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Confused about how to Patch for Spectre.

Q: Confused about how to Patch for Spectre.

I ran the Insppectre Tool from https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm this tells you if you have the Meltdown or Spectre bugs. I ran it and i have Spectre. I know i have to update my BIOS but i cant find the patch on the Asus site. Help! please! lol Thanks
Here are my System Specs.
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
AMD Phenom X4 9600B
Agena 65nm Technology
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N-SLI DELUXE (Socket AM2 )
%1 Chipset
VCB4xxx_AM000U ([email protected])
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)    31 °C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10 EZEX-00BN5A0 SCSI Disk Device (SATA)    29 °C
978MB Kingston DataTraveler U3 USB Device (USB)
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHDS118 6 SCSI CdRom Device
ATAPI iHAS524 D SCSI CdRom Device
AMD High Definition Audio Device
Manufacturer    ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model    M2N-SLI DELUXE (Socket AM2 )
Version    1.XX
Brand    Phoenix Technologies LTD
Date    29/10/2007

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A: Confused about how to Patch for Spectre.

Bleeping Computer link says end of January for your system.Scroll down on Bleeping home page and its on page two.

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I bought a supposedly crossover cable from a market stall and I have had numerous problems trying to hook up my two computers with it. I read somewhere that the straight cable is also called a patch cable, is this correct? if so, he has sold me the wrong one as my cable says cat5e PATCH. I hope he has in a way as that would be the reason I can't get it to work! if not, its just my usual bad luck. So can some one confirm this, is a patch cable,straight or crossover?

A:confused about patch and crossover cables

A patch cable is indeed a 1:1 cable. A cross-over cable will be marked as a cross-over cable, at least all of them that I've ever bought were so labeled.

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Hello, I wonder if there is any patch of Intel and where to download it. Thank you very much in advance. Best regards.

A:How do I find the Intel patch for Spectre?

My motherboard is a ASRock H110M-HDV R 3.0 and has an Intel Core i7-7700 QuadCore processor, 4200 MHz (42 x 100). Thanks a lot. Best regards.

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Looking through the list of downloads for Spectre/Meltdown here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len-17297I see nothing for the M715q. I assume it isn't safe from these issues is it? Will it be getting a fix anytime soon?

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https://support.lenovo.com/tw/zh/solutions/len-18282 In this official support page of Lenovo, the X220 is not among the listed machines.  I think there are still a lot of people out there using this xx20 series laptops(X220, T420..), will lenovo ever release the BIOS update for this laptop?

A:Will X220 ever get a BIOS microcode patch for the Spectre?

Good day and welcome to the community.Please watch this page: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 for developing information.
As this topic is being addressed in the Security forum: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/bd-p/Security_Malware please search and engage discussion there.
This thread is now locked to avoid duplication, which only splinters discussions.

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I have been going crazy as I am sure others have been trying to get my computer patched.  I ran Powershell commnds to see if I am ok.  I found out it is incomplete without a patch from Lenovo.  It would be a mistake to not issue a patch as this would seem to be a betrayal of trust for those of us who bought Lenovo products. Please issue. Here is an explanation. The image means that your system received patches for the Meltdown bug, but has received incomplete patches for the Spectre bug.This was to be expected, as Google said yesterday that Spectre is harder to exploit, but also harder to patch.What the red text means is that you need additional chipset firmware updates. Microsoft and Google say that OEMs will need to provide users with these additional firmware updates to complete the Windows OS-level Spectre patches. Depending on your computer's age, some OEM might not make these firmware updates available, meaning you'll be stuck with an incomplete Spectre patch.If your laptop/desktop/server vendor has provided extra chipset firmware updates, you can get them from their official sites, install them, and complete the patch. 

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Have any patch for fix spectre / meltdown explicit ? 

A:Lenovo Ideapad 500-15isk meltdown/spectre patch

Good day and welcome to the community.Please monitor this page: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 for system-specific updates.
Hope this helps.Regards.

