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A simple file naming bug can crash Windows 8.1 and earlier

The "blue screen of death" lives on thanks to a simple Windows file system bug.

Microsoft Master File Table bug exploited to BSOD Windows 7, 8.1

The 1990s called: they want their filepath hack back Until Microsoft patches this problem, use Chrome: a slip in file-path handling allows attacker to crash Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with a file call.…

Windows 10 fall update will restore (and improve) OneDrive’s best feature

Feature restores and improves upon the way OneDrive worked in Windows 8.1.

Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft this week began blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced but did not implement last year.But the company also refused to provide security ...

Microsoft releases multiple fixes for CRM bugs, including Win10 emergency patch...

Heads up, those of you who had problems with last week’s botched security patches, which clobbered Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM 2013 OnPremises reports; Telerik RadListBox and RadWindow controls; and various IE compatibility modes.

A slew of patches appeared late last night, but it’s still too early to tell if they’re effective in resolving all those reported ills.I counted four new patches.

As of early Thursday morning, three of them are documented.[ The essentials for Windows 10 installation: Download the Windows 10 Installation Superguide today. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]KB 4016635 is a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, bringing version 1607 up to build 14393.970. Yes, that’s the third cumulative update for version 1607 in the past eight days. KB 4016636 is likely a new, as-yet-undocumented cumulative update for Win10 November Update, version 1511. (I’m just guessing at the KB number because it falls between the KB for 1607 and the one for 1507.) ChangeWindows doesn’t yet list a new build number. KB 4016637 is a new cumulative update for the original release of Win10, commonly called 1507.

This brings the build number up to 10240.1732. KB 4016446 is a patch for Internet Explorer 11 that fixes the bugs in last week’s MS17-006/KB 4012204 security patch. The KB article for 4016446 explains: Forms in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 are not displayed correctly after KB 4013073 is installed on a Windows system that is running Internet Explorer 11… This update is required only if you are experiencing the symptoms that are described in the “Symptoms” section, and you have cumulative security update 4013073 installed on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft begins blocking updates for older Windows versions on newer hardware

Windows 7 is supported until 2020, and Windows 8.1 will get updates until 2023, right? Not if you're trying to run those older Windows versions on new hardware, as some frustrated customers discovered this week.

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears...

It looks like a policy announced a year ago is going to kick in.

Microsoft Releases Security Updates For Some, Not All, Flaws

February 21 release addresses Adobe Flash Player bugs for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and Edge for Windows 10.

Microsoft rolls out KB 4010250 Flash Player update for Windows 8.1...

Microsoft has released an old-fashioned Security Bulletin, MS 17-005, which shepherds a handful of patches for various versions of Windows.

The patches, all called KB 4010250, implement the Flash Player fixes contained in Adobe's APSB17-04, which fi...

Surprise! Microsoft issues Flash patches for Internet Explorer, Edge

Microsoft sent an email to its largest customers on Monday, alerting them that Adobe Flash Player patches for Internet Explorer and Edge will be coming today.

Apparently Microsoft's announcement last week that it would delay February patches until March 14 didn't tell the whole story.Yesterday's email says in part: Microsoft is planning to release security updates for Adobe Flash Player.

These updates will be offered to the following operating systems: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016...To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

New Windows 10 SDK prods devs to embrace Windows’ future

It won’t be long now until the third major update of Windows 10 leaves the Windows Insider program and becomes the basis for the Current Branch release. Not long after, it should become the Current Branch for Business release, ready for wide-scale deployment on corporate hardware.

Although many enterprises have yet to start rolling out Windows 10, we’re now at the point where it’s getting hard to find new PCs that run Windows 8.1 and earlier.

The clock is ticking. Last week, Microsoft announced that its Windows 10 SDK is now feature-complete, and developers should start using the latest build of the SDK to develop software for the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 release.

Getting a feature-complete SDK out the door is important, especially because Microsoft isn’t giving up on its Universal Windows Platform that relies on them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft re-releases snooping patches KB 2952664, KB 2976978

We don't know what KB 2952664 (for Windows 7) and KB 2976978 (for Windows 8.1) actually do.

But both patches have been shown in the past to trigger a new Windows task called DoScheduledTelemetryRun.To read this article in full or to leave a comment...