Category Archives: issue

Skype service issues since days for some users

[German]Bad news for Skype users. Skype service seems to have issues worldwide since February 3, 2018. Here are a few information I could collect so far.

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Windows10: Update KB4058258 causes error 0x80073715

[German]Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4058258 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on January 31,2018. It looks like this update causes the installation error 0x80073715 on some systems. Addendum: It seems we have identified the root cause.

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Microsoft Surface: TPM updates, coil whine and LTE image

[German]Today an article about Microsoft Surface models addressing several topcis. Some Surface Book 2 devices has coil whine, and Microsoft released TPM firmware updates. And there is a trick to obtain a recovery image for the Surface LTE.

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Windows 10: Xbox App login issue (January 2018)

[German]Currently Microsoft seems to have problems with Xbox games apps under Windows 10. Users cannot log on to the Xbox user account in several apps like Minecraft, Soduku etc.

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Update KB4011123 fixes Outlook 2016 attachment bug

[German]Today, a little hint that might be helpful for administrators in corporate environments. Microsoft has released update KB4011123 for Outlook 2016, which fixes the attachment bug for mail forwarding.

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EPLAN stops with error 0x80070005 after January 2018 update

[German]After installing January 2018 update for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, the EPLAN program no longer works. Here are some details about the incident.

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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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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: Update KB4056892 kills AMD systems (Error 0x800f0845)

Update KB4056892 released by Microsoft in a hurry to mitigate the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerability seems to come with unpleasant side effects. Computers with AMD CPUs refuse to start with error code 0x800f0845.

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HP Notebook Battery Safety Recall and Replacement Program

[German]HP has just launched a safety-related battery recall for HP notebooks and mobile workstations. This is due to overheating of the batteries with a fire hazard. Owners of HP equipment must check whether they are affected.

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