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Microsoft to release Windows 10 on July 29th

Q: Microsoft to release Windows 10 on July 29th

Microsoft has finally revealed that Windows 10 will officially launch on July 29th, 2015, confirming a previous statement from AMD CEO Lisa Su that suggested the operating system will launch in late July.

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A: Microsoft to release Windows 10 on July 29th

I got a notification about win 10 free upgrade today. It asked me to register and after that it said that I will be a 3 gb download.

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Source here;
 
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/microsoft-reveals-windows-10-release-date-july-29-n367666

A:July 29th Is Release Date For Windows 10

Already been posted by Grinler:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578066/windows-10-release-date-of-july-29th-announced/

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Hi,

As long as you follow the steps on the enclosed link will to get the ticket will this work for a free upgrade after the 29th July ?

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

Thanks,

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OK don't panic i have no plans to upgrade to win 10 anytime soon however i would like to take advantage of the free upgrade to win 10 and keep the ISO file and the win 10 SN's.
I have Win 7 U x64 running on a 250GB SSD (C Drive, which is only used in an emergency) and then the main OS which again is a win 7 U x64 of a 500GB SSD (D Drive) which is what i use 99% of the time, drive C is only used if some reason drive D goes t1ts up and i can go into C drive and get files of that way, any how i know there used to be an app called "MediaCreationToolx64" which you ran and it would download the win 10 ISO and install win 10 and convert your win 7 key into legal win 10 key and allow you to upgrade that way.

So my plan is to back up whole of drive C&D to a 500GB SSD (E Drive) then go about running the "MediaCreationToolx64" tool to do the download and install for both C & D drive get the windows 10 key from each drive then burn to ISO's and keep for a later date, just in case i do want to go 10 route.

ISSUES:
I have heard that win 10 messes about with my partitions, anyone know anything about this? If it does would it be best to just disconnet all drives from PC apart from C,D & E (as i have another 9 drives in the case) or will it be ok to leave in, and are there any other issues i should be made aware off, I have no plans to move to 10 full time but i'm just being safe and saving myself the cost of windows 10 when the free ver... Read more

A:Upgrading to windows 10 before July 29th

You won't get a key after installing Win10. To be able to do a future install (fresh or update) you have to had it installed once on your computer. MS will record an MB ID (probably the network MAC address) and will activate future installations on the MB you have used to do the fist install.
To do so you have two options: Install Win 10 on a HDD or on drive C:
On drive C: you have two options: Fresh install or update.
On a HDD you're going to do a fresh install.
Disconnect your drive D: or any other drive you have from the MB.
- To do a update on your installed Win 7 on drive C:, boot on drive C:, create a USB with MediaCreationToolx64 then run setup on it. Leave the key blank. It will activate because you've updated a Win 7 installation.
- To do a fresh install, on drive C: or on a HDD, create a USB with MediaCreationToolx64 and boot from it. When asked for the Key, put the Win7 U key you have. When finished, it will activate as well.

My suggestion is to do a fresh install on a spare HDD or a SSD. That's what I did. Also install Classic Shell (Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements), so it looks like Win7.
I didn't like Win10. Didn't add nothing useful, and if you disable all the tracking and spy, many features, like Cortana, won't work. Some win7 features won't be there, as games and Classic them.

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How to Geek just published this today.  I'd been thinking about researching this myself. I'm sure other hold outs are interested in Keeping Win7/8 but keeping the option to reserve a free copy of Win 10.
 
http://www.howtogeek.com/253901/get-windows-10-for-free-after-july-29th-with-a-little-prep-now/

A:Get Windows 10 for Free After July 29th, with a Little Prep Now

You are correct Smsec. Just makes sense to keep all options open for as long as one can, even though some are espousing MS will extend beyond July 29th.

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Windows Blog: Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices ? Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon

"Today, we want to remind you that if you haven?t taken advantage of the free upgrade offer, now is the time. The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 was a first for Microsoft, helping people upgrade faster than ever before.

And time is running out. The free upgrade offer will end on July 29 and we want to make sure you don?t miss out.

After July 29th, you?ll be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119."​
Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10!


Spoiler: Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 today!


