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Microsoft Update MS06-016 - Important!

Q: Microsoft Update MS06-016 - Important!

Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB911567)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...BC-6FA1-405A-933E-FB422A4E8096&displaylang=en (Download webpage)

Brief Description
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Outlook Express and gain control over it.

This rollup was re-released on Apr 26, 2006

Refer to Security Bulletin MS06-016 here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS06-016.mspx

Refer to Knowledge Base (KB) article KB911567 here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=911567

Note: the original rollup was originally released on Apr 11th, but had problems hence the new rollup was released on Apr 26, 2006.

-- Tom

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Update MS06-016 - Important!

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A: Microsoft Update MS06-016 - Important!

Tom,
I'll stick this for a few days. Do you want it locked?

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

• Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
• Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
• Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
• Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
• Typing an address into Internet Explorer’s address bar has no effect.
• Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
• Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
• Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the “My Documents” folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?

Edit: Added to say that MS are now saying that older nvidia graphics cards are affected as well and will be updating the link soon with extra advice
 

A:Microsoft Update MS06-015 (908531) – IMPORTANT!

Added to say that MS are now saying that older nvidia graphics cards are affected as well and will be updating the link soon with extra advice
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

A:Microsoft Update MS06-015 (908531) – IMPORTANT!

Thanks for the heads up Cookiegal.
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

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I tried the fix from the link that Cookiegal posted but it didn't fix my problem. I did notice that there was another DWORD Value that I didn't remember seeing when I went in to try the fix. Do I delete that one? Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

mcmm
 

A:Microsoft Update MS06-015 (908531) – IMPORTANT!

more garbage from uncle bill to fix the previous garbage, to fix the previous garbage..

THAT'S WHY I DON'T DO UPDATES.
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

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This is copied from a message posted by dvk01.

SYMPTOMS

After you install security update MS06-015 (908531) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx, you may experience one of more of the following issues:

Unable to access special folders like "My Documents" or "My Pictures".
Microsoft Office applications may stop responding when you attempt to save or open Office files in the "My Documents" folder.
Office files in the "My Documents" folder are not able to open in Microsoft Office.
Opening a file through an application's File / Open menu causes the program to stop responding.
Typing an address into Internet Explorers address bar has no effect.
Right-clicking on a file and selecting Send To has no effect.
Clicking on the plus (+) sign beside a folder in Windows Explorer has no effect.
Some third-party applications stop responding when opening or saving data in the My Documents folder

Follow the instructions in the following link to fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?
 

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Does anyone know how to fix this problem..??.. I use roadrunner, but have thier free dial access for another computer (laptop) for out and about..

An issue has been confirmed that involves dial-up connections that use a terminal window, or dial-up scripting. If dial-up scripting is used in a connection, the connection may stop responding. This behavior does not affect any dial-up connections that do not use dial-up scripting. This issue may affect direct-dial connections to a corporate network, to a university network, or to some ISPs (Internet service providers). Microsoft is working to develop and test a revision to this update that will address this issue.

Thanks for telling me afterwards..!!.. Roadrunner tells me to contact Microsoft for support.. Microsoft says the above..

I tried to use my restorpoint feature, but for whatever reason it tells me it can't restore the date I specify.. No matter what date I specify..

Thanks,

A:MicroSoft security update 911280 (MS06-025)

Hello, CADDman! I suffered the same fate. This is a direct effect of installing these security updates immediately. Mebbe we should let some one else be the guinea pig. Anyway, go to the Add/Remove Programs in your Control Panel, check the box at the top so that updates are displayed in the list, then remove update 911280 and reboot your laptop. Don't forget to change your settings to "notify" of updates; you don't want automatic updates right now. Go to Windows Update, choose a Custom scan, then "hide" update 911280 for now. Hopefully they will figure a better fix down the line...


Quote:




911280 update causes errors when using Road Runner Dial Access

Customers who have examined their infrastructure and do not use dial-up connections that use a post-connect terminal window or dial-up scripting should continue to deploy security update 911280. Customers who have verified that they are experiencing problems after they install security update 911280 should contact Microsoft Product Support Services for free security-related support from Microsoft. To do this, telephone +1 (866) 727-2338

MS06-025




My phone call resulted in the above fix...

