7462Re: [NTO] Microsoft security updates
- Aug 25, 2006Hello and Thanks,
Oh yes, I had my lesson the hard way, and still I will not install SP2 as I
read many anti SP2 articles here and there about programs stopped etc.
However, since MS (as I already mentioned) will stop supporting sp1 systems,
I have downloaded ALL security updates for this system untill now, keep them
on a CD, and when I reinstall win xp+sp1, I first make a backup, install
those security updates, and only then, if everything is OK, install all
If I am wrong please let me know.
Thanks to all,
----- Original Message -----
From: "sisterscape" <sisterscape@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [NTO] Microsoft security updates
> I feel your pain! After experiencing grief from certain MS updates, I
> developed a habit of only installing them one at a time. That way I
> can pinpoint any problems that may be created. Could it be that some of
> the glitches you had are from not having SP2 installed? Hope it's all
> settled now.
> --- Mordechai <airflow@...> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I would like to share with you the following:
> > Recently, after a long period of time, I decided to make some updates
> > from Microsoft, and I am still sorry about that.
> > My PC was examined and found about 40 security updates to install -
> > not to mention SP2 which on purpose I do not install.
> > So I let the program download and install those 40 updates, when done
> > I was asked to reboot.
> > When the PC came back to live, I noticed something is wrong, some
> > programs which should start with Windows (from the day they were
> > installed) have not started. The worse was Norton Anti virus among
> > them, so I started it manually but then I noticed the "Auto Protect"
> > and mail check are disabled - could not enable them at all.
> > And I found some new planted icon in the system traybar, looks like a
> > star, notifying that on October 2006 Microsoft stops supporting
> > systems with SP1, could'nt they just notify it on their site?
> > I decided to Restore my system as befor the updates but all my
> > restore points gone because the updates created restore points
> > themselves.
> > I used the most early restore point (loosinng some updates) and then
> > the Anti virus was back normal, but on the next reboot it was
> > disabled again.
> > After this restore there was no use to undo the updates one by one, I
> > created some shortcuts for the programs that have to start with
> > windows and put them in the programs startup menu.
> > Finished with a whole new installation of the antivirus program and
> > live update.
> > Right now everything "looks" normal, but I do not know which other
> > installed programs were 'touched' by these updates.
> > Well, this is the end of the story, just for info.
> > Regards
> > Mordechai
> > airflow@...
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