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Issue with latest Microsoft Patch Update

Q: Issue with latest Microsoft Patch Update

I need some major help with the latest Windows Update (the set of patches that came out this Tuesday to help with the security issues), I think it is causing issues for my laptop PC. I'm not computer illiterate but I'mdefinitely nothing more than a beginner and this is starting to make me panic a little ^_^;

My laptop has been having major Startup and boot issues since the update. My laptop freezes and goes to a white-grey screen. The computer does start up - ie: the screen comes on (white screen, unless I am lucky enough to get a boot screen for a moment) the fans run, but it takes several attempts at turning it on and off again, and hitting either F12 or F8 (still not sure which one is the one that works) to get to a screen that allows me to repair the Startup and go back to a retore point. The last time this happened it also beeped at me however I would not be able to tell you what the code sounded like (I...panicked somewhat).

However, the restore point was made just after Windows downloaded the updates onto my comouter (I had automatic updates on), and I cannot shut down without my computer wanting to install the updates. So I'm stuck in an endless cycle of downloading these updates, then being forced to restore.

Can anyone help with either finding a way to stop my laptop installing these updates, or does anyone know a way to troubleshoot the updates themselves?

Specs:

Dell Studio

Windows Version:

7 - Home

Uses:

Internet/MS Office/Some digital artwork (very minimal)

Age:

Barely 3 months old

Virus/Defrag scan:

Clear on both counts

Thanks. I'm not great with computers at all and this is starting to worry me.

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Preferred Solution: Issue with latest Microsoft Patch Update

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

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Hey All,
Walked into complete chaos today at the office...seems like a Microsoft patch that was automatically updated on my users machines completely messed up their video settings.
The Dell GX270s would all boot up but then go blank after XP logo screen. As far as I can figure out, some new driver update threw the integrated Intel video driver out of whack causing it to use a resolution that the crt monitors can't handle. So far I have had to reinstall the intel driver and overwrite what was automatically installed.

Anyone else run into this today?

Dan

A:Latest Microsoft Patch and Intel Video Chip

Yep, here too. Intel chipset video cards. So far I've gotten two calls, fixed one with a system restore. Other one I'm waiting for a callback.

Haven't had any problems with Windows Update for a looooong time....guess it's inevitable to have glitches. <sigh>

David Troesch

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

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

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

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

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Oracle's October critical patch update includes security updates and patches for 154 vulnerabilities including a flaw which allows an attacker full control over a vulnerable system.The California-based company's October 2015 Critical Patch Update includes 154 fixes which patch holes in a wide range of products, including Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, Hyperion, Enterprise Manager, Oracle Linux & Virtualization, Java and MySQL.Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/oracles-critical-security-update-154-problems-fixed-in-latest-patch/Time to update your Java version (if you use it).JRE is now on Java 8 Update 65, and JDK is now on Java 8 Update 65 and Update 66.

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I was under the impression that Internet Explorer was vulnerable, hence the out of sequence update. I have Automatic updates turned on but there was no update. I went to Windows Update and Microsoft Update and got this message at both sites:
"No high-priority updates for your computer are available."
Why not?
 

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Microsoft Announces Patch for Critical Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bug

Soon after Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2, the firm started getting reports of a potential bug that might impact partitions on computers that upgrade to the new version.

Specifically, users were complaining that after installing the Anniversary Update, some of their partitions were no longer visible in Windows 10, making it impossible to access data that was stored here.

Without a doubt, many thought their data was gone, but Microsoft rushed to acknowledge the bug shortly after that, explaining that it was working on a fix, and no files were lost despite the fact that partitions were no longer visible.

And recently, Microsoft announced that a patch was ready, and it would release it to users as part of the next Windows update patch, without actually providing specifics on when exactly this is scheduled to take place.



?Thanks for everyone?s input and patience. Microsoft is planning to release a fix to address the majority of the misidentified partitions in an upcoming Windows Update,? a company engineer said.

Possibly releasing to insiders first
Furthermore, this message doesn?t state whether Windows insiders would get it first or not, but the chances are that they will given the fact the original post also highlights the steps necessary to get updates as part of the Windows Insider program.

Until the new update ships, it?s important to keep ... Read more

A:Microsoft Announces Patch for Critical Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bug

Thanks for sharing
I had some problems after AU update: random slowdowns and high CPU usage.
Then I've downloaded the latest ISO and I have made a clean install, no problem after this.
 

