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Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

Q: Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

I have a whole ton of security updates for windows XP going back over 2 years in my Add/Remove programs list and I want to know if it is safe to delete those older than the most recent ones. Its taking up too much space on my computer and because of that I have stopped any current regular updates by switching off the automatic updates settings. Could someone please advise me if it is safe to do this?

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Preferred Solution: Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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A: Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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There was an Office vulnerability that was fixed with the April patch Tuesday in an Office update, but we've had trouble making sure all users have the updated Office patch as N-Central(our patch management tool) doesn't always list what build/patch Office
is currently running accurately.

We do know all our PCs have the April/May security updates. Is the Office Update combined into the big monthly one?

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Its been doing most of these updates forever, when I go to shut it down it updates but when I wake up in the morning these updates are still not done... It's like they never finish. This happens every night for the past 6 months or so i'm getting tired of it now so i need some help. I've tried Reset Windows Update History that works for a week or so but they eventually come back.




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Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {9D9F00D6-4ACE-4595-9A2E-8B72A3B5B243}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121

I've deleted a environmental variable for a PATH for Java I added long ago and it downloaded and installed it for now. I will see if anything else happens

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This is an inconvenient delay, not anything serious. Running Windows 7, if it makes a difference.

Issue: Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates block Microsoft Updates until MSE is finished.

Description: I have Microsoft Update (or Windows Update, whichever it's known as in 7) set to automatically check for updates but not download or install without my approval. I do this so I can review what's being updated, (I'm a little wary of Microsoft putting an anti-piracy app in as a "critical" update in the last year or two). Anyways, when I boot up the computer, it checks for updates and alerts me of them.

However, Microsoft Security Essentials also auto-checks for updates upon boot, and if it has an update it will automatically being downloading and installing it in the background. Which is all well and good, except whenever that's happening it causes MU to "fail" updates until it's done updating. Thus, I have to remember to wait until the MSE update is done, then run the MU update.

Question: MSE definition updates are included under "Optional" updates in MU, is there a way to make MSE stop updating independent of MU so I can queue all the updates together? I feel like this would be the easiest way to prevent this annoyance. I don't see an option, and I'd rather put up with this annoyance if the only solution is to put all updates back into Microsoft's hands completely.
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

My understanding of MSE is it will check several times during the to make it has the latest updates. Most GOOD VA programs will do this as there are several releases daily for AV definitions. This is the only way you and your machine will be aware of these releases.

When some of these attacks happen, a definition is released, but as the infection is refined, the the definition must also be refined and/or improved. I use F-Prot on my machines, but I install MSE on the kids and grand kids machines. I have seen as many as 12 releases in one day from F-Prot, this is what is call" being on top of things".

So I would not want to rely on ME being the one to check several times daily on all of my machines to see if a new release has been made.
 

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It used to be that everything was checked by default when I opened that page but this time the 3 for .NET weren't checked but they're 'Recommended'. ????

I got KB2834140 this time but I had 'Hidden' KB2670838 when it came out 'cuz I wasn't sure I really needed it, something about 'Platform', so do I hide it too?

I always click on the "More info" link to see if I can possibly make sense of the update so really got lost on KB2808679 when the 'info' page open up with info on XP, although it did go further into others.

Am also confused anymore (liked XP's better) over the status of updates, I understand 'Critical', but now we have Important, Recommended, Moderate, etc.

I have updates set to Notify me instead of Auto due to recommendation of most of what I've read here at forum & always do just a couple or so at a time "just in case".

Does anyone have any suggestions for a dummy?
Thanks.

A:General confusion concerning Windows Updates

Well grits dummy myself but I leave mine set for auto let me know there are update available see pic.

That way you can see what level they are on. I always download and install recommended / important upwards and one more thing I do is when you get a large batch in best do them in smaller numbers say 10 instead of the whole 25. That way too if one causes a real problem or you suspect it does you can restore reasonably quickly and accurately.

When you get the hidden ones mate just copy them and paste to a Google search to see what it is

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whenever I try downloading windows vista service pack 2 my computer cant even connect to download.microsoft.com windows defender wont work and the updates do not install or download. thanks in advance for help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:55:21 PM, on 22/02/2010Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16764)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exeC:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Me... Read more

A:Can't update Windows defender, service pack or general updates

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For the past day windows wants to install the same 4 updates over and over, I have windows update set to download and let me choose when to install.

