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[News] [Rival] Microsoft's Windows Update No Good, Redone

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Fake Microsoft patch spam makes rounds

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| A new spam attack falsely alerts users to download a Microsoft patch, but 
| when responded to, the user is directed to a page that installs malware on 
| the user's computer.  
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http://www.scmagazineus.com/Fake-Microsoft-patch-spam-makes-rounds/article/112059/

Update: Windows Update gets update

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| Microsoft has announced that it will be rolling out an infrastructure update 
| to the Windows Update agent over the next few months. So how does Windows 
| keep itself up-to-date and what does the Update update mean to you?  
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19247/53/

Microsoft scrutinizes WSUS patch snafu

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| Microsoft Monday confirmed it is investigating two-week-old reports from 
| users unable to update client PCs using Windows Server Update Services 
| (WSUS), but said that it is "premature" to assume the snafu had the same 
| source as another patch glitch the company has grappled with since mid-June.   
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/070108-microsoft-scrutinizes-wsus-patch.html


Recent:

Microsoft Patches its XP Patch

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| Last week, Microsoft posted a hotfix for a problem users first reported in
| mid-May. Users of Symantec's consumer security software said that after
| updating their PCs to XP SP3, a bug emptied Windows' Device Driver and
| deleted network connections.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/147713/microsoft_patches_its_xp_patch.html
http://tinyurl.com/6b2p4c


Symantec Blames Microsoft for XP SP3 Registry Corruption

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| Symantec Thursday said it was Microsoft's code that crippled some PCs after
| upgrades to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) emptied Device Manager, deleted
| network connections, and packed the Registry with thousands of bogus entries.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,146228-pg,1/article.html


Windows XP SP3 still officially AWOL, but can be found on BitTorrent,
Microsoft servers

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| On Tuesday, in a low-key announcement on a support newsgroup, Microsoft said
|                  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| it would delay the release of XP SP3 because of data corruption issues
|                                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| between the updated operating system and its retail point-of-sale software.
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http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=intellectual_property_and_drm&articleId=9082098&taxonomyId=144&intsrc=kc_top


XP change corrupts data, hamstrings SP3 rollout

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| A Microsoft spokeswoman on Wednesday acknowledged that the same problems
| affected Dynamics RMS users running XP SP3.
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=operating_systems&articleId=9081438&taxonomyId=89&intsrc=kc_top


Microsoft admits big delay on Home Server bug fix

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| Microsoft has admitted that it will not deliver a fix to a Windows Home
| Server data corruption bug it first discovered late last year until June at
|                                                               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| the earliest.
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/11/microsoft_windows_home_server_bug/


Router crashes blamed on Windows XP SP3

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| Been having problems with your broadband router rebooting unexpectedly?
| Windows XP SP3 has been named as the culprit.
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http://apcmag.com/router_crashes_blamed_on_windows_xp_sp3.htm


XP SP3 update corrupts Windows registry, users claim

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| Symantec Corp. today denied that its consumer security software, including
| Norton Internet Security and Norton 360, is to blame for wreaking havoc on
| some users' PCs after they upgraded to Windows XP Service Pack 3.
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http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=security&articleId=9087199&taxonomyId=17&intsrc=kc_top


Windows XP SP3: Beware the service pack!

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| The first thing that happened after installing Vista SP1 is that it broke my
| HP printer driver. That wasn't too bad, I fixed that quite easily by
| uninstalling the driver and doing a clean reinstallation. However, the fact
| that a service pack upgrade caused an instability in a previously working
| standard software installation is a concern.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/18109/1023/


XP SP3 crashes AMD machines

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| One user reported, "I just installed Windows XP SP3 and after completing the
| processes and when the system reboots, the system cannot proceed to load the
| Windows. It just displays the flash screen of Windows then after it reboots
| again."
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| Angry users have also reported that, after the installation, it is not even
| possible to boot in safe mode, usually the last resort before setting up a
| repeated forehead/screen interface.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/05/09/xp-sp3-crashes-amd-machines
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