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My Windows Update is showing "Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool (KB873374)" as a high priority security update. According to the information provided, this tool helps detect the presence of Microsoft products (other than Windows) that contain the GDI+ component. Microsoft customers can run this tool to determine if a GDI+ update is required. Microsoft recommends you visit the Office Update site to determine if your computer requires security updates for Office family products. I don't have Microsoft Office - why is it telling me it is a high priority update?????????

Think this dummy solved his own problem - I was interpreting this as a "critical" update - as opposed to a "high priority" update. Since I don't have Office, I guess I will just ignore it.
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Latest Update Question

It's not just for Office, but all MS products other than Operating Systems.

Buffer Overrun in JPEG Processing (GDI+) Could Allow Code Execution (833987) provides a complete list of all affected MS Software, as well as unaffected software.
 

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Security download KB929969 (support.microsoft.com) will not install on my PC because it is "not a valid Win32 application." My access to the internet is via Ethernet 10/100 NIC card and cable connection.

Also, the yellow icon for "Windows is dowloading updates" shows up in my task bar, but nothing happens. I have performed disk cleanup/defrag, but to no avail. I am using a very good ISS provided by my ISP, therefore, not needing the Windows firewall. No probls with viruses, etc. I reviewed my update history on the Windows Update site and show no updates since Feb. 2008 (with the exception of the above-mentioned security patch).

My computer skills are between that of "beginner" and "intermediate" (depending on how much of a senior-day I'm having).

I thank anyone who reads this for their time, consideration and assistance.

Peace Out.
NiteOwl
 

A:HELP! Security patch issue and update problem.

Try to download and install from here
 

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I downloaded th latest Microsoft update earlier today and as soon as I rebooted I happened to get 1 problem with Outlook 2003. I can not send email. I can receive email and my internet connection works but I can't send email. It tells me that it is detecting the server but can't connect. I contacted my ISP provider and they went through my system to make sure i had all setting correct, they were, butthey won't help with any software that is not theirs. I tried to go back to a restore point but non of my restore points will work. I even tried to install outlook express and I get the same problem. I am running Windows XP Pro with SP3. I do not use zone alarm. The thing that worries me is that I can't do a system restore. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Problem with Outlook after latest Microsoft Update

See if this is of any help:

http://www.slipstick.com/problems/nosend.htm

If not you can always uninstall the latest update and see if that makes a difference.
 

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Hello, since yesterday's update which updated the .Net framework, it patched over my custom boot animation I originally had on there back to Microsoft's default logo. I originally used the program "Windows 7 Boot Updater" to change it in the first place.

I tried patching the boot animation again but it no longer works. Is there any possible way to get my custom boot animation back? Any help is appreciated

A:Custom boot animations gone after latest Microsoft update.

I'll second this, same thing happened to me. Is there any way to reset the Windows 7 boot screen to default at least? Right now it's the old plain progress bar from Vista.

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http://www.investopedia.com/news/microsoft-blocks-latest-windows-10-update/
Microsoft Corp. has a problem on its hand with the latest update for Windows 10: The software giant telling consumers not to update their operating system just yet.
In a blog post, Microsoft said it is deploying an update that blocks the Creators Update as it works through feedback it has received since rolling out the update two weeks ago. “Blocking availability of the update to devices we know will experience issues is a key aspect of our controlled rollout approach,” wrote Microsoft in the post. “We decide what to block based on user impact, and blocking issues are a high priority for us to address as quickly as possible. During the time it takes to address an issue, we want to limit the number of customers exposed to that issue.”

A:Microsoft blocks latest Win10 Creators Update

This is no different from the initial upgrade and the Anniversary Update. If a system is not compatible in some way (drivers, installed apps, etc.) you will not be offered the update.
If you choose to download the ISO, you will get it as is, so I do not recommend that unless you enjoy a challenge. I always find it interesting that when some folks get impatient, they refuse to wait. When things do not go as expected they complain.
There is a list of OEM tested models here: spywarehammer.com/.../

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hi,

has anyone else had this problem? about 2 days ago while shutting down my computer Windows installed 8 updates, and configured them while i turned it back on, but during the following time i shut down, it installed 8 updates again, and configured them the next time i turned it on.

basically i never stops, there are always 8 updates to install and configure, and its quite annoying that windows auto-restarts my computer if i leave it untouched for a couple of hours...

A:Issue with latest W7 update?