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Exploit code has been published for critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows (SRV.SYS Driver Mailslot Overflow and DHCP Client Service Overflow), and for a less serious flaw in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). These vulnerabilities were recently patched with MS06-034, MS06-035, and MS06-036. Administrators and users are urged to apply the appropriate vendor patches.MS06-034, MS06-035, and MS06-036 Exploits surfacehttp://www.incidents.org/diary.php?storyid=1509http://www.frsirt.com/english/threats/

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Failed microsoft upde kb3172729 important!I hear that in some computers it doesn't download.I know its microsoft hardware but is it possible it might be an hp problem?

A:failed microsoft update kb3172729 important!

Hi: I highly doubt is a problem specific to HP. Did you try the standalone installer?  If not, you may want to. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53459

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Hi guys,

I'm wondering why this security patch for a zero day flaw in IE 11 is not checked by default? Surely it should be.

A:KB2964358 Important update (but not that important)

Don't know why.
I usually manually check one or right click on one & hide it.
I hide all bing desktop updates.

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Here's another tricky one.
This important security update will not update. It is only 606Kb.
Microsoft says it is caused by a virus problem. I have Norton 360 installed. Norton say it is not a virus.
Microsoft say pay us $120 to fix it. I say I can't afford to pay that for something when I have no way of knowing exactly what the problem really is.
This has been going on since November 2014. All the other updates are installed immediately but not this one.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86 (KB2968292)
Installation date: ‎9/‎04/‎2015 4:08 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 800B0100
Update type: Important
A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
More information:
MS14-057: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: October 14, 2014

Just noticed this more recent one failed to update -
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2884256)
Installation date: ‎16/‎03/‎2015 5:43 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: ... Read more

A:Vista Important Update will not update. Error details: Code 800B0100

That error is not caused by a virus, it is caused by a file corruption
The readiness tool can correct the problem in many situations
What is the System Update Readiness Tool? - Windows Help

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Windows Vista SP1 (KB936330) update keeps coming back as important update after installing it several times. I look at updates history and it show the same update already installed several times. Service Pack 1 (KB936330). I don't see update for Service
Pack 2 though. Can someone advice please, I am not sure what to do. I'd appreciate an advice. Thank you

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be truthful to the public. I have been reading a lot about people ditching windows and going to Linux. I wonder why. wow I used to love and trust windows. now I don't know anymore. you all have become something other than wonderful like I used to think.
too bad. maybe I should learn Linux too. windows is probably a habit lots of people will learn to break. scary. Be honest about your updates. ty.

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MICROSOFT is releasing the SP3 for Windows XP in NOV. of 07 - dates may vary...
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1911826,00.asp
 

A:Microsoft XP SP3 - VERY IMPORTANT!!!

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I never noticed that "Microsoft Feeds Synchronization" until a few days ago, after I upgraded to IE8 (RC1). I went to internet options, clicked on contents...then found it in settings, but is it important? How come I never needed or it never came up before now?

A:What Is...microsoft Feeds Synchronization? And How Important Is It?

Here you go:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)

It's not a question of importance, it's more about usefulness. I use them in my sidebar and Outlook to check on articles and forum posts from various sites, including Tech Support Forum and various News agency websites. I find them handy but they're not suited for everyone.

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You may want to check, but on my Vista I don't see any new add-on and I don't even have C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack folder. http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010...lbar-update.ars As part of its regular Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an update for its various toolbars, and this update came with more than just documented fixes. The update also installs an add-on for Internet Explorer and an extension for Mozilla Firefox, both without the user's permission. As you can see in the Windows Update screenshot above, Microsoft does not indicate that the update will install anything for either browser. It's also not really clear what the installed extension actually does.

A:Microsoft hides mystery Firefox extension in toolbar update As part of its regular Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an update...

Thanks Broni for the information. As for Firefox can't I just delete the extension. Let us all see which company gits back to B/C with some sort of answer.