I can't understand why I even need them, as I uninstalled net framework.


Notice how the update at 8:17 AM., KB2656368, is the same as one of the 4 updates installed at 7:47 PM.
Windows wants to install the same four kb files again.
How do I stop this?


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656368)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:47 PM

Installation status: Successful
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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656405)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:46 PM

Installation status: Successful

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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2686827)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful

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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2604121)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful

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A:Windows 7 updates same for updates every time it checks for updates

See if you can System Restore to before Net Framework 4 was installed and then Hide it when it is again offered in Updates.

But be aware that some programs will need it and may not prompt you of this leaving you to guess why they are not installing or performing correctly. For this reason I always install it.

So you might want to reinstall it using its standalone installer since it may not have uninstalled correctly anyway.

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Hello,

I have a ton of Updates, Sec. Updates, and hot fixes installed on WinXP. Is it ok for me to uninstall all but the most recent udates and hotfixes out of the previously listed categories without problems?
 

A:WinXP- Updates, Security Updates, Hotfixes

No, you shouldn't uninstall any updates.
 

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Receiving in WU about 4 security updates for .Net Framework 4.0 and 2 improvement Updates .Net Framework 4.0.

Strange, i'm feeling some of those are already installed....since two or three months

They're still not listed at MS Download Center.

[Edit]:
Looks those are only .Net Framework 4.0 Extended & Shared

A:Massive .Net Framework 4.0 Security Updates & Updates

Removed all of the version 4.0, looks like a big MS bug as it was constantly offered in W.U.

False alert!

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Most every month after I do the Critical (generally IE) & sometimes an Important one or two, I have a tendency to Hide several if not all the rest just because I don't understand them or think they don't really apply to me because I'm the only one on here, only one PC in house, 1 printer, no mobile apps, etc.,etc. Am I setting myself up for a problem down the road by not having some? Maybe it's best to just go ahead & install everything? At the moment I probably have 10 or so hidden over the last several months.
Thanks.

A:Updates in general

It's ALWAYS best to install ALL Critical or Security updates - whether you understand what they are about or not.
Important Updates (so long as they aren't Security updates) you can pick and choose to a certain extent.
Recommended updates, may speed the machine's response a little, or reduce the chances of crashing.
Optional updates are at your discretion - I routinely hide Bing installs/updates and think about whether the end user is going to want Silverlight or not (mostly probably not) before either installing or hiding it. In both these cases the entry gets unhidden the next time it's updated.

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I have updated IE 10 to IE11. Even though I have done this, the windows update feature is still asking me to do an important update to IE10. and of course it fails and I get an error msg: 9C59. Can this update be ignored since I have IE11 on system. Thanks in advance.
 

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For several months this year updates were not installing. I did everything I could think of to fix the problem (registry repair, SURT Etc.) Finally I had "Microsoft Phone Support" take control of my system and they managed to fix the problem (after several hours on the phone). The updates have been installing just fine. Ok, so now I look at the update history and I find just as many "failed" installs as successful. With all of these failed installs I was wondering if Windows Update looks at past failures and tries again or if there is something I need to do to get caught up?

Also, the last two updates I have (KB2973351 & KB2973337) have failed several times over the last couple of weeks. I was going to run the SURT again or maybe call my new buddies in India. Any comments or suggestions welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty

A:General Updates Question

Try this and see what it tells you...

http://www.belarc.com/Programs/advisorinstaller.exe

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There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/12/ancile-block-spying-on-windows-7-and-8/
https://superuser.com/questions/972501/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-gathering-telemetry-data-from-windows-7-8-and-8-1#972506

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon   https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes]

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/12/ancile-block-spying-on-windows-7-and-8/
https://superuser.com/questions/972501/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-gathering-telemetry-data-from-windows-7-8-and-8-1#972506

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon   https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes]

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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Hi everyone, Yesterday I did a complete system restore (to factory state) of my X1 Carbon 5th Gen system.  Following the restore, I use Vantage to search for Lenovo updates - and it only finds 3 optional updates, but ZERO critical updates.  Then I run Windows Update and it also finds ZERO updates - says my system is up to date, even though the only updates it has installed are Malicious Software updates. It even keeps dropping the wifi connection, despite the wifi being perfectly stable. Have I completely destroyed this system?  Below are screen shots of the Vantage window with the BIOS and product number.  I've never had such an issue like this after a full system restore.  Thanks! 

