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Two weeks and going.

One of my father's laptops (not on a domain) got the update and luckily didn't lose anything. I'm getting curious about what the guidance will be on how to bring it up to this new release. Going to guess it'll be a full upgrade install like any other new build. Should probably talk to him beforehand about that laptop.

All domain-joined systems at his office (his work domain) and at our house (my domain, mua ha ha) all have 60-day delays on upgrades, even if someone manually checks for updates (all these machines are also backed up daily automatically, so phew!). While I am all for latest and greatest and cutting-edge and such, I would seriously recommend anyone using a system they depend on delay feature upgrades if at all possible. I like 60 days to let it float out there for two months, some may want shorter, others longer. But for critical systems, I wouldn't upgrade at all for at least the first two weeks of rollout at a minimum.

Is this experience going to lead to folks fearing Windows Update itself, whether upgrades or security updates or drivers... how are we supposed to advise folks to get security updates quickly ahead of malware using patched vulns when <nonsense> might happen?

Sigh...
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Security Alerts & Briefings / Oracle Java™ Critical Security Updates Released
« Last post by Corrine on October 16, 2018, 09:12:41 PM »
Oracle released the scheduled critical security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.  This Critical Patch Update contains 12 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE.  11 of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials.

Update

If Java is still installed on your computer, it is recommended that this update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack.

Java SE 8u191 -- Release Notes: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u181-relnotes-4479407.html

Java SE 11.0.1  (x64-bit only) -- Release Notes: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/documentation/11u-relnotes-5093844.html

Downloadhttps://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

Notes:

    UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software  options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely  optional.  Preferably, see the instructions below on how to handle "Unwanted Extras".
    Oracle does not plan to migrate desktops from Java 8 to Java 9 through the auto update feature.  Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you uninstall JRE 8 prior to updating.
    Verify your version:  http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp.   Note:  The Java version verification page will only work if your browser has NPAPI support.  In that case, to check the version, open a cmd window and enter the following (note the space following Java):  java -version

Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts
Oracle Java SE Risk Matrix
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Windows 10 Insider Build Update
« Last post by Corrine on October 16, 2018, 08:29:29 PM »

UPDATE 10/16: We have  released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.104 (KB4464455)  to Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings. This  Cumulative Update contains the following fixes:
 
  • We have fixed the issue where the incorrect details were being shown in Task Manager under the “Processes” tab.
  • We fixed an issue where in certain cases IME would not work in the first process of a Microsoft Edge user session.
  • We fixed an issue where in some cases applications would become unresponsive after resuming from Connected Standby.
  • We fixed several issues causing application compatibility problems with 3rd-party antivirus and virtualization products.
  • We fixed several issues with driver compatibility.
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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Dies at age 65
« Last post by Corrine on October 16, 2018, 06:55:24 PM »
It was widely covered in Twitter last night. 
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LandzDown Lounge / Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Dies at age 65
« Last post by darksurfer on October 16, 2018, 05:50:12 PM »
I am really surprised at the relative scant coverage of one of the most important business, technology partnerships in U.S. history. This person was Paul Allen, co-partner and founder along with Bill Gates, of Microsoft, who died of cancer yesterday at 65.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/obituaries/paul-allen-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries&action=click&contentCollection=obituaries&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

RIP Paul Allen, January 21, 1953~October 15, 2018
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: My Documents?
« Last post by techie on October 16, 2018, 03:52:57 PM »
I didn't really go into this, because you answered your own question more or less. Other users, means you don't have access to there user files. Is it another user file that you recognize, maybe previously used? Is it on a public or private setting? You have to have ownership, permissions set in order to view the documents. Setting permissions can be sometimes complicated.
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Hi, johnson55.  Seems techie & I have the same questions.  :) 

If you are using Outlook, see Email sent using Outlook are not saved to the Sent Items folder
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I guess I have a couple questions. Did you get Win 10 installed? What email are you using, online Gmail, yahoo? Is it a email program you use on your computer, i.e. Microsoft mail, thunderbird?
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when checkng sent emails there is nothing there. I check with the people
I email and they get the email.
It has always worked before to check sent email. How can I fix this.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: My Documents?
« Last post by Corrine on October 15, 2018, 05:34:31 PM »
Hi, ChuckRJr.

I've been out of town and just getting settled and it appears no one has had any suggestions.  It very well could be my "foggy brain" resulting from the travels but I'm not quite sure I understand the situation.  I get that you have multiple "My Documents" folders with one accessible and one not accessible.  The only thing that comes to mind is if you have HomeGroup set up but have not added documents to sharing in HomeGroup.  If you're using HomeGroup, this Microsoft Support document may be helpful regarding access/folders shared:  HomeGroup from start to finish.  There also is a lot of information in this How-To Geek article:  Windows Networking: Sharing With the Homegroup
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