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According tohttps://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/sa00115-microcode-update-guidance.pdfThere is a microcode patch for the Arrandale i5-520M out there. As of yet this patch is neither in intels linux microcode archive (latest version in there is 0x4 which is years old)https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27945norin the Windows Update cataloghttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4090007/intel-microcode-updates I have scraped vendor sites for other laptops that shipped with that processor. A few of them had recent Bios updates with microcode patches. Especially the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31. I unpacked all of those bioses and the microcode was only for later CPUs not this one. So no luck there either.I contacted Intel support and they told me if its not in their official downloads then I have to ask the OEM. It was acknowledged that this patch exists and was shared with OEMs but the person on the other end was not allowed to give me any more Information. At Lenovo it seems all Arrandale Laptops are EOL now, so no new bios updates.Still that machine is pretty useful for me and I'd like use until it turns into dust. Afaik 20655 was used in Thinkpad X201, W410 and T410 which are EOL So if there is no kind stranger out there that can provide me this file somehow I have to give up on that matter. Does anyone of you forum users have more Info?

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Last update: 4th January 2018 @10.44pm GMT

CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, and CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown and Spectre) Windows antivirus patch compatibility


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Hi, I have a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines on my work network all Intel. Today they started to install the Microsoft Spectre Patch for Windows 7 KB4056894 and
Windows 10 KB4056892. All the computers the have installed on sart to display that the copy of Windows is not Genuine Windows, I reboot them and then it goes to the Windows Startup repair and t can repair the computer at all. Also the Reset feature in Windows
10 won't even reset. I've had to disable Microsoft Updates via GPO, but even when I did that it still installed! I've had to disable the Microsoft Update Service using GPO also to counteract this. It's turning in to nightmare, does any one have experience
with this as I need to advice so I don't has to go to all machines around my sites and re-image them. All help would be most appreciated.

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Hi! Recently Spectre fixing BIOS patch F1KT73A was released for ThinkCentre Edge 72. Web page and change history states that only Ivy Bridge microcode patch was included.So, what about Sandy Bridge? We have different models with Sandy i3-2130 and with Ivy i3-3240.According to Intel's Microcode Update Guidance, Sandy Bridge fix was released too. Are there any Lenovo plans to release BIOS containing both Sandy and Ivy microcodes soon?We just want to protect all our workstations, not just half of them...  

A:Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

Same problem

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Hi, I have a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines on my work network all Intel. Today they started to install the Microsoft Spectre/Meltdown Patch for Windows 7 KB4056894
and Windows 10 KB4056892. All the computers the have installed it on startup they display that 'This copy of Windows is not a Genuine Copy of Windows', I rebooted that had the issue and then it goes to the Windows Startup repair and wont repair
the computer at all. Also the Reset feature in Windows 10 won't even reset. I've had to disable Microsoft Updates via GPO, but even when I did that it still installed! I've had to disable the Microsoft Update Service using GPO also to counteract this. It's
turning in to nightmare, does any one have experience with this as I need to advice so I don't has to go to all machines around my sites and re-image them. All help would be most appreciated.

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After applying KB4056894 to my windows 7 laptop, visual studio 2010 stopped working, manifesting all sorts of subtle bugs which did not go away even after fully repairing Visual Studio 2010.  In addition, the import settings operation returns fourteen
errors consistently, also new with KB4056894.  I just restored from a Nov 2017 system image and now everything is stable and functional again.
I have now blocked all future windows 7 updates, which is fine with me.  These updates always consumed a lot of time and I'll be happy to go without them starting now.
I also have windows 10 installed on the same laptop which I stopped using several months ago, in favor of Windows 7 due to the latest Windows 10 being such a horrible operating system.  It's even worse than Windows 8.  Sorry to say this, but it's
At least in windows 7 all control panel settings reside in one control panel! I believe that Microsoft has been working on the new metro/universal app for settings since 2011 starting in windows 8!  It's now 2018 and these settings are still split between
the UWP settings app and the desktop control panel.  I thought I took a lot of time to get things done, however Microsoft takes the cake when it comes to taking time to get things done.
If my tone seems to be a bit snotty, it is, but it is upsetting to hear talk of AI and Neural Networks when the CPU architecture and windows OS seems to have been neglected to such a great ext... Read more

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Intel says the unexpected reboots triggered by patching older chips affected by Meltdown and Spectre are happening to its newer chips, too.
Intel confirmed in an update late Wednesday that not only are its older Broadwell and Haswell chips tripping up on the firmware patches, but newer CPUs through to the latest Kaby Lake chips are too.


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Just posting here because I have a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101 and after running the checker tool available on the net regarding the machine vulnerability against Spectre and Meltdown, I am concerned by Spectre.

Here after a link to another thread where I arrived after a search.
I include a link to a Toshiba page with some information on that critical subject.

