(OT) Today's Microsoft security/critical updates....

Discussion in 'Dell' started by S.Lewis, Jul 11, 2007.

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    S.Lewis Guest

    .....seem harmless enough. (3) total updates including the standard malicious
    software removal tool, nothing remarkable at a glance. There is a forced
    reboot after the installation.

    Anyone else seen any odd behavior out of there machine(s) after the reboot?

    Nothing major, but it almost appears as if my system has decided to do a
    system restore on it's own ( desktop icons changed to older configurations,
    newsgroup re-synching and downloading all messages via OE.....). Created
    data and documents seem to be intact.

    Perhaps it's just me and/or my configuration (WinXP Pro on a homebuilt

    S.Lewis, Jul 11, 2007
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    Notan Guest

    Not the same as you... After the July Malicious Software Removal Tool update
    and a reboot, the update keeps showing up. Another install, another appearance.

    Damn it, Margaret!
    Notan, Jul 11, 2007
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  3. Hi!

    I haven't done the updates on any of my systems yet, but I'll check here
    soon...although my only XP box is a Cybernet Elite II ZPC PIII. My Dell
    systems are running Windows 2000 Pro SP4.

    William R. Walsh, Jul 11, 2007
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    Tony Harding Guest

    No, did my XPS410 > 24 hrs ago and nothing.
    Tony Harding, Jul 11, 2007
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    paulmd Guest

    Fine with win2k.

    4 updates total for me. Updates to dot net 1.1 and 2, a windows
    security update, and of course the MRT.

    mircosoft.public.windowsupdate is a good place to check.
    paulmd, Jul 11, 2007
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    S.Lewis Guest


    My previous post was somewhat in error. (*cough, cough*)

    Some created data was missing and there were other interesting quirks that
    might be associated with a typical Windows System Restore:

    -Outlook Express activity was rolled back to 03.20.07 according to my "Sent"
    -AVG 7.5 Pro showed no scans in history (it scans every day and reports on a
    -Created invoices were up to date and intact in the small app. I use.
    -Various directories in the "My Documents" folder were missing data/files.
    -Windows System Restore was not accessible; errors generated when
    initializing the feature.

    Performed a couple of quick reboots, the last in an attempt to look around
    in safe mode; I missed the prompt and the system booted back to desktop in
    "normal" mode.


    There's my desktop as it was prior to the update and all data/mail message
    intact and up to date. System Restore is now perfectly accessible with
    available dates.

    Think I'll back up again (right now) just to be safe.

    I got nuthin'. Maybe a power-related event.....

    S.Lewis, Jul 11, 2007
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    wm_walsh Guest

    No problems, all my systems (one XP, many 2000) took the update
    without a hitch.

    I did notice, however, that one of the XP updates has something to do
    with a reliability/stability issue on Intel Core/Core2 processors.
    What's interesting is how vague the KB article concerning this update
    really is.

    wm_walsh, Jul 11, 2007
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    Sudohnim Guest

    FYI: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/12/ms_patch_problems/
    Sudohnim, Jul 12, 2007
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    S.Lewis Guest

    S.Lewis, Jul 12, 2007
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    Ben Myers Guest

    Yes, after the updates, a number of the icons in the lower left taskbar of this
    Windows 2000 systen were changed. For a bit, I thought that the problem was
    some sort of weird virus. I had to mess around to fix the icons and one program
    to launch properly... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Jul 13, 2007
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