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Forum: News 21 May 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 7,087
Posted By Painter
The WannaCry cretins who chose to infect systems...

The WannaCry cretins who chose to infect systems with ransomware were not choosing a specific Windows system to infect. They released their malware to take advantage of SMB facing systems, especially...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 May 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 7,179
Posted By Painter
My understanding is that if you select an update...

My understanding is that if you select an update that you already have installed, trustedinstaller will reject it. I've seen it with a manual install - guess it works the same with a sent WU.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 May 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 7,179
Posted By Painter
Is it possible that Microsoft is just retiring a...

Is it possible that Microsoft is just retiring a bunch of updates from W7 IE? If it is the case and you have hidden an update the scan by WU would send any update that is not installed (that is if...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By Painter
Tnx everyone who responded. This morning...

Tnx everyone who responded.

This morning when I logged on, a new def file was sent and MSE updated (i.e. via WU). WU and MSE show that the install was successful. I see that MS sent out a fix...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By Painter
Yes and it went through the usual steps: ...

Yes and it went through the usual steps: Searching for updates, downloading and installing. Got the green progress bar as well. It then indicated that it updated. Got the green tick too. You'll...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By Painter
MSE not updating

This only started two days ago. I rebooted to see if that would help, but to no avail. Not sure if it is a windows update problem or an MSE problem. NB: A few days ago i got that malware warning...
Forum: News 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 14,811
Posted By Painter
I take no umbrage with Microsoft announcing that...

I take no umbrage with Microsoft announcing that they will not provide Windows Updates for products they choose not to support with their OS. However, I see no reason for the component manufacturers...
Forum: News 11 Feb 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 6,117
Posted By Painter
I thought W7 and W8 were no longer issuing...

I thought W7 and W8 were no longer issuing individual updates. Everything is supposed to be bundled in either monthly rollups or security-only updates. I know .net, wrt and IE are separate, but these...
Forum: News 19 Jan 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 6,221
Posted By Painter
The Anniversary Build goes into extended support...

The Anniversary Build goes into extended support 8 months after W7 goes EOL.

W7 SP1, January, 2020 (EOL)
W10 Anniversary Build October, 2020. (out of mainstream support)
Forum: News 26 Oct 2016
Replies: 55
Views: 6,888
Posted By Painter
For Windows 7, I think the first one was the May...

For Windows 7, I think the first one was the May 2016 Rollup. The October rollup was the first one under the new windows update policy.
Forum: News 22 Oct 2016
Replies: 55
Views: 6,888
Posted By Painter
If you choose to get updated through Windows...

If you choose to get updated through Windows Update, you do not have to install every single monthly rollup that is offered, because they are going to be cumulative. You could skip a few months at a...
Forum: News 12 Oct 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 19,715
Posted By Painter
The announcement was probably written by a techie...

The announcement was probably written by a techie and edited by a lawyer or a marketing genius :sarc:

They botched the way they explained it. The September updates (both security and...
Forum: News 11 Oct 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 19,715
Posted By Painter
Even though MS said the W7 security-only package...

Even though MS said the W7 security-only package would only be available from the MS Update Catalog, here it is available as a download from their regular website ...

KB3192391...
Forum: News 10 Oct 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 19,715
Posted By Painter
Anyone changing their Windows Update Settings for...

Anyone changing their Windows Update Settings for tomorrow - To what and why?

I am just referring to these options...

- 'Notify, but let me choose'.
- 'Never Update'
- 'Download, but let me...
Forum: News 09 Oct 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 19,715
Posted By Painter
Best advise going TZ. It is a shame that so...

Best advise going TZ. It is a shame that so many people don't bother. When things go sideways, they end up getting stuck with a clean install and that is more complicated and 10X more time...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Sep 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Painter
Tnx Torchwood for the link. That should come in...

Tnx Torchwood for the link. That should come in handy one day. I've used those scans a few times myself.

My friend told me that after a few beers (maybe not a good time to pick his brain). My...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Sep 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Painter
Black Screen of Death - what to do?

The only 2 times I have experienced a black screen of death was after having installed a Microsoft update. I'd like to know what is the best way to respond to this situation. I am only aware of one...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Sep 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5,313
Posted By Painter
Hey it worked. If I could buy you a beer, I...

Hey it worked. If I could buy you a beer, I would.

I took a look at Group Policy and every thing for Windows Update is set to Not Configured (default), except the one to block new OS...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Sep 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5,313
Posted By Painter
I was looking around to see if it was a new thing...

I was looking around to see if it was a new thing and found another post similar so I thought something must be up. I was wrong and the other poster got their problem fixed using this same link. I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Sep 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5,313
Posted By Painter
Windows Update options grayed out - is this new?

I just noticed that Windows Update options are grayed out in the drop down menu. I checked group policy and it is set to 'let me choose' which is what is displayed on the WU screen. I can modify it...
Forum: News 12 Aug 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By Painter
MS got an earfull from their Enterprise clients,...

MS got an earfull from their Enterprise clients, OEM and manufacturing partners. The PR statement is total BS.
Forum: News 11 Aug 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 6,060
Posted By Painter
I realise that other stat sites have different...

I realise that other stat sites have different values, but I always use NetMarketShare. :)

The stats referred to in that link actually show a higher number of installs of W10 (compared to...
Forum: News 10 Aug 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 6,060
Posted By Painter
The W10 usage numbers will not grow significantly...

The W10 usage numbers will not grow significantly until the Enterprise clients migrate to W10. If there is no catastrophic setback with W10 it should go as planned and take the next 4 years to...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 06 Jul 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Painter
I assume that an authentic email from Bing would...

I assume that an authentic email from Bing would actually show the author as Microsoft.

I chose not to open this email. I expect as long as it is not opened it is harmless. Yes?
However, as...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 06 Jul 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Painter
Email from Bing - New Balls Please

I received this email today in my Live in-box. 'New Balls Please'. The sender: Bing

I am concerned that it might be malicious. Has anyone else received it?

On a Google search I got only...
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