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Windows Updates

19 June 2019


Microsoft has released a new Cumulative Update for Windows 10 versions 1809 to 1607.



Firefox 67.0.3

19 June 2019


Mozilla has released Version 67.0.3 of the Firefox browser. This update provides a security fix.



Chrome 75.0

19 June 2019


Google has released Version 75.0.3770.100 of the Chrome browser. This update provides security and bug fixes.



AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.6.2

18 June 2019


AMD has released the Adrenalin Edition 19.6.2 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7 and 10. This driver provides additional Vulkan support, as well as a range of bug fixes.



Chrome 75.0

14 June 2019


Google has released Version 75.0.3770.90 of the Chrome browser. This update provides security and bug fixes.



Google Addresses Chrome Concerns

14 June 2019


Google has issued a clarification in response to user concerns over the way changes in Chrome's extension system will effectively prevent adblockers from working correctly.



Autoruns 13.95

12 June 2019


Microsoft has released Autoruns 13.95, updating this free startup software identification utility. This version adds support for user Shell folders redirections.



VLC Media Player 3.0.7.1

12 June 2019


The free VLC Media Player has been updated to Version 3.0.7.1. This update fixes a hardware acceleration issue with AMD drivers, and improves Blu-ray and HDR support.



Microsoft Security Updates

12 June 2019


Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can view here and obtain via Windows Update. This includes the latest Windows 7 Rollup and Windows 8.1 Rollup updates, as well as Windows 10 Cumulative Updates.



Flash Player 32.0

12 June 2019


Adobe has released Version 32.0.0.207 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers. To download the full offline installer, use these links depending upon your browser: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Opera. Use Windows Update to update the built-in Flash Player in IE11 under Windows 8 and 10, and Edge under Windows 10. Update to the latest version of Chrome to update its built-in Flash Player.



Firefox 67.0.2

12 June 2019


Mozilla has released Version 67.0.2 of the Firefox browser. This update provides a range of bug fixes.



Creative Sound Blaster Drivers

11 June 2019


As noted earlier, there are known issues with Windows 10 version 1903, and one of them is incompatibility with certain Sound Blaster sound cards. Creative has begun releasing new drivers to address this, and their availability can be checked on this page of their site.



AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.6.1

11 June 2019


AMD has released the Adrenalin Edition 19.6.1 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7 and 10. This driver provides support Xbox Game Pass for PC, as well as a range of bug fixes.



Site Update

10 June 2019


Having just upgraded to Windows 10 version 1903, I must admit that Microsoft has made the process much less annoying. All of my data, most of my settings - and surprisingly, all of my drivers - were retained. Some drivers did appear to have been "repaired" by Windows, as unnecessary additional driver components had been reinstalled/re-enabled, but my older drivers haven't been updated (e.g. I use a custom Bluetooth driver which enables the aptX codec). This is the first feature update that hasn't trashed my Windows 10 install. A range of minor, and seemingly random, changes did occur, including some of my custom Registry tweaks being removed, 8Gadgetpack requiring a repair, and of course, the telemetry being completely re-enabled. Everything is performing well, drive space is the same after a cleanup, and there are no new annoyances to report. So if you were holding off on upgrading, now appears to be a good time to do it.


Update: Some people are misinterpreting my report to mean the update is flawless. This can never be the case for any major software update; there are known issues with 1903. But I repeat that I've never seen a Windows 10 feature update cause so little disruption as this one - remember, my previous update (to 1809) required a complete reimaging of my drive to fix. Others also report a smooth transition, so your odds are greatly improved in my opinion if you wish to roll the upgrade dice.



VLC Media Player 3.0.7

7 June 2019


The free VLC Media Player has been updated to Version 3.0.7. This update improves Blu-ray and MP4 support, as well as providing security and bug fixes.



CCleaner 5.58

7 June 2019


A new Version 5.58.7209 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update fixes issues with Easy Clean and Chrome browser cleaning, and removes the Google Toolbar software bundled into the installer.




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