Get the Windows 10 and Office Patches Now! - Woody on Windows

 

This post was originally, "Pause Updates For Windows 10 Except For KB4551762."

Woody Leonhard now says it is time to let Windows Update download all the patches:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3535223/get-the-march-...

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Thank You...

This is helpful information.

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I've read the article and I

I've read the article and I don't get it. Corona virus? Does it mutate to infect Windows Updates now? It seems like every article lately somehow manages to insert references to COVID-19.

Sounds good .....

Doesn't cost any thing and could save a lot of trouble.....

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WOW!

If you put all the stories about what the COVID-19 affects and the advice of the "experts" about the only "safe" advice is that 99% is best classified under the same category you use for the offers to sell you the Brookland Bridge.

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WOW ....Sad

Box Car wrote:

If you put all the stories about what the COVID-19 affects and the advice of the "experts" about the only "safe" advice is that 99% is best classified under the same category you use for the offers to sell you the Brookland Bridge.

But, but, I've heard that its already been flipped 3 times this month alone ... razz wink
Pretty efficient ....for the seller ..... I'd say confused

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Coronavirus...

...100,000 cases, 3000 deaths worldwide. The flu: 34 million illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations, and 20,000 deaths this season alone. All of the flu cases are US numbers only. These figures are according to the CDC. So, which one is worse? The flu or the Coronavisus?

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Wrong bridge

Box Car wrote:

...to sell you the Brookland Bridge.

It's "Brooklyn Bridge." You bought the wrong bridge. It was bait-and-switch.

dobs108 razz

Nice Catch!

dobs108 wrote:
Box Car wrote:

...to sell you the Brookland Bridge.

It's "Brooklyn Bridge." You bought the wrong bridge. It was bait-and-switch.

dobs108 razz

I didn't want to say anything but, hey...... we all knew, anyway, what you tried to say in your original post ......

As for the bridge, no problems .... I have 3 of each ... razz

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Thanks for the Heads Up

Out of caution I delayed my Windows update for 14 days to see how the updates fares problem wise.

I did the opposite.

I did the opposite. Installed 68 Office 2016 patches and 2 Windows 10 patches, KB4540673 and KB4541338. Restarted my PC. Works fine.

Do more than 14 day delay

mcginkleschmidt wrote:

Out of caution I delayed my Windows update for 14 days to see how the updates fares problem wise.

You can pause up to 35 days, so I suggest you also keep clicking on the pause button until the dates maxes out. This insures the update has plenty of time to get the bugs, if any, well known. Having said that don’t go in to change it now, as it likely will do an update, including today’s patch.

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Covid-19 and Windows updates

maddog67 wrote:

...100,000 cases, 3000 deaths worldwide. The flu: 34 million illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations, and 20,000 deaths this season alone. All of the flu cases are US numbers only. These figures are according to the CDC. So, which one is worse? The flu or the Coronavisus?

Too early to know. Numbers for respiratory viruses including Covid-19 are always suspect because most people don't have symptoms serious enough to warrant a doctor's visit and never get tested or counted in official statistics. Nobody knows how many people have it or will get it. Maybe it will prove worse than most influenza viruses; maybe not.

So why all the warnings and concern that is causing major disruption and threatening to tank the world economy? Today the WHO labeled Covid-19 a pandemic, a step they did not take lightly but judged to be necessary because too many governments have been complacent and ill-prepared.

The reason there's so much concern is that unlike almost all flu viruses today, there is no vaccine for Covid-19, and it's a novel virus, so no one is immune. With a contagious disease like that to which no one has at least partial immunity, it doesn't take much of a foothold to infect most people in a community, unless patients stay isolated. And like the flu, Covid-19 has an above-average risk of hitting older patients and people with certain underlying medical conditions especially hard, sometimes fatally; most of these people get vaccinated for the flu but can't get vaccinated for Covid-19, so they are more susceptible. Even most Covid-19 patients who are older or have underlying medical conditions, though, will have relatively mild symptoms and of course survive it.

Windows 10 update warnings are similarly confusing, because most people can update and not have any problems at all, but a few can get knocked out of commission big-time. I have Win 10 Pro and always have it set it to not do feature (major version) updates for a year and not do quality updates for the first 20 days after updates are released, and those settings have worked for me. By that time, bad patches usually get pulled and eventually fixed.