Seems there is, as of today, no schedule date for my machine.

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Dear Experts, 

I have few queries :
> i have been pacthing IE on win 2012 R2 servers from Oct 2017 and the latest deployed pacth is April 2018 roll out. but when i scan these server by Vulnerability scanners- it detects  june 2017 IE patch missing(which i know was never deplyed as
i started patching from Oct 2017 ) and i believe this June 2017 IE patch requires below registry key to be present , which they are not :
The following registry key is missing.
This registry key is required to enable the fix for CVE-2017-8529:
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ENABLE_PRINT_INFO_DISCLOSURE_FIX\iexplore.exe
SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ENABLE_PRINT_INFO_DISCLOSURE_FIX\iexplore.exe
My Query is - 
Does the installation of the superseding patch adds/updates the registry keys required for the patch it supersedes.In this case should  the successfull installation of April 2018 IE patch be adding these registry keys required for June 2017 IE patch.
if not  is there any documentation related to this ?

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Unauthorized Patch For Microsoft WMF Bug Sparks Controversy

Sober worm may hit tomorrow, but businesses are more concerned about the WFM vulnerability and Microsoft's inability to produce a patch this week. Some are choosing an alternative that could lead to other problems.

By Larry Greenemeier

Jan 4, 2006 01:00 PM

Concerns over the lack of a Microsoft-issued patch have pushed the Windows Metafile/Zero-Day bug to top of mind, surpassing even tomorrow's much-anticipated Sober worm attack.

The lag time between the Dec. 27 discovery of the WMF vulnerability and Microsoft's planned Jan. 10 patch availability has forced IT security departments to find alternative means for protecting their systems and prompted a non-Microsoft developer to create a patch that others could use.

All of this serves to damage Microsoft's reputation as a company that can secure its own products—a reputation that only recently was beginning to improve after years of being dragged through the mud. Experts are divided over whether it's wise to use Ilfak Guilfanov's Hexblog patch to fix the WMF vulnerability, which could allow attackers to use WMF images to execute malicious code on their victims' computers. Some say it's a necessary measure to protect systems until the official Microsoft patch arrives; others say it's not worth the extra work to patch twice or to take the risk of using a third-party fix.

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A:Solved: Unauthorized Patch For Microsoft WMF Bug (Patch Attached)

No offense but before anyone considers downloading the unoffical patch from a third party - they should at the least be aware of and check the MD5 checksum's of the files to insure they have not been tampered with...

wmf_checker_hexblog.exe - MD5: ba65e1954070074ea634308f2bab0f6a

wmf_checker_source.zip - MD5: 7ae8ac24e68baaa49e0de3f05e64a571

wmffix_hexblog14.exe - MD5: 15f0a36ea33f39c1bcf5a98e51d4f4f6

wmfhotfix.cpp - MD5: 8cf91671e353bb259cca30e06bee8bc2

An FAQ and the official unofficial hotfix and checker liinks can be found here:

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as per this website
Susan Bradley states

I got word back as follows: Outlook 2010 Calendar Folder property is empty - Microsoft Community

As of now, the product group has consolidated similar cases and currently working on the fix for the Event 27 issue, which is planned for the December 2013 Cumulative Update. Timelines can change for a number of reasons, and if a change does occur I will provide you with an update. You can find information on the Cumulative Update release schedule here:

go to the 5th page and you will see it

A:Office 2010 sp2 patch should be in Dec Patch tuesday

Hotfix for this issue.

Description of the Outlook 2010 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): December 10, 2013

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OK, My Grandmothers house was hit by electricity a couple of weeks ago. It blew out her phones and her computer will not turn on. I have not tried turning the computer on myself this is just what I was told. The strange thing to me is the computer was plugged into a surge protected with the monitor and other things. The monitor still works the surge protector still works and everything else that was plugged into the surge protector still works. The only thing that does not work is the computer. Isn't that strange? The electricity would have blown out anything pluged into the surge protected and would have tried the surge protector? RIGHT? Now I don't know if the whole computer will no longer work. Does it sound like it could just be the power supply? How does a computer act after getting hit by electricity? This computer will not do anything! You push the power button and nothing happens. Does anyone have any ideas? Is the computer fried? Is there anyway to fix it? Thanks for the help...

