New Beta installer or Why is microsoft releasing Beta Software via updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by David Sherman, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. New Beta installer or Why is Microsoft releasing Beta Software via

    I ask the question as one of my Windows XP machines has automatically
    downloads all Window updates, has a new update today (3/24/05). The
    update is for Windows Installer 3.1, beta.

    So is this update reversible? or how I can I cancel this update?

    David Sherman, Mar 24, 2005
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  2. David Sherman

    Jake M.D. Guest

    Windows installer 3.1 beta is part of the Microsoft update beta. I am not
    sure if it is reversible but you probably have "show optional beta
    components" checked in your Windows Update Settings. When you open Windows
    Update click on the settings button and uncheck the checkbox for Beta
    components. I would not install the 3.1 beta because it will link your
    computer to the Microsoft Update website which is not guaranteed to protect
    your computer like Windows Update.
    Jake M.D., Mar 24, 2005
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