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tommyp

Windows Updates

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I would do the XP list if it got it's own sticky thread to make the admin a bit easier.

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oh yes please, do it. We'll support you !!

Very nice job, i'll compare it with my kb directory right now.

Great job.

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@Crash & Burn -- I actually used Kubuntu for a while. At least a year. I liked it okay, but when it got to the point where I was twiddling with WINE because I was running more Windows programs than 'nix programs... I realized it was kinda pointless. Look at the tiny uTorrent. Look at the Linux equivalent in 2007/2008 -- WAY bigger, less features. MS Office, Xnews, Adobe Photoshop (don't give me that Gimp or Gimpshop song and dance), it came to the point where I decided to go back to 2000 (and 2003 on a machine).

@Muppet Hunter -- if TP gives his blessing we will proceed and pin a thread. I can put it at vorck.com OR simply put a redirect on my page. An important element is, of course, marking old KB's as replaced/obsolete so people can del them from the HF folder. As an added incentive, nearly everyone on the web is giving up maintaining these lists, so if you choose to proceed, your effort alone will drive a lot of traffic to MSFN. That would be a good thing. Scout around for well-maintained, non-abandoned Windows hotfix lists... you won't find many left.

BTW you also need patience for people who will IM you the SECOND that a fix comes out if you didn't make an update :wacko::lol:

Let me clear it with Tom though I am sure he'll be okay with pinning a thread and of course handing over the existing source, now frozen, for you to reformat any way you like for your own presentation.

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A couple others have done these update lists in the past, and they start out great. Then their interest wanes and they'll just up and disappear with no notice whatsoever.

Basically, what I've been doing is have a Win2K VM that is patched w/ SP4 + UpdateRollup, then run hfnetcheck with the MSSecure.xml file within the VM:

hfnetchk -o xml2 -x mssecure.xml -vv -f hf.xml

Grep the file for "\<Download URL\>", ie

Of which I can output the last forward-slash piece to a text file, (generally process the text with with gawk in a .cmd batch script) compare vs my HF folder, and have the download links even to fetch the files in question. I may see how an AHK script handles the whole shebang, instead of UnxUtils and .cmd batch.

YMMV, and you need an actual working copy of HFNETCHK which is pretty hard to find these days, I dunno if were even allowed to link to where a copy can be found.

I had given autopatcher a try a few times, to see how it handled just fetching the patches (as it downloads them from MS servers now). While it does a half-decent job with XP, it's a complete fail IRT Win2K. I was looking for a less time intensive way of building an updated central XP location for when I do the odd XP reinstall for family and friends. Since I don't keep up with XP in general. Even with AutoPatcher and a few other methods, every single time I need to build a current XP disk it winds up taking literally days of troubleshooting obscure issues. Especially OEM boxes which don't legally allow you to install a "real version of XP". After the most recent incident, I've pretty much stopped offering my help/time.

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I have no prob with muppet hunter doing the updates. In my opinion, it's probably easier having the list posted on a separate site but that's only my opinion. Muppet, PM me offline if you want me to send you that spreadsheet.

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@fdv

I was thinking that you could host the main list and I could re-edit the first post of the new thread with anything issued after patch Tuesday. I'll keep the same kind of format where deletions are listed. I'm ready for the dreaded IM's :}

@Crash&Burn

Thanks, I'll take a look at hfnetchk.

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Muppet Hunter has taken up the XP fix list, and deserves every XP user's gratitude :thumbup

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edit:

Windows Update Agent 3.0 was updated to version 7.4.7600.226. Here's the link to the updated version: http://download.windowsupdate.com/WindowsU...Agent30-x86.exe

/edit

I guess that on the list for XP the entry for WindowsXP-KB969898-x86-ENU.exe should be moved to the "have been replaced"-section, because it was superseded by WindowsXP-KB973346-x86-ENU.exe on July 14th 2009.

For the german speaking audience: http://patch-info.de/artikel/2009/07/14/658

THANK YOU!

Muppet Hunter for maintaining the xp-list,

tommyp for this great peace of code and

everybody contributed either way.

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[updates]

Fixed typo (KB973346 instead of KB973349) in the first item - thanks to Trolleri for noticing that!

[/updates]

Hello,

I'm preparing for a new install in near future, and was comparing my list of updates for WinXP SP3 with the official one maintained by Muppet Hunter.

I have a few remarks:

1) KB969898 (ActiveX killbits of June 09) is still listed, but was replaced by KB973346 (MS09-032, ActiveX killbits of July 09).

2) KB955839 (Timezone update of December 08) is still listed, but was replaced by KB970653 (Timezone update of August 09).

3) KB972636 (IE8 compatibility list of July 09) is still listed, but was replaced by KB973874 (IE8 compatibility list of August 09).

4) Windows Update Agent is linked with version 7.2.6001.788, but meanwhile version 7.4.7600.226 is available.

5) Not sure whether it makes sense to list the optional update KB968389 (Extended Protection for Windows Authentication) without at least mentioning that to activate it respective registry entries have to be set. An appropriate file to be included in HFSVCPACK is attached.

HTH,

Commander Tomalak

WindowsXP_KB968389_x86.reg

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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

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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

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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

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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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Let's not include microsoft office updates. It's way outside the scope of hfslip. :)

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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

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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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Hello Muppet Hunter,

There is a more recent version available of muauth.cab Could you please update your list accordingly? Please note that this file in HFCABS still does not solve the issue described as item no. 10 in this post of me.

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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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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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