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...e-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/
 

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I got some updates last night and unfortunately my fix didn't work so I'll unpin this topic.
 

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I keep getting Error message: Install Failure after Windows updates are downloaded and Windows attempts to install those updates.

The download is successfull, however, after Windows 7 attempts to install those updates I get this message:

Configuring Windows Update. Do Not Turn off computer.

After Windows attempts the installations of those updates, I get the following message: Failure configuring Service Pack. Reverting Changes. Error_install_failure (0x80070643).

I contacted Microsoft on the problem via emails....they went through a number of trouble shooting techniques....but after all of their recommendations, all they could tell me was to reinstall Windows 7.

I really would not like to do that. Do you have any idea what the problem is?

I have HP Pavilian dv6-3010 us Entertainment Notebook
Windows7, 64bit syatem, 8 gigabytes of Ram, 320Gig Hard Drive
Thanks
Dieter
 

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As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, MicrosoftFixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install PowerShell), MicrosoftFixit50202. But what I really need is installing .NET Framework 4. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than .NET Framework 3.5. I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.
If specs matter:
6 GB RAM
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
 
 
cbs.txt:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/jsoeje0nxt30g5u/cbs.txt
 
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

A:Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

Hi antoniu200:
 
Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the VistaForums. This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the  "Checking for updates..." phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
 
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread Updates were not configured correctly in that same forum.  Some Vista users, including myself, received an error message this month stating "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Please do not turn off your computer" when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.  Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine.  I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("Checking for updates..." still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silver... Read more

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/81980-windows-10-home-disable-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/

 

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Pro and tried to get the latest MS security updates--but the procedure
just stalled out with no conclusion...

Do security updates for Win 7 Pro get acquired by a route different from the normal Win 7
procedure of direct download?
 

A:Windows 7 Pro Security Updates?

Your post has insufficient detail to assist
Please copy and paste to your reply the information in the white box when you run this
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

Include please the make and full model of the computer if branded

From which OS did you upgrade to 7 Pro and indeed where was the upgrade media from
 

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Can someone point me to resources that talk about how to manage Windows security updates for X number of hosts on a local network?

To be specific, I manage a 30 node private network (XP pro sp3)at my place of business. I have all "autoupdates" turned off on all machines so as not to use up bandwidth in the event a large service pack is made available and all nodes do an update at the same time.

I want to find out if there is a way to manage updates by either downloading the updates to one server and pointing the Desktops to that server, or managing when each individual machine will perform an update from one location.

A:Windows Security Updates

<<...so as not to use up bandwidth in the event a large service pack is made available and all nodes do an update at the same time.>>

Since SPs are rather infrequent...and well-publicized before release...I don't know if I would adopt that line of thought. XP has had 3 in 8 years of availability to the public.

Louis

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me/ point me in the right direction what caused microsoft to release so many security updates across all systems on Wednesday?

I have heard that these were triggered because of a new virus or similar and I have been having issues with my pc(s) for a few weeks now, so I thought I may have picked up the problem pre update...

I'll post my issue with the PC's in the network forum if you are interested.


Thanks in advance.

Doo0592

A:Cause of windows security updates 13/10/10

I also was interested as to why so many security updates but I have had no prior issues with my system.
It will be interesting to see what other's are experiencing.
What AV and Firewall are you currently using?
I am running MSE and windows firewall and so far so good.

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Is there a way to get just security updates in windows?
I don't want feature and other updates
 

A:Is there a way to get just security updates in windows?

You could try O&O ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10 that stop lots. As long as you are using Windows 10.
 