I recently installed a few updates on multiple pc's in my house, and found nothing of the such.
I would suggest doing a system restore before the updates were installed, and then retrying the updates.
Also Try running the attached program, and following these instructions, Windows Update - Reset

**Attachment REMOVED**

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Hiya

This update addresses the “Performance of Microsoft Commerce Server-based Programs May Degrade Over Time" issue in Windows 2000, and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article 316430. Download now to resolve performance degradation caused by Commerce Server re-creating Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) connections instead of re-using cached information.

This item has been updated since it was released in 04/2002.

For more information about this issue, read Microsoft KB Article: 316430

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ca-260c-4ff0-a657-fa36fb379994&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi, I hope someone can help.

I use a Dell Studio 17 laptop running Windows Premium 64 bit. Shortly after booting up this afternoon, I got a strange message saying something like "Microsoft Office Word Starter 2010 - English. This program might be corrupted. If you experience any problems using this software, use the repair option in the Control Panel".
I've tried opening and saving a few documents in Word and so far it seems to be working normally.

Since this hasn't happened before, I assume it's somehow linked to the latest Office update that came through with yesterday's patches. Is it worth running the repair tool anyway?

Thanks for any advice.

A:Warning Message after Latest Microsoft Office Update (KB2883019)

Running the Office Repair would certainly be a first step.

To do that, open Control Panel select Programs & Features, then scroll down to Microsoft office, Right Click on it & select Change & this should give you a couple of repair options to try.

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I run a very tight ship thanks to you folks and I keep a regular check on my services page to make sure nothing is starting that shouldn't. Consequently, although I don't know what half of them do, I am aware of most of the services I have starting automatically and manually. Today, when I checked, I discovered stuff has been starting manually that hadn't been in the recent past; at least I think this is the case. So my question is: has anything happened with this last critical update (13/12/13) that might cause extra services to start manually without my participation.

A:latest Windows critical update issue

A lot of things will cause services to start when in 'manual start' mode - and may have nothing whatever to do with updates.
There is a misapprehension that this setting means that the service will only start when the user requests it - this is not true. It simply means that the service doesn't start until something else triggers it.

Please give examples where the behaviour you believe has changed.

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Unauthorized Patch For Microsoft WMF Bug Sparks Controversy

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

By Larry Greenemeier
InformationWeek

Jan 4, 2006 01:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

wmf_checker_hexblog.exe - MD5: ba65e1954070074ea634308f2bab0f6a

wmf_checker_source.zip - MD5: 7ae8ac24e68baaa49e0de3f05e64a571

wmffix_hexblog14.exe - MD5: 15f0a36ea33f39c1bcf5a98e51d4f4f6

wmfhotfix.cpp - MD5: 8cf91671e353bb259cca30e06bee8bc2

An FAQ and the official unofficial hotfix and checker liinks can be found here:
http://castlecops.com/t143213-Hexblog_WMF_FAQ.html
.....Willy
 

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Issue:
Track Pad Fingers 2 fingers Scrolling issue after latest Win 10 Update.
Just after a Win 10 update for 'Asus Smart Gesture', the two finger scrolling is not working any more.

Event logs below:
Faulting application name: check_os.exe, version: 1.0.1.1, time stamp: 0x54c88609
Faulting module name: check_os.exe, version: 1.0.1.1, time stamp: 0x54c88609
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000108b
Faulting process ID: 0xde4
Faulting application start time: 0x01d10426346ae5df
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Smart Gesture\check_os.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Smart Gesture\check_os.exe
Report ID: b8f66c9d-5d72-4531-9ed6-b508433d087b
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Troubleshooting steps:
Uninstalled
Restarted the system
Fresh Installed latest version Asus Smart Gesture, but no go. Still exact same issue as above.

Expectation:
I am expecting to be able to have the two fingers scrolling running as before. More so that it was working and now not since last update from Windows 10 for Smart Gesture Asus.
Not having the two fingers scrolling is really a PAIN.

Any help is of course much appreciated as I have run out of idea on how to solve the issue.

Thanks

A:TrackPad Fingers Scrolling issue after latest Win 10 Update

Hi, you may find that you need to force Windows 10 to use your older driver.

This is discussed here, together with how to suppress a particular update. (Search the page for 'powershell').
Windows 10: Can't scroll with two fingers on touchpad. Asus smart gesture won't load! : windows

Hope it helps..

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I have tried 5 times to get the new patch. I have tried turning off my firewalls, and viruscans, but it's still no go.
I get a message on 2 tries that states you must have IE6.0 installed. I dooooo!!!!!
Anyone else having this problem?
 

