pretty kool update notice

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I guess everyone knows I've been having some serious issues with vista, and while it's been better it still freezes up and blue screens on me

    check out this pop up from microsift where they blame themselves...made me chuckle, the bold is mine;

    the kb info is pretty sweeping in scope, claiming longer battery life, quicker start ups and more stable vista

    all of that and the download took less then a minute!

    hard to believe such a small download is gonna solve all these issues but there it is, and I'll let everyone know if I get any blue screens after the update

    here's the change log;

     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I'd like to know the KB number. Thanks.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    fixed a double "i" in title

    Hey perris.. what was the KB article number?

    edit: never mind, found it myself here
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    10/1, but not delivered via Automatic Updates. Interesting.
     
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  6. Perris Calderon

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    *waits for sh!t loat of cookies*
     
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  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    If you are on the 2008 beta there were 3 patches we given in the last QFE update this was one of them - they aren't released at the same time as the security updates.
     
  8. Perris Calderon

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    I'm assuming from this update that laptops in general were having serious issues with vista as this update seems to address everything I mentioned in my first post
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I think Nick White posted on this recently - it is basically improvements that will make their way into SP1, but have been released early much like the previous patches from QFE that leaked.
     
  10. madmatt

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    Interesting stuff. I installed it.
     
  11. hansrijf

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    Funny, I just downloaded it on my XP machine and I passed the genuine advantage check....

    Not that my XP is not genuine, but I expected it to fail because it is a Vista update...
     
  12. madmatt

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    You can download updates for any OS as long as the OS you are using passes.
     
  13. hansrijf

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    BTW there are two more interesting updates for Vista:

    Performance update Windows6.0-KB938979-x86 and
    Stability update Windows6.0-KB938194-x86
     
  14. madmatt

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    Those were released in August and are available through Automatic Updates.
     
  15. hansrijf

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    Crazy, so even when I use genuine win98 I could d/l updates for a pirated vista?
     
  16. madmatt

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    No, Genuine Advantage doesn't exist for 98SE. Only Windows that have Genuine Advantage available (XP, 2003, Vista).
     
  17. hansrijf

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    Oh, OK. Don't use Win98SE anymore anyway...
     
  18. Perris Calderon

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    so I said I would get back when I found out if the fix worked

    it did nothing for me, blue screened already
     
  19. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Its kind of surprising that Vista would be that unstable. Is it possible to test the memory and such of your machine. The BSoD's give anything away?
     
  20. Perris Calderon

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    haven't tested the memory and I haven't read the dumpfile but the logs show that microsoft recognizes the problem and is working on it

    something with .net

    [edit]

    just ran the vista performance app, my memory is rated 5.1 which is pretty high on a laptop, the application tests operations per second, I have no idea how valid or the depth of scope these results indicate

    I diabled the media center from start up, at least that should speed boot time
     
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