"Details are still being finalized, but on July 29th the Get Windows 10 app that facilitates the easy upgrade to Windows 10 will be disabled and eventually removed from PCs worldwide. Just as it took time to ramp up and roll out the Get Windows 10 app, it will take time to ramp it down."​
Via: Microsoft to remove Get Windows 10 app from Windows 7/8.1 soon - MSPoweruser

Get Windows 10 - Download Now! | Upcoming Features coming to Windows 10!​
 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time. 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free


Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft


Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29


Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade


If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time

 
 

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Hello everyone,

Sorry if this question is stupid. But if I upgrade today will it still be free? According to some websites the price goes up on the 30th, but microsoft itself seems to state very strongly that the price goes up on the 29th.
If I update now will I have to pay for it?

Please let me know.
Thank you so much.

~Drew956
(P.s. I tried updating yesterday before the hard-n-fast deadline, but deleted an android partition and messed up the bootloader, preventing me from loading Windows. I fixed that this morning, but alas, it is the 29th now. So I am wondering if I can still get the free upgrade?)

A:July 29th -> If I upgrade now, will it still be free?

website won't come up for me here at work but:

Windows - Microsoft

Should show about 14 hours left. Going to be interesting to see who gets the last upgrade in before the deadline.

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I already know about the trick where you update then revert, and the computer you updated on will be able to upgrade again for free after July 29th, but what if I won't have the computer I want to upgrade until after this date?

I'm getting a MacBook Air in August. I like how any programs made for Macs will work (for the most part) because each Mac has set specs, but I'm not a huge fan of the Mac OS. But then I learned about dual booting on Mac, and so I thought that if I dual booted Mac and Windows I'd get the best of both worlds. But then I learned that Windows 10 will only be free until July 29th, so is there a way I can 'reserve' the copy until then? Or will I just have to pay the $119 if I really want to do it?

A:Can I get Win10 for free after July 29th this year?

Someone else might think of a way but the answer is no. You can't get a free upgrade after 7/29.

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Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2015 will be available 9 days prior to Windows 10. Along with Visual Studio, .NET Framework 4.6 will be distributed and there'll be an update to Team Foundation Server. Visual Studio 2015 is notoriously...

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A:Microsoft slants Visual Studio 2015 for July 20 release, zeroes in on mobile developers

I used it for 15 years, quit in 2013, not looking back.

For everything you can do in Visual Studio there are better and cheaper (often free) alternatives, while .NET has been in decline since 2012.
 

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Hello

I have used the tray app to register for Win 10 upgrade on a number of PCs / laptops (Win 7 & Win 8).

However I am now a bit concerned that come "D-Day", the app will automatically download the installation files (or at least a significant amount of them) on 29th July - but I would like to take complete control over the upgrades as some of my computers require some preparation & research prior to upgrade.

Can someone clarify for me ?

Thanks

A:Taking full control of Win 10 upgrades on 29th July ... ?

It will download the files but you get to choose when to install them.

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On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced its plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29 with global fan celebrations, joint efforts with thousands of retailers, including all Microsoft store locations, a new global advertising campaign, and a new year-long initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world. Available for the first time as a free upgrade*, Windows 10 delivers a fast and familiar experience that is more secure and automatically up-to-date. Featuring new innovations like Cortana**, Microsoft Edge and Xbox integration, Windows 10 is the best Windows ever.

?Windows 10 was built to empower people to do great things. We are thrilled to celebrate the launch of Windows 10 with our fans,? said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Windows and Devices Marketing at Microsoft. ?We?ll mark the launch of Windows 10 by celebrating the people and organizations that upgrade the world every day ? and by helping them do more in their communities.?

Global launch celebrations for Windows fans

Windows fans have helped shape Windows 10, with 5 million Windows Insiders providing valuable feedback. The Windows Insiders will be the first to receive Windows 10 and are invited to join Windows 10 fan celebrations in 13 cities around the world, including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, S?o Paulo, and New York City. Fan celebrations will offer... Read more

A:Microsoft to celebrate Windows 10 launch around the world on July 29

Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows 10 preview build availability ahead of RTM


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The Windows 10 RTM (release to manufacturing) milestone is close at hand.

On July 13, Microsoft temporarily suspended availability of Windows 10 for PC preview builds in preparation for the upgrade process, which commences July 29.

"Windows Insiders have been the first to see our work on Windows 10 at every stage. Now you will also be the first to get a build flighted to you using the channels that we'll use for targeting and deploying to PCs for our staged rollout," said Gabe Aul, head of the Windows 10 Insider program in a July 13 update to a previous blog post.

