HomeGroup sharing removed from Windows 10 (Version 1803)
“HomeGroup” has been removed from the 1803 version (the Windows 10 April
2018 Update) of Windows 10.
So, If you manged to get the whole homegroup thing to work properly in older versions of win10…, and if you’re trying to share something new on your homegroup you might run into some er.. issues.. in short: it won’t work, those options are gone.
Any folder, files, printers that you previously shared using HomeGroup will continue to be shared though.
However, even though it has been removed, you can still share printers and files by using features that are built into Windows 10.
LoL Alireza @XboxSupport chat just “hung up” on me, because the didn’t know how to fix their stuff. Their microsoft/Xbox account making process really is a mess – if your kid ever needs an Xbox account tell them to lie about their age, everything else might turn into a mess.
Check that your Microsoft Malware Protection Engine version is 1.1.14405.2 or above. (Windows defender settings)
Originally shared by John Skeats
URGENT Security Alert: Emergency Update Released by Microsoft
Microsoft has released an emergency update to their Malware Protection Engine because of an extremely serious vulnerability which allows attackers to gain full access to Windows computers by running executing code they provide with the authorities of the Malware Protection Engine. If you use Windows and do not have your computer set to update automatically, you should install the fix immediately.
As you might know, Microsoft packages security fixes together and ships them once a month unless an extremely serious vulnerability is discovered. In those cases, an “out-of-band” fix is released. This is one of those cases. If it is serious enough for Microsoft to release an out-of-band fix just days before their regular December fixes, it is definitely serious enough for you to install it promptly.