Bork Tuesday, Any Problems Yet?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Daveski17, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. mood

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    Microsoft fixes Windows 10 auth issue impacting Remote Desktop
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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ndows-10-auth-issue-impacting-remote-desktop/
     
  2. Krusty

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    I got this on my Win10 21H1 machines this morning:

    KB5005463—PC Health Check Application
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...lication-e33cf4e2-49e2-4727-b913-f3c5b1ee0e56
     
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    Krusty--did you try it out by any chance? It says it checks for Windows 11 compatibility and some other stuff. Does it seem useful?
     
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    Hi plat,

    Well it only says what I already knew. On this machine, while it meets all of the other requirements the CPU does not. My laptop doesn't have TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, or a compatible CPU.

    It has some other fairly useless features too, as per the screenshot. Thankfully it looks like I can uninstall it if and or when I feel like it.
     

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    OK, yes, I see the screenshot. Doesn't look like it does anything over and above a host of other software. Thanks for explaining. :)
     
  6. JNicoll23

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    Hmm, I note the ambiguous text at the "KB5005463—PC Health Check Application" webpage, namely:

    "By default, when you open the PC Health Check application, it will automatically install important application updates when they become available. PC Health Check users will not be able to turn off automatic updates."

    Do they mean updates to the "PC Health Check" application, or all updates?

    The application itself looks nearly useless, but reminds me very much of the sort of heavy-handed way that Windows 8[.1] users were leaned-on to persuade them to update to W10. I've read that MS don't plan to do this to get W11 onto more machines, quickly, but it looks bad. If one does uninstall it, does it not come back next time Windwos Updates are offered?
     
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    PC health Check was auto installed on my Win 10 machine today when I went to Win Updates in Settings and clicked 'Check for Updates'

    It then appeared in my start menu and I had to uninstall it.
     
  8. NormanF

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    I uninstalled PC Health Check on my Windows 11 PC. I already ran Windows 11 and I knew it was going to tell me my processor is incompatible with Windows 11.
    Useless garbage.
     
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    https://news.softpedia.com/news/get...ally-offered-pc-health-check-app-534269.shtml
     
  10. NormanF

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    Microsoft now wants to force feed Windows 11 to every one? lol. A few months ago it promised it would be limited only to select PCs. Oh well.

    The good news? If you're already on Windows 11 and you uninstalled the crud, it stays gone for good.
     
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    Microsoft has thoughtfully provided a workaround and is no longer asking if you have a listed processor but all other requirements stay the same.
     
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    99% of users probably won't use that workaround.
    If people won't be able to install Win11 by few clicks, MS can forget about moving a lot of users to new OS in short time. When management will see how numbers are not great, they will start lowering their requirements and will probably remove a lot of them.
    IMO this whole thing is just a "test" to see how users will react.
     
  14. Sampei Nihira

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    Windows 11 doesn't appeal to me much compared to Windows 10.
    In contrast, the difference between Windows 95/98 compared to Windows XP was abysmal.
    It was a huge trigger for the OS switch.

    I probably won't be around when Star Trek style PCs become widespread.:(
    That will be a real innovation, I'd love to try that extra spring.;):thumb:
     
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    I've entertained that possibility but consider that this is a free upgrade. The only benefit to anyone involved is the sale of new hardware. Spreading it to unsupported machines does not benefit them. I expect anyone that really wants it will find a way to get it installed or buy a new device. People that aren't experienced enough to install it probably don't care about getting it either. I'm sure there are minor exceptions to that but overall I don't expect Microsoft to change anything.
     
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    MS-DEFCON 3: Ready or not, it’s time to update by Susan Bradley - AskWoody Lounge​
     
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    Most people who upgrade Windows buy a new PC. I've never been afraid to upgrade Windows with an in place upgrade but its not for everyone.
     
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    I've known people that bought a new PC because they had a virus. They had no idea how to reformat and reinstall anything. People like that will absolutely buy a new PC for a new OS.
     
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    Acc. to the article, you can make a registry edit to (hopefully) circumvent that though. :cautious:
     
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    Every one remembers the Get Windows 10 tool. Its why I didn't upgrade at the time. I didn't care for the Microsoft hard sell.
     
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    Updated with no problems cumulative update preview for Win 10 21H1 (KB5006738, cumulative update preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Win 10 21H1 (KB5006365).
     
  24. Krusty

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    Me too!
     
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    Maybe that's true but in past MS wanted speedy transition of their users to new OS. Most people I know will start to think about upgrading to 11 in 2025, when they'll hear something about Win 10 not being supported any more. If MS set it's timeline to move most users to 11 after 2025 than that's OK, if OTOH management wants speedier transition, they might get nervous and start to consider releasing restrictions.
    Or they just think of Win 11 as next Vista or 8 and don't care about people adopting it as they'll be focused on 12.
    That's just my speculation. I guess that we'll just have to wait and see.
     
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