More from Aul:"We're suspending the availability of Windows 10 builds briefly while we prepare for that (rollout), and the next build that we flight to you will be delivered using the production channels. Starting tomorrow (July 14), we will also not be delivering any additional ISOs at this point as we really need Insiders to be using, stressing, and validating our distribution and upgrade processes. We'll make ISOs available again in the future, but for now we ask you to upgrade your current build via Windows Update once the next build is released."




Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows 10 preview build availability ahead of RTM | ZDNet

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Full Article: Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launches in July

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The July release date for the Anniversary Update concerns only the RS1 version, which is actually the first wave of the update, with a second one projected to take place sometime in early 2017.

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I'm still waiting on news. Will Windows 8 be released 10/1/2012 ?

A:When will microsoft release windows 8?

nobody know - depend upon how well all the testing goes.

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After some general market confusion and bad headline writing, Microsoft this morning detailed how it will roll out Windows 10 to testers, consumers, and large-scale customers.
First, scale: Microsoft said in its blog post this morning that there are now 5 million Windows Insiders, up from 3.7 million in May. The company also said that it has collected “millions” of “reservations” for Windows 10 from the public. Both numbers seem reasonable.
Microsoft will offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8 and 8.1 users for a year. The company hopes to land the code on a billion devices in two to three years, a wide band, but also a large figure.
 

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A:Here’s How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10

Looks good. So it appears that if your device doesn't meet the Windows 10 requirements, the upgrade process will be different.

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When will Microsoft release the final, non-beta version of Windows 7? I'm planning to buy Windows 7 when it reaches SP1 (unless everyone gives a poitive review on it and no issues are discovered) but I'm just curious when.

A:When will Microsoft release Windows 7 Final (not Beta)?

Microsoft probably won't announce the release date until after the results from the RC are in (and it hasn't been released yet).
FWIW - I'm using it on my primary desktop and laptop and haven't experienced any show-stopping issues.

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On "Update Tuesday", which is on the 11th this month, Microsoft plans to release 5 new security updates for Windows XP.

This is courtesy of http://bink.nu

On 11 April 2006 Microsoft is planning to release:

Security Updates

• Four Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. Some of these updates will require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. One of the updates will be a cumulative Internet Explorer update that addresses the publicly known "CreateTextRange" vulnerability.

• One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Moderate. These updates may require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scanning Tool.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

• Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.

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Update: Delay Windows Vista Until January 2007
Barry
 

A:Microsoft to Delay Windows Vista Release

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Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview

Sorry if this has been posted previously!

A:Microsoft TechNet Windows 7 Release Candidate (May 2009)

Oh interesting

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Windows XP Security Guide by Microsoft v2.1 release Oct 20, 2005:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...bc-f434-4cc6-a5a7-09a8a229f118&displaylang=en
Updated Online version: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsxp/secwinxp/default.mspx
Companion Guide: Threats and Countermeasures: Security Settings in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=15159
Right-hand panel link: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/topics/serversecurity/tcg/tcgch00.mspx

-- Tom
 

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Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Tomorrow

Microsoft will kick off this month?s Patch Tuesday rollout tomorrow, and in addition to security updates, the firm will also publish new cumulative updates specifically aimed at Windows 10 systems.

Cumulative updates are particularly important for Windows 10 users because they contain all available fixes, including here both security and non-security patches that are available for a specific version.

Tomorrow?s release will be focused on the security front, however, as Microsoft will patch the last known vulnerabilities in the operating system.

All supported versions of Windows 10 will get cumulative updates, and these include the new Creators Update that got the green light in April this year.

The last few cumulative updates for Windows 10 have worked pretty smoothly, with a smaller number of users reporting issues and complaining of failed installs. Furthermore, the updates that are aimed at the Creators Update also installed correctly, and there?s a good chance that the same will happen with tomorrow?s release as well.

Reboots will be needed
Cumulative updates are recommended to be installed as soon as possible, especially because they include fixes that could prevent attackers from compromising systems.

Living proof is the March cumulative updates that addressed the SMB vulnerability in Windows 10 and which protected users of the operating system against the WannaCry ransomware.

What?s imp... Read more

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Microsoft has already introduced a new icon set in Windows 10, but the company doesn?t want to stop here and is now working to refine the entire UI in the operating system with another update.