A:IE6 latest patch

9878,
Welcome to TSG.
I had no problem downloading patch, but I wish I had seen this before I did. You might read up a little before you do.
http://forums.techguy.org/t69264/s.html
 

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so I bought GTA IV , thinking that my system would be close to having the required specs.
Installed the game and found that I had graphics issues. So them did the usual updated drivers,
and downloaded game patches. The result? now the game won't load.

I went to the "Can You Run It" site and it tells me that my video card isn't good enough,
but the stats it lists , all pass. So color me confused. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Video Card
Minimum: 256MB NVIDIA 7900+ / 256MB ATI X1900+ You Have: GeForce 7300 LE
Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card
Required
Video RAM 256 MB
3D Yes
Hardware T&L Yes
Pixel Shader version 3.0
Vertex Shader version 3.0

You Have
Video RAM 512.0 MB
3D Yes
Hardware T&L Yes
Pixel Shader version 3.0
Vertex Shader version 3.0
Upgrade Suggested: Unfortunately, your Video Card does not meet this requirement. Click here to see some recommendations.

So there must be some other specs that aren't listed that my card doesn't match because according to what i see my card should be good enough.

thanks for any input.
 

A:After Installing latest patch - GTA IV will not run

My operating system is XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3

Other system specs are

(Dell Inc Dimension E521)
Summary
Number of Logical Processors 2
Number of Physical Processors 1
CPU #1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
CPU Name AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
CPU Code Name Windsor
Vendor AuthenticAMD
Number of Bits 64
Instruction Set MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64, NX, VMX
Platform Name Socket AM2 (940)
Revision BH-F2
Technology 90 nm
Original Clock 2000 MHz
Original System Clock 200 MHz
Original Multiplier 10.0
CPU Clock 2004 MHz
System Clock 200.4 MHz
HT Link 1002.2 MHz
Number of Cores 2
Core #1
Speed 2004.3 MHz
Multiplier 10.0
Core #2
Speed 2004.3 MHz
Multiplier 10.0
Virtual Technology Supported Yes
Hyper Threading Supported No
Cache
L1 Data Cache 2 x 64 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache 2 x 64 KBytes
L2 Cache 2 x 512 KBytes

I also have 2 Gig of Ram
 

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Latest Version of A-Patch Released


   Note
To download Windows Live Essentials Programs, see: Windows Live Essentials Downloads



DOWNLOAD PAGE: A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger

FEATURES PAGE: A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger



A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger 2011 (15)
Version: 1.43 (build 12)
Compatibility: Windows Live Messenger 2011 (15.4.3508.1109, 15.4.3502.0922, 15.4.3002.0810)


A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger Wave 3 (14)
Version: 1.43 (build 4)
Compatibility: Windows Live Messenger Wave 3 (14.0.81177.0416, 14.0.8089.0726, 14.0.8064.0206, 14.0.8050.1202)


A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger 8.5
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A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger 8.0-8.1
Version: 1.30 RC1 (build 54)
Compatibility: Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0787, 8.0.0792, 8.0.0812, 8.1.0064, 8.1.0066, 8.1.0068, 8.1.0106, 8.1.0168, 8.1.0178


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Version: 1.30 RC2 (build 26)
Compatibility: MSN Messenger 6.2.0205, 6.2.0208, 7.0.0816, 7.0.0820, 7.5.0306, 7.5.0311, 7.5.0316, 7.5.0319, 7.5.0320, 7.5.0322, 7.5.0324



Enjoy,
Shawn

A:Latest Version of A-Patch Released

Thanks for the info Shawn.

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After the Anniversary update on our two PCs, I find that Homegroup will not connect the two. One is running Pro 64-bit and the other runs Home 32-bit.

I can leave the Homegroup on my PC (Pro) and on the other. Then I create a new Homegroup on my PC and get the password. However, the other PC does not see any Homegroup to join on the network (only the option to create a new Homegroup). I never had any problem with this prior to the update.

If I select My Computer, I can 'see' the other PC but when I select 'Open' and box comes up with ID and Password. My PC is the only one of the two that is password protected. The Home PC boots right to the desktop.

Anyone having the same issue or know of a workaround?

Thanks.

