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 identified, with a fix available, would be greatly appreciated.In the original clean install, I would look at the possibility that there is a hardware driver incompatibility that only shows up with one of the later updates, perhaps SP1. In the original configuration, monitor Event Viewer for errors or warnings. Additionally, are all XP-compatible drivers installed, including any chipset or motherboard drivers that might need to be installed after installation of XP? Do you find any Intel devices where there should not be Intel devices? QHi Don, I cam to this newsgroup looking for the same
your computer if a firewall is not enabled and you have an active internet connection. It entered the computer through the internet connection because the "firewall" was not properly enabled and essential critical updates were not installed from the Windows Update website. For instructions on fixing the problem, visit: What You Should Know About the Blaster Worm http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp Remove W32.MSBlast.Worm http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_qr.htm#rpc Blaster Worm: Critical Security Patch for Windows XP (32-bit version) http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2354406C-C5B6-44AC-9532-3DE40F69C074&displaylang=en If your computer is constantly attempting to shutdown or reboot, quickly go to: Start > Run
in XP Pro requires the user to be an admin, but is there a way to set up automatic updating of critical updates without the user being an administrator? It seems ludicrous to have such a feature that cannot be enabled unless we give users local admin rights, which also allows them to freely install any crap they desire. Can the account used by the auto update service be changed to allow updating when a regular user is logged into the system? Thank you for the help! Gregg Hillwithout by is If you set Automatic Updates 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'
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
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 day or so. You may want to check for
With all the 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/
assume SP2 because all other critical updates have been installed. However, when I highlight my cursor over the AU icon, it says download percentage is 0%. It's been like that for 16 minutes now. Is that normal?I would not care at the moment. First, the SP2 is a huge package and also the WU site may be slow now due to a huge number of download requests.The download percentage should change after an hour, don Help/About says SP2, then.Auto download does not install the update untiull you check and accept the EULA. So if you don't get that you have not installed sp2 so checking winver won't tell you anything usefula as regards to sp2. and icon,I never saw a EULA! :|was I I get the impression that Automatic Updates really isn't suited for handling such
There is only one partition (NTFS). How can we do to finish the windows install ?The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all should elect to delete all the existing Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP. 5. Clean Install Windows XP http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP] 6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall. ==> http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/ 7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website and download the available "Critical Updates". 8. After installing the critical updates
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.
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 the
Hi there, I have been trying to install all of my critical updates but none of them seem to be installing at all. It says unable to install. I pretty much can't install anything on my computer..I am trying to install directx9.c or something like that even so I can play a game I bought for the computer and that isn't even installing I have never had problems before. What could be the problem?Admin User Account needed. DX9c would install in 99.999999% of the cases. If an installed failed because of problems it would have an error message or a crash. So it is highly likely you do not have permissions to install. Ask the owner / Admin to install it for you. They may not want a game on their machine as the only way it could be played is from an ADMIN user account. SJ
testing an image for one of our PC's that we will be implementing here at our Company. We have Windows XP Professional with SP2. The SP2 comes from a SUS server that handles our critical updates and such. Now after we do this, we try to install Office 2000 Professional, and it comes up asking for the Windows XP SP2 cd. Does anyone know how to fix this as we would like to make sure that the users getting these PC's do not see this message and that the installer finds the files it needs without prompting for a CD? Any help would be nice. ChadYou'll need to change a couple of Registry Keys to resolve this. The Office install is triggering a call to the XP source media for files. XP has a hierarchy for getting source files. (1.) DllCache (From Windows\System32
I heard that WindowsXP SP2 is out now. Should we install it right away?Hi
There is a 'preview' of SP2 available for download - but it should not be installed onto a 'production' disk/partition. Please read the following link:
"Windows XP Service Pack 2 "
"Welcome to Windows XP SP2 Technical Preview Newsgroups"
I have downloaded some of the windows updates from microsoft, but found that once they begin to install, the computer resets without warning! is this a virus, or a driver causing this error!? Thanks alot.Check your system for "hijackware". Dealing with Hijackware http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm#tshoot http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm I highly recommend using HijackThis (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip) to identify and assist in the removal of these bad guys. **Post your files to http://forums.spywareinfo.com/, not here.** Also update your virus definitions and then run a full system scan. From now on, do both daily.