Screenshots that were published online by Twitter user @cadenzza92 and coming from an unreleased build reveal several new icons that Microsoft has prepared for Windows 10, but also other visual tweaks that will be part of an upcoming update.

Right now, it seems that these changes will be first introduced in an insider build, so Windows 10 testers will be the first to get them, while everyone else can receive it at a later time depending on the received feedback.

As you can see in the screenshots below, Windows 10 is scheduled to receive refined icons in the key areas of the operating system, so a new printing, personalization, keyboard, and other device icons are all expected to be released.

At the same time, the software giant?s also working on improving the personalization screen, so in these screenshots, for example, Microsoft is using a bigger preview window than in the current builds.

Read more: Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Icons in Future Update
 

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Microsoft has begun to rollout Build 14393.82 for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. On PC, the latest update is KB3176932. This is a cumulative update so, while the release notes haven?t been published yet, it?s safe to say that it contains mostly bug fixes and small improvements instead of launching any major new features.

It?s important to emphasise that this update is for those special Windows 10 andWindows 10 Mobile users who have been enrolled in the Windows Insiders program. This program consists of volunteers who offer to run preview builds of the Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile operating systems on their own devices. Microsoft uses these users as a way to test the stability and security of special features and functions before rolling them out to the general population.
 

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Microsoft won't release new Windows 10 Fast ring builds until 'installation bug' is squashed

Microsoft released its most recent Windows 10 preview, build 16257, for PCs in the Fast ring on August 2. Last week, its plans to roll out a newer build were hindered by a 'blocking bug', but it had aimed to release a new preview sometime this week.

However, those plans have been ruined by the discovery of another show-stopping bug. Yesterday, Windows Insider Program chief Dona Sarkar tweeted: "We've hit a rollback bug with our build candidate. Keeping [an] eye on more data so no Fast Ring build release today."

Today, Dona tweeted again, confirming that more time is needed to squash that bug:

That means that the next Windows 10 Fast ring build won't be released until Monday at the earliest, almost three weeks after the last PC build rolled out. It also seems unlikely that a new Windows 10 Mobile build will be released before then; in response to an enquiry on Twitter, Dona said: "We generally try and flight [PC and phone builds] together to make it easier on our flighting and feedback systems."
 

A:Microsoft won't release new Windows 10 Fast ring builds until 'installation bug' is squashed

Good.
 

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The wheels have kept turning at the Microsoft headquarters during the holiday period as a new cumulative update has been released to Insiders on the Release Preview ring.

The new update is listed as KB3209835, bringing the build number up to 14393.351, which is quite a jump from build 14393.479, released to Insiders on the Release Preview ring back in November. At present, no changelog has been released as Microsoft rarely offers notes regarding bug improvements, and fixes to the cumulative updates that ship to Windows Insiders. However, we will provide details once available, typically after the update has reached the Production ring.

There is also no corresponding update yet for Windows 10 Mobile users. If Microsoft decides to release an update for the mobile community, we will be sure to update you as we find out more.

If your computer is currently configured to be in the Release Preview ring, then you can grab the update by heading over to Settings > Update & security > Check for updates.
 

A:Microsoft releases Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.594 to the Release Preview ring

Thanks Kardo for this Heads Up.
Will Update later tonight. PeAcE
 

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Microsoft today released a late-afternoon cumulative update today for PCs in the Release Preview rings of the Windows Insider Program today. KB3176938 brings the build number to 14393.105.

In case you've got some type of photographic memory and KB3176938 looks familiar to you, that's because it is. It's the same KB number as was seen in the last cumulative update that Insiders got, 14393.103, which was for PC and Mobile. Today's update does not have a counterpart for Windows phones.

The last update to hit the Production ring (non-Insiders) for PCs was 14393.82, which broke PowerShell DSC. At the time, Microsoft promised to have a fix available on August 30, which happens to be today. That update wouldn't happen as planned.

It was assumed that today's update (had it been released) would have been 14393.103. Presumably, the company found a bug in last week's cumulative update that prevented it from being shipped to non-Insiders, forcing today's 14393.105 release.

There is no changelog available yet for today's update, which isn't entirely surprising. It's likely, however, that it's almost the same as 14393.103 was, since it has the same KB number.
 

