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  • July 01, 2015 01 Jul'15

    BAM! Here comes Win10 Build 10159

    No sooner did I get Build 10158 installed than did Windows Update inform me that a new fast ring build (10159) was available. That's the smallest build ID increment I've seen so far, and the ...

  • June 03, 2015 03 Jun'15

    Stealth Update Brings Win10 Upgrade Offer to Win7&8 Users

    Two days ago a strange little Windows flag icon appeared in the notification bar on my Windows 8.1 PCs. A quick mouse-over on the icon produced the text "Get Windows 10." An equally quick click ...

  • May 15, 2015 15 May'15

    Win10: A Half-Month of Streaming Updates

    In the brave new world of Windows 10, updates are no longer batched, but pop up when and as they appear. I decided to take a look at what that means by examining the Update Histories for my two ...

  • May 13, 2015 13 May'15

    Beware the Ides of May: Beaucoups Updates!!

    Realizing that yesterday was "Update Tuesday," I opened up my update history on a production Windows 8.1 PC this morning, and found 40 (!) updates of varying shapes and sizes had been installed ...

  • March 13, 2013 13 Mar'13

    Patch Tuesday Brings Numerous Updates to Windows

    I know I'm busy, busy, busy when Patch Tuesday takes me by surprise, and that's what happened to me yesterday. Between phone calls galore, and catch-up from a long family weekend, I wasn't ...

  • December 21, 2012 21 Dec'12

    Interesting Out-of-band Windows Update MS12-078

    Security bulletin MS12-078, originally released on 12/11/2012, was updated yesterday (12/20/2012). This is a critical patch that seeks to address "vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode drivers ...

  • November 28, 2012 28 Nov'12

    Interesting Fallout from Windows Update KB2762895

    Yesterday, Microsoft pushed an out-of-band (non-Patch Tuesday) update labeled KB2762895, which is designed to address application compatibility issues with Windows. Since its release, various ...

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    More Changes for WU Pending on 3/8/2011 Patch Tuesday

    Here's a tantalizing snippet referenced in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2011. It's from KB article 894199 entitled "Description of Software Update Services ...

  • January 17, 2011 17 Jan'11

    Interesting Meta-Update Hits Windows Update, Confirms Impending SP1 Release

    When I logged onto my primary desktop this morning, I noticed a new out-of-band (OOB) update from Microsoft had hit the update center. Normally, such updates are reserved for security fixes ...

  • October 24, 2008 24 Oct'08

    Out-of-schedule Security Patch Posts to Windows Update

    Normally, Microsoft reserves its security patches, fixes, updates, and other software tweaks and maneuvers for the second Tuesday in each month, aka "Patch Tuesday." Yesterday afternoon I was ...

  • October 06, 2008 06 Oct'08

    Dealing with Failed Windows Updates

    Even in enterprise situations where IT professionals will disable Windows Update on desktop and server machines, in favor of staging updates to test machines in the background, and using their own ...

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