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Old problems linger with new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, build 14393.222

Old problems linger with new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, build 14393.222

The drive freezes, install failures, and network lockups continue, but many little bugs are finally gone

09/30/16

Shakeup: Qi Lu is out; Microsoft shifts Cortana, Bing, Office, Skype

Shakeup: Qi Lu is out; Microsoft shifts Cortana, Bing, Office, Skype

This morning saw Microsoft's breathtaking push to put Cortana in the driver's seat and breaking Office out into its own unit

09/29/16

6 things wrong with the Windows Insider program

6 things wrong with the Windows Insider program

Microsoft's Insider Program has fallen off the rails, but a few simple fixes would go a long way

09/28/16

Microsoft finally fixes double-print bug, but more patching problems loom

Microsoft finally fixes double-print bug, but more patching problems loom

The convoluted method Microsoft used to fix the MS16-098 double-printing bug is a harbinger of screw-ups to come with the new all-or-nothing approach to patching

09/23/16

GWX swept away as pattern emerges in Windows updates

GWX swept away as pattern emerges in Windows updates

This hornet’s nest of rollup patches, .Net offal, and miscellany looks remarkably like the mess we’re expecting to see in October

09/21/16

Surface Pro 3 plagued by yet another battery problem

Surface Pro 3 plagued by yet another battery problem

Complaints about the SP 3 LGC battery may have their origin in the recent Simplo 'batterygate' patch

09/20/16

What's been fixed and what's still broken in Windows 10

What's been fixed and what's still broken in Windows 10

Microsoft has provided some relief for well-known bugs, but there are still big problems, especially with the Anniversary Update

09/15/16

KB 3185911 speeds up the Windows 7 scan for updates

KB 3185911 speeds up the Windows 7 scan for updates

We have a new "magic" patch that cuts Windows 7 updates scans from hours to minutes

09/14/16

Here's how to install balky Windows 10 cumulative patch KB 3189866

Here's how to install balky Windows 10 cumulative patch KB 3189866

If your Windows 10 Anniversary Update install gets stuck at 95 percent, these steps will fix it without using Internet Explorer

09/14/16

Still no timetable for RAW partition bug fix in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Still no timetable for RAW partition bug fix in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

A month ago, Microsoft promised a fix 'soon,' but it hasn't shown up yet

09/13/16

Which way with Windows? Here are your options

Which way with Windows? Here are your options

Among Windows' bewildering array of versions, builds, rings, updates, branches, and editions, here's what you should consider

09/12/16

Blame Microsoft -- not users -- for fragmented patching in Windows 7 and 8.1

Blame Microsoft -- not users -- for fragmented patching in Windows 7 and 8.1

Users for the most part have only been trying to protect themselves from 'Get Windows 10' nagware and Microsoft snooping

09/02/16

Progress report: Where we stand on fixes for the big bugs in Windows

Progress report: Where we stand on fixes for the big bugs in Windows

Yesterday’s near perfect storm of Windows patches leaves behind a complex but hopeful-looking aftermath

09/01/16

Win10 14393.105, beta build 14915, and an array of missing fixes

Win10 14393.105, beta build 14915, and an array of missing fixes

A near-perfect storm of patches made Wednesday a banner day for updating, but many high points weren't hit

08/31/16

Microsoft finally fixes Surface Pro 3 battery woes

Microsoft finally fixes Surface Pro 3 battery woes

Initial reports about the Simplo battery firmware update are positive, but why did it take Microsoft so long?

08/30/16

How to check the Microsoft Update Catalog with any browser

How to check the Microsoft Update Catalog with any browser

Microsoft says it'll fix the Update Catalog's dependency on ActiveX someday, but you can bypass IE right now if you know the trick

08/29/16

Fumbled fixes highlight problem with Windows 10 cumulative updates

Fumbled fixes highlight problem with Windows 10 cumulative updates

Plagued by ongoing issues caused by a printing bug, Microsoft needs to come clean about its process for fixing the problem

08/29/16

KB 3187022 fixes MS16-098/KB 3177725, but not for Windows 10

KB 3187022 fixes MS16-098/KB 3177725, but not for Windows 10

Let's see how long it will take for Win10 customers to recover from the bad double-printing problem caused by the faulty security patch

08/25/16

Windows 7 log file compression bug can fill up your hard drive

Windows 7 log file compression bug can fill up your hard drive

Microsoft has known about this bug in the Trusted Installer log for years, but done nothing about it

08/25/16

Windows 10 cumulative update KB 3176934 breaks PowerShell

Windows 10 cumulative update KB 3176934 breaks PowerShell

Microsoft's update for version 1607 doesn't fix two widespread problems with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and it causes problems with PowerShell DSC operations

08/24/16

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