Thank you to all of you who replied to my email in such a short time, and at such an early time in the morning (I'm in the UK - it's 2.45 pm!). This is the first time I have used the Newsgroup and it is great to receive such a quick answer to my problem. Thanks again SteveYou're Welcome, Steve. -- Ramesh [email protected]
Thank you to all of you who replied to my email in such a short time, and at such an early time in the morning (I'm in the UK - it's 2.45 pm!). This is the first time I have used the Newsgroup and it is great to receive such a quick answer to my problem. Thanks again Steve
Fortunately, I had used DriveImage 2002 earlier this year, capturing the OS partition from when the XP Install was completed, and all her usual programs, NAV, Zone Alarm, etc. installed, and everything was running fine. I restored this image uneventfully, and the system again ran beautifully. I again let XP install all Critical Updates, and the previous freeze-ups immediately recurred. I do not know which one(s) are causing this problem. I re-ran DriveImage, and got her up and running again. But unless I can identify where the problem is, I won't be able to apply Critical Updates and keep her system up to date. It seems clear to me that one or more of the Critical Updates is triggering this problem. Any ideas or suggestions on which one(s) or whether or not this problem has been
back, but like the "chipmunks" are singing everything: high, squeaky, tinny, and soft. She can only get it back by doing massive restores prior to installation of the antivirus program. (a) suggestions (b) would installing a sound card to bypass the AC'97 chip help? (c) other? FaulderHi! update the sound card driver.Uninstall NAV and reinstall it check what happens. see also:- Restore System Default Sounds (Line 6) http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307918 regards/ ssg MS-MVP pronetworks.orgI did all these things. No luck. By the way, my wife also lost sound on a COMPAQ running Win95 -- same problems, different antivirus software and different computer. it check what US;q307918 2004, but chip
asked me to insert the XP Home CD adn when I did, the computer told me that it was NOT the correct disk. This windows disk is the one that I had just used to re-install my operating system and was the one that came from DELL, the OEM version. I had to re-install the operating system since NONE of my programs would start in NORMAL mode and ALL would start in SAFE mode. Does anyone know what to do now ????I had to finally ignore the message and at this writing, my system is about 75 % slower on startup, however, so far ALL of my programs seem to work OK, but maybe a bit slower. Thanks for your help. Wayne H.you don't mean the service pak 2 critical updates.. 5 of them ,do you? they are full of bugs with different errors. KB835732 is one of the bad ones, uninstall it
Today, I updated WXP for the first time in two weeks. I was astonished to see that there were 4 more security updates. I installed them. In the Control Panel Add and Remove software, each update shows as 20.1 MB in size. Does this mean that multiplying the number of updates times 20.1 totals the drive space used?NO, that number is inaccurate. In my system it says 543MB for all 4 updates. Dave<snip> Yes I know it's inaccurate - I gave that ridiculously large number just to prove my point. Sometimes the subtle intent of these posts gets lost, I've done the same thing many times! Dave
I've read that there are "issues" with the following two critical updates: 821557 and 823980 What is the general consensus regarding the average home user installing these two updates? I should add that I'm currently using the Google beta tool bar and I have SP1 on XP Home. Thank you.The 821557 could *conceivably* be used in conjunction with making a
trojan to install the file on a machine via an internet connection. The
other is one of the ones connected with attacks on a server, and is not
likely - it can be kept out with a firewall anyway. I would not
bother with them myself
After I installed SP2 on XP Pro, I'm not able to intall software or microsoft updates or virus software updates. Can anyone tell me how to get this fixed? Thanks for any help you can provide.Hi James, Resolving problems with the Windows installer: http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Installation
upgrade them at all. Also, since I'm on the subject of updates, is it likewise necessary to update the Suggested Updates for Windows XP? As of currently they're suggesting I have 18 updates. I understand the Critical Updates are necessary to prevent hacking and things of the sort, but I honestly do not know how to go through all the Suggested Windows XP Updates to choose which ones I need and which I do not. They don't really make it clear (in lamens terms)just exactly what update is right for what type of computer user. I think they just take it that we'll just download it regardless But I've heard too many stories about people upgrading certain things in XP and then their computer starts acting weird or something else stops working because of it
