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  • If you’re worried about registering for the Lounge…

    Posted on March 4th, 2017 at 16:26 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    @Elly just came up with a very accurate description of what’s involved in becoming a registered Lounger. Post anonymously if you must, but don’t be afraid of registering, for a wide array of reasons.

    If you live/travel someplace where registering might cause you problems, email me – woody@askwoody.com – for assistance.

    A note on anonymous posters

  • Reminder: How to get Win7, 8.1 and Win10 patched

    Posted on March 4th, 2017 at 06:10 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I received some email (and even a couple of Tweets and a post on Facebook!) asking how to get Windows systems updated, now that we’re at MS-DEFCON 5.

    I used to post the details here on AskWoody, but for the past few months I’ve branched out to a wider audience, and posted the step-by-step procedure in InfoWorld.

    In case you missed it, the details are in this InfoWorld Woody on Windows article. Comments are here.

    Those of you who are in Group B – who want to avoid more Microsoft snooping – would be well advised to read ch100’s recommendations. He’s convinced that you’re much better off going with Group A – install all patches – except three specific patches (six specific patches if you don’t use something called RDP, and most of you don’t).

    Microsoft established the Group B method last October. It’s still holding together, but Group A has a lot of advantages.