Category Archives: Windows

Windows 10 19H1 with Retpoline Spectre V2 Mitigation

[German]Surprise in Windows 10 Insider Preview 19H1: The kernel contains the Retpoline technology to protect it from Spectre V2 attack. This is to minimize the power loss caused by this protection.

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Windows 10 V1607, V1703, V1709 Updates (10/18/2018)

[German]Microsoft has released the updates KB4462932 (Windows 10 V1709), KB4462939 (Windows 10 Version 1703) and KB4462928 (Windows 10 Version 1607) as well as some dynamic updates as of October 18, 2018..

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Windows 7/8.1/Server Preview Updates (Oct. 18, 2018)

[German]On October 18, 2018 Microsoft released several (security) updates (KB4462927) for Windows 7 SP1 and further updates (KB4462921) for Windows 8.1 as well as the corresponding server versions. Here is an overview of these updates.

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Windows: RID Hijacking allows guests to become an Admin

[German]It seems that all Windows versions contains a kind of ‘vulnerability’ which allows to transfer user rights (administrator privileges) from another account to a Windows guest account. This is called RID hijacking, and has been known for at least 10 … Continue reading

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Windows Update Error 0x8007042B

[German]Occasionally in Windows (especially under Windows 10) an update installation is aborted and the operating system drops the error code 0x8007042B. Here are some hints for correcting this error.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262 (19H1)

On October 17, 2018 Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262 from branch 19H1 in the Fast and Skip Ahead ring. The announcement was made within the Windows Blog, where you can also find the list of new … Continue reading

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Windows: Update issues and –re-releases October 2018

[German]Microsoft has re-released its Flash October 2018 update for Windows 10 V1809. There are probably issues with the metadata of the Windows 7-October 2018 updates. And in the Microsoft Update Catalog there are new update packages with the date October … Continue reading

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Windows 10 V1809: Update KB4464455 for Insider

[German]Microsoft has just released the update KB4464455 for Windows Insiders testing Windows 10 V1809 in fast and slow ring. The update is intended to fix several bugs. Also a dynamic Update KB4466596 for Windows 10 V1809 has been released.

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Insider Builds in Slow Ring will get Updates soon

[German]Microsoft plans to modify his Windows Insider program in the future. Versions that have made it into the Slow Ring for testing by users will also get updates (like regular Windows 10 builds) in the future. 

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Windows 10: Update KB4468550 fixes audio bug

[German]Microsoft has responded quickly to audio issues that occurred under various Windows 10 builds after the October 2018 patchday. Update KB4468550, released on October 13, 2018, fixes these audio issues

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