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Hello, i was wondering how i can locate and delete any single update that has been downloaded by Windows Security Update. i would like to delete one of the updates, it has not yet been installed, just downloaded. whenever i try to install any updates, it tries to install that one i don't want first, so i was wondering how i could delete it.....it doesn't give me the option of choosing which of the downloaded updates i can install. so could someone please tell me how to locate a security update?
 

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Review and install updates Total items selected: (2)
Security Update for Windows XP (823980)
Download size: 1.2 MB, 4 minutes
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise a computer running Microsoft® Windows® and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Read more...

821557: Security Update (Windows XP)
Download size: 5.1 MB, 16 minutes
An identified security issue in Microsoft Windows could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows-based system and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could execute code on the system. By installing this update, you can help protect your computer. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

MS03-028 : Flaw in ISA Server Error Pages Could Allow Cross-Site Scripting Attack (816456)

MS03-027 : Unchecked Buffer in Windows Shell Could Enable System Compromise (821557)

MS03-026 : Buffer Overrun In RPC Interface Could Allow Code Execution (823980)

http://www.microsoft.com/security/security_bulletins/MS03-027.asp

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-027.asp
 

A:Security Updates for Windows XP

I posted an article that may be of use to those looking to close this:

http://forums.techguy.org/t145656/s.html

Hope it helps...

-Z
 

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I never installed Windows service pack 2 because I heard there were lots of problems with it. Can I still install Security Updates even though I don't have windows service pack 2 installed????
 

A:Security Updates For Windows

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My operating system is WIN XP Home(SP2). It is NOT a pirated copy but came already installed in the Medion M3 Composer 4215 PC when I purchased it. I have attempted over the last three days, to download the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474) however these downloads failed. The security updates released by MS on Tuesday 13 June were downloaded without problem but again the Genuine Advantage Notification download failed.
Can someone please suggest any way I may overcome this problem. TYI, mchaggis.

A:Windows Security Updates

See if any of the info on the following MS Sites will help:Contact Us http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=genuine? 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Terms of Use http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/piracy/activation_faq.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/genuine/

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Just recently had the pleasure of removing a malware infestation, (Could'nt have done it with your help) Thanks again dvk01!
Anyways, seems I'm unable to update with any of the recently published security updates. They show downloading but are unable to install. Is there a chance something was removed that aids installation?
 

A:Windows Security Updates

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Sometimes after re-starting the computer after receiving Windows security updates my date/clock will be thrown off. It will also change my e-mail from OutLook Express to Microsoft Office OutLook.

How come ???


Thanks for your time,
Dennis

A:Windows Security Updates

Anyone ??

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Hello -

I just went to the Windows update page and was told I couldn't access the update because I didn't have administration rights. It suggested I go to my Control Panel, User Accounts and have a look see. It had only two listings: My name under which "computer administrator" was written and Guest which was turned off.

I'm guessing, but this might be happening from when I logged on in the safe mode yesterday and logged on under my name. I was given two options: administrator and my name. Was I suppose to log in as the administrator? Is that why I can't access Windows Updates?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Can't get Windows Security Updates

Hi. Me again. I just logged in as Administrator in the safe mode and that didn't help. Thanks.
 

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Hi, hopefully someone can help and advise how I overcome this problem.  I successfully registered for windows 10 upgrade which has been downloaded to my PC but I'm not in the position to install the new Windows. However I still want to install the recent windows 7 updates which came in on the 8th September. How can I do this with out installing Windows 10.

A:Windows 7 Security Updates

Hello.  I am still on Windows 7 as well.  What I have been doing, with both the August and September "Black Tuesday" Windows updates, was/is go to the Optional Updates section and uncheck Windows 10 update, then I go to the Important updates and check all of the Windows 7 updates and install them.  I have not had any issues.  It has worked both times.
 
I am hanging off on doing the Windows 10 update for now, waiting for it to become a bit more stable, even though I have "reserved" my copy.
 
Hope this helps, and have a great day.
 
