Calling on Vista users - Problem Updates?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by segamil, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    Hi,
    I've noticed a number of complaints involving vista security and recommended updates either not installing properly or generally screwing up a perfectly good windows installation.

    I suspect the last problem I had (when system restore stopped working) may have been due to a bad update.

    I've decided to shut off automatic updates for now and cherry pick only the ones I'm going to install...

    It would be nice to get input from other Vista users at OSNN on which updates to avoid and which ones ought to be installed immediately.

    I think it would be helpful for newbies like me. Thanks - I'm hoping to see some posts!
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    All updates installed as of today on three machines running Vista Ultimate 32-bit.
    No problems to report.
     
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  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Ditto on 1 desktop and 1 notebook.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    No problems here either m8.
     
  5. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    That's good to hear. I'll proceed and apply the updates then. Thanks!
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I've seen one laptop have issues with add/remove programs [or whatever its called now] after the latest update. Some programs were missing the "uninstall" button after the update was applied. This is a relatively common problem.
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Do you remember which programs were affected, and which update it was?
     
  8. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Updated one desktop, one notebook, and two virtual machines. No issues.
     
  9. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    It was the last monthly patch Tuesday update. The only program I remember it affecting was some HP thing that was preinstalled on the laptop. I was able to uninstall it by running the command I found in the registry key for the add/remove entry. I found others having the same issue on the hp support forums but I can't find it right now.
     
  10. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    If the driver writing team for the HP driver followed all correct protocols, there should technically not be an issue. If there is, the Vista team needs to address it.

    /me shrugs

    Net, get on it.

    Kthxbye.
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Yea, the issue is caused by incorrectly writing the installer/uninstaller, there are other programs this affects, but like I said, I can't find the thread right now. I don't think there were any workarounds other than uninstalling and reinstalling the offending application which had varying degrees of success.