Microsoft continues their sneaky trend by camouflaging Windows 10 related updates as “Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems”. I would avoid installing these six (five actually) updates, identified by their KB numbers: KB2952664, Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7 KB3022345, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708, see below) KB3035583, Update […]

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I declined KB2952664 in our WSUS instance. This update phones home and reports whatever you have installed. I see no reason to be spied upon. Not to mention that this update is not a oneshot update, it creates a couple of scheduled tasks that run regularly. This one is related to KB3035583, and both should […]

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Microsoft is pretty sneaky. They camouflage their Windows 10 downloader, KB3035583, as a recommended Windows 7 update with no indication of what good this update does. Only by clicking on the first link is its true intention revealed. As a contrast, the dreaded KB976002 browser choice update was well marked with its intention even in […]

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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 fails to notify Windows 7 when the SSID changes. The result is that the wireless interface retains the previous and possibly invalid IP addresses and other settings. The latest driver, A11, only a few days old, isn’t helpful at all. I usually avoid installing Intel’s own utility for managing wireless […]

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Over the last few days have I experimented with UEFI and GPT in VirtualBox 4.3.26. The goal was to multiboot various operating system, in this case Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview 9926 x64 and FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10. First, I thought of persuading the UEFI firmware to always present its boot menu. It sure beats remembering to […]

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VirtualBox 4.3.24 is out, so I wanted to try out the UEFI version of the latest FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10 snapshot. It didn’t go well until I realised something important, however strange it may be.

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Av og til kan man lure på om programmerere noen gang gjør fullstendig testing av programmene sine. PC|SCHEMATIC Automation trenger en real gjennomgang. Blir ikke PC|SCHEMATIC Automation avsluttet skikkelig, så blir *.$pr-filer liggende i katalogen til programmet. Dette blir oppdaget neste gang PC|SCHEMATIC Automation starter opp, og da starter en evigvarende runddans mellom å velge […]

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