Regards,
-Phil

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Hello Everyone, I am just wondering if anyone knows why my ASUS pc is now having trouble with windows
updates. I do like to keep the pc updated, but every time I download and install a security only update
when I start my machine I always end up with the black screen for a while, and everything runs slow. I cannot find an answer to this. It has been a very reliable pc in the 3 years I have had it, only a few hiccups
because of mistakes I had made. The strange thing is I have a refurbished HP6005 Pro Quad AMD-Phe-2-x4 B95, with windows 7 pro 64 bit, and it has no problems with the updates, but I prefer the ASUS pc, not just
because it starts much quicker, everything runs quicker in it.

A:windows security only updates

Hi Ethel,
as a start run,using administater rights
sfc /scannow
then
chkdsk.

wont hurt to run them on your other comp either

Roy

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Read a Brink thread on IE9 and a question percolated.

Internet Explorer is part of Windows 7 and can't be uninstalled, merely "turned off". I don't use IE and I have it turned off at the earliest possibility.

A few years back, when I used ATI/AMD's control panel's links, IE would run to access the hyperlinks, instead of the default browser. Very disturbing! I have not encountered that scenario since then. Relief!

I did a return-to-factory install in March and according to the update history, Windows Update has not pushed a Security Update for Internet Explorer onto my system.

Is my system relatively secure in regards to the unpatched Internet Explorer that is integral to Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 + IE Security Updates

Hello Gigggles,

I would recommend completely updating IE to 9, with all patches, and simply setting another browser as your default. The truth is that windows itself often will use IE, refusing to use all other browsers. This won't hurt anything, it is just how it is set up. No reason to disable IE completely, even from a security standpoint.

The security factor would come into play with the browser you run most of your websites from. Make sure that browser is completely updated at all times, and all important or critical windows updates are installed.

So my suggestion would be, once again, to update everything, and just use the browser you are most comfortable with.

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Microsoft Security Updates CD (Free)

"MS have finally announced the release of this CD which will update all version of Windows from Win98. It contains SP1 for XP as an example, as well as many more recent critical updates to about October 2003 - and it is free.
This CD is only available for Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, and Windows 98 Second Edition (SE).
from
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/cd/order.asp

Apparently the UK version is not available from the above url.

The UK version can be ordered from this url however you will need a NET Passport to order it.

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/security/protect/update.mspx

According to the web page it also includes trial versions of Antivirus & firewall software for those without those applications

I recommend everybody to order it, especially if you have problems getting to update due to slower connections
 

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I just updated my computer's security updates.

Then I reviewed the list of security updates and noticed that 32-bit Security Update for MS Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 editions installed but my computer is 64-bit.

What should I do?

And what is "safe" to remove in the list?

A:MS Windows Security Updates for 32-Bit not 64-Bit

Windows 7 does not have SP-3.

What method did you use to get updates for Windows 7.
What was SP-3 update for.

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Are Windows 7 Pro security updates still available. 
Last night performed a check for windows updates and after several hours no results. 
I have notice this with several other Windows 7 machines.

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I have never posted on a forum before so apologies if I am doing this wrong. The problem started when I tried to plug in my (new) iphone to my Dell pc. The device was not detected so I tried to update my itunes software - update failed and I received a Windows 7 error. After searching through multiple forums and trying to download windows utility cleaner, etc - nothing has helped. Also, if I try to run the 'Check for Updates" link on my computer - if NEVER stops searching for updates and there for I cant update anything. Not sure where to start

A:Windows Check for updates keeps running-all installation/updates fail

Let's start with the easy stuff

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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EDIT: Please see my updated information a few posts down.

Hello, I'm having issues on a Windows 7 64 bit system. If the updates install, then upon restart it fails configuration and reverts back. Otherwise the the updates will fail and I get the following when using the windows fix it for windows update tool.

I am running a sfc /scannow currently. The failure code on all the updates is 80200001.