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Hello all

When executing Windows Update, I experienced that one important update is not automatically selected to download and install.


I like to understand why this is?

Also I like to understand if I should always install all important updates, even the ones not by default selected?

In this example, the not selected update refers to MS09-054 security update. Is this a manual installed security update?
Does it not apply to me?

Thanks a lot in advance!

zx81

A:Windows Update, important update not selected

Not all users experience the issue that this update resolves. MS is providing you the oportunity to use the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" logic.

I applied the update even though I have no evidence that I need it. Yet.

Some updates will adversely affect some users. Not applying updates may adversely affect you.

What can you do? My advice - apply all updates. Unless you have a good reason not to.

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At the first time I bought my P52. It comes with no problem.But after I update it, it has many problem such as 3 times boot, IM software can't found and etc.Then I found the solution from this community (thank you so much) and my loved P52 come back again.Now everything has no problem. so when lenovo or Microsoft releases any update. I am very hesitant to update my P52 and also not sure I'll miss any important update or not. >< How about you guys? 

A:I am very hesitant to update my P52 and also not sure I'll miss any important update or not. ><

I'm still a subscriber to the theory "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Whether it's OS updates for my iPhone or software updates for my computers, I tend to wait. Been burned too many times. In fact, I'm a bit annoyed with Windows 10 in that you can't stop the updates. I rarely update my Windows 7 machines in that everything works just fine. I'll wait until an update has been in the wind for months before applying it just to make sure.
 
Security updates are pretty important. Driver updates, not so much unless you're experiencing an issue.  BIOS updates are almost always a good thing, but still worth investigating before applying. 
 
I hope this helps.

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Hey guys,

I have a school report I've been working on for amonths now on my Mum's computer. I recently purchased my own, so I emailed the file from her computer onto mine and downloaded it onto my Office Word 2007. The file was uncompatible with my version of office (even though it was from the same disc we bought for my Mum's computer) so it was always saved to autosave. In order to upload it to the school it needs to be saved to the computer and not in autosave. So I tried to save it, and got a pop-up message that told me it was incompatible but I could still save it with no problems. (i don't remember the exact wording) So I went ahead and hit "yes". now the file is missing from the computer and no matter how much searching I do i can't find it. Any shortcuts or links to it that existed before don't exist anymore. Help!?

A:Lost important file on Microsoft offic '07

Welcome,
I have several suggestions. The original should still be on your Moms compter. If it is not, you have an automatic back up feature in Seven.
You may want to try and restore from that, see option 2
Restore Backup User and System Files

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Hi! So a friend of mine has been having an issue with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. It all started this week, she turned on her computer and Outlook Office 2007 windows started to pop up non-stop. She tried restarting it but as soon as her computer was on the windows started popping up again. She contacted a repairman to help her and the first night everything was fine, I don't remember her complaining about it but the next night it started again; only 2 windows popped up. But the next morning everything started again, windows started to pop up, this time every 10 seconds but still very very annoying.
 
She has tried opening the task manager and closing Outlook but obviously that did not really help her. She has also tried deleting Outlook but I can't remember if she said she could not or that deleting it did not help. We have no idea if it's a virus or something else.
 
My friend has Windows Vista and I have Windows 8 so I can't help her much. She really needs to solve this issue since she can't work without a computer, thank you so much for the help!
 
This is a video she sent me: 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-va7ZtqYLzxYUw1Zk1wMXdXek0

A:Important Issue With Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. Need help!

I suggest your friend post in the malware forum. Let's start there.

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I have Windows 7 and get automatic updates from Microsoft. The problem I am having is that there is one particular update that will not install and I cannot find any method of removing from the listing of important updates. The update is "Windows Live Essentials 2011 (KB2434419)". It is 156 Mb in size. When it attempts to install it produces a message something to the effect that I have a "different flavor" of Essentials and it stops installation. But, I cannot cancel the installation - it just sits there. Is there a method of removing this item from the listing, or is there some other method of not receiving it in the first place? I have turned off the automatic installation of updates so that I can unselect this one each time there are others to install.

