BetaNews: KB4579311 cumulative update is causing numerous problems for Windows 10 users

BetaNews: KB4579311 cumulative update is causing numerous problems for Windows 10 users. “A few days ago, Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Windows 10. The KB4579311 update was supposed to fix a range of issues with the operating system including various security problem, but — once again – this update is proving problematic for many people.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4583263 update for Windows 10 to prevent swollen laptop batteries

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4583263 update for Windows 10 to prevent swollen laptop batteries. “Microsoft has teamed up with HP to work on a fix for a problem affecting various HP Business Notebooks. The flaw not only causes a reduction in performance and battery life, but can also lead to swollen batteries. The problem lies with the HP Battery Health Manager, and the update from Microsoft and HP is rolling out to enable a new charging algorithm to help alleviate the issue.”

BetaNews: Source code for Windows XP and other Microsoft software leaks online

BetaNews: Source code for Windows XP and other Microsoft software leaks online. “Torrents have appeared online containing the source code for Windows XP, Windows 2000, and other software from Microsoft. Shared on the notorious 4chan, a collection of files approaching 50GB in size also include the source code for Windows Server 2003, Windows NT and MS DOS.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases new patch for Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2)

BetaNews: Microsoft releases new patch for Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2). “[Six] days ago, Microsoft started to roll out what it thought would be the final release for Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update as it’s also known) to Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels — Build 19042.508 (KB4571756). [Two days ago] it updates that ‘final’ build to 19042.541, fixing a massive list of issues.”

TechCrunch: Homeland Security issues rare emergency alert over ‘critical’ Windows bug

TechCrunch: Homeland Security issues rare emergency alert over ‘critical’ Windows bug. “The Zerologon vulnerability, rated the maximum 10.0 in severity, could allow an attacker to take control of any or all computers on a vulnerable network, including domain controllers, the servers that manage a network’s security. The bug was appropriately called ‘Zerologon,’ because an attacker doesn’t need to steal or use any network passwords to gain access to the domain controllers, only gain a foothold on the network, such as by exploiting a vulnerable device connected to the network.”

BetaNews: Microsoft preparing the Windows 10 October 2020 Update for release — with at least one known issue

BetaNews: Microsoft preparing the Windows 10 October 2020 Update for release — with at least one known issue. “It won’t come as any surprise to most of you to hear that the next big feature update for Windows 10 is very nearly ready for release. Microsoft believes that Build 19042.508 (KB4571756) is the final release for Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update as it’s also known) and is going to begin rolling it out to those users on the Release Preview Channel from today.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4497165 and KB4558130 microcode updates for Windows 10 to fix Intel security flaws

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4497165 and KB4558130 microcode updates for Windows 10 to fix Intel security flaws. “Earlier in the year, Intel announced that it had completed software validations on fixes for a series of security flaws affecting many of its processors discovered a couple of years ago. Now Microsoft, in conjunction with the chip-maker, released microcode updates for Windows 10 to fix these issues.”

BetaNews: Microsoft pushes out KB4023057 yet again to force Windows 10 feature updates

BetaNews: Microsoft pushes out KB4023057 yet again to force Windows 10 feature updates. “KB4023057 has been pushed out by Microsoft several times before, and the company has just started to push it again. The aim of the patch is to address issues that have been preventing some people from upgrading to newer versions of Windows 10, and also override any blocks that users have put in place to stop feature updates from being installed. The problem is that there are many people with good reason to stick with an older build of Windows 10, but KB4023057 is ready to ride roughshod over such plans.”

BetaNews: Celebrate 25 years of Microsoft Windows 95 by running it on Windows 10, macOS or Linux — here’s how

BetaNews: Celebrate 25 years of Microsoft Windows 95 by running it on Windows 10, macOS or Linux — here’s how . “If you’re looking for a way to feel particularly old, the news that Windows 95 was released a quarter of a century ago today should do it. You can read my recollections of its launch here. If that’s not enough nostalgia for you, why not experience Microsoft’s game changing OS for yourself, by running Slack developer Felix Rieseberg’s app version.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4566116 patch for Windows 10 to fix unlock bugs, system crashes and more

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4566116 patch for Windows 10 to fix unlock bugs, system crashes and more. “Microsoft has pushed out a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 (builds 18362.1049 and 18363.1049). KB4566116 is also the update that sees the company backporting WSL 2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux) to these versions of Windows. But for many people it is the bug fixes that the update brings that are of more interest — and this update addresses a large number of problems with Windows 10.”

BetaNews: Windows 10 0x800f0988, 0x800f081f or 0x800f08a errors? You are not alone

BetaNews: Windows 10 0x800f0988, 0x800f081f or 0x800f08a errors? You are not alone. “The August security updates for Windows 10 released by Microsoft last week are causing issues for people running the November 2019 Update (version 1909) and the May 2020 Update (version 2004). Released last Patch Tuesday, 11 August, the KB4565351 and KB4566782 updates are causing various issues, ranging from failed installations, through error messages and BSoDs to problems with audio.”

BetaNews: Windows 10 has a dangerous print spooler bug, and there is no fix

BetaNews: Windows 10 has a dangerous print spooler bug, and there is no fix. “An unpatched vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler exists that could be exploited by an attacker to run malicious software with elevated system privileges. The issue affects Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10 as well as versions of Windows Server. It is being tracked as CVE-2020-1048 and CVE-2020-1337 and has a severity rating of ‘Important’.”

BetaNews: Huge BootHole flaw in GRUB2 bootloader leaves millions of Windows and Linux systems at risk from hackers

BetaNews: Huge BootHole flaw in GRUB2 bootloader leaves millions of Windows and Linux systems at risk from hackers. “A serious vulnerability dubbed BootHole has been discovered in the GRUB2 bootloader. Millions of systems run the risk of being exposed to hackers — primarily those running Linux, but Windows is also affected.”

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.”