Thanks for any help.

update: the sfc /scannow

"Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

A:Windows Updates Fails configuring updates and reverts back

Hi bro,I had the same problem 3 days ago and I have solved the problem so, I think, I can help you,first of all I need to know if you have any antivirus tool intalled on your computer,if it so,[download CLEANER sofware from filehippo.com-it's important]uninstall them,for this action use safe mode by pressing F8 button,when you boot with safe mod you will not be able to uninstall your antivirus,because you have loaded only the drivers that needs safe mod,that's why you must delete your antivirus manually,for best result go to control panel-->folder options-->mark "show hidden files,folders,archives" apply and ok then go to user folder and open AppData\Local\"antivirus folder" and delete it,after this open AppData\Roaming\"antivirus folder" and delete it as well,at the end,you have to delete the main folder of your antivirus,that is installed on C or another drive.for example:C:\Program Files\ESET.After that open cleaner go to REGISTRY and scan for issues and if you get[I am sure you will get errors] any problem,fix them[delete them,you don't need to save registry settings before deleting] after cleaning registry, you have to run cleaner,so, go to software main window and press RUN CLEANER button[it's the last step] and restart your computer with normal mode.Now you can install updates and configure your windows safely.I hope this will help you

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Suddenly Windows 7 has stopped installing Windows Updates. It downloads, then creates restore point, starts installation, but then comes back with the error code 800F0900. This happens with all the updates when carried out individually, critical or optional. I first went through the process of clearing all the Start-up Programs in the Services section of msconfig. As that did not solve it I then stopped all but MS services, and that did not solve it.  I tried the Microsoft .NET Setup Verification Tool. This said there were problems that it could not fix and sent a report to Microsoft.  Following an earlier thread on this site, I installed and used the Windows Repair program from Tweeking.com. This failed to solve the problem. Does any one have any other possible advice to help solve this problem ?

A:Windows Updates will not install. Error code 800F0900 for all updates.

I would try running the System Update Readiness Tool:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20858 .
 
Louis

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I'm trying to add the latest updates on my Windows 8 (64-bit) laptop (Asus Q400A-BHI7N03) and the checking for updates... never completes. I've even tried leaving it over night with no success.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Update never finds updates (Checking for updates never ends)

 try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.I'm wondering:1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?Thanks for the help!

A:How Important Are Ms Office Updates? Are They Included In Windows Critical Updates?

I don't have that detection tool either. At least some of the office updates are available through the windows update feature. You can also navigate to the Office updates site from the windows update site. There are no problems with installing the office updates separately. In fact, I generally download only 1 or 2 updates at a time as I am on dial-up.

Orange Blossom

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hello - xp sp2--- in past after opening Windows Update via Tools/Update, i could view my Update History page option and
view what is currently showing as updated i.e. on my computer by clicking on that ''Option ('View Update History)
..... suddenly today, that 'feature' is not working - tried everything recommended on the 'site' ..i.e. .added site to pop-blocker/low blockage setting; (never a problem before today).. it tries to 'load' that page - i see it 'flash' briefly then disappear with another page appearing stating there was a problem accessing my personal 'update history' (or whatever the language was - don't remember totally + showing error ox800A138F)
today i downloaded & installed the NeT recommended update (restarted computer) and i think it was after that was completed that i tried to view the link for 'history of updates' -without success.
I read ''FAQ'' and did what i wrote above ... HELP! thanks - Edythe
PS: under Security - my NET is showing as 'prompt'
i haven't a 'clue' what that 'feature' does -but i kept getting reminders to do that update, so i did ! LOL I even tried a
virus scan - no problems - how 'important' is it that i 'view' what is updated in my machine anyway?
 

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Previous issue

I have found a new flaw on this issue. It turns out that if IE is NOT the default browser, the option to move from Windows only to MS Updates will be missing! I guess this is part of the improved customer experience. This is after the site is added in compatibility
mode.
We were unable to get Office updated with Chrome as the default brower. Even using IE and pasting in the Windows update link directly in, the option to use MS Update is hidden. For what possible purpose?
Simply by setting IE as the default and using the EXACT SAME LINK, the option is now present. Wow! Really?
Really?
Really?
I hope this saves someone some time as it wasted about two hours today.

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I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!
 

A:How important are MS Office updates? Are they included in Windows Critical Updates?

bloomcounty said:

I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!Click to expand...

1. No. You either do Windows update and Office update, or you do Microsoft update, which does both at once.

2. I think so, but I am not positive. If you need it, it will install it, or, if you decline, you may not get updates. One way to find out, try it.

3. I don't think it will do the updates without it. Again, try it. It never caused any problems for me having it.

4. I can't guarantee that, nor can anyone else. Sometimes these "h... Read more

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