!Where the @#[email protected]# is KB918899?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Max Burke, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Max Burke

    Max Burke Guest

    Updates notification tells me that KB918899 (Cumulative Security update for
    Windows Explorer for Windows XP) is available to download.

    Clicking on the link in update notifications takes me to this webpage:

    Guess what, no sign of the above update, or ANY of the August
    updates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It ONLY LISTS the July updates.

    So I try this link:

    This web page lists the update, but guess what happens when you click on the

    It goes STRAIGHT TO http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx

    Come on Microsoft you've been providing these updates long enough now to not
    be making STUPID mistakes like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I finally did manager to get the update but ONLY with the help of a third
    party email newsletter that provided the correct link to the download....

    For anyone else trying to find this update try here:
    Max Burke, Aug 9, 2006
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    Max Burke Guest

    Max Burke scribbled:
    That should be Internet Explorer...
    Max Burke, Aug 9, 2006
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    realcestmoi Guest

    Hello There,

    I do not see your problem, I updated yesterday through windows update site
    and that update was downloaded and installed without any problem as an
    internet explorer update , so what is your point excactly?

    Windows XP Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for
    Windows XP (KB918899) woensdag 9 augustus 2006 Microsoft Update

    Best regards,
    Michel Denie
    realcestmoi, Aug 9, 2006
  4. Max Burke

    Max Burke Guest

    realcestmoi scribbled:
    That when you choose NOT to use Windows Update, and instead MANUALLY
    download updates to install later, the links to the location of the updates
    should work.
    They were NOT working Yesterday. BTW several other news forums had posts
    from others having the same problem getting this update from the links
    provided by the update notification tool and the websites.

    My point is that someone at Microsft did NOT test the links to this update
    properly and that you should read my OP again as I did NOT mention using WU
    at all....
    Max Burke, Aug 10, 2006
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    realcestmoi Guest

    I guess humans make mistakes;)

    Just go to WU download and install: problem solved.

    Best regards,
    Michel Denie
    realcestmoi, Aug 11, 2006
  6. Max Burke

    Max Burke Guest

    realcestmoi scribbled:
    It stuffs up too often to be relied on.
    Just look at 90% of the posts in this group for proof of that.

    I only use it ocassionally to check for missing updates. (alongside my main
    update tools MBSA and Belarc Advisor)

    I prefer to use the manual download, save to HD and burn to CD install

    Thats much more reliable than WU for installing, testing and updating IMO.
    Max Burke, Aug 12, 2006
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    realcestmoi Guest

    Hi there,

    Nothing is flawless in this world unfortunately:)

    If it is the buring to cd you are worried about: just use windows update and
    copy the updates from the msdownld.tmp folder they remain there untill
    install is being excecuted.

    Best regards,
    Michel Denie
    realcestmoi, Aug 13, 2006
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    antioch Guest

    That's ok if you can get onto the WU site - it keeps getting clogged.
    You may have been lucky to get there early - with the problems others are
    have not being able to find links to the KBs and auto update stalling when
    trying to download all together etc.
    Black Tuesday is getting worse by the month.
    I am surprised at your response in this thread. You are most helpful as a
    antioch, Aug 13, 2006
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    Max Burke Guest

    realcestmoi scribbled:
    No it isn't. Thats just so I have an 'offline' backup of the updates.
    Didn't you read my OP?

    The problem I (and everyone else wanting to manually download the update)
    had was that XP was telling me there was an update available, but the links
    to the update were NOT going to that update.
    It (the links to the update) were fixed 24 hours *AFTER* the update was

    Max Burke, Aug 14, 2006
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