A:[SOLVED] Removing Microsoft Important Updates from List

hi,
you can hide the update. just right click on the update and hide it.

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i am having problems installing most microsoft updates that become available. am using windows xp home edition!!!
here is the error i recieve when trying to install m.s.s.e

"Can't complete the microsoft security essentials installation wizard.
An error has prevented the microsoft security essentials installation wizard from continuing. Please restart your computer and try again"...and i have

"The microsoft security essentials installation wizard has returned your computer to it's original state."

Error code: Ox80070643

I also have the following windows updates that will not install:

Security Update for Windows XP (KB955069)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
Security Update for Jscript 5.8 for Windows XP (KB971961)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958470)
Security Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB951066)
Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB950760)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973904)
Update for Windows XP (KB952287)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
Update for Windows XP (KB973687)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973869)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978251)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975561)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956844)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956572)
Update for Windows XP (KB961118)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977165)
Update for Windows XP (KB955759)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958869)
Update for Windows XP (... Read more

A:microsoft essentials and other important security updates not installing

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Microsoft Releases Servicing Stack Updates for All Windows 10 Versions
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ng-stack-updates-for-all-windows-10-versions/



Microsoft released quality improvements to the servicing stack for all Windows 10 versions, the component designed to allow users to receive and install Windows updates.

Microsoft states that this critical servicing stack update "addressed an issue in which adding vulnerable boot level components to the Secure Boot disallow list (dbx) may cause the system not to start."

All Windows 10 customers are advised to first update the Windows 10 servicing stack to the latest version before trying to install the KB4515384 and the KB4512578 cumulative updates. Click to expand...





Microsoft states in the servicing stack support document that:
Servicing stack updates improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the latest quality updates and feature updates. If you don't install the latest servicing stack update, there's a risk that your device can't be updated with the latest Microsoft security fixes. Click to expand...


 

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I have a new laptop with Windows XP SP2 on it, IE6 (though I use Firefox, not IE), and MS Office 2003 Student Edition. The latest update that popped up as "high priority" from Windows Update is this GDI+ Detection Tool (KB873374).

It sounds like you have to install it then run it and then visit MS Office website to check for updates...? Is this worth doing? Can it cause more problems than it will help? (I thought I've read about issues when updating MS Office with security patches...? And that you have to download yet something else to even check for Office security updates...?)

Or do Office security updates come through Windows Update, and I don't need to worry about this? (But if that's the case, then why even have this GDI+ thing available?)

I'm always worried about ending up with a bunch of conflicts with other programs like AVG, ZA, AutoGK, DVDShrink, etc. And I'm always hesitant to install something that has to run on my system.

I've got AVG and ZA, keep both up to date, and I have Automatic Updates turned on just to let me know when there's a critical update (so I don't have to visit the Windows Update site to get updates).

I was thinking I would only do the updates to Office that come through Automatic Updates and not worry about any others...

Also, what's the difference between Microsoft Update and Windows Update? Is it better to have Microsoft Update, or does that have its own set of problems associated with it? (A... Read more

A:Questions About Microsoft Gdi+ Detection Tool & Microsoft Update Vs. Windows Update

Well to start off the difference between windows update and microsoft update is as follows. Windows update is what originally comes with the computer and only updates the windows platform. If you choose to upgrade to the microsoft update it will check all of your microsoft programs for updates.
As far as going to the office website for updates... unless you want to install non-critical updates to your office suite then you shouldn't have to at all. Finally - that GDI+ detection tool is the little program microsoft uses to scan your computer for any of their products - that is if you use microsoft update and not the original windows update.
So if you like your computer to maintain critical updates by itself for the microsoft programs than yes use microsoft update and yes install the GDI+ decection tools.

Hope this helps you out!