A::confused:Power Supply Issue:confused:

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I have the Spectre model X7V20UA#ABA and based on this answer bought an HP Active Pen.  I cannot get teh machine to acknowledge the pen in any way. I've followed what instructions I could find (basically have the pen near the computer when you turn the computer off and then back on) and it will nto use it in One Note.  Is this an incompatible device?

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Which stylus devices are known to work with this model (HP Spectre x360 X7V20UA#ABA ) and BIOS Level  Thank you.[System Summary] Item Value OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name xxxx System Manufacturer HP System Model HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-w0XX System Type x64-based PC System SKU X7V20UA#ABA Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2904 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F.10, 10/26/2016 SMBIOS Version 2.8 Embedded Controller Version 94.45 BIOS Mode UEFI BaseBoard Manufacturer HP BaseBoard Model Not Available BaseBoard Name Base Board Platform Role Mobile Secure Boot State On PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View Windows Directory C:\windows System Directory C:\windows\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.10586.589" User Name SHORTER\arw Time Zone Eastern Standard Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB Total Physical Memory 15.9 GB Available Physical Memory 5.26 GB Total Virtual Memory 18.8 GB Available Virtual Memory 7.30 GB Page File Space 2.88 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes 

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A:Patch for the 908531 patch

more garbage for garbage for garbage.....

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Earlier today i Decided to give  Lenovo uk Tech support a call,  i want to know if my  ideapad Z580 was possibly on the vulnerable list for Meltdown & Spectre? Only to my complete astonishment the guy i spoke with said he had never even heard of Meltdown & Spectre, and had no idea what i was even talking aboutuntil he looked it up, then he just said to me  i wouldn't worry about it i were you,  W T F Lenovo.  So does anyone on here know if the ideapad Z580 is affected at all, I can't see it listed anywhere.   

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Q: Patch

Good Morning, Upon trying to install a Non Destructive System Recovery, I recevied a Security Warning stating that I was to go to www.patchupdate.info. I'm here now (I think) how do I install this security patch?
I'm only using the Windows Firewall at the present as I haven't got to a point where I can install my own Norton System Works 5,Antil Virus, & Personal Firewall yet. Thank you for anny help


I would advise not installing this as I'm pretty sure it's a scam to part you with your money. If I'm wrong I'm sure one of the mods will correct me.MS don't charge for patches yet this site is????Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-043 - Buffer Overrun in Messenger Service Could Allow Code Execution (828035)

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Q: patch

What is patch in angry birds? How to run patch?

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Does anyone know IF EA will EVER release a new patch for BF2? Or have they just completely ditched the game? The last patch was two years ago (2006). That's been way too long.

A:A new BF2 patch?

There is no more support for the game.

Sucks because they only release 1 expansion pack for it which was decent.

And the booster pack they released just sucked.

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Q: patch



Sorry, but could not open the url

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Just refreshed all of my pc. I run Windows 98 first ed., installed IE 6.0 + latest patches & updates. Now it seems I can't use IE as an ftp client anymore: uploading files etc. has become impossible, I can only stand and watch. No proxy or firewall, so who or what is blocking the gates? I've never experienced this problem before, so I guess it must have something to do with the latest MS patches. But still I'm looking for a needle in hay-stack...

A:No more ftp after IE patch!

Welcome to TSG!
Here is a known bugs in IE6 FTP Client. Not sure if the one below is what you are experiencing. I do not use FTP but am checking out SmartFTP for use. Article in Newgroups

Here are some alternatives.....

Free for personal and educational use.....

Another very good one but not freeware.......


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A:What's a Patch...?

A temporary fix is usually referred to as a patch.

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I guess I missed something but a 27meg cumulative IE9 patch on a Friday?

Must be pretty darn important.

A:27 (26.9) meg IE9 Patch?

Must be this one?:

New update about I.E.9

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Hi there,

I am trying to create a "Patch CD" for Win Xp. Basically, what I want to do is get all the patches from Microsoft onto a CD/DVD and then use it to update multiple machines instead of downloading the patches.

I'm doing this because sometimes, clients haven't updated their machines in years and when the connect to the net to do so, they immediately get infected.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this? Or on a software/ freeware available that can do this?

