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Yes, you can install the August Windows and Office patches now

Yes, you can install the August Windows and Office patches now

It looks like we’re good to go with Microsoft’s August Windows and Office patches. The second cumulative update for Windows 8.1, KB 4578013, throws some Virtual Private Networks out of kilter, and the Win7 patches may knock out your printers (for those of you paying for Win7 Extended Security Updates). But most of the other

It looks like we’re good to go with Microsoft’s August Windows and Office patches. The second cumulative update for Windows 8.1, KB 4578013, throws some Virtual Private Networks out of kilter, and the Win7 patches may knock out your printers (for those of you paying for Win7 Extended Security Updates). But most of the other bugs appear to be squashed.

And there’s a bit of good news on the horizon: It looks like Microsoft is finally, finally hunting down the swarm of bugs in its latest Windows release, version 2004. Even the (undocumented) “Optimize Drives” bug that triggered incessant SSD defrags has been addressed – albeit in an optional, non-security, C/D Week patch that appeared in “E Week.” 

In my opinion, Windows 10 version 2004 still isn’t ready for prime time. But it’s getting close. If the latest bounty of 70-plus identified bug fixes goes in without breaking too many machines, version 2004 might actually stabilize by late this month.

But don’t hold your breath. And don’t install 2004 until we’ve seen the results from the unpaid beta testers.

Here’s how to get caught up.

Make a full backup

As always, do a full system image backup before you install the latest patches.

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