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April 1, 2005 12:54:37 AM

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For all who have been adversely affected by this patch. There's no
mention of a release date for a fix to fix the fix. ;) 

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5648595.html?tag=nl....
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 2:31:54 AM

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Ya think they may be trying to get a few more copies of XP sold, TomV? I'm
thinking about building a new box......all I need now is the money to get
what I want.
Heirloom, old and 'bout time for bed

"TomV" <t@nospam.net> wrote in message
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> For all who have been adversely affected by this patch. There's no
> mention of a release date for a fix to fix the fix. ;) 
>
> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5648595.html?tag=nl....
April 1, 2005 3:03:03 AM

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It could be. Having all the 9x OSs still in use must be a major PIA for
MS at times.

Anyway, hold out for what you want on the new box. You'll be happier in
the end.

heirloom wrote:
> Ya think they may be trying to get a few more copies of XP sold, TomV? I'm
> thinking about building a new box......all I need now is the money to get
> what I want.
> Heirloom, old and 'bout time for bed
>
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Anonymous
April 1, 2005 1:16:42 PM

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Seems like ZDNet doesn't let the facts get in the way of a good story. <G>
"Microsoft has acknowledged that a security patch issued in January for
its Windows 98 and Windows ME operating systems may cause performance
issues for customers who have downloaded the update. "
KB891711 was released for Win Me on 8 March not in January which is when
the patch was released for Win2K and XP SP1 and Jerry Bryant also posted
to this and other newsgroups about the problem a week ago.

Not that this helps one bit as clearly the patch causes problems for some
users. It's interesting to note that ZDNet makes no mention of problems
with Win2K although some have posted here that Win2K suffers similar
problems to those seen in Win Me when the patch is installed. The good
thing is that to date there are no reports of anyone experiencing an
attack as a result of the weakness which is supposedly fixed by the patch.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


TomV <t@nospam.net> wrote:

> For all who have been adversely affected by this patch. There's no
> mention of a release date for a fix to fix the fix. ;) 
>
> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5648595.html?tag=nl....
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 1:16:43 PM

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Mike M wrote:
> Seems like ZDNet doesn't let the facts get in the way of a good story. <G>
> "Microsoft has acknowledged that a security patch issued in January for
> its Windows 98 and Windows ME operating systems may cause performance
> issues for customers who have downloaded the update. "
> KB891711 was released for Win Me on 8 March not in January which is when
> the patch was released for Win2K and XP SP1 and Jerry Bryant also posted
> to this and other newsgroups about the problem a week ago.
>
> Not that this helps one bit as clearly the patch causes problems for
> some users. It's interesting to note that ZDNet makes no mention of
> problems with Win2K although some have posted here that Win2K suffers
> similar problems to those seen in Win Me when the patch is installed.
> The good thing is that to date there are no reports of anyone
> experiencing an attack as a result of the weakness which is supposedly
> fixed by the patch.


Win2K... no problems here. All WU updates except IE6.


Rick
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 1:16:43 PM

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One person reported a Windows 2000 problem, which cannot be reproduced
anywhere else. Or to be more exact, he saw differing problems on two or
three different PCs that he attributed to the patch. I have deployed the
patch on 220 client PCs at work and have had not a single problem.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
* In fond memory ... Alex, you shall be sorely missed
* http://www.aumha.org/alex.htm



"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
news:o yNgjMpNFHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Seems like ZDNet doesn't let the facts get in the way of a good story. <G>
> "Microsoft has acknowledged that a security patch issued in January for
> its Windows 98 and Windows ME operating systems may cause performance
> issues for customers who have downloaded the update. "
> KB891711 was released for Win Me on 8 March not in January which is when
> the patch was released for Win2K and XP SP1 and Jerry Bryant also posted
> to this and other newsgroups about the problem a week ago.
>
> Not that this helps one bit as clearly the patch causes problems for some
> users. It's interesting to note that ZDNet makes no mention of problems
> with Win2K although some have posted here that Win2K suffers similar
> problems to those seen in Win Me when the patch is installed. The good
> thing is that to date there are no reports of anyone experiencing an
> attack as a result of the weakness which is supposedly fixed by the patch.
> --
> Mike Maltby MS-MVP
> mike.maltby@gmail.com
>
>
> TomV <t@nospam.net> wrote:
>
>> For all who have been adversely affected by this patch. There's no
>> mention of a release date for a fix to fix the fix. ;) 
>>
>> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5648595.html?tag=nl....
>
April 1, 2005 1:16:43 PM

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Hi, Mike,

I didn't notice the January date cited in the article. Considering how
widespread the problems are with this patch for some users, it seemed
noteworthy that MS plans to address the issue.

Regards,
Tom


Mike M wrote:
> Seems like ZDNet doesn't let the facts get in the way of a good story. <G>
> "Microsoft has acknowledged that a security patch issued in January for
> its Windows 98 and Windows ME operating systems may cause performance
> issues for customers who have downloaded the update. "
> KB891711 was released for Win Me on 8 March not in January which is when
> the patch was released for Win2K and XP SP1 and Jerry Bryant also posted
> to this and other newsgroups about the problem a week ago.
>
> Not that this helps one bit as clearly the patch causes problems for
> some users. It's interesting to note that ZDNet makes no mention of
> problems with Win2K although some have posted here that Win2K suffers
> similar problems to those seen in Win Me when the patch is installed.
> The good thing is that to date there are no reports of anyone
> experiencing an attack as a result of the weakness which is supposedly
> fixed by the patch.
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 3:47:23 PM

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Richard,

I wondered if that was the case as it was only in this newsgroup that I
had read of anyone having problems with W2K. I hadn't seen them myself
nor any other reports either. I suspected that the reported problem with
W2K most likely had a different cause. Thanks for confirming that for me.

Mike


Richard G. Harper <rgharper@email.com> wrote:

> One person reported a Windows 2000 problem, which cannot be reproduced
> anywhere else. Or to be more exact, he saw differing problems on two
> or three different PCs that he attributed to the patch. I have
> deployed the patch on 220 client PCs at work and have had not a
> single problem.
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 12:25:48 AM

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No problem! ;-)

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
* In fond memory ... Alex, you shall be sorely missed
* http://www.aumha.org/alex.htm



"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
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> Richard,
>
> I wondered if that was the case as it was only in this newsgroup that I
> had read of anyone having problems with W2K. I hadn't seen them myself
> nor any other reports either. I suspected that the reported problem with
> W2K most likely had a different cause. Thanks for confirming that for me.
>
> Mike
>
>
> Richard G. Harper <rgharper@email.com> wrote:
>
>> One person reported a Windows 2000 problem, which cannot be reproduced
>> anywhere else. Or to be more exact, he saw differing problems on two
>> or three different PCs that he attributed to the patch. I have
>> deployed the patch on 220 client PCs at work and have had not a
>> single problem.
>
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 4:50:50 PM

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In article <eDDmDPnNFHA.2252@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>, heirloom says...

> Ya think they may be trying to get a few more copies of XP sold...

I wonder. It seems that MSFT is looking for a fix. Just check back through
past threads in these groups.

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