Category Archives: issue

Windows 10 V1903: Settings/Apps fails after Windows 7 Upgrade

[German]When upgrading from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 version 1903 (probably the same for version 1909), users are facing serious issues afterwards. The Settings page and the Windows apps can’t no longer be opened. There are many suggestions on … Continue reading

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Firefox 71/68.3esr: Profile issues and bugs during upgrade

[German]On December 3, 2019 Mozilla’s developers released the next major version 71 as well as the 68.3esr of the Firefox browser. The update does not work for all users. Some users are claiming damaged/deleted profiles and lost addons. Here is … Continue reading

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Attention: WinBtrfs v1.5 corrupts BTRFS volume

WinBtrfs is a Windows driver for the Linux file system Btrfs of the next generation.  I had mentioned the driver in the blog post Windows driver WinBtrfs v1.5 for Linux file system released published recently. Now I’ve been informed that … Continue reading

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Thunderbird 68.x: Update loop due to Phantom Updates

[German]The email client Thunderbird causes in version 68.x unexpected issues for some of its users. The program reports an update, which does not really exist. The mail client goes into an update loop and tries to update itself again and … Continue reading

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down?

[German]It seems, that the services of Facebook and its daughters Instagram and WhatsApp have (at least temporarily) been down. And that on Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Advertising

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Windows 10: Microsoft warns about a rare Thunderbolt issue

[German]Microsoft has published a support bulletin that warns users of a new problem in Windows 10. Thunderbolt devices on the dock may stop working under certain circumstances. This affects all supported versions of Windows 10, but it occurs only in … Continue reading

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Splunk platforms are facing a ‘Y2K bug’ as of Jan. 1, 2020

[German]Another brief note for administrators of Splunk platforms. Some products will facing a failure on January 1, 2020, similar to the Year 2K problem at the turn of the millennium, due to date counter overflows. But there are patches to … Continue reading

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Fixes for Access 2010/2013 Error 3340

[German]Today a second addendum regarding the fixes for the access error ‘3340: query “|” is corrupted’ triggered by the November 2019 security updates? This is the third time Microsoft has postponed bug fix dates. This time fixes for Access 2010/2013 … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 goes into update loop

[German]Today I want to bring up again another issue regarding the update behavior of Windows Server 2012 (default, not R2). Some machines running Windows Server 2012 have been in a pending update loop since early November 2019. Now some workarounds … Continue reading

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Windows 10 1903/1909: Audio, Bluetooth and WiFi issues fixed

[German]Another addendum to fixed issues in Windows 10 version 1903/1909, which led to upgrade blockades. Microsoft has fixed issues with some Realtek Bluetooth drivers, and unstable WiFi connections in Qualcomm drivers, and an audio driver bug has also been fixed. … Continue reading

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