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*
a old application that is running on 98 and NT4 systems that is unable to install on XP. We had a system go down today and I was setting up a NT4 system. I made the mistake of installing IE 6 SP1 onto it which updated the active X components. I am not able to uninstall IE per the KB (Run setup.exe in c:\program files\iexplorer) and I can't simply reinstall the older version over ie6 :( So now the application fails to work with an activex error saying it can't find a certain function. W/o having to reinstall the system, is there any way to install an older activeX? If not, where is the docs on riping IE 6 out and reinstalling IE5? If we are able to install an older version of ActiveX, we should be able to then use XP systems :) THANKS!!!Uninstall IE6 http://support
I was running a computer with SP1 and all the current critical updates, Office 2003, Nero, Adobe Reader, and McAfee 7.1. When I rebooted it took a long time to log in, and when I got to the desktop my taskbar was gone (I could see it but I could not grasp it and view the buttons), In local users and groups I could not open any of the users or groups, in Services I could only see the services if I listed in your XP directory?? peterI tried using the XP uninstall in every way I could, but without the installer service running I cannot get it to go. I tried rebuilding the machine, once with a slipstream sp1 disc, and again with a regular xp disc, but once sp2 is loaded it crashes on me. I work for a small government office and need to get this figured out before we can deploy.
I have a new computer running XP Home Edition SP1. My anti-virus software is Norton 2003. When downloading and installing Critical Updates from Microsoft, is it necessary to disable anti-virus software?no use help&support window to do the updates. My anti-virus from Microsoft, is it
for Windows. I wonder if there is any way to integrate those updates in Windows installation 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
(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 updates should only be downloaded from hardware mftrs.' websites. Malke
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
After installing critical updates KB832894 and Q828028 my computer started to hang (freeze) whenever it wants to. Sometimes after a short while, other times after up to 6 hours. Any type of program run will cause it to hang, whether I'm defragging, working with music files, whatever I checked for unsigned or conflicting drivers (sigverif): none. I ran scannow. I ran Windows repair and setup, every time reloading all updates. No joy I then uninstalled both the above updates and my computer is OK again Did anyone else have the same problem?Sorry for posting the same question twice.
I was donwloading the XP SP1 critical update which requires the computer to be restarted and all was going well untilvery near the end of the progress bar, a message came up thaqt indicated that some system files that were required by windows to run properly had un- recognized versions. It asked me to insert the XP Home CD adn when I did, the computer told 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 and all
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.
Critical Update 811493 of 3.2 MB refuses to install even though the dialogue box shows a download. The install row shows only two blue bars and then the dialogue box closes and a new box says that 811493 is successfully installed. Then clicking on scan for updates shows 811493 needs to be installed. I have tried this 8 times without success. What to do?Terry, check here http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm Select W and scroll down to WinUpdates
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
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 a time to find out?
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
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
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.
that you shut down running programs i haven't come across one that suggests closing services as well. Besides, with xp there are hell of a lot of services to close. Personally, when i install software, all my services are still running, as is my anti virus software and firewall. I haven't, yet, experienced any problems with the way i install. Just make sure that you haven't got any open windows such as windows explorer, my documents, etc. Just have the application setup screens running Hope this helps John Barnett - MVP Associate Expert back on should I running programs andI agree, I have installed loads of programs from utilities to games and never had programs. Closing programs is ok but not services and I would not advise it anyway as Windows relies on
in XP? Sometimes I hear people say negative things about Active X and was just wondering if I should 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
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 Critical Update will cause a problem. If nothing else, wait a month from the release date to apply the patch, and/or search for the update number hear to see if there are any reports of problems. With so many to apply right now, investigating all of them may be more of a chore than it