Intel HD Graphics 26.20

20 October 2019



Intel has released Version 26.20.100.7323 of its HD Graphics drivers for the optimal performance of Integrated Graphics Processors on Intel CPUs. This is the launch driver for Windows 10 Version 1909 RTM.



New Site Update Entry Posted

19 October 2019



Windows 10 Version 1809 Issues

19 October 2019


Microsoft has updated the Windows 10 Version 1809 Known Issues Page to show that the latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809 can cause Windows Defender to stop functioning. Microsoft is investigating the cause, and a solution is expected by mid-November. Since no workarounds are available, MS recommends not installing the update.



Site Update Developments

18 October 2019


If you haven't been following the Site Updates page, it's developed into a fully-fledged blog. Based on requests, I'm going to trial posting a heading+date-only news item on the front page each time I post a new entry on the Site Updates page. It won't have any text underneath, just the heading with the link, and the date. It will look like the news item I've posted below. If it starts to make the front page look odd or overwhelms proper news items, I'll change or remove them. For people who want real-time updates whenever I post a new entry on Site Updates, you will, unfortunately, need to keep track of my Twitter feed here.



New Site Update Entry Posted

18 October 2019



CPU-Z 1.90.1

17 October 2019


A new Version 1.90.1 of the CPU-Z information utility has been released. This version adds support for AMD Threadripper 3000 and Intel Ice-Lake, along with the Nvidia RTX 2070 and 2080 Super.


Update: The changelist is the same as Version 1.90, and the CPU-Z site doesn't show 1.90.1, but if you download the latest available version the executable is 1.90.1 and was digitally signed on 11 October. I don't know the changelist for this new version.



Nvidia GeForce Tweak Guide Partially Updated

16 October 2019


Something that a lot of people have requested, which I've been able to do in part, is to update the Nvidia GeForce Tweak Guide. Specifically, I've updated pages 3 and 4 of the guide to reflect the latest methods for customising and clean installing the GeForce graphics driver package.



Windows Updates

16 October 2019


Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 versions 1809, 1803 and 1709, along with a range of optional non-security updates.



CCleaner 5.63

16 October 2019


A new Version 5.63.7540 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This version is an important security update.


Update: Launching the installer may raise a Windows Smartscreen warning. This should be safe to ignore by clicking 'More info' then 'Run anyway'. To verify your CCleaner download, see the MD5 & SHA256 hashes listed for the ccsetup563.exe file here, and use something like OnlineMD5 to generate a hash from your own downloaded installer, and it should match.



Acrobat Reader DC 19

16 October 2019


Adobe has released a new Version 2019.021.20047 of its free software for viewing PDF documents, now known as Acrobat Reader DC. This update provides new features, as well as security and bug fixes. The full changelist and offline installers can be found here.



MS Office 2010 End of Life

15 October 2019


Microsoft is reminding users of the Office 2010 suite that extended support - which includes security patches - will end in almost exactly one year's time, on 13 October 2020. I discuss this further in the Site Updates section.



Windows 10 November Update

11 October 2019


Microsoft has announced that the next Feature Update for Windows 10, which will bring it up to Version 1909, will be known as the November 2019 Update and will have a build number of 18363.418. The update will provide a few New Features but is not a major change. It will be delivered like a Cumulative Update, as opposed to previous feature updates that were like a full reinstall of Windows, which should result in fewer problems. No release date is given but the name indicates it will be publicly released within the next 6 weeks.



Firefox 69.0.3

11 October 2019


Mozilla has released Version 69.0.3 of the Firefox browser. This update provides fixes for issues with Parental Controls and Yahoo mail.



Chrome 77.0

11 October 2019


Google has released Version 77.0.3865.120 of the Chrome browser. This update provides security and bug fixes.



Flash Player 32.0

10 October 2019


Adobe has released Version 32.0.0.270 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.



Intel Wireless Drivers 21.40

9 October 2019


Intel has released new drivers for its wireless adapters, which are included in a range of products. The latest drivers include Wi-Fi Drivers Version 21.40.2 and Bluetooth Drivers Version 21.40.0.



Microsoft Security Updates

9 October 2019


Microsoft is releasing its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can view here, and obtain via Windows Update as they become available today. This includes the latest Windows 7 Rollup and Windows 8.1 Rollup updates, as well as Windows 10 Cumulative Updates.




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