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

Win10 Anniversary Update woes: One step forward, two steps back

Win10 Anniversary Update woes: One step forward, two steps back

With the leaked release of a Self-Healing tool, Microsoft shows it’s trying. But big problems still persist

08/19/16

A peek at the future of Windows 7 and 8.1 patching

A peek at the future of Windows 7 and 8.1 patching

Yesterday’s three patches -- KB 3177723, 3179573, and 3179574 -- give clues to what we can expect in October with Microsoft's new Windows updating process

08/17/16

Microsoft changes Win7/8.1 updates, pushes even harder for Windows 10

Microsoft changes Win7/8.1 updates, pushes even harder for Windows 10

Starting in October, patches will be cumulative and Win7/8.1 customers will effectively cede control of their PCs to Microsoft

08/16/16

More Win 10 Anniversary Update problems -- and what to do about them

More Win 10 Anniversary Update problems -- and what to do about them

If the Anniversary Update has your PC tied in knots, it may not be too late to back out

08/15/16

Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493

Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493

Unfortunately, KB 3177725 is the 'magic' Win7 patch that speeds update scans. But here's a workaround

08/15/16

Good news for Microsoft Office: Renamed HTML files now open in Excel

Good news for Microsoft Office: Renamed HTML files now open in Excel

Microsoft fixes a bug it surreptitiously introduced last month that affected Excel 2010, 2013, and 2016, including Office 365 versions

08/11/16

Microsoft's massive update: Win10 builds 14393.67, 14393.51, 10586.545 and 10240.17071

Microsoft's massive update: Win10 builds 14393.67, 14393.51, 10586.545 and 10240.17071

Depending on which edition of Windows 10 you were running, you got put on one of the new versions; Microsoft also released an epitaph for Windows Journal

08/10/16

How to temporarily block the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 upgrade

How to temporarily block the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 upgrade

If you are using Win10 version 1511 but aren't ready for the Anniversary Update, here's how to keep it off your system

08/09/16

2 easy steps to speed up Windows 7 Update scans

2 easy steps to speed up Windows 7 Update scans

Based on a technique created by a German blogger, here's how to stop wasting hours checking for Windows 7 updates

08/09/16

Windows 10 Anniversary Update woes continue

Windows 10 Anniversary Update woes continue

Problems with last week’s Anniversary Update keep piling up, and solutions remain elusive

08/08/16

The case against Windows 10 Anniversary Update grows

The case against Windows 10 Anniversary Update grows

With myriad problems now evident, it may be best to skip the Anniversary Update for now

08/04/16

How to fix Cortana after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

How to fix Cortana after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft hasn’t endorsed the solution, but if you want Cortana back it appears to work

08/04/16

How to tell if your Windows 10 Anniversary Update clobbered Cortana

How to tell if your Windows 10 Anniversary Update clobbered Cortana

Microsoft has not yet acknowledged, much less fixed, the last-minute bug

08/03/16

Last-minute Win10 Anniversary Update patch, 14393.10, may break Cortana

Last-minute Win10 Anniversary Update patch, 14393.10, may break Cortana

If the problem’s widespread, it could affect today’s Anniversary Update rollout

08/02/16

Microsoft Surface Pro 3's defective Simplo batteries trigger class-action probe

Microsoft Surface Pro 3's defective Simplo batteries trigger class-action probe

If you have a Surface Pro 3 with a defective battery and are tired of Microsoft's dithering, there's an additional option

08/01/16

More forced advertising creeps into Windows 10 Pro

More forced advertising creeps into Windows 10 Pro

Starting Aug. 2, admins will not be able to keep Microsoft from pushing the likes of Candy Crush Soda Saga onto Win10 Pro PCs on their networks because certain Group Policies will be deactivated

07/29/16

Windows 10 upgrade stuck at 99 percent? Here are your options

Windows 10 upgrade stuck at 99 percent? Here are your options

Now that we're down to the wire, many upgraders report that the installer hangs. If this happens to you, take one of these paths of action

07/28/16

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