DoctorLaptop Windows Alert 13SEP17

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Immediately Patch Windows 0-Day Flaw That’s Being Used to Spread Spyware (Summary)

Windows 0-Day Flaw

Get ready to install a fairly large batch of security patches onto your Windows computers.

Affected Microsoft products include:
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Windows
.NET Framework
Skype for Business and Lync
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft Office, Services and Web Apps
Adobe Flash Player

Also included in new updates is a patch for

How to Check For and Install Updates in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista

In Windows 10, Windows Update is found within Settings.

First, tap or click on the Start menu, followed by Settings. Once there, choose Update & security, followed by Windows Update on the left. Check for new Windows 10 updates by tapping or clicking on the Check for updates button. In Windows 10, downloading and installing updates is automatic and will happen immediately after checking or, with some updates, at a time when you’re not using your computer.

In Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista, the best way to access Windows Update is to open Control Panel and then choose Windows Update. Tap or click Check for updates to check for new, uninstalled updates. Installation sometimes happens automatically or may need to be done by you via the Install updates button, depending on what version of Windows you’re using and how you have Windows Update configured.

Hey, Naythan. Went straight from your post to check on my W10 updates and it was downloading the new update.. However it failed to install. ‘Actualizacion acumulativa para windows 10 version 1703 basados en 64 (KB4038788) failed to install on 14/09/17. As far as I know I am not on a metred connection so I fail to understand why it did not install. Everything went well with the download and the P/C did shut down to enable installation. Previous installs no problem. Any ideas please amigo.

Naythan Harris A common prob. You can do this, Direct Download KB4038788 Offline Installer, link at bottom of this page https://www.digitalriser.com/download-kb4038788-windows…

But…?

Hmmm went through all that and it said the update was not applicable to my computer. Guess I downloaded the wrong thing. I cliked windows update…

Naythan Harris Then you may be missing the prerequisite update(s) that must be installed 1st. If it were me, I would go to Power Options/Advanced Setting and turn off Fast Start. Now restart , don’t be alarmed if the first few restarts are slow, the comp is organizing and installing downloaded updates and you may have some catching up to do if Fast Start was on. Manually check for updates after the 4th restart. Fast Start uses the Hibernate service to shorten the powerup time by saving the active settings of the current session, but by doing so blocks the full shutdown/restart cycle that installing some updates requires. Fast Start is a poorly implemented function and I disable it on most Win 10 machines I work on, as most Win 10 problems revolve around the updating process.

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DoctorLaptop’s Tips #63 & Sept. Special

DoctorLaptop’s Tips #63 & Sept. Special
-Many Win 10 users are having problems with comps freezing since the Creator’s Update was released recently. Try this before seeking help. Connect your comp to your router with an ethernet cable instead of using wifi. Then restart the comp 3 or 4 times, paying attention to any popup instructions and doing what they tell you to do. It usually sorts out a hung-up update. Do NOT force it off by holding the power button down till it shut off. If you click shutdown and it doesn’t, then it is working in the background and forcing it off may break it. It will shut down when the background task completes.
-Many Win 7/Vista comps that should never have been updated to Win 10, but were, are now having crashes. It can take 6mo or more before problems become evident. You did check the manufacturers website to confirm your model was Win 10 capable before allowing the update to proceed, didn’t you? The Microsoft Win 10 Upgrade Advisor cannot be trusted! You MUST check the mfg website for correct info!
-Protonmail.com free email users now have a free VPN available. Open Protonmail, go to Settings, then click VPN and proceed with installing it.
-SPECIAL: Today’s new large hard drives are under much more stress than the older smaller ones since the tracking arm must do more work to cover the greater disk area. Extend the life of your hard drive by getting it reconditioned. Does not remove any data, recovers bad sectors and re-energizes the magnetic surface of the disk. All banks and mission critical computer systems do this annually. Till the end of Sept I will do this job for €50, usually €70.
 
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