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New updates in September 2009

new directx_aug2009_redist.exe available

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...b1-442d8712d553

Windows Update Agent 3.0 (Version 7.4.7600.226)

http://patch-info.de/artikel/2009/08/27/681

kb968816

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...5a-11284b4b800c

kb956844

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...02-660f612e2a12

kb971961(JScript 5.8 for I.E 8 or JScript 5.7 for I.E 7) depends on the browser, use the appropriate version.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...b1-527afdc1dc0f For I.E 8

or

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...75-029045d7a62a For I.E 7

kb973874 New update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP (Monthly)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...d1-403aed05b18c

windows-kb890830-v2.14 Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (Monthly)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...b3-75b8eb148356

Edited by willydejoe1234

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Thanks for all the pointers to the updates, there's a few there that I'd have probably missed. I don't use IE, Office or Windows Update so posting these links would be much appreciated :thumbup

I'll be sending the new revised list to fdv as soon as I've finished updating it.

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Office 2007 update September:

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB973514)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...4b-e6c38868945c

but this post should not be here

these are very important for Microsoft's browser

new directx_aug2009_redist.exe available

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...b1-442d8712d553

Windows Update Agent 3.0 (Version 7.4.7600.226)

http://patch-info.de/artikel/2009/08/27/681

Edited by willydejoe1234

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Attached is a reg file for KB967715 which is included in my update list for those who either want to disable autorun completely, or want to change the default behaviour. The regfile disables autorun on all drives by default. Refer to the KB article (the link above) if you want to edit it. Although some people don't think it's necessary, I'd recommend using this reg file to be on the safe side even if you need to edit it for your situation.

There's some more info here (under the green text) and some info on possible values for NoDriveTypeAutorun here.

WindowsXP-KB967715-x86-xxx.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer]
"HonorAutorunSetting"=dword:00000001
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:000000ff


; Default is to disable Autorun for all drive types
;
; For more possible values for NoDriveTypeAutoRun for different types of drives
; go here - http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/75640-what-are-all-the-different-settings-for-nodrivetypeautorun/page__view__findpost__p__514721


; Per-user setting (don’t uncomment this if you don’t know what you are doing)
;[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:000000ff

Edited by Muppet Hunter

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@willydejoe1234

I'm not sure what you mean by the DX redist or WU being important for Microsoft's browser, but the Junk Email Filter is probably something that's considered non-core. I'm open to ideas on the latter if anyone thinks it's worth including. Thanks for the links though, quite a few of which I'll include :)

@everyone

Don't worry about posting MS Security Bulletin updates (ie the Patch Tuesday security fixes) as I have these covered. Virtually anything else is welcome though :)

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A junk update if ever there was one I suppose :)

The only other update possibly worth including in the future is the exFAT update, but by that time we'll all probably be using Windows 7 or 8 :P

Edited by Muppet Hunter

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Just when I thought the list was fully up to date I noticed that the August critical update for WMP 11 seems to replace one of the bugfix updates in the WMP section :-

Dec 2008 (??) bugfix update WindowsMedia11-KB959772-x86-ENU.exe Wmp.dll 11.0.5721.5260

Replaced by :-

Aug 2009 critical update WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KB973540-x86-ENU.exe Wmp.dll 11.0.5721.5268

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I'd like to clear up the situation with the different versions of WMP. At the top of the XP hotfix list there are references to WMP9 hotfixes for which there are no links.

WMP10 isn't covered at all and I'm not even sure if HFSLIP supports it. I'm thinking that either the references to WMP9 should be removed entirely or that I should add links to WMP9 hotfixes for people that want to stick with the vanilla XP install. The latter option would make the list a bit more consistent since it would follow the scheme used for Internet Explorer where links for IE6 and IE8 are supplied.

Any views appreciated.

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@ Tomalak

Thanks for that, I'll include it when the next patch Tuesday comes around.

@ willydejoe1234

I think your link is probably the same file that is directly linked to on the hfslip updates page (which contains files from 24 August 2009).

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billtodd    0

While doing a cursory (and not yet complete) cross-check against the Win2K update list that I've built up over the years I noticed that the MS09-037 ATL update in August seemed to affect 4 different components (OE, MP, ATL, and DHTML), only one patch for which (the OE one - KB973354) seems to be included in the Win2K hotfix list (i.e., KBs 973869, 973507, and 973540 don't appear in the list). Since this is my first encounter with HFSLIP and since the patches are so recent and so easy to apply manually I don't plan to include those missing three (just in case one or more should go somewhere other than in \HF), but thought I should mention it just in case the omission was inadvertent (rather than due to my misunderstanding what should have been included).

It also seems to me that KB969805 may only apply to server editions of Win2K, but I could just be confused there as well. This isn't meant to be critical: I really appreciate this tool and wish I had taken the plunge years ago.

- bill

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