Category Archives: Windows

Update KB4055002: Font issues with (WPF) applications

[German]Update KB4055532 (.NET Framework 4.7.1), released on January 9, 2018 is causing an “TypeInitializationException” or “FileFormatException” error in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications under Windows 7 SP1 (and Windows Server 2008 R2). A fix is available.

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(Preview-)Updates for Windows, Defender, NET (January 2018)

[German]On January 18, 2018 Microsoft has re-released update KB4055532 (NET). And there are some preview rollup updates (KB4057270, KB4057400).

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Windows Defender: Update KB4052623 (Jan. 19, 2018)

Microsoft has released an update for  Windows Defender under Windows 10 that changes the Windows Defender Antimalware platform version.

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Windows 10: Insider Preview Build 17074.1002 im Slow Ring

FYI: Microsoft has relased Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074.1002 in Slow Ring. I’ve introduced this build for fast ring within my blog post Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17046 for PC.

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Windows 10: Updates KB4073291, KB4075199, KB4075200

[German]Microsoft released further updates (KB4073291, KB4075199, KB4075200, KB4057375, KB4023057) for various Windows 10 builds on January 18, 2018. Also included is a first patch for 32-bit Windows 10 Fall Creators update systems addressing Spectre/Meltdown.

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Windows 8.1/Server 2012: Updates and AMD boot issue fix

[German]Microsoft has released a Fix for non bootable AMD system (after installing Updates KB4056898 or KB4056895). And Update KB4057401 (Preview of Monthly Rollup) for Windows 8.1, and Update KB4057402 (Preview of Monthly Rollup) for Windows Server 2012 has been released.

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Windows 10: Updates KB4073290, KB4057144 and KB4057142

[German]Microsoft released some cumulative updates for Windows 10 on January 17, 2018. These fixes also include the boot problems on AMD-CPUs. Here are a few details.

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InSpectre: Test your machine against Meltdown/Spectre flaw

[German]Since beginning of this year 2018, we know about the CPU vulnerabilities, that can be attacked via Meltdown/Spectre attacks. InSpectre is a tool, that checks your system’s vulnerability against both attacks.

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Meltdown and Spectre: What Windows users need to know

[German]At the beginning of the year, a design flaw (Meltdown) in Intel’s processors went public. Later on a 2nd attack, called Spectre, affecting nearly all processor have become public. OS vendors begun to rollout patches, to mitigate these security issues. … Continue reading

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Test: Is my browser vulnerable for Spectre attacks?

[German]Here’s a tip for users of devices, who are wondering, if their browser is vulnerable for Spectre attacks. The test is independent of the device and operating system and there is no need to install anything.

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