I just did a fresh install of Windows XP from a slipstreamed SP2 disc. I'm checking windows update now and it says there are no critidcal updates available. Have there been any critical updates yet since SP2 was released? I'm pretty sure I saw one before, but not positive. Just making sure.There should be at least three (IIRC) try Belarc advisor - www.belarc.com - which will tell you what's installed, and how well Also check out your Installation history from the Windows Update page - which will tell you what Windows thinks is installed alreadyat least 3 I know of Which ones? Are you sure you aren't including non-critical updates in your count? E.g. 834707 is the only one which shows up using the Security Bulletin Search tool but only if you *uncheck*
In using IE6.0's Tools-WindowsUpdate-Scan for Updates menu, the Critical Updates for Service Packs and Windows XP sections are blue-bold. However, the Driver Updates component is completely grayed-out. The error message is "An error occurred while scanning for driver updates. We are not able to display any updated drivers for your system." I am guessing that the problem involves a corrupted or missing file, or perhaps a registry glitch. Does anyone know of a possible solution?Driver Update on my machine was noted to have grayed out a few days ago. It has not changed since. At the time, I didn't take any action for I was solving a more pressing problem. Now that you reported
By email I receive the following: this is the latest version of security update, the "April 2004, Cumulative Patch" update. (with Microsoft copyright logo). Being suspicious, I go to the Microsoft update site, but am informed that there are no critical updates. Are there monthly cumulative patch updates?In case you get an e-mail that looks authentic: Microsoft **never** sends patches (updates) by e-mail. You might want to read this Microsoft article: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/news/patch_hoax.mspxJoe"DJ"Here's an updated link: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/news/patch_hoax.mspx Joe
If I don't install SP2 will I still be able to get the critical updates from microsoft?Yes .just make sure auto update is set to notify you before installing anything. Which is my usual autoupdate setting anyway.
(it doesn't matter which one) on a new computer then connecting it to the internet and activating windows and running the windows update and installing all critical or recommended patches (again doesn't matter what you install) once the computer restarts, the installation of any software or peripherials fail to complete and end in errors. This happens with Ms office any version, and anti virus software etc. The errors are too many and varies to list. The only way to get the software to install coorectly is to format the hard drive install windows, install all the software you want and peripherials etc. then connect the system to the Internet and run the windows updates. This issue happens on any new computer I have setup, all different hardware configurations
I keep getting "critical error" messages and XP then shuts down and re-starts the computer, then wants to send an "error message" to microsoft. How do I stop the "crittical errors" and shut downs? It's a legitimate copy of XP and errors occur often when I'm on the internet. VET has been updated and reports no viruses.
Update package that includes Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) version 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 is available for Windows XP robinYou can read the detailed information from this page: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-jul.mspx In "Plain" English, is difficult - Critical updates are always important. They correct defects or exposures in the current software with new patched or re-done versions. Not applying these may leave your system open to security threats.Like the one that removes the swastika? Testy
to automatically install, it doesn't matter who is logged on to the machine. If the machine is in use when the updating finishes, the user will be notified to save their work for the re-boot. If you have a fair number of machines to update and you aren't interested in having each and every one of them connect to the internet to get their updates, I would suggest you have a look at Software Update Services, which can be set up to handle a "server" based LAN wide updating program. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/sus/default.mspx Hope this helps.Tom, I hadn't gotten a chance to see the computer in question before I made my post. When I did check it, everything was up to date. It turns out the user was trying to do a manual Windows
What would be a good antivirus software to use on xp that would not use up very many resources like Norton does? -- **************************************************************************** ********************************************************************** "The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential, proprietary, and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from all computers."that would not use up ******************* ************* person
