it

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