Windows 10 V1709: Store broken (wrong manifest layout)

[German]Some users of Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update) are facing a strange issue. The store did not work anymore. After launching the app, an error message occurs, reporting a wrong layout for manifest. Addendum: An Store app update has fixed the issue – see details within the blog post.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Upgrade FAQ

[German]Microsoft has released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) on October 17, 2017. Within the following the FAQ I would like to answer some questions (how long does the rollout take, how do I get the update directly etc.).

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Java SE Version 8 Update 151 Released

[German]Oracle released an update to version 151 for Java SE 8 on October 17, 2017. This is a security update that closes security holes. The change log may be found here. The new version may be downloaded on this Oracle site. In parallel, also Java 8 Update 152 has been released.

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VirtualBox 5.1.30

Virtualbox[German]Oracle has released it’s virtualization software VirtualBox Version 5.1.30 on October 16, 2017. It’s a maintenance update, that fixes a few bus. Here are a few details.

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Windows 10: Updates KB4041688, KB4043961 (10/17/2017)

[German]Microsoft released cumulative updates KB4043961 for Windows 10 V1709 (Fall Creators Update) and KB4041688 for Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update) on October 17, 2017.

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Windows 7/8.1 Preview Rollups October 2017

Windows Update[German]Microsoft has released on October 17, 2017 Monthly Preview Rollups KB4041686 for Windows 7 and KB4041685 for Windows 8.1 (and the Server pendants). Here are a few details.

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Is Microsoft forcing upgrades in Windows 10 V1607?

[German]Today (October 17, 2017) Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. German blog reader Stefan told me last Sunday about an interesting observation of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. After the last patchday, Windows 10 Anniversary Update automatically changes the startup type of the Windows Update service (so that updates are forced).

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Adobe Flash security update 27.0.0.170 (Oktober 16, 2017)

Sicherheit[German]Adobe has released a critical security update for Flash Player on am October 16, 2017. It closes a zero-day exploit that’s been observed in the wild. Continue reading

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October 2017 Patchday Review and Issues

Windows Update[German]On patchday (October 11, 2017) Microsoft has released several updates for Windows, Office and other products. In this blog post I would like to take another quick look at the updates. I also collected issues, that are caused by these updates.

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Microsoft explains the ‘missing’ WMP in Windows 10 V1709

[German]Some users who are already testing the final of Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) in the Insider Preview Channel observed, that an update removes the Windows Media Player (WMP). Microsoft has now responded and provided an explanation.

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