also need to know where the \ServicePackFiles folder is (usually under the Windows directory). See if this helps rather than reinstalling everything.Rick, I'll try to reinstall IE first, but if it doesn't work, now I know how to download SP2. Thanks for the info. Phil WindowXP, but you will download here: FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245- 9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en the Express version) need. The full critical updates since any other updates read this link: file first. Go to the hidden files and files [recommended]". go to the click it and choose where your I386 folder where the directory). See if in message and before IWell, the IE reinstall didn't fix it. I'll reinstall XP with SP2 this weekend. Thanks Again, Phil
to it since that time. How do I know if I should do an update ??? I want to do them ONLY when I would think that I shouldn't have to UNDO it due to a problem with the update. Should I always ASSUME that I should do the updates when I get the messase that there are updates available ??? As you can see, I am a novice at this and trying be very cautious about doing something that I might regret later. Thanks in advance for your help & guidance Larry H.While there have been some problems for some users with certain updates, in general I say you should always apply any Critical Updates since many times they involve patching security problems that have been discovered. Some may disagree with that, but I think the risk of not patching is greater than the risk that a
press about Microsoft having to post new patches for Win XP, it's surprising that Windows Update hasn't shown any new Critical Updates for my computer since February. Am I missing something, or have the number of posted fixes really dropped to zero? Steve FleischerNever listen to the press. I haven't had to download any critical updates either. -- kwoyach[SPAM]@yahoo[SPAM].com TO Email: Remove [SPAM] If I can help you I will. -- **Useful Links** AdAware: www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ Spybot S & D: www.safer-networking.org/ Check for Parasites/Worms: www.gemal.dk/browserspy/parasites.html Blaster Security Patch: http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp TweakUI and other PowerToys: www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HAPPENS! I GET NOTIFICATION UPDATES ARE DOWNLOADING. THE DOWNLOADED UPDATES ARE INSTALLED. I GET A MESSAGE THE UPDATES WERE SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED. HOWEVER, I GET A MESSAGE CRITICAL UPDATES NEED TO BE INSTALLED. WHEN I GO MICROSOFT'S DOWNLOAD UPDATE WEB PAGE AND CHECK THE HISTORY OF ALL MY UPDATE DOWNLOADS, THE SAME 25 PLUS CRITICAL UPDATE DOWNLOADS WHICH WERE SUPPOSEDLY ALL DOWNLOADED AND SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED ARE STILL NEEDED TO INSTALL AND WHERE THE MESSAGE THAT SAID THE DOWNLOADS WERE SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED THE HISTORY INFORMATION ON MICROSOFT'S WEB PAGE SAYS THE INSTALLATION FAILED. WHAT GIVE'S IS THERE AN ANSWER, I CANNOT SEEM TO GET FROM MICROSOFT!!!Hello Maybe turning off the CAPS lock will help. It is considered
I just got a new PC last week--A Compaq Presario 2.6 gig with XP Home Edition already installed. Problem is, when i downloaded and installed all the Critical updates from Microsoft, im now having performance problems--IE: System running much slower now--Window application not acting properly etc etc I really need to know if I have to have these updates, or can I go without them?? This is the 2nd time this has happened. Also, can I uninstall the updates without problems? Please, I need someone's help with this. If anyone knows, please e-mail me at: [email protected]
It would be greatly appreciated---RickHi Rick, them on my machine without any problems that could be blamed on them. I have noticed that sometimes when I install an update, the machine seems to slow down for a
When running critical updates a message pops saying my time and date are not ok, what to do?See this recent thread in Windows Update newsgroup, Jean: http://snipurl.com/64o3
after installing WinXP SP2 I can no longer start my computer. I receive the following error message: missing Windows\Windows32\config\system. On the same day that I installed WinXP SP2 I also performed a number of critical updates and driver updates found on the Windows Update site as well installing AVG antivirus software. Computer was running fine for two days and now it will not boot passed this error message. What do I need to do to get the system back up and running?Hi, How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry [Q307545] http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545 Too much at once to tell exactly what's causing it. Hopefully the above procedure will get you out of this mess.
