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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Intel Microcode Updates Windows 10 1909, 1903, 1809 and below (01/30/2020)
    [​IMG] good Morning January 31, 2020 6:57

    There are new Intel microcode updates for all Windows versions. It is the KB4497165 (Windows 10 1909/1903), KB4494174 (Windows 10 1809), KB4494451 (Windows 10 1803), KB4494452 (1709), KB4494453 (1703), KB4494175 (1607), KB4494454 (1507.
    The revised versions concern the CPUs: Denverton, Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge E, EP, Valley View, Whiskey Lake U. You can read the individual descriptions here. And if your CPU is in the list, install the update:

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    Windows 10 and telemetry - A new test with Windows 10 1909
    [​IMG] good Morning January 31, 2020 6:23
    The word telemetry has not had a bland taste since Windows 10. Many immediately think of "phoning home", "spying" and what I don't know. Now there is a new report from the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision for for 2019....

    While the BSI had undertaken the Windows 10 1607 LTSB, i.e. the enterprise "age-old version", the current Windows 10 1909 Enterprise was used as a test version in the activity report of the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision. This was newly installed in a test environment and all data flows from this computer were still recorded within the laboratory network using a man-in-the-middle analysis.

    There the telemetry level "Security" was set, which is only possible in Enterprise and Education. “As part of this laboratory analysis, it was found that the telemetry data from a Windows 10 computer with the Enterprise version can be completely deactivated. Only calls to (Microsoft) servers that supply current cryptographic certificates could not be switched off by this configuration, as these are required for up-to-date secure operation of a Windows 10 system (e.g. when an invalid SSL root certificate is recalled) . "

    As a conclusion, it was stated here: "If this result is confirmed in real use of Windows 10 in companies, then at least the handling of telemetry data in Windows 10 Enterprise (even in managed environments) does not constitute a data protection obstacle to the use of this operating system."

    This result is not applicable for Windows 10 Pro. Since only Enterprise and Education can completely switch off telemetry via the group policy, as was set in the test.

    @Mr. Fox +++
     
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  2. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Finally some good news. Universal Windows drivers has to be next!

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    Microsoft shovels more dirt on UWP apps, leaving Win32 apps as the future once again
    pcworld.com | Feb 1, 2020

    Microsoft has decided to cut off ad funding for UWP apps via its own platform, leaving their future in doubt. But if Win32 apps are a viable replacement within the Microsoft Store, should users care?

    The future is Win32
    The debate over whether a multi-gigabyte game should be written as a UWP app or as a traditional Win32 app seems over, with Microsoft’s decision regarding Win32 games in the Store last year. More compact, everyday apps like Twitter, however, seem like they could go both ways.

    [ Further reading: The best free software for your PC ]
    Ideally, users would neither know or care which version of these apps they’d receive, trusting that they’d simply receive the best, most full-featured version regardless of whether it was written as a Win32, UWP, or even a Progressive Web App (a Web page that acts as an app).

    That future may already be here. I previously downloaded the Win32 version of Slack, and downloaded a separate version from the Microsoft Store. Though two apps reside on my machine, clicking on either app appears to launch the Win32 version. Or maybe they’re so identical that I didn’t notice. (Slack doesn’t use in-app ads.) Either way, I’m simply using Slack.

    "As users, we can applaud the demise of UWP apps".

    Next goal has be removal destruction of Universal Windows drivers in any form and shape:)
     
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  3. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Wow! That is good news, and we should all pray that their UWD/DCH rubbish finds its way to the guillotine post-haste.

    This is evidence that they're not totally brain dead, but considering it took them from October of 2012 (Windows 8 release) to late January 2020 to figure out their brainchild was extremely stupid and hated by the majority, their intelligence remains in question. But, let's not look a gift horse in the mouth and just be thankful if this digital dung finally dies.
     
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    joluke Notebook Deity

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    Shall i install this update for the new microcodes? I'm in B4 revision in my 8700k or i better hide it and ignore it completely?
     
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  5. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    If you bothered read those links, you would find out that this mc update includes B4:D Aka no need for yooo to touch it:p
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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Because it is an "update" and because it comes from the Redmond Retards, best to always ignore/block it. Unless you want to roll the dice on the prospect that your PC is magically transformed into a totally screwed up piece of crap, then by all means... jump right on it. If you feel compelled by the notion of security, wait at least 90 days to see if anything happens to the zombies first.
     
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    That notion of security is what made me use sledgehammer (from mydigitallife) and block windows updates
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Everything Microsoft's engineers touch nowadays will become a disaster:rolleyes:

    Yet another Windows 10 update is causing problems betanews.com | Feb 3, 2020

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    Problematic updates for Windows 10 have become pretty common these days, and now it has happened again.

    Microsoft released the KB4532695 update last week to address problems with Explorer which were introduced by the November 2019 Update. But this update has itself been found to cause issues, with users complaining of BSoDs, audio problems and more.

    Crashes and the blue screen of death are by far the most common problems that users are complaining about with the optional update, but it's certainly not the end of the story. Over on the Microsoft Community site, there is a growing list of posts from disgruntled Windows 10 users.

    "Uninstalling the update seems to get things back to normal, but this means you'll have to put up with the previous set of problems that it was supposed to fix."

    Surface Pro 7/Laptop 3: Update causes 640 x 480 Mode issue borncity.com | Feb 3,

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    [German]A graphics driver update for the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Laptop 3, dated January 30, 2020, causes some users to have a graphics resolution of only 640 x 480 pixels at the DisplayPort.


    MS teams down due to certificate error (3.2.2020) borncity.com | Feb 3, 2020
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    [ English ] The 'Microsoft Professionals' are (again) about to patch one of their online services. Microsoft Teams is down due to a certificate error.



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    WOODY ON WINDOWS
    Is Microsoft messing with your Win10 Search box builds?
    Following up on a report that the Win10 Search bar on some machines is suddenly showing “Start a web search” instead of the usual “Type here to search” text, it appears as if Microsoft is updating the Search box without your advice or...


    Some good news......

    Windows 10 Fails to Gain Significant Market Share Despite Windows 7 EOL
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    Fresh stats have been released by Netmarketshare revealing a slight drop in Windows 7 usage, but still not what Microsoft would like. The latest numbers for January 2020 put Windows 10 at 57.08% followed by Windows 7 at 25.56% of the market.

    It isn't significant but Windows 10 has gained a few points, while Windows 7 usage has lost a little, going down from 26.64%. However, this isn't reflecting what was expected since the end of life deadline for Windows 7 was supposed to bring quite a massive shift in usage numbers.
     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    Notepad and Paint Become Optional Features in Windows 10

    -... future versions of Windows 10, Microsoft is making it so you can now completely uninstall the venerable Notepad, Paint, and WordPad programs from the operating system.

    - For now, these programs will continue to be installed by default, which makes sense as they take up little space (Microsoft Paint is 6.58 MB, Notepad is 627 KB, and WordPad is 6.24 MB) and are useful to those who do not need more feature-rich alternatives.

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...paint-become-optional-features-in-windows-10/

    Who wanted that bloatware anyways?? That ~13MB is needed.(...NOT)
     
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  10. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Yeah, MS is making optional wrong programs.
    It's the MS Store bloatware that should be optional. And even though you can delete some of them, not all are removable...

    Speaking of MS Store, I just realized that I might have to install it once MSFS 2020 drops... :(
     
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