A:Microsoft releases Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.105 to the Release Preview and Slow rings

Thanks Kardo, I will retry this version and see if I get the same boot loop.
I sure hope not, I hate having updates disabled.
Thanks for the Heads Up
 

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Hiya

The SOAP Toolkit can be used to add XML Web Service functionality to COM components and applications.

System Requirements

Windows Installer version 2.0 or newer is required for installation.

The SOAP client objects will run on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, and Windows XP.

The SOAP server objects will run on Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6, Windows 2000, and Windows XP and require IIS to be installed.

This release requires Internet Explorer 5.0 or newer.

MSXML 4.0 will be installed with the SOAP Toolkit.

Operating System - Windows 98 & 2000 & Windows Me, Win XP

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=40378&area=search&ordinal=2

Regards

eddie
 

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Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for July 10, 2012
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Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s).
Note: Security Center - Bulletins Advisories Tools Guidance Resources and Computer and Internet Security | Microsoft Safety & Security Center are authoritative in all matters concerning Microsoft Security Bulletins! ANY e-mail, web board or newsgroup posting (including this one) should be verified by visiting these sites for official information. Microsoft never sends security or other updates as attachments. These updates must be downloaded from the microsoft.com download center or Windows Update. See the individual bulletins for details.
Because some malicious messages attempt to masquerade as official Microsoft security notices, it is recommended that you physically type the URLs into your web browser and not click on the hyperlinks provided.
Bulletin Summary:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012
Critical (3)
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-043 - Critical
Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2722479)
Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-043 - Critical : Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2722479)
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-044 - Critical
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2719177)
Published: Tuesday, July 10, 201... Read more

A:Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for July 10, 2012

I updated 3 machines today, no problems downloading/installing updates.
2 Win 7 OS's, and 1 XP.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-037Vulnerability in JView Profiler Could Allow Remote Code Execution (903235)A remote code execution vulnerability exists in JView Profiler. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a malicious Web page that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visited the malicious Web site. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.Vulnerability in JView Profiler Could Allow Remote Code Execution (903235)A COM Object (Javaprxy.dll) Could Cause Internet Explorer to Unexpectedly ExitIssued: July 12, 2005Version: 1.0SummaryWho should read this document: Customers who use Microsoft WindowsImpact of Vulnerability: Remote Code ExecutionSeverity Rating: CriticalRecommendation: Customers should apply the update immediately.Security Update Replacement: NoneCaveats: NoneThis advisory applies to the following software.Related Software Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, or on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1 (Itanium) Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems, ... Read more

A:Microsoft Security Updates July 2005

Follow-up information from CNET News.PCs falling victim to Windows flaws

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Hiya

This download provides the Microsoft Windows Installer Merge Modules (MSM files) needed to distribute the SOAP toolkit with your applications. The SOAP Toolkit can be used to add XML Web Service functionality to COM components and applications.

System Requirements

Windows Installer version 2.0 or newer is required for installation.

The SOAP client objects will run on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, and Windows XP.

The SOAP server objects will run on Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6, Windows 2000, and Windows XP and require IIS to be installed.

This release requires Internet Explorer 5.0 or newer.

You must also include the MSXML 4.0 redistributable with the SOAP Toolkit redistributables when installing your application.

Operating System - Windows 98, NT4 & 2000, Windows Me, Win XP

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=41252&area=search&ordinal=5

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eddie
 

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Hiya

The Microsoft Project 2000 Resource Kit is designed for administrators, information technology (IT) professionals, and support staff who deploy and support Microsoft Project 2000 and Microsoft Project Central.

The resource kit features a comprehensive set of tools to help with the installation and configuration of Microsoft Project 2000 and Microsoft Project Central in your organization, as well as articles that describe strategies and techniques that you can use to support Microsoft Project.
Part 1 - Environment
Part 2 - Deployment
Part 3 - Customizing Installation
Part 4 - Management and Support
Part 5 - Upgrading
Part 6 - Microsoft Project Central
Glossary
Toolbox

You can also view the Microsoft Project 2000 Resource Kit online at the Microsoft TechNet Web site

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP

This download works with the following applications:

Microsoft Project 2000
Microsoft Project Central 2000
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6f-b9aa-4b23-b0ad-55eb30e3da19&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi. Could one of you experienced techies please let me know which of the High Priority Microsoft updates I should install? I have been burned before by just downloading these updates without checking them out. So these updates would inclue
Cumlative Update for IE 7
Update to Frame 3.5
Internet Explorer 8 (I am really dubious about this one)
Update for Microsoft Silver light what ever in the heck that is and
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Also is the microsoft malicicous software removal tool a good thing and if so I read some where that it should be updated every Tuesday. Do you recommend this?

