Windows Update May Not Work On Some Dual Boot Macs

Windows 10 version 1903 is out. However, if you’re a Mac user running Windows 10, you may not be able to get the latest from Microsoft.  According to Microsoft’s official statement on the matter: “Macs introduced before 2012 or newer Mac devices with older versions of Apple Boot Camp or Windows Support Software drivers installed will not be able to …

Windows Phone App Updates Are Ending Soon

Microsoft initially had grand ambitions where smartphones were concerned. The company invested billions in their quest to create a phone that ran on Windows 8 (and later, Windows 8.1). That was all in a bid to carve a niche for itself in a market dominated by iOS and Android. That plan never bore much fruit. Although the company sold some …

Sudden Bluetooth Issues Could Be Due To Microsoft Update

Be advised, according to a recently published Microsoft support document, certain Bluetooth devices may experience pairing and connectivity issues after installing the latest Windows 10 update. The bulletin reads in part, as follows: “These security updates address a security vulnerability by intentionally preventing connections from Windows to unsecure Bluetooth devices.  Any device using well-known keys to encrypt connections may be …

Apple iCloud App Now Available On Windows 10

Great news for inter-operability.  Apple has brought their new iCloud app to the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 devices. Even better, the app is designed such that it’s deeply integrated with Windows 10, even allowing you to access iCloud files from inside other Windows apps. The version available on the Microsoft Store is identical to the desktop version available online, …

Old Drivers Could Cause WiFi Issues After Windows 10 Update

Does your computer contain a Qualcomm wireless network adapter?  If so, be aware that Microsoft is warning you that your system may suffer a sporadic loss of Wi-Fi connectivity after installing the Windows 10 update. The update was released in May 2019, stemming from an issue with out-of-date network drivers. If you haven’t yet installed the May 2019 update and …

Latest Windows 7 Update Could Cause AntiVirus Program Issues

If you’re still using Windows 7, you probably already know that Microsoft recently threw users of some of it’s older operating systems a bone when they issued a rare, emergency security patch designed to better protect their systems. Unfortunately, there’s a problem. According to the UK security firm Sophos, and backed up by sporadic user reports, installing the new patch creates …

Windows Update Is Installing Files Two Times On PC

Microsoft continues to struggle where releasing smooth Windows 10 updates are concerned. This latest OS update doesn’t contain file deleting problems, and it won’t give you the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. It  it may however cause confusion, as some users are reporting that the update file is downloading twice. The build in question is KB4494441. As with every other update …

Unexpected Support Updates For Older Systems Released By Microsoft

Users of Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7 and Server 2008 got an unexpected benefit from Microsoft recently. All of the OS’s mentioned above have reached the end of their support lives and the company hasn’t been issuing new security updates for them. However, they made a rare exception in the case of patching CVE-2019-0708. CVE-2019-0708 is a critical security …

Microsoft Seeks To Replace Text Passwords With Biometrics

For almost as long as computers have existed, various companies have promised that passwords would eventually be a thing of the past. Over the years, a variety of different technologies have been introduced that promised to kill the humble and ubiquitous password.  Everything from biometric sensors to facial recognition have been attempted. To date, none of those technologies have delivered …

Windows Update May Fail With External Storage Devices

Microsoft recently issued an important support document that your IT staff needs to be aware of. In part, their notice reads as follows: “Inappropriate drive reassignment can occur on eligible computers that have an external USB device or SD memory card attached during the installation of the May 2019 update.  For this reason, these computers are currently blocked from receiving …