Recently, we had a store report they could no longer print to a tag printer, that was shared and physically plugged-in to another computer. That other computer was running Windows 10 and it started Tuesday/Wednesday — i.e. Windows Updates. tl;dr – Remove KB5005565 from the Windows 10 machine.
As part of Peeps’ Configuration Protocol (our treatment/setup of a Windows machine), we tweak, prune, and better-secure the Windows environment to make it both cleaner, as well as safer for our customers. With Windows 10, the amount of work involved increased exponentially vs. Windows 7. There are so many places Microsoft has added potentially annoying or confusing things.
And as of the latest round of Windows Updates, we’re now seeing the weather appear in the Taskbar:
An issue we hear about quite often is, “My screen is flipped on its side!”
It seems like every few weeks, Windows 10 Updates put you through the same annoyances.
Where Windows Updates for Windows 7 Professional systems we manage, have been a predictable and reliable weekly event, Windows 10 Updates really are tedious to say the least.
Did you know that after Windows Updates have installed and you first log-in, your system can still be processing *stuff* in the background?
This week, I’ve had a number of stores encounter an issue where ConsignPro would crash when they were ringing-up a sale.
Windows 7 reaches its ‘End of Life’ in January 2020. Computer Peeps can fully manage the process of staying on Windows 7, via Microsoft’s Extended Security Updates (ESU) program.
TL;DR: Head to Control Panel > Windows Updates, click View Update History, click Installed Updates, uninstall KB4480960 (reboot) then uninstall KB4480970 (reboot).