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hi
today i did check for new update
and the windows 8.1 updater found an important update
western digital techologies-other hardware-wd ses device

but i haven't western digital hard drivers ..it'a laptop with a ssd installed

did you notice such upate?


thanks

A:wd ses device in the important update

I didn't get one. Did you install the SSD or did it come with your PC? If you installed it, it could be that the drivers from your old(possibly a WD?) and any registry keys are picked up by Windows update. I've noticed with Ccleaner, it shows a program that is already uninstalled sometimes in Cleaner Applications tab. I then have to go into the registry and do a recursive search for left over keys so it will stop showing up.
Or are you using an USB HDD?

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Hello everyone,

I have an problem with my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit system. My problem is similar to this thread but since it's old and one poster mentioned "do not necro-post" I decided to make a new thread.

OK, so I have a problem. When prompt to install an important update, I want to know what I am installing. So I click onto details. This image pops up.
. This problem occurs on other system also but I have rule out the Internet as an issue. I have tried with mobile broadband, direct connection to the modem, tethering with my iPhone (I got it when I worked for Apple sex months) and my Android (sorry, no Windows phone yet, they are too expensive considering my needs)

I am running a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system on a home-built system that has this specification.
Motherboard:
ASRock G41M-GS3
CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 2MB Cache 1 860 MHz X2 FSB @ 1066 MHz
RAM:
8 GB DDR2
GPU:
AMD Radeon HD 5450 or 6350 (the box says 5450 and the AMD update says 6350)

Any thoughts on troubleshooting?

Kind regards
Winky7

A:Can not see details about important update

It's seems my picture did not work that well from SkyDrive. Here is a link from my Dropbox instead.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rva168sqfk...dowsUpdate.png

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Hi everyone, I have been having problems installing the kb976932 update for weeks now. I feel like I tried everything. Im about ready to take a sledge hammer to this thing!

My main question, is this really that important?

I am mainly trying to install a printer to my computer which is unsuccessful and one of the troubleshooting suggestion by the printer manufacturer is to make sure the Windows updates are installed. Idk if this could be the problem or not.

A:Is the kb976932 update really that important?

This is Service Pack 1, so it very well could be the answer. I'm not saying that it is because I can't know.

Here's an official Microsoft website for Service Pack 1:

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Source: Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

The official Microsoft website for Service Pack 1 has a link to download Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center

You'll see a big list of files to download. Here's some text that explains what each one is for:



   Information
7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso - This DVD image contains standalone update for all architectures.
windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 32-bit machine running Windows 7.
windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 64-bit machine running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
windows6.1-KB976932-IA64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to an Itanium 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 32-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86CHK.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for 32-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 64-bit machines... Read more

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An important windows update keeps popping up in system tray as stated in title. Is there a way to eliminate this crap from Windows update. I really don't think it is important. Can one delete this thing so it does not pop up in system tray as an important update?
 

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I have Secunia on my Acer Windows 8 laptop. According to latest scan today it's telling me I need an update for Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x That I don't understand since I've updated the laptop every time updates have been offered unless Microsoft failed to send it. (However, I haven't undated to Windows 8.1 yet -- I always hang back on that kind of major update to see what happens with everybody else.) I might be savy about a heck of a lot of things to do with computers but I don't know anything about that particular program. I started to read some stuff on it on the net, however, there's so much disagreement on it I gave up trying to figure out what to do. I hope I can get some good advice on that issue here. HELP!

A:Might Be Missing An Update That Could Be Important

Microsoft only publishes new updates for Windows on Tuesdays at 3am but unless if you don't install those updates those updates will be offered to you later if you choose to do so manually. Windows by default installs security important updates by automatically. To see if that update was installed go to the control panel select "Windows Update" then select "View Update History" Windows is great at managing updates on it's own you can also select not to automatically install Windows updates, and choose which ones to update and install. There is no need for 3rd party software to do this for you.

How To Change Windows Update Settings in Windows 8 & 8.1

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Windows Update has often put my system in some interesting situations, and I truly never want to update ever again. I recently reinstalled my system and the last time I did updates, my system prompted me to restart and was instead left hanging on the "shutting down" message for an hour, forcing me to shut it down improperly.

