Posts Tagged ‘patches’

Checking for Updates Slow on Windows 7? Here’s the Fix

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

There’s a fix, but you’ll need to download the correct patch first …

You may have noticed that update checks on Windows 7 machines may take a long, long, long time to complete before any updates are displayed for download and installation. Some users have reported that it took them days to get the initial list of updates displayed to them. That’s unacceptable on several levels, but more importantly leaves the operating system open to attacks and issues for that period of time.

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Say Goodbye to Windows Service Packs

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Apparently, Microsoft is going to change the way that they release updates for their various products; instead of bundling several fixes in a single package, in many cases it will be left up to users to find and install fixes individually.

A service pack contains a number of patches, fixes and improvements for the software it has been released for. Microsoft up until now released service packs for many of its popular products including the Windows client and server operating system and Office. The service packs usually consists of patches that have already been available in one form or the other, with notable exceptions that are then released together with the service pack.

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Microsoft Patch Day October 2011 Overview

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Looks like it’s “update day” for Windows again; here are the details …

Microsoft releases Windows updates on the second Tuesday of the month. A total of eight different security bulletins have been released today by Microsoft. They update the operating system Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products such as the .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight and Internet Explorer. Two of the eight bulletins have been given the highest possible severity rating critical, the remaining six one of important. Maximum severity means that there is at least one product affected by that vulnerability impact.

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