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Offline Keighlar

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Miscroft is at it again with the Windows10 sneak attack
« on: February 02, 2016, 07:43:56 AM »
Be aware that Windows has once again recategorized the KB for the windows 10 upgrade, which will force the upgrade on windows 7 and 8.1.

http://thehackernews.com/2016/02/windows-10-upgrade.html
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Re: Miscroft is at it again with the Windows10 sneak attack
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 08:01:02 AM »
Great link, thanks!   :054:
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Re: Miscroft is at it again with the Windows10 sneak attack
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 10:06:28 AM »
Although we disable Windows Updates by default, we have had situations in the past where it mysteriously became enabled and downloaded a hundred updates overnight.  For an extra layer of protection you can block these sites in your firewall or router:

    http://download.windowsupdate.com
    http://*.download.windowsupdate.com
    http://download.microsoft.com
    https://*.update.microsoft.com
    http://*.update.microsoft.com
    https://update.microsoft.com
    http://update.microsoft.com
    http://*.windowsupdate.com
    http://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    https://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    http://ntservicepack.microsoft.com
    http://wustat.windows.com
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Re: Miscroft is at it again with the Windows10 sneak attack
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 03:29:59 PM »
Link is dead
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Re: Miscroft is at it again with the Windows10 sneak attack
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 03:46:17 PM »
I took the "s" out of the https link.  It'll work now Marv.  It was just the "secure" connection that was failing.  
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Re: Miscroft is at it again with the Windows10 sneak attack
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 06:50:49 PM »
Thank you, Trace.   :009:
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Re: Miscroft is at it again with the Windows10 sneak attack
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2016, 09:52:13 PM »
Thank you, Trace.   :009:


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Re: Miscroft is at it again with the Windows10 sneak attack
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2016, 08:12:38 AM »
We use a WSUS server that pushes updates out to all the computers...updates have to be approved before installed. That being said, some 'recommended' updates have slipped through and caused issues, notably one in the last month or so that breaks Crystal Reports exporting to PDF.
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Re: Miscroft is at it again with the Windows10 sneak attack
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2016, 11:20:35 AM »
That being said, some 'recommended' updates have slipped through and caused issues, notably one in the last month or so that breaks Crystal Reports exporting to PDF.

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