As always I appreciate your help. Maggie
 

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ibemaggie said:


Hi. Could one of you experienced techies please let me know which of the High Priority Microsoft updates I should install? I have been burned before by just downloading these updates without checking them out. So these updates would inclue
Cumlative Update for IE 7
Update to Frame 3.5
Internet Explorer 8 (I am really dubious about this one)
Update for Microsoft Silver light what ever in the heck that is and
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Also is the microsoft malicicous software removal tool a good thing and if so I read some where that it should be updated every Tuesday. Do you recommend this?

As always I appreciate your help. MaggieClick to expand...

Maggie:

Install the cumulative update for IE7 and the update for Microsoft NET Framework 3.5.

You don't need to install IE8, unless you want to upgrade from IE7.

You apparently already have Microsoft Silverlight installed, which is why an update for it is posted. Uninstall it in Add Or Remove Programs. You don't need it, and it's known to be problematic and to conflict with Adobe Flash Player.

I don't know why you're being prompted to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. It may be needed because of some program you have installed.

The Malicious Software Removal Tool is released every month. Go ahead and download it and let it run.

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Hiya

This is a cumulative patch that includes the functionality of all
previously released patches for SQL Server 7.0, SQL Server 2000, MSDE
1.0, and MSDE 2000. In addition, it eliminates three newly discovered
vulnerabilities.

- Named Pipe Hijacking -
Upon system startup, SQL Server creates and listens on a specific
named pipe for incoming connections to the server. A named pipe is a
specifically named one-way or two-way channel for communication
between a pipe server and one or more pipe clients. The named pipe is
checked for verification of which connection attempts can log on to
the system running SQL Server to execute queries against data that is
stored on the server.

A flaw exists in the checking method for the named pipe that could
allow an attacker local to the system running SQL Server to hijack
(gain control of) the named pipe during another client's
authenticated logon password. This would allow the attacker to gain
control of the named pipe at the same permission level as the user
who is attempting to connect. If the user who is attempting to
connect remotely has a higher level of permissions than the attacker,
the attacker will assume those rights when the named pipe is
compromised.

- Named Pipe Denial of Service -
In the same named pipes scenario that is mentioned in the "Named Pipe
Hijacking" section of this bulletin, it is possible for an
unauthenticated user who is local to the intranet to send a very
large packet to a specific named pip... Read more

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Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for July 10, 2012
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Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s).

Note: Security Center - Bulletins Advisories Tools Guidance Resources and Computer and Internet Security | Microsoft Safety & Security Center are authoritative in all matters concerning Microsoft Security Bulletins! ANY e-mail, web board or newsgroup posting (including this one) should be verified by visiting these sites for official information. Microsoft never sends security or other updates as attachments. These updates must be downloaded from the microsoft.com download center or Windows Update. See the individual bulletins for details.

Because some malicious messages attempt to masquerade as official Microsoft security notices, it is recommended that you physically type the URLs into your web browser and not click on the hyperlinks provided.

Bulletin Summary:

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012

Critical (3)

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-043 - Critical
Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2722479)
Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-043 - Critical : Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2722479)

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-044 - Critical
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2719177)
Published: T... Read more

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Hiya

The Internet Mail Connector (IMC) enables Microsoft Exchange Server
to communicate with other mail servers via SMTP. When the IMC
receives an SMTP extended Hello (EHLO) protocol command from a
connecting SMTP server, it responds by sending a status reply that
starts with the following:
250-<Exchange server ID>Hello<Connecting server ID>

Where:
<Exchange server ID> is the fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) of
the Exchange server <Connecting server ID> is either the FQDN or
the IP address of the server that initiated the connection.

The FQDN would be used if the Exchange5.5 IMC is able to resolve
this information through a reverse DNS lookup; the IP address
would be used if a reverse DNS lookup was not possible or failed
to resolve the connecting servers IP address.