Stan, 1. How do I check if I have the latest XP updates? 2. How can I download the latest XP updates through XP? Goto http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and scan for updates. 3. Is there a way to determine if I really need the updates? All the Critical Updates are REQUIRED. Recommended updates are however, subjective to user. 4. If it is done through the XP auto update feature, does this download every update that exists? Automatic updates in Windows XP ensure that your computer is always current. Windows XP checks Windows Update for the latest updates whenever you are on the Internet, determines which updates apply to your computer, and downloads them in the background while you keep working or playing. If you prefer, you can have the computer continue notifying you with automatic
did not resolve the problem This was a laptop (fortunately 1 month shy of the end of its 1 yr warranty) so I took it in to service. They replaced both the modem and the Motherboard (!) without resolving the problem. Finally, I took my courage in my hands and using Acronis True Image 7 which I had used for backups for about a year, I restored the C partition from a backup I had made in June and voila: all is well again. I have 2 questions: a) is there a known problem with the XP home critical updates of early July? b) I went back to windows update and found that there are 8 critical update to install to bring my system back up-to-date. Needless to say, I did not install them , but is there a way to know which one was the troublemaker without installing each one one at
take more than a second or two. I tried doing a reinstall of the Works package, but it didn't help. (BTW, I'm running Windows XP Home with all the critical updates and service packs installed.) What would cause this, and how do I fix it and get it up to speed? Thanks!MS Works can be quite an old package .perhaps you should locate the word-processors' first *.exe file and set it to run in W98 compatibility mode. Might be worth a try. regards, RichardThe word processor will be scanned by your antivirus, because there can be macros. The database and spreadsheet will not be scanned because there are no macros.I think that WORKS supports macros in all modules. because there can be there are no in message modules, must be that speed should in I'm processor
CD, so next time I install Windows it's up-to-date. I know how to integrate service packs into Windows installation CD, but that method (called Slipstreaming) is not working for critical updates. Any ideas?Hi, AFAIK, you can't. Each Service Pack will contain the latest critical updates and can be slipstreamed, but you can't do it with the interim ones. You have to wait for the next SP release.MS stated that SP2 is the LAST service pack for XP.I don't believe that's correct - at least I never read any such statement. What MS did state was that there would (probably) not be an SP5 update to Win2k, and consequently no 'updated IE7' a la XPSP2 for it.Not as far as I know. When did they do that? Provide documentation, please.
I want to download all the WIN XP updates to CD so that I only have to download them once. I am unable to get the updates to save to a folder, so I can copy them to a CD. The downloads want to update my computer straight away, not giving me an option. Any idea's ?Goto http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp?corporate=true to download the updates.Much appreciated ######## http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp? corporate=true to message that I CD.
Windows XP SP2 breaks these uninstallers. Is there any truth in the above?Absolutely untrue! Windows XP does not have its own antivirus protection. It would behoove you to purchase and install a good one! Windows XP with SP2 will install a third-party antivirus program just fine! Antivirus software: frequently asked questions http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/antivirus.mspx List of antivirus software vendors http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;49500What does that have to do with third party uninstaller software? Depending on how those were written I might not trust them after SP2. But I would not trust them much anyway. Respectable programs come with the necessary uninstallation (usually from InstallShield or Wise if they are not using Microsofts
Under Add/Remove Programs I have a bunch of hotfixes labelled "Windows XP Hotfix" and many "(SP2)". Should the first been deleted when SP1 was installed? Will the (SP2) hotfixes be deleted when SP2 comes along or will I have to delete these myself? I understood that an SP incorporated all the hotfixes, updates, that preceded it. True? Thanks, PhilHi Phil, Installing a Service Pack generally will remove all the hotfix entries that it replaces. The (SP2) entries will likely be gone when you install it (after it's been released of course). It is unnecessary to keep them if you do not want to uninstall any hotfixes. MVP Doug Knox has written a small utility that will clean them up for you if you do not wish to do it manually.
with a virus. In that case, it would be apparent that you do not have a current (post-2002 version using updated definitions) antivirus installed. Please repost with where you got the "security updates" for more help. MalkeI am fairly sure the updates were from the genuine Microsoft site but apparently crashed whilst updating Microsoft which attachment that of from the virus. In that (post-2002 Please repostIf you got the security updates from Microsoft Windows Updates, then go into Safe Mode and uninstall the most recent ones or do a System Restore to before you did the updates. Be sure to close out of other programs, including disabling antivirus software, before you install system patches. Additionally, do not install drivers from the Windows Update site. Driver
I have XP updates going back to 2002. Which of these will still be needed after the SP2 installation? Jon CosbyHi Jon, Nothing is set in stone yet, but most likely all critical updates will be in the Service Pack. What you will need is recommended updates that you have chosen to install. Usually, installing a Service Pack takes care of removing leftovers from other updates previously installed.