Re: [NTO] Microsoft security updates
I hope you are sitting behind a good firewall ,without SP2 there is no
visible firewall and you are about 35 security updates behind, you are a
little open to the world.
THANKYOU DAVE M
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mordechai" <airflow@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 4:48 AM
Subject: Re: [NTO] Microsoft security updates
> Hello and Thanks,
> Oh yes, I had my lesson the hard way, and still I will not install SP2 as
> read many anti SP2 articles here and there about programs stopped etc.
> However, since MS (as I already mentioned) will stop supporting sp1
> I have downloaded ALL security updates for this system untill now, keep
> 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
> other programs.
> If I am wrong please let me know.
> Thanks to all,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "sisterscape" <sisterscape@...>
> To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
> 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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