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Latest Version of A-Patch Released

   Note
To download Windows Live Essentials Programs, see: Windows Live Essentials Downloads


DOWNLOAD PAGE: http://apatch.org/downloads.php

FEATURES PAGE: http://apatch.org/index.php



A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger 2011 (15)
Version: 1.43 (build 12)
Compatibility: Windows Live Messenger 2011 (15.4.3508.1109, 15.4.3502.0922, 15.4.3002.0810)


A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger Wave 3 (14)
Version: 1.43 (build 4)
Compatibility: Windows Live Messenger Wave 3 (14.0.81177.0416, 14.0.8089.0726, 14.0.8064.0206, 14.0.8050.1202)


A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger 8.5
Version: 1.40 RC2 (build 31)
Compatibility: Windows Live Messenger 8.5.1235.0517, 8.5.1238.0601, 8.5.1288.0816, 8.5.1302.1018


A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger 8.0-8.1
Version: 1.30 RC1 (build 54)
Compatibility: Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0787, 8.0.0792, 8.0.0812, 8.1.0064, 8.1.0066, 8.1.0068, 8.1.0106, 8.1.0168, 8.1.0178


A-Patch for MSN Messenger
Version: 1.30 RC2 (build 26)
Compatibility: MSN Messenger 6.2.0205, 6.2.0208, 7.0.0816, 7.0.0820, 7.5.0306, 7.5.0311, 7.5.0316, 7.5.0319, 7.5.0320, 7.5.0322, 7.5.0324



Enjoy,
Shawn

A:Latest Version of A-Patch Released

Updated 11-06-2007

Live Messenger 8.5 out of Beta now.

Shawn

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Hackers Target Microsoft JPEG Hole

Tue Sep 28,10:00 AM ET
Paul Roberts, IDG News Service

Malicious hackers are seeding Internet news groups that traffic in pornography with JPEG images that take advantage of a recently disclosed security hole in Microsoft's software, according to warnings from antivirus software companies and Internet security groups.

The reports are the first evidence of public attacks using the critical flaw, which Microsoft identified and patched on September 14. Users who unwittingly download the poison images could have remote control software installed on their computers that gives remote attackers total control over the machine, experts warn.
The images were posted in a variety of Internet news groups where visitors post and share pornographic images or "binaries." The altered JPEG images were posted to groups such as "alt.binaries.erotica.breasts" on Monday by someone using the e-mail address "[email protected]," according to information published on the online security discussion group Bugtraq and on Easynews.com, a Web portal for Usenet, the global network of news servers.

Corrupt Images

The corrupted JPEG images are indistinguishable from other images posted in the group, but contain a slightly modified version of recently released exploit code for the JPEG vulnerability called the "JPEG of Death" exploit, which appeared over the weekend, according to Johannes Ullrich, chief technology of... Read more

A:[size=4]you Better Apply Last Patch Microsoft Update[/size]

Thanks for the valuable information, Mimo2005.
 

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Guys is there any patch for MW2, can any one please give me a direct link for Modern warfare 2 latest pc patch if there's any.

Thanks alot...
 

A:Modern warfare 2 latest patch NEEDED

If you don't know wether there is a patch or not how do you know you need it?

Are you having problems with the game? If yes, what are the problems you are having?
 

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We were fortunate that we had a spare M72e unit for testing as we have several around our offices. All of these systems are Windows 10, Version 1703, Build 15063.786. We wanted to test Version 1709 before mass deployment (WSUS and Network Push) to everyone in the company. The inital 1709 build came out with no problems an even the BIOS update worked (F1JY72USA.exe, F1KT72A). Everything was running fine for a day and we attempted to get the latest Windows Security Patches for Specter and Meltdown. We were able to get the system to boot Once after this, did a quick test on our software and then restart to verify that all was good. It wasn't. The Fans in the system started to run full speed and no boot screen showed up. I let the system run for about 3 minutes before I shutdown and tried again with the same results.Next I pulled the memory to see if I could get a Post Beep. I received the Beep and then attempted to boot again with the same results.After the last failure I attempted to Clear the BIOS by pulling the battery and switching the jumper. I left the machine overnight and then plugged it in the next morning and the system fans ran High the entire time. I got a couple beeps, but the system would keep restarting over and over with the fans running high over and over.3 boots later I pulled the power and put everything back (battery, jumper) and attempted to boot normally thinking the BIOS was cleared. The system has no display and the fans run High all the time and it ... Read more

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Hi folks,
When windows 10 was first released I downloaded it and burned to DVD using the media creation tool from Microsoft.
As windows 10 has now had a major update, and I want to create a DVD with that update on it, without having to reinstall it later, as I have other partitions on my computer to update to 10 as well.
So my query is, does anyone know if I was to download windows 10 32 bit from Microsoft again (using the media creation tool from Microsoft) will it include the latest major update to 10?
Thanks for any help

A:Is windows 10 latest big update included in latest media creation tool

Microsoft has made available a download able iso for win 10 1511. If you don't see download link on win pc then try on some other device.. like an android phone or tablet. That's how I got it downloaded and had clean installed. Hope this helps.

