A pair of simple Registry Keys lets admins fix or lock Windows 10 updates onto a specific Windows version. It’s one way of preventing unwanted application of feature upgrades to Windows 10 PCs that seems fairly sure-fire.
Two new critical and important vulnerabilities for Windows Codes, and get CVE IDs 2020-1425 and -1457. What makes the updates that fix them interesting is that, for the time being, they come from the MS Store.
Although the news has been out since June 2017, it bears repeating that Adobe Flash Player hits EOL on 12/31/2020. Chrome and Firefox no longer support it, as its days are increasingly (and smaller) numbered.
MS has introduced new names for Office update channels. These now include a Beta Channel (early adopters), Current Channel (and Preview version), and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (and Preview version). You’ve been warned!
If you work on a (usually small) private network, and RDP, file sharing, or device sharing quits working (or works only intermittently) after a Windows 10 feature upgrade, here are some tried-and-true fixes to restore things to working order.
Given the choice between two PCs “left behind” on 1909 as to which would get the 2004 offer from WU, I would’ve guessed the newer, more powerful laptop would precede the older, less capable MiniITX box. I would’ve guessed wrong!
After I run the setup.exe installer from the 8923 version of the Realtek UAD drivers, I find my PC switched from UAD to HDA drivers. Getting the UAD driver re-installed and the Realtek Audio Control working again proves tricky. Here’s how!
When dealing with update tools, one does encounter the occasional false positive (it claims an item needs an update when it doesn’t, or when said update doesn’t exist). I found myself chasing a phantom, but have learned to give up when the chase goes on too long.
While distracted doing too many things at once, I allow an adware site to send “notifications.” I am very soon sorry, and almost immediately learn how to block a recurrence. Sigh.
With the release of Windows 10 version 2004, the Downloads item no longer appears in Disk Cleanup. If you want to manage downloads going forward, you’re on your own. I suggest an archiving strategy.