A security vulnerability results because of an unchecked buffer
In the IMC code that generates the response to the EHLO protocol
command. If the total length of the message exceeds a particular
value, the data would overrun the buffer. If the buffer were
overrun with random data, it would result in the failure of the
IMC. If, however, the buffer were overrun with carefully chosen
data, it could be possible for the attacker to run code in the
security context of the IMC, which runs as Exchange5.5 Service
Account.

It is important to note that the attacker could not simply send
Data to the IMC in order to overrun the buffer. Instead, the
Attacker would need to create a set of condi... Read more

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These release notes address critical late-breaking issues and information about this beta release of the Windows? 7 operating system. For less serious issues, refer to Things to Know About This Beta Release of Windows 7 (Download details: Release Documents for this Beta Release of Windows 7). Unless otherwise specified, these notes apply to all editions of Windows 7 that support the features mentioned in each note.
Accessibility

Microsoft? Narrator does not read information from the command line properly. This issue may also affect non-Microsoft screen reader applications.

To correct this, always run the command prompt with administrator privileges.

Apple iTunes

This issue only applies to 64-bit editions of Windows 7.

If you attempt to download and install Apple iTunes, the 32-bit version will be installed instead of the 64-bit version. This will prevent syncing with iPhone.

To avoid this, install the 64-bit version from the following location: iTunes 8.0.2 for Windows Vista 64-bit.

Backup
When you attempt to restore files backed up from a Windows 7 computer to a Windows Vista? computer using the Restore wizard on the Windows Vista computer, the restoration fails.

To work around this, in the location where the backup file is stored, locate the Mediaid.bin file, which is in inside a directory that has the same name as the computer. Move the Mediaid.bin file up one level, so that it is at the same level as the directory with the same name as the comp... Read more

A:Release Notes: Important Issues in This Beta Release of Windows 7

Thanks DA,

Excelent post

Everyone should read this info so have made thread sticky

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Hiya

Not sure if this is the correct forum. If not, please move. Thanks

Microsoft Metadirectory Services (MMS) is a centralized metadirectory
service that provides connectivity, management, and interoperability
functions to help unify fragmented directory and database
environments. It enables enterprises to link together disparate data
repositories such as Exchange directory, Active Directory,
third-party directory services, and proprietary databases, for the
purpose of ensuring that the data in each is consistent, accurate,
and can be centrally managed.

A flaw exists that could enable an unprivileged user to access and
manipulate data within MMS that should, by design, only be
accessible to MMS administrators. Specifically, it is possible for
an unprivileged user to connect to the MMS data repository via an
LDAP client in such a way as to bypass certain security checks.
This could enable an attacker to modify data within the MMS data
repository, either for the purpose of changing the MMS
configuration or replicating bogus data to the other data
repositories.

Maximum Severity Rating: Moderate

Affected Software:

Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.2

Download locations for this patch
Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.2 Service Pack 1:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/mms22/Patch/Q317138/NT5/EN-US/Q317138.EXE

Regards

eddie
 

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Microsoft offering $100 Technet discount till July 3

A:Microsoft offering $100 Technet discount till July 3

Cool, now to have 249 to finalize it

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2007
NOTE: Click on the links for more details.

Windows Updates:
Critical Updates:
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936542)

Vulnerability in Windows Active Directory Could Allow Remote Code Execution (926122)

Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (931212)


Important Updates:
Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936548)

Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (939373)

Moderate Update:
Vulnerability in Windows Vista Firewall Could Allow Information Disclosure (935807)
NOTE: To get this one to install through Windows Update, you need to go to:
C:\Windows\System 32\LogFiles and create a new folder in LogFiles folder named Firewall.
Then install the update through Windows Update.

Shawn

A:Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2007

Updated to include how to install KB935807.

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Hiya

See all about WinHEC here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=78594&highlight=WinHEC

Now, some extra stuff:

WinHEC is the key industry event of the year for understanding future directions for hardware running Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. WinHEC is designed to help engineers, driver developers, and product designers prepare for the coming changes in the hardware industry. This Download contains all 38 WinHEC driver tracks and technical sessions that were made available for WinHEC 2002.