EDIT link: Windows 10 ISO

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Greetings!

I have Acer Aspire 5750G. My current BIOS version is 1.07. The latest version is 1.12.

There are a few versions in between. Should I do incremental updates and reach 1.12 or should I just go direct to 1.12?

Many Thanks!

A:BIOS - Incremental updates to latest vrsn or direct update to latest?

Bios updates are cumulative, so you only need the latest.

You also don't need to update the bios unless there is a fix in it/them that fixes an issue you may be having. For the most part updating the bios is as easy as updating a driver, only if a bios update goes wrong you can't roll back to the old and you basically end up with a nice paperweight.

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Does anyone have information on when a security update will be available for the issue?
On 10/18/17 MS Article Stated: "Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release of the security patch. This is expected to be available in another 2-3 weeks or earlier."

For Issue:
JET provider is no longer able to connect after the October update. This update (released October 10<sup>th</sup>, 2017) includes a security update release that inadvertently affects the JET provider. The update was kb4041678 and included in
the patch kb4041681.  These patches affected the Operating System, which adversely has an issue with the following technologies: Microsoft Windows Search Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows
kernel, Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Windows SMB Server. It is important to note that the changes were not to these technologies themselves.

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

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It took me almost a whole work day to drill down to the single patch causing the problem coming with the latest patch day.

It is kb3109094 which breaks the remote X display of the Xclient.
Please may somebody at microsoft have a look into this as kb3109094 is marked as a security patch and I suspect the security has been tightened too much here.
The whole process of finding the problem cause was very time consuming and it raises 3 questions for me:
Q1. Why can't I just download the patches that my system wants
without also automatically install them?
       (It takes about 20 minutes up to an hour for my system to check the patch status if I invoke it manually and this is a process I have to repeat redundantly if I only install a subset of the shown patches in a single swoop)
After I had manually downloaded the required KBxxx.msu patches one by one I also had to install them one by one.
Q2. Why is there no GUI option to select a bunch of patches from a downloaded directory and install them in one go? (not forgetting to set a restore point before installing)
Q3. Why is there no easy! feedback channel for problems resulting from updates? 

       It may become worse with windows 10 automatic updates if a bad update breaks something and people cannot give feedback on this quickly.

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I monitor and record various Microsoft Updates for Work, Today I discovered what I believe to be a mistake in online security guide:

I was looking at updates for Windows 10 version 1607 for 32 and 64 bit systems when i noticed an odd patch out

It appears to me the 4054517 patch which belongs to windows 10 version 1709 32 bit was wrongly attached to the 1607 32 bit 

Clicking on download for this patch gives you a download list for the wrong version of windows 10?

Is there anyone who can confirm this

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My problem is the 3rd post on this thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-xp-support/148753-issues-microsoft-security-updates.html

First of all what sort of "update" is it, really. I have followed Microsoft's advice on how to fix this problem, the most helpful part was

"Try to run the program that did not start again. If the program starts and if you do not receive the error message in the "Symptoms of the problem" section, you are finished."

I have update 935448 but I am still getting Illegal system DLL relocation error on calc.exe and when I have tried to install Google chrome. This is no big problem really because I have a physical calculator and I have Firefox but I can see this becoming a bigger problem when I need to install some important software.

I do have Realtek HD audio manager but this is v5.10.0.5694 and runs fine.

To be honest I think this is a update conflict, Do you think it would be a good idea to remove all updates and start again from SP2?

Any other idea's would be great.

Thanks for your help in advance.
 

A:Issue with Microsoft Security Update

The first problem is that you referred us somewhere else to learn about your problem. I am having trouble following the thread you linked to and what you wrote here. I do not see the words you quoted anywhere in the third post that you referred us to. So instead of bouncing us between websites to learn your problem, just write everything we need to know here.

Second, the post you referred us to deals with XP Service Pack 2, and applied more than two years ago. Why aren't you using Service Pack Three?
 

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My problem is the 3rd post on this thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/f104/issues-with-microsoft-security-updates-148753.html

First of all what sort of "update" is it, really. I have followed Microsoft's advice on how to fix this problem, the most helpful part was

"Try to run the program that did not start again. If the program starts and if you do not receive the error message in the "Symptoms of the problem" section, you are finished."

