Most Recent Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by wisecracker, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. wisecracker

    wisecracker Guest

    I installed on April 18 the automatic updates: KB 908531; KB 911562; KB
    890830; KB 912812; KB 911701; KB 911565 and KB 911567. I have MS Office XP
    with Publisher 2000, and after installation I could no longer open MSWord
    documents stored on my hard drive. I could no longer import and export my
    calendar or contacts from MS Outlook using a floppy disc. I did system
    restore back to April 10 and all the problems went away. I re-installed
    these automatic updates again as a test, and the problems returned. I then
    did system restore back to April 10 and turned off automatic updates from MS.
    Problem solved. I do not intend on going through this again. Does anybody at
    MS have a clue what is going on here with this update?
     
    wisecracker, Apr 23, 2006
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    DoggonUpdat Guest

    I too installed automatic updates: KB 908531; KB 911562; KB
    890830; KB 912812; not this one; KB 911565 and KB 911567 on my XP
    Professional.
    Drive D is not recognized, Default "about" in the Internet Exploxer address
    is not recognized. and printers are not recognized. Some update. I will try
    the restore.
    Thanks.
     
    DoggonUpdat, Apr 23, 2006
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  3. wisecracker

    comptech1 Guest

    I am having the same problems. I cannot use any of my office xp pro (2002)
    suite. When I try to use it the pc just hangs. Also when I type a web address
    using IE6, I have to type the the full http:// beforehand. MS please harry up
    and fix this it is very annoying!!
     
    comptech1, Apr 23, 2006
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  4. wisecracker

    Alan Edwards Guest

    Problems in Windows Explorer or the Windows shell after you install
    security update MS06-015 (15 Apr-06)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-015
    Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    (908531)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx has
    been revised to v1.2 to reflect the issues in KB918165.
    From the FAQ section:
    "On Tuesday, April 25, Microsoft will issue a targeted re-release of
    the MS06-015 update."


    Now may not be the time to learn Regedit.
    I suggest you use a .reg file already done for the purpose.

    http://patch-info.de/WinXP/Downloads/KB908531_Share-To-Web.zip

    Unzip it, extract the .reg file to a folder, right-click it and select
    Merge and confirm when asked.

    ....Alan
     
    Alan Edwards, Apr 23, 2006
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  5. wisecracker

    Alan Edwards Guest

    Problems in Windows Explorer or the Windows shell after you install
    security update MS06-015 (15 Apr-06)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-015
    Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    (908531)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx has
    been revised to v1.2 to reflect the issues in KB918165.
    From the FAQ section:
    "On Tuesday, April 25, Microsoft will issue a targeted re-release of
    the MS06-015 update."


    Now may not be the time to learn Regedit.
    I suggest you use a .reg file already done for the purpose.

    http://patch-info.de/WinXP/Downloads/KB908531_Share-To-Web.zip

    Unzip it, extract the .reg file to a folder, right-click it and select
    Merge and confirm when asked.

    ....Alan
     
    Alan Edwards, Apr 23, 2006
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  6. wisecracker

    Alan Edwards Guest

    Problems in Windows Explorer or the Windows shell after you install
    security update MS06-015 (15 Apr-06)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-015
    Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    (908531)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx has
    been revised to v1.2 to reflect the issues in KB918165.
    From the FAQ section:
    "On Tuesday, April 25, Microsoft will issue a targeted re-release of
    the MS06-015 update."


    Now may not be the time to learn Regedit.
    I suggest you use a .reg file already done for the purpose.

    http://patch-info.de/WinXP/Downloads/KB908531_Share-To-Web.zip

    Unzip it, extract the .reg file to a folder, right-click it and select
    Merge and confirm when asked.

    ....Alan
     
    Alan Edwards, Apr 23, 2006
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  7. wisecracker

    Alan Edwards Guest

    Problems in Windows Explorer or the Windows shell after you install
    security update MS06-015 (15 Apr-06)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-015
    Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    (908531)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx has
    been revised to v1.2 to reflect the issues in KB918165.
    From the FAQ section:
    "On Tuesday, April 25, Microsoft will issue a targeted re-release of
    the MS06-015 update."


    Now may not be the time to learn Regedit.
    I suggest you use a .reg file already done for the purpose.

    http://patch-info.de/WinXP/Downloads/KB908531_Share-To-Web.zip

    Unzip it, extract the .reg file to a folder, right-click it and select
    Merge and confirm when asked.

    ....Alan
     
    Alan Edwards, Apr 23, 2006
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  8. wisecracker

    wisecracker Guest

    Mr. Edwards,

    I do not intend on re-installing bad updates and then trying later on April
    25 to fix the problem that MS created here. This is ridiculous. MS is making
    it sound like it is our responsibility as consumers to fix their error. I
    cannot trust your "automatic updates" again. Please don't give me your
    canned response that you've given over and over again. When April 25 rolls
    around will I be safe to download the update then and NOT experience this
    nonsense all over again? How do I get rid of the "yellow shield of doom"
    which is on my computer prompting me to install these crappy old udates? I
    don't want to download new updates on April 25 and have the old, crappy ones
    also install at the same time. I'll take my chance with the phishers and the
    hackers rather than have a useless computer. May be time to buy an Apple...
     
    wisecracker, Apr 24, 2006
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  9. wisecracker

    Howard Guest

    I have the exact same problem with my Media Center 2004 system with Office
    Pro 2003. All Office apps lock up whenever I attempt to open a file using
    the "file" menu or the "open" button. I also restored to April 10th but
    negelected to shut off auto updates. So....I've had to do three restores so
    far because the auto update has reinstalled the same bad updates three times.
    I'm sometimes dumb. However, what Microsoft has done here is unforgivable.
    Worse, the manner in which "Alan" has responded is an embarassment for MS.

