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

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In the event you’ve already put in some (or all) of the September patches, you’ve watched a parade of issues cross 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 laptop homeowners 5 to 10 minutes of black screens each time Home windows restarted. These issues had been mounted earlier this week.

The Home windows eight.1 patch made it inconceivable to go browsing with a Microsoft account. (I do know, a few of you assume that’s a function.) 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 downside. The .NET Safety and High quality Rollup makes sure customized photos flip black. None of these bugs have fixes, however at the least you’ll be ready earlier than putting in the patch — and you may know the place to search for issues.

[ Additionally on Computerworld: eight steps to put in Home windows 10 patches like a professional ]

Workplace, oy! Relying on which model of Workplace you employ, 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 experiences an issue with Outlook syncing with iCloud. The August downside with merged cells in Phrase and Outlook continues to be round, though Microsoft says it'll repair that bug on October three. The issues with buggy Outlook patches are nonetheless there. (Recall that the unhealthy August Outlook patch was launched, partly, to repair a spell verify downside brought on by a buggy July Outlook patch. And so it goes.)

As at all times, I strongly suggest you keep away from putting in the Preview Rollups on provide, akin to KB 4038803. That’s simple — you need to verify the correct field to put in the Preview, and also you shouldn’t be checking any packing containers!