I have update 935448 but I am still getting Illegal system DLL relocation error on calc.exe and when I have tried to install Google chrome. This is no big problem really because I have a physical calculator and I have Firefox but I can see this becoming a bigger problem when I need to install some important software.

I do have Realtek HD audio manager but this is v5.10.0.5694 and runs fine.

To be honest I think this is a update conflict, Do you think it would be a good idea to remove all updates and start again from SP2?

Any other idea's would be great.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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HI everyone,
My name is Mike and I'm a new member - Love this puter stuff!!!
Anyway would appreciate any help I can get on this issue - - I just windows updated a firend's Windows XP OS computer and just as the install completed, the power went out - - now when I boot up the computer (noting that the saved info probably wasn't saved because windows had not properly shut down,) the computer will make it to the desktop picture but will not load up anything else - no start buttons etc - - the mouse cursor will move but nothing happens as far as nothing there to click on - - right click will not work - - if I control/alt/delete, the Task Manager opens and shows nothing running, in the processes - the only thing using memory at the time listed is "idle" - - Any ideas on how to get back to square - Thanks much in advance and it's Great to find this forum!!! Michael

A:New Member - System Issue after Microsoft Update

try hitting the F8 key while booting computer to get a list of options, go down to "restore system to previous settings"....it reads something like that. if that doesn't work try repairing windows with the Windows XP Install CD.

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MSE just had its real time protection turned on, as I apparently did not verify my Windows genuine status, even though I'm positive I did. I didn't see any button to run a check, so I tried to turn on real-time Security Essentials couldn't turn on real time-protection This operation returned because the timeout period expired. Click help for more information about this problem. Error code: 0x800705b4 So I didn't feel like dealing with this, and just decided to do an uninstall/re-install. When I tried THAT (via add/remove programs in control panel), I got this message: The Security Essentials Installation Wizard is missing a filter manager rollup package needed to complete the installation. To continue installing Security Essentials, you must first download the required package. (I click it, and nothing happens) I googled this problem, and found a possible solution on the Microsoft support forums, which was to do a Windows Update. So I try THAT, and even that won't even load, as I get THIS message: The requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context. Talk about annoying. Help is appreciated, because I really don't know what to do now!
 

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Microsoft will update a patch by next Tuesday that's causing a version of IE (Internet Explorer) to suddenly crash...The patch, MS06-042...The trouble affects users running IE 6.0 with Service Pack 1.0 on the Windows XP OS (operating system) running Service Pack 1 or the Windows 2000 OS with Service Pack 4...The fixed patch will be available through Microsoft's Download Centre and through Windows Update...pcadvisor.co.uk

A:Microsoft Patches Microsoft Patch

"Today, Microsoft released a patch to the patch they released yesterday which patched a previous patch from last week wich addressed issues with a previous patch from last month which was a major overhaul of the original program. A Microsoft spokesperson admitted that no one actually remebers what the original program was called or what it did, but promised that this patch would make whatever it is do whatever it does with a 5% less chance of catastrophic system failure. Maybe."Can't even get the bloody fixes to work right... grumble

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Microsoft has finally fixed the freezing issue in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Last month, we reported that many users were experiencing freezing issues on their PCs after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft later confirmed the issue, stating that it was impacting a "small number" of users, and posted workarounds until a fix could be made available.

The problem usually involved a system freeze after logging in, which rendered the device unresponsive. Microsoft stated that this occurred due to the apps and operating system being installed on separate drives. Now, after nearly one month, the company has announced that it has finally resolved the issue.

While the update on its original Microsoft Answers forum thread isn't quite as extensive, the company has clarified that the Windows Update which was released on August 31 contains a fix for the freezing issue. Microsoft also stated that users who uninstalled the Anniversary Update because of the problem can now revert to it using Windows Update Assistant, or by going to the Windows 10 download page and clicking on "Update Now".

With that being said, the company also mentioned that if you're still experiencing freezing issues even after installing the update, you should try the following methods:

Option 1: If you have a second administrator account on the PC that you can sign into, please do so and install the latest Windows 10 update, released on August 31st, 2016. After installin... Read more

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Hello
I have windows xp sp 2 running. I did have xp sp 3 installed and running, but took my system back through a system restore point because I thought maybe the new SP 3 download was causing this issue.

Every single time I get this update (i think it is KB893090..) and try to install it, it will freeze my system and I have to reboot. I have tried manually installing it from the website and through Windows Automatic Update and no matter which way I choose it will not install properly.