    Will someone competent at MS please fix this mess and quickly and give us
    some useful support?
     
    Howard, Apr 24, 2006
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  10. wisecracker

    Alan Edwards Guest

    As I don't work for MS, I doubt they would be embarrassed by my
    responses, which seem to have pleased hundreds of people with the same
    problem. I really don't see what you have against the information I
    supply.

    ....Alan
     
    Alan Edwards, Apr 24, 2006
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  11. wisecracker

    Randy1701 Guest

    Alan,
    I'm sure most of the people who have problems with your responses don't
    understand that you don't work for MS. Since they get here to the newsgroups
    from MS support website they assume that any MVP responses are from MS. And
    they are understandably upset that they don't see any explicit signs that MS
    is doing what they all expect to be a reasonable response, ie. remove the
    problematic update from the update site until the "fix to the fix" is made.
    Last I looked even the official admission of any problems was rather buried
    in the updated version for the original MS Bulletin. I see nothing wrong in
    your responses at all since all you can do is post what others see right now
    as a workaround, even though that's what the update sight will essentially
    have whether it comes out as the same or different KB number. And of course
    people are nervous about trusting MS, after all would you want to pick up the
    rattlesnake that just bit you, they expect to get bitten again. Thanks to
    you and all the others who have posted links to reg patches for those of us
    leery of manually updating the registry ourselves.
    So, question - will the update on the 25th still read as the original
    KB number, in which case how will anyone know for sure it is the "fixed
    version", or will it be an entirely new number that says it fixes issues with
    older number?
     
    Randy1701, Apr 24, 2006
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  12. wisecracker

    Alan Edwards Guest

    I can't argue with any of that.

    I am afraid I am not 100% sure what form the update will take on 25th.
    I have read information over and over and still cannot be certain. The
    way I read it, the same number will be used. At this stage, I assume
    the only way to see that it is the new one is by the date.
    Read
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-015.mspx and
    see if you put a different interpretation on it.

    ....Alan
     
    Alan Edwards, Apr 24, 2006
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  13. wisecracker

    Drew Guest

    I have been experiencing the same problems. Are you saying that the MS FAQ
    area says that they will be issuing a fix on Tuesday?
     
    Drew, Apr 24, 2006
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  14. Maurice N ~ MVP, Apr 24, 2006
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  15. <kibbitz>

    N.B. The registry tweak is for HP Share-to-web software. There's a slight difference in the fix on Win2000 systems versus XP and Server.
    Thus users have to especially be aware of their Windows version.

    The following has a link to both a XP and Win2000 registry patches --- one by Kelly & one courtesy of Ramesh
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=19125
     
    Maurice N ~ MVP, Apr 24, 2006
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  16. See "Problems in Windows Explorer/ Windows shell due to 908531" update
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=19125

    Look over the suggestions. If none of them apply, at the tail end, there's a reference for settings on Automatic Updates.
     
    Maurice N ~ MVP, Apr 24, 2006
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  17. wisecracker

    Alan Edwards Guest

    Thanks Maurice

    I won't be sorry when (if) this is all over.
    While it is the 25th here in 6 hours, the agony may persist until it
    is the 25th in Redmond.

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.org/index.html



    On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 02:29:19 -0500, in microsoft.public.windowsupdate,

    The following has a link to both a XP and Win2000 registry patches ---
    one by Kelly & one courtesy of Ramesh
     
    Alan Edwards, Apr 24, 2006
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  18. Hi,

    My fervent wish is that it indeed will be over after the re-release on the 25th.

    My concern is that it will not for at least 2 reasons: Folks have all sorts of 3rd-party add-ons. For windows, for browser, for Office.
    Then there is always issues of malware.
     
    Maurice N ~ MVP, Apr 24, 2006
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  19. wisecracker

    wisecracker Guest

    Thanks. I already turned off the automatic updates completely, and the
    "yellow shield of doom" is now red. I plan on doing ABSOLUTELY NO
    installations, patches or other downloads until April 25. In the worlds of
    our illustrious president: "Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice...we
    don't get fooled again." My problem is that I want to get rid of the
    downloaded material from August 18 so that it does not re-install on April
    25. Where do I look on my hard drive to find the downloaded material so that
    I can delete it before April 25, and get rid of the "yellow shield of doom"
    from prompting me to install that defective material I downloaded on April 18?
     
    wisecracker, Apr 24, 2006
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  20. wisecracker

    Howard Guest

    Alan,

    Randy's assessment of what "most of the peope who have problems" are
    thinking when they view this site describes my perspective precisely. I
    believed you to be an MS employee - attributable somewhat to the "MS MVP
    WINDOWS...." postscript on your messages. It appears that I have no idea what
    such postscripts actually mean.

    No offense, but your original response seemed a bit cryptic for the nature
    of the problem as originally described by Wisecracker". It wasn't useful to a
    less-than-knowledgable person such as myself. On the other hand, the
    information at link to "aumha.net" provided by Maurice is extremely helpful

    I apologize for my misunderstanding.

    I still feel that MS is handling this situation very poorly.
     
    Howard, Apr 24, 2006
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