Truth is, I don't use any Microsoft apps except Windows Explorer.. and I only browse sites that I know are generally safe. Instead of using Internet Explorer I use Firefox with NoScript, Ghostery, WOT, Adblock Plus, and I've even updated the main plugins (Java, etc). I also have Malwarebytes and Norton as well.

I've also never understood the importance of driver updates either, my system seems to run the same with or without them. I'm even beginning to think that updating is causing my system to work harder in the background, rather than when it was in factory condition.. but is this true? So many questions...

A:Is Windows Update important?

You have some good anti-malware software and keep Java updated, yet you fail to see the significance of keeping the operating system updated........??????

Fact : your system is more secure and runs better if the OS is updated.

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Hey

Sorry if this sounds like a really amateur question, but on some websites I see links to update your drivers via a download, and since you're not installing any new hardware, what's the significance of downloading something onto one of your drivers? How does your computer run better after updating? When do you know to replace the driver you have with a new one?

Sophie

 

A:How important is it to update your drivers?

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Cannot do important Widows Update- Code 80004005

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Hello,
I'am downloading very important files but I'm afraid that my computer might switch off because windows update gave me a notice that the computer will switch off after an update and the maximum amount of time you can postpone the computer to switch off is 4 hours (That's what I done). I will not be able to use the computer for more than 4 hours.
So this is what I did>> I think I turned windows update off by choosing the option of 'Never check for update (not recommended).

Now the question is> Will my computer switch off within 4 hours after I leave it?
If it will, then how can I make it not switch off.

PLEASE NOTE: The download is NOT resumable.
EDIT: I'm using Windows 7.

Thank you for reading.

A:[IMPORTANT] Windows Update

In my experience if you are still using the computer at the end of that 4 hours it will give you another warning and you will be able to postpone it again for another 4 hours. Then repeat process until the download is done. I am not sure if turning updates off will have stopped the countdown.

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So far so good setting up new desktop. Should I update the bios? Does Windows 10 automatically update the drivers? 

A:How important is it to update the bios? Does Windo...

I don't know which machine you have, but in general Windows updates drivers and not a BIOS. You should update your BIOS if you are exibiting any of the symptoms that the update addresses.

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Anyone else receive this as an important update and had problems with it as well? I just hid it for now. KB3000850 Thanks!

A:KB3000850 important update failed?

It is known to have problems so I have still not installed it yet.
Some had no problems but others did.
I am going to save an image of my laptop then try, when I have the time.

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I have two computers in the house on 8.1. I noticed yesterday that on one computer, a certain update was listed as optional, while on the other computer it was listed as important (ftr it was update 3132080). This is not the first time I've noticed that an update is listed differently on the two computers. Anyone know why this is? There really isn't much difference in the setup between the two computers.

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This is for you early users of Win 8; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2755801

The vulnerability is 'known to be under active attack' so, if you haven't already got this via automatic update, you need to get it now.
 

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What about make it possible to when fans are opened, one can have undelying fans too for each fans if one like. I find it very usefull if one is trying to study lets say wikipedia, where you need to find underlying facts about the fact you are reading about.
Let me give an example..

Atom
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Proton, and fan next to it maybe could be neutron and so on. <--under here is the underlying fan of the first top fan.
Or a fan under a fan under a fan and so on. Would make it much easier if one is searching and reading the undelying things about the top thing you are studying.
Reason for underlying fans is to make it easier and not confusing when going back and forth in what you read.
And on the next fan you can have other underlying fans for the next topic of choosing that also ofc.

Is it possible to get this update?

Thx in advance.

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I am having difficulty installing Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows 7 x64-based Systems (KB2901983)

Download size: 52.4 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Recommended

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET Framework 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1. By using the .NET Framework 4.5.2 together with the C# or Visual Basic programming languages, you can write Windows Store apps. The .NET Framework
4.5.2 delivers better performance, reliability, and security than previous versions. After you install this update, you may have to restart your computer.

More information: 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2901983

Help and Support: 
http://support.microsoft.com

A:Unable to install important update

Hi,
Is there any error message when this update installed failed? Is this failure occurs after system restart? Please try to boot into Safe Mode to install the update for test.Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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