April 11th Updates BAD

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by LCK, Apr 16, 2006.

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    LCK Guest

    HELP... None of my Microsoft Office products work since allowing the last 5
    updates from Microsoft (April 11th). Word, Excel and Publisher will not
    save, the programs Hang my computer. I cannot not create any documents now at
    all. I MJST get this fixed,, I will be out of business. Does anyone have a
    way to contact Microsoft and have them broadcast a fix? Of course, Sunday is
    Easter,, good luck getting any help this weekend. What a horrible mess.
    BAD news Microsoft. Where is Bill Gates when you need him?
    LCK, Apr 16, 2006
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  2. Maurice N ~ MVP, Apr 16, 2006
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    David A Guest

    David A, Apr 16, 2006
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    PJH Guest

    see article<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165>
    Check to see if you have "HP Share To Web" software on your computer. If you
    do, and don't need or use it, simply uninstall it and this will solve the
    problem. It turns out to be just a quirky interaction between the Windows
    Explorer security update and the Hewlett Packard program. You can easily
    uninstall it by going to "settings/control panel/add-remove programs. If you
    want to keep the HP program, there is a change to the registry that can be
    made (explained in the above article). For me it was easier to uninstall the
    HP program since I didn't use it, and it solved my problem completely.
    PJH, Apr 16, 2006
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    DonnaF Guest

    Hi LCK,

    I had exactly the same thing happen to me - my updates installed Friday
    night and Saturday morning I could do nothing (just when I planned to do our
    taxes...) I tried everything - reinstalling Office, the whole works. Finally
    came on these lists and got a simple way to get rid of the updates which I'd
    rather not have if they're going to wreak havoc on my machine!

    This is the simple - not necessarily the best! - solution. Go to your
    Control Panel and choose Add/Remove Programs. At the top of the dialog box
    will be a place to check "Show Updates." You'll be able to see all of the
    updates, along with the date they were made, to your computer. I didn't know
    which one was the culprit so I got rid of all 4 of them. I restarted my
    machine and everything works again. I'm not sure what the updates were
    SUPPOSED to do but I will wait until MS gets the bugs worked out before
    installing them back onto my machine.

    Good luck,
    DonnaF, Apr 16, 2006
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    Nina Guest

    I had the problem that Outlook Express wont work - had to do system restore
    to an earlier date - twice as I had automatic updates on it was very
    difficult to get that off before the updates were added again. Working now
    but have no faith to add any more updates as I dont know what to do.
    Nina, Apr 16, 2006
  7. Hello Nina,

    Tweak your settings for Automatic Updates:
    I'd advise, if you are using automatic updates, you configure it to "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them". e.g. do not have it on "full auto".

    To get to your settings, highlight / single click My Computer on your desktop > do a RIGHT-Click > select Properties.
    Then click on the Automatic Updates tab.

    HOW TO: Configure Automatic Updating in Windows XP - 306525

    Nina: On Outlook Express issues, see the O.E. group at microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress

    If you have update 908531, take a look at these articles:

    Problems in Windows Explorer or the Windows shell after you install security update MS06-015 (article published 15 Apr-06)

    and http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx which has been updated 4-15-2006

    The first article was published Saturday, and the latter updated also.

    The first article mentions Hewlett-Packard's Share-to-Web software & Kerio personal firewall. If you have either, you're highly encouraged to read the articles.

    If you have Hewlett-Packard's Share-to-Web software, then do see & I'd suggest you apply Freudi's registry patch
    Extract the ZIP file and afterwards double click the contained REG
    file. Let it import into the registry.

    Maurice N ~ MVP, Apr 16, 2006
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