System Requirements

- Required disk space: 250 mb
- Windows Media Player 6.4 or greater
- IE 5.5 or greater

Operating System - Windows NT 4.0 & 2000, Win XP

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=41192&area=search&ordinal=19
General Driver sessions include...
- 20020624WinHecD1b: Windows DDK Update
- 20020624WinHecD1c: Simplifying Windows Driver Development
- 20020624WinHecD3d: Windows Driver Power Management
- 20020624WinHecD7a: Advanced Debugging Topics
- 20020624WinHecD9a: Development Tools Update
- 20020624WinHecD9c: Security Tools and Practices
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=41204&area=search&ordinal=16

PnP Device Install sessions include...
- 20020624WinHecD3a1: The Good, Bad and Ugly - Part 1
- 20020624WinHecD3a2: The Good, Bad and Ugly - Part 2
- 20020624WinHecD3a3: The Good, Bad and Ugly - Part 3
- 20020624WinHecD3a4: The Good, Bad and Ugly - Part 4
- 20020624WinHecD... Read more

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On 11 July 2006 Microsoft is planning to release:Security Updates? Four Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. Some of these updates will require a restart.? Three Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool? Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.Note that this tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...in/advance.mspx

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Hello Members, just a quick question please
Will i be able to upgrade from Windows 8 Release Preview, to the Windows 8 final release, and when i mean the term upgrade, i'm talking any programs,files and settings i may have installed while using the Win 8 'Release Preview'.

I have searched this forum, aswell as other forums, i've also look at the Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview 'frequently asked questions', but can't find clarity to this specific answer, does anyone know the answer please?

I havn't installed Win8 RP to my computer (Dell Inspiron 2320) a yet, so this issues what's holding me back.

Also what runs better, a Windows 7 to Windows 8 upgrade install (same drive partition)?, or, a dual boot with Windows 7 on it's original partition and Windows 8 on it own partition but still on the same hard drive, the reason i asked is that i gather in creating a new partition for Windows 8, the Windows 7 partition need to be compacted down, is there a performance impact to either OS?

Any info, or opinions would be great.

regards
Livio

A:Will i be able to upgrade Windows 8 Release Prev to the final release

Welcome to the EightForums! liviococcia

Once the finished retail product is available when launched you would need to perform a clean install as with any previous version of Windows. The backup tools however may allow you to preserve and restore user files and settings without too much problem.

The final details in the "pudding" so to speak will be known once the RTM(Release To Manufacturers) is seen. Clean installs are always the preferred option over upgrading over a previous version which can often carry some problems along with the upgrade.

With the Windows Easy Transfer option with 7 once all programs were back on a clean install the restoration of the backup made with that option was found to restore the files and settings with 7. I expect the same should be seen with 8 as well.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 201514 bulletins have been released for this month's Patch Tuesday that affects Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and SQL Server.4 are criticals:MS15-065;MS15-066;MS15-067;MS15-068;10 are importants;These updates should be installed as soon as possible in order to keep your Windows system safe and secure. MS15-065 addresses a RCE exploit in Internet Explorer that was leaked from the Hacking Team's leaked data."Another "Hacking Team" zero-day surfaces - this time in IE, not Flash!", via NS

A:"Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2015", via TechNet

Some of those critical ones don't seem to be offered to users of certain types of system. I haven't noticed anything for 066 or 068 being offered to me. I have had a lot of security updates offered to me today, all of which I installed, but I didn't notice these amongst them.

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Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-anti-malware-team-to-have-new-adware-rules-july-1

When people surf the Internet on their web browsers, it's just a matter of time when they hit a page that has an online ad which then tries to install something on their computer. This week, the Microsoft Malware Protection Center team announced it will have some new criteria to define when such activity crosses over into the annoying. and sometimes malicious, adware side.

Pop-up online ads have to have a working close window, according to Microsoft's new adware policies.

In a blog post, Microsoft stated that online ads start to cross over into adware territory if they run programs on a user's PC and create "notifications promoting goods or services in programs other than itself." If that occurs, Microsoft states there must be a clear way to close such an ad, like a prominent "X" or a close button in, for example, pop-up ads.

Ads that show messages such as "Your PC performance is poor" must also clearly mention they are ads and not suggest they are in fact warnings generated by a PC, under the new rules. Finally, if a program is installed via an online ad on a computer, there must be a clear way to uninstall it. Also, the name of the program in the uninstall listing must exactly match the name that's shown in the ad.

The new adware policies will go into effect on July 1, in order to give online ad companies time to change the... Read more

A:Microsoft's anti-malware team to have new adware rules July 1

Seems interesting.
 

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