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 …

Issue With Internet Explorer Could Affect Most PC Users

Are you still surfing the web with Internet Explorer?  If so, you’re not alone.  Four years after Microsoft announced Edge as its successor, the company’s old browser still has a few stubborn holdouts who continue to use it for various reasons. Unfortunately, security experts keep finding critical security flaws in the code that make it something of a ticking time …

Update On New Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft is slowly inching closer to a mainstream release of a new version of its Edge Browser for Windows 10, this one based around Chromium technology. Recently, Microsoft released Canary, a developer build for the new browser. Any member of the Windows Insiders group can get access to the early build if they want a sneak peek at what’s to …

Removing USB Gets Easier In Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has recently rolled out a small but important change where USB connected devices are concerned.  The changes have been heralded as an improvement by some and seen as a step backward by others. In particular, the company has tweaked the way Windows 10 handles the process of disconnecting a USB or Thunderbolt storage device. These devices include USB-connected hard …

Windows Defender Security Comes To Mac Devices

If you’re a Mac user and looking for next-level antivirus protection, we’ve got some potentially good news. Microsoft recently announced that their enterprise security platform, (Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection) is now available for macOS. To reflect the product’s move away from offering protection exclusively to Windows-based systems, the company tweaked the name of the product.  It is now called …

Win 7 End of Life

Windows 7 And Our Clients

A decade after introducing Windows 7, Microsoft is ending support for this aging operating system on January 14, 2020. As our client, we are conducting a thorough audit of your resources to determine how the end of Windows 7 will impact your network. Once an operating system enters end-of-life status, Microsoft stops providing security updates. This has serious implications for both …

Windows 10 Will Get New Update Feature

A small but significant update is coming in the next version of Windows 10, which should have the company’s massive user base breathing a sigh of relief. The company is experimenting with a new feature that it can use to trigger automatic uninstalls of buggy updates. This happens in the background, so there’s nothing the user must do. This is significant, …