It will initialize and then just stay on the screen saying OVERALL PROGRESS of the download, with no progress ever showing, no green bar ever appearing..the screen will never change or give me any errror messages, my computer just freezes and will stay like that until I reboot it through the power button. I can't even use the shutdown method.

I am running Comodo Pro Firewall, AVG 8.0 free...I also have Spybot S and D and SpywareGuard on my system
Does anyone know why this would be happening?

Any info would be greatly appreciated
thanks

A:Microsoft Malicious Tool Remover Update Causing Massive Issue

Try to download it manually again, only download it to the Desktop, reboot to safemode, then install it. See if that works

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Microsoft to issue emergency Windows update for processor security bugs
Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows today. The software update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered processor bug in Intel, AMD, and ARM chipsets.
The company will issue a Windows update that will be automatically applied to Windows 10 machines at 5PM ET / 2PM PT today.
The update will also be available for older and supported versions of Windows today, but systems running operating systems like Windows 7 or Windows 8 won’t automatically be updated through Windows Update until next Tuesday.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/3/16846784/microsoft-processor-bug-windows-10-fix

A:Microsoft to issue emergency Windows update for processor security bugs

But be careful, some antivirus do not take patch KB4056892 well.
Do proper testing.
Read here:
answers.microsoft.com/.../ead3f25e-6c55-4359-9cd9-5be87cbe7b4f

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Recommended Version 6 Update 26

http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912945/en-us

Microsoft is releasing a software update to Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This update changes the way in which Internet Explorer handles some Web pages that use ActiveX controls. Examples of programs that use ActiveX controls include the following:
Adobe Reader
Apple QuickTime Player
Macromedia Flash
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Real Networks RealPlayer
Sun Java Virtual Machine
After you install this update, you cannot interact with ActiveX controls from certain Web pages until these controls are enabled. To enable an ActiveX control, manually click the control. There are also techniques that Web developers can use to update their Web pages. For more information about these techniques, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/ieupdate (http://msdn.microsoft.com/ieupdate)
As part of this Internet Explorer update, Microsoft will release updates to the current versions of Windows XP and of Windows Server 2003. All client operating systems will be updated. These client operating systems include the following:? Windows XP Starter Edition
? Windows XP Home Edition
? Windows XP Professional Edition
? Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
? Windows XP Media Center Edition
? Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems
Currently, Microsoft has not released updates for earlier versions of Internet Exp... Read more

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every time i open my email, norton screen pops up that it had detected a virus called microsoft patch. every time i delete it the next day it comes back. help???? please.. thanks !!!
 

A:microsoft patch

Sounds like you have Windows XP.

Turn off System Restore. (Right-click on My Computer, Properties, System Restore Tab. Check the box.

Scan your system using the latest signature files for your antivirus software. Reboot, then re-enable System Restore.

Courtney
 

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Hi,

I was considering doing a reinstall of windows in the near future but I read somewhere that Microsoft's latest patch was for a vulnerability that would leave computers open to attack even if they were merely connected to the internet.

My problem is that if I reinstall, my computer will obviously be unpatched until I have downloaded all the windows updates. With my connection that is going to taked over 5 hours. Is there a chance that I could get infected in this time even if I only visit the Microsoft site.

A:About microsoft's Oct 23 patch

Hi,

It is possible to become infected whilst trying to download the updates.

What i would do is to download SP3 and all updates possible to CD and then run the installation from the CD once you have reinstalled Windows. This way you will not have to connect to the internet until you are properly up to date.

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Have clean XP disk but because of files being partitioned when I loaded the new Microsoft released patch made specific for XP the computer no longer starts up properly and I can not see, and do not know how to get to the hard drive(s). Specifically the command prompt!
I can see it has partitioned the files when I try to open in safe mode - (F8)
I can also see that if I could get to c: and do a chkdsk /r the problem would be solved - (system message through Advanced Options - F8)
However I can not get to the c: drive!

If I could merge the partition files back to the c: drive I would assume all would be back to normal.
If I could get to the OS C: drive I would happily do a chkdsk /f /r!
HP Pavilion but can not even get F11 recovery to respond.
Computer does see the CD drive as it did read the start option of the clean XP disk but when I do either repair option or reinstall it says it can not see hard drive. When I just try and power up it just goes directly to the F8 main screen but none of the options work. It just loops back to the same screen after a number of seconds!

I am stuck in FRED territory! Luckily data is not an issue as I backed up everything prior to installing this specially released patch for the ransomeware issue.

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A:XP3 will not load after Microsoft patch

There are partition recovery software programs, but for more clarity were you set up with personal files on one partition and programs or XP on another?

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