As Günter Born just lately reported at Born’s Tech and Home windows World, KB4592438 has a bug that triggers a blue display screen of demise if you run the chkdsk c: /f command, leaving the {hardware} unable as well. A number of others confirmed the difficulty independently within the numerous venues and boards. Nonetheless others graciously determined to threat their programs and set up the replace and after they ran the command had zero points. I examined it myself and likewise didn’t see a blue display screen of demise.

So, what’s a patcher to do?  Set up an replace that may trigger points? Or don’t set up updates and threat assaults?

It’s a conundrum that factors to the issue with patches: they aren’t at all times excellent. The truth is, more often than not patches aren’t excellent. However they’re ok for almost all of people who set up patches.

On this particular case, there’s additionally conflicting info that the chkdsk command shouldn’t be used on SSD drives on the whole. Whereas I like the velocity advantages from SSD drives, I ensure I’ve a full picture of the arduous drive for any key machine I would have to put again into manufacturing rapidly. I actually have skilled an abrupt SSD arduous drive failure and needed to rapidly swap in a brand new drive and restore the machine from backup. Additionally it is why I hold a spare provide of SSD arduous drives for emergencies. SSD drives can and do all of a sudden cease working. Plan accordingly.

While you see points with patches reported on-line, until the replace issues are widespread and damaging to programs, Microsoft usually doesn’t block or take away patches. If in case you have opted into Microsoft telemetry, every time an replace efficiently installs and your system reboots, Microsoft receives that info and is aware of the system survived the expertise. 

Over time, Microsoft has made it more durable for customers to dam telemetry. Lately, it even began flagging the usage of hosts information as a safety difficulty in the event you try to make use of them to dam telemetry. This strategy of reporting points with updates is one motive that I encourage enabling telemetry. I would like Microsoft to know concerning the ache it’s induced with updates. The truth is, a few years in the past, Microsoft EU put collectively a humorous video referred to as “We really feel your ache” about its supposed suggestions program. (Within the spoof video, suggestions buttons will let you give direct bodily ache to the precise developer who coded the a part of this system that gave you ache.)

Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc.

By Rana

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *