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    Wrapping up an eventful summer of patching


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    Wrapping up an eventful summer of patching


    By Susan Bradley

    September's nonsecurity updates consist mostly of fixes and enhancements for Windows 8.1. Plus: How to disable the Windows 10 upgrade offers on Win7 and Win8/8.1 PCs and what you should know immediately about Office 2016.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/patch-watch/wrapping-up-an-eventful-summer-of-patching/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    please advise on four updates

    Thank you, Susan, for your informative column.

    Perhaps I missed your current thoughts on kb 3086255. What are you currently recommending regarding this update? Should we install it?

    And what are your current thoughts on kb 3077715 and kb 3092627? Regarding the latter one, it's supposed to fix problems with an earlier update, kb 3076895.

    Thanks in advance for your advice on what to do with these updates.
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    3086255 = install
    3077715 = install
    3092627 is not on my system, nor is its apparent alternative 3090303.
    3076895 = install

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    3086255 = install
    3077715 = install
    3092627 is not on my system, nor is its apparent alternative 3090303.
    3076895 = install

    cheers, Paul
    thanks

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    Thanks Paul. No disrespect but what are your recommendations based on?

    3086255 is stated in its information page to have the same potential gaming problems that Susan referred to in relation to 3087039 although Susan hasn't mentioned this update at all and your recommendation isn't qualified by reference to potential gaming problems. As a gamer first and foremost, should I hide both these updates? It seems to be implied in Susan's advice that gamers should ignore these particular updates but that non-gamers may install them. Is that the case?

    There's still no mention of 3083992. The information page linked from the updates window refers to Applocker certificate handling and mentions a different update number in relation to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It doesn't make any reference to Windows 7 (my system) yet further down the information page it lists Windows 7 files. I shall continue to hold it pending further clarification.

    I'm grateful as always to Susan for her other recommendations today.
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    My suggestions are based on what's on my machine, which is updated based on WS advice.
    If you are concerned about an update make an image backup before installing it.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmart4125 View Post
    Thank you, Susan, for your informative column.
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    And what are your current thoughts on kb 3077715 and kb 3092627?
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    In the latest newsletter Susan recommends installing 3092627 - in particular on Win 7 systems:
    Of the numerous nonsecurity fixes released this month, the one I strongly recommend installing is KB 3092627 especially for Windows 7.
    HTH

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    I'd still very much appreciate some reasoned guidance on 3083992, it's the only one I've not either installed or hidden yet. Does anyone know what the Applocker certificate handling it relates to is all about?

    Also, be wary of the latest update being offered, 3035583. This one was seen in March, and relates to upgrading to Windows 10.

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    3083992 is additional security for systems that are already highly secured. Installing the patch won't make any difference to consumer PCs and for the sake of completeness I would install it.

    cheers, Paul
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    Thanks Paul.

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