BetaNews: Windows 10 update farce continues as Microsoft pulls the plug on problematic printing patch

BetaNews: Windows 10 update farce continues as Microsoft pulls the plug on problematic printing patch. “Over the last week or so, we have reported about printing problems that followed the release of March’s updates, and the subsequent string of patches that not only failed to fix things but, in many cases, actually made things worse. Now the fubar’d fix has been deemed so problematic that Microsoft has taken the decision to pull it.”

BetaNews: Microsoft reveals workaround for Windows 10 printing problems and blue screen issues

BetaNews: Microsoft reveals workaround for Windows 10 printing problems and blue screen issues. “This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released cumulative updates for Windows 10 and there were numerous complaints about problems with printing after installing them. Users with various brands of printer found that printing failed as they experienced APC_INDEX_MISMATCH errors and blue screens. A few days ago, Microsoft confirmed that it was aware of the issue and was investigating; now the company has come up with a workaround.”

Beta News: Microsoft releases off-schedule KB5001028 update for Windows 10 to fix WPA3 flaw

BetaNews: Microsoft releases off-schedule KB5001028 update for Windows 10 to fix WPA3 flaw. “Just days after the regular update release date of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released an out-of-band patch to address a problem with WPA3 connections in Windows 10. The KB5001028 update is for Windows 10 version 1909, and it fixes a problem that caused blue screens and stop error 0x7E in nwifi.sys when using a WPA3 connection.”

BetaNews: Update Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux to protect against a dangerous zero-day vulnerability

BetaNews: Update Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux to protect against a dangerous zero-day vulnerability. “A serious security vulnerability has been discovered in Chrome, forcing Google to push out an emergency update to the browser. Affecting the Windows, Mac and Linux versions of Chrome, the high severity vulnerability is being tracked as CVE-2021-21148.”

Search Engine Journal: WordPress Update Fiasco

Search Engine Journal: WordPress Update Fiasco. “The WordPress development team, in a series of missteps, pushed out a flawed update that made it impossible to install new WordPress sites. They paused the update rollout in an attempt to fix that update but that created even more problems, requiring an emergency update to fix all the problems.”

BetaNews: Microsoft blocks users from upgrading to Windows 10 May 2020 Update because their PC settings aren’t supported

BetaNews: Microsoft blocks users from upgrading to Windows 10 May 2020 Update because their PC settings aren’t supported. “We’ve already seen Windows 10 May 2020 Update causing a range of problems for users, including login issues, problems with Storage Spaces and issues with OneDrive. But there are also some people for whom even the installation is problematic.”

BetaNews: Yet another Windows 10 update is causing problems

BetaNews: Yet another Windows 10 update is causing problems. “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.”

Microsoft: 14 January patch was the last for Windows 7. Also Microsoft: Actually… (The Register)

The Register: Microsoft: 14 January patch was the last for Windows 7. Also Microsoft: Actually…. “Microsoft has quietly admitted that it will be fixing the final Windows 7 patch that left some stretched wallpapers borked. It was to be the last hurrah for Windows 7: After the 14 January patch there would be no more freebies from Microsoft as extended support was turned off in favour of its paid-for Extended Security Update (ESU) program.”

Brisbane Times: Google Home devices seemingly bricked by recent software update

Brisbane Times: Google Home devices seemingly bricked by recent software update. “Home devices receive and install software updates without requiring input from the user, typically overnight to avoid interrupting normal operation. But recently some users have discovered their units — specifically original Google Home and Google Home Mini units — have become completely unresponsive with their lights illuminated.”