Various sources are reporting USER DOCUMENT FOLDER GETS DELETED!!!!! Yes, you read it right!
Also – if your system has a newer 6th+ gen Intel chip and you see a COMPATIBILITY problem with the Intel Display Audio with it wanting you to confirm – ABORT THE UPGRADE AT ONCE!
Also – WIN1803 breaks SMB!Danger Will Robinson – anyone with a variety of external devices may have noticed – suddenly – that their external drive, big screen TV, and other streaming devices – may no longer talk to their Windows computer after the newest upgrade! And ‘network neighborhood’ no longer shows such devices! What gives?
This an old – old protocol dating from windows 3.1. And – it has always been rock solid! But it had vulnerabilities and the Wannacry ransomware attack last year used an exploit in SMB to spread through your network. Now – everyone (apart from Microsoft) immediately patched their operating systems and devices to block the attack – but Microsoft decided well we are just going to break the whole thing. They also rejiggered network neighborhood moving to a Microsoft-specific networking protocol with the result that ONLY Microsoft windows machines will show up where before your TV, streaming Network Attached Storage, backups and the like would also appear. No more.
WHATS WITH THOSE EBAY OFFICE KEYS? ARE THEY LEGITIMATE? OR LEGAL?
Well – in fact I called some folks inside Microsoft, emailed them documentation I received with a 5-pack of such keys – and here is the scoop!
It is this FOURTH category of keys that you see on ebay. For example here is one:
Well – after detailed investigation – here is the scoop. The developer is selling the keys he paid practically nothing for (or an employee of the developer). Now – the keys ARE legitimate absolutely (once provisioned – activated within Microsoft’s network – it needs to be installed within 3-4 days or it becomes useless).
They will never wake up one day and be blocked. And Microsoft will never take any action against any end user (us) buying one of these keys. They will however discipline the developer selling these keys if they catch him!
And this is from a reasonably high up Microsoft source. WE wont get in trouble for buying them. The Developer would certainly get in trouble. And – especially on eBay – Microsoft will complain to eBay which is why in a few days that auction will get cancelled if you have not bought your key first or second day it will surely be unavailable.
Now – I’m not encouraging you to purchase these – but I’ve been asked plenty of times about them and I decided to get to the bottom of it! NOW YOU KNOW!
HIGH SIERRA PROBLEMS:
Oddly we’ve been seeing some high sierra incompatibities that are unexpected. If you have been experiencing any oddities please contact us. Some have clear work-arounds. Mojave is also now rolling out!!! Playing with a copy currently!
Lots of nice systems onhand – I’m making up a page especially for adoptions!
Have a very nice 2015 15in retina 2.2ghz i7. 256gb. 16gb.
Various 13in unibodies and 15in unibodies.
ASUS nice 15in gamer!
Too many to mention – tell me what you are looking for!