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IMO

Lost Anyway wrote:
maddog67 wrote:

Windows 10 update warnings are similarly confusing, because most people can update and not have any problems at all, but a few can get knocked out of commission big-time. I have Win 10 Pro and always have it set it to not do feature (major version) updates for a year and not do quality updates for the first 20 days after updates are released, and those settings have worked for me. By that time, bad patches usually get pulled and eventually fixed.

Being in the business of computer repair, IMO one thing I have found is the number of people that may create issues because of impatience. I am constantly getting people in my shop that found BSOD after accomplishing an upgrade. But almost without fail, they mention seeing a screen indicating the upgrade is progressing, but also seemingly stuck at near 100%. As an experiment I did yesterdays upgrades on a Win 10 laptop; it took almost 2 hours, the last 45 minutes was a status bar almost at 100%. Had someone given up, and shut the machine down, I am not sure of the result, nor do I want to test to find out. Key thing is be patient; go to bed, go brew a big pot of coffee, do whatever it takes to let time pass. Again, be patient, very patient!

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I installed the Windows 10 patch KB4540673 yesterday.

I installed the Windows 10 patch KB4540673 yesterday. No problems...

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Same Here

koot wrote:

I installed the Windows 10 patch KB4540673 yesterday. No problems...

I also installed the patch yesterday and so far, no issues.

As I with no issue.

Actually it installed itself and I did the reboot. But no issues.

bdhsfz6 wrote:
koot wrote:

I installed the Windows 10 patch KB4540673 yesterday. No problems...

I also installed the patch yesterday and so far, no issues.

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risk balancing

Problems with updates get enormous publicity while the fixes the updates address grind along in obscurity. By and large I think it is hard for typical user to get ahead of the game by trying to duck update problems.

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maddog67 wrote:

...100,000 cases, 3000 deaths worldwide. The flu: 34 million illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations, and 20,000 deaths this season alone. All of the flu cases are US numbers only. These figures are according to the CDC. So, which one is worse? The flu or the Coronavisus?

It is true that as of now the (regular) flu looks worse. However, if we don't do something to slow down or stop the Coronavirus from spreading like wildfire, it will likely surpass x million cases and deaths. I, for one, don't want to see that.

Emergency Patch for wormable bug - Check your updates!

There is an emergency patch for a wormable bug referred to as 2020-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB4551762). Check your updates!

Microsoft has released KB4551762 just two days after the initial KB4540673 cumulative update on March 2020 Patch Tuesday. KB4551762 is also a cumulative update. That means if you are missing any security update, you can install KB4551762 and all fixes will be installed for you.

This update only includes one fix but it is an important one. Microsoft just fixed the vulnerability in the SMBv3.1.1 feature which was introduced in Windows 10 Version 1909 and Version 1903.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-patches-smbv3-wormab...

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Koot is absolutely right

Microsoft has discovered a new vulnerability to ransomware in Windows 10 that is fixed by the patch KB4551762:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/03/13/emergenc...

There are two ways to get KB4551762. One is to enable Windows 10 automatic updates; the patch is included. If you have updates paused, you should download the patch manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog:

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB455...

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Thanks for the heads up

Thanks for the heads up

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Seems OK to me

I went ahead a few days ago and installed the fixes and so far no issues. And as expected, fix KB4551762 was included.

Not that I use it, but the fixes included an allegedly new and improved Edge browser.

Phil

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Chrome

The new and improved Edge is actually Chrome! It uses the open-source code of Chromium which is familiar to Linux users.

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Just updated...

all four of our laptops (2-HP, ASUS and Dell) with ALL available updates and everything went well. No errors noted and nothing appears to be broken by any of the updates. YMMV

No problems doing the

No problems doing the updates.

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No Problems

Same here. Updated both of my machines and all good.

KB4551762

Thanks for the info.

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Thanks

Helpful info

Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info

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Woody says to get the patches now

Woody Leonhard now says it is time to let Windows Update download all the patches:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3535223/get-the-march-...

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Win 10 Updates

Thanks for the info.

I thought MS pushed all updates automatically?

pause updates

At the top of this thread on March 9th, Woody advised to pause Windows 10 updates for 35 days because there were several updates with problems. Based on the corrected updates, he now says that this is a good time to remove the pause.

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