It’s time to put in the September patches for Home windows and Workplace


Should you’ve already put in some (or all) of the September patches, you’ve watched a parade of issues go by. The primary stab at September’s Home windows 10 Creators Replace, model 1703, patch introduced all kinds of issues to Edge — crashes, stalls and worse. It additionally introduced some unfortunate HP pc homeowners 5 to 10 minutes of black screens each time Home windows restarted. These issues have been fastened earlier this week.

The Home windows eight.1 patch made it not possible to go online with a Microsoft account. (I do know, a few of you suppose that’s a characteristic.) The Home windows 7 patch made Web Explorer sprout a brand new search field. We had a report of the Home windows 7 patch breaking activation on sure Dell machines, however it seems that’s an remoted drawback. The .NET Safety and High quality Rollup makes sure customized pictures flip black. None of these bugs have fixes, however a minimum of you’ll be ready earlier than putting in the patch — and you may know the place to search for issues.

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Workplace, oy! Relying on which model of Workplace you utilize, and which Registry settings you’ve flipped, the present spherical of Workplace safety patches could have left you with Swedish menus within the unsuitable locations, and/or with (deliberately) damaged VBScript issues. Günter Born additionally studies an issue with Outlook syncing with iCloud. The August drawback with merged cells in Phrase and Outlook continues to be round, though Microsoft says it is going to repair that bug on October three. The issues with buggy Outlook patches are nonetheless there. (Recall that the dangerous August Outlook patch was launched, partially, to repair a spell test drawback attributable to a buggy July Outlook patch. And so it goes.)

As at all times, I strongly advocate you keep away from putting in the Preview Rollups on supply, similar to KB 4038803. That’s simple — it's important to test the fitting field to put in the Preview, and also you shouldn’t be checking any containers!