A:Patch Cd for Win Xp

Hi seantoscano and welcome to TSF

I am not actually sure, where this program exists but if you find it please tell because I need the same thing . The only updates I know how to install on a Windows Disk are the service packs. I know how to slipstream a SP2 on a Windows Disk and SP1 on a XP Disk. This is all, I am sorry I can not be more of help

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Well i have been having this problem for a longtime now i have reinstalled bf2 countless times everytime i patch up to 1.41 its makes my pc go extremly slow and then it wont let me log onnline accounts and same problem with 1.5

I have windows vista
Ati Radeon hd 3650
4094gb ram
Directx 10
please help

A:I cant patch up bf2

What version of ATI Catalyst video drivers are you using?

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Acer. Vista.

Cannot start windows. Found a post from 2008 with same error msg, but no answer....has this ever been solved??


A:Bad Patch

Old, inactive threads are closed. Not being able to start Windows is pretty vague. If you provide details for your problem, people can offer you some assistance.

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plz suggest workin crack for windows 7 ultimate build 7600 i've tried many but 2 no avail

A:win 7 patch

Hi we do not help with this type of thing it is against forum rules please read them thank you for undrstanding

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Just read this:


gonna see if the updates on.


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I have some 27 "Uninstall patches" saved in my Windows folder, occupying some 104MB's.
After I load Svc Patch 2, can I delete them? Does Svc Patch 2
include updates for all of the previous patches?


A:Svc Patch 2 for XP

I understand that SP 2 replaces every M/S update to this time, including SP 1. As noted elsewhere, perform manual updates or use 'automatic update' after SP 2 has been installed. However, it may be well to wait a while to put it in place! See other postings.

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In answer to my query regarding the end of updates for XP it said that the last patch for it was July 15th. Is this something that is done automatically on shut down or do I have to do something to get it?
Up to now I have not noticed any problems with it at all.
Kind regards..........Margaret

A:XP Patch


You need to submit these comments and questions in the thread that you're referring to instead of starting another thread.

Are you referring to this thread?



The last round of monthly security updates for Windows XP were released on April 8, 2014.

Be aware though that your computer will continue to receive the Malicious Software Removal Tool update every month for awhile longer.


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ok here's the delemma, I try to download this patch for spy bot that deals with a problem that it cannot remove a piece of spyware, unless this patch is installed.

It says you must have IE6 to install the patch. Well,... SP2 comes with IE6, yet when itry to run the patch it says it cannot install the patch and that I need to get IE6.
I tried to reinstall SP2, and it was with no avail.

Any help here?
BTW I have an AMD athlon system, via chipset MB, 512meg of ram, an NVIDIA MX 440 v-card, and a 60 gig HDD.

And according to www.symantec.com all my ports are stealthed, firewall is up and running, norton detects no hdd problems, or viruses, all software is current and completely up to date.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

A:spy bot patch for sp2

Hello ydeardorff

Go to the Control Panel and open Add/Remove Programs. Check to see if you have TV Media installed. If you do remove it. Go to C:\Windows\ProgramsFiles and also remove from there. Then try to install the patch again.

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My boss told me to put XP on this new computer and Patch It. What is Patching, what does it do?


I talked to HP and they directed me to these links for an XP SP2 program and patch to fix a scanning problem with an HP scanner. Here are the links.


Do these links work for anyone else? Can anyone tell me where I can get this program?


A:Help with HP patch

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This is a fix for people who have trouble playing Age of Empires 2 Age of Kings Gold Edition after installing the game. You start the game and select all your options, where the actually gameplay should begin the game crashes with some "send error report error" this error pertains to some *.icd file crashing.

As you probably already know, there is no point in installing patch 2.0a because Gold Edition seems to already come patched. The fix is to download and install patch 2.0b the keyword is the letter "B". I didn't see this patch on the Microsoft website but its out there just do a search. The file name is actually "patch_ aok2.0b" good luck.



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Hi there, I'm looking for the SP2 TCP/IP connection patch from a reliable source. I looked around here at TSG and didnt really find anything useful...but i do totally suck azz at searching. What i would really like is a patch that only allows like....20 connections instead of 10. I dont need unlimited or 100 connections, for that defeats MS purpose of this....to slow the spread of virus's. But 10 is just a bit too little for myself b/c i keep getting the connection limit errors in my event viewer. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas. Thanks for reading.

A:SP2 TCP/IP Patch

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after installing Windows 7 x64 and IE11 gpedit is missing some displayNames's defined by inetres.admx. A working Installation was to uninstall kb3078667 and install kb3048761, kb2929437, kb3021952, kb3058515, kb3078071.

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