Posts Tagged ‘Windows update’

Windows 7 Graphics Platform Performance Update

Friday, August 27th, 2010

This is all a little bit confusing …

Microsoft has released an update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that provides functionality and performance improvements for the graphics platform.

Neither the Knowledge Base article, nor the Microsoft download pages reveal information about the improvements provided by the update.

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Microsoft, Adobe, Release Massive Amount Of Security Patches

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Speaking of Microsoft security patches …

Today is the second Tuesday of the month and that means it is Microsoft Patch Day. Microsoft is keeping a tight schedule when it comes to security patches. If they are not heavily exploited or very critical they are released on the second Tuesday of each month. Today’s patch day is already available via the official channels including Windows Update and Microsoft Downloads.

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How To Block Specific Updates In Windows Update

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

I can think of quite a few situations where this would come in handy …

It is usually not necessary to block updates in Windows Update, Microsoft’s integrated updating tool for Windows operating systems. Windows Update notifies the user of new updates by displaying a notification in the system tray, that is, if the update service is up and running.

There are two scenarios where Windows users or admins may want to block updates from being displayed. The first is to block an update’s deployment in a small to middle sized business or organization, the second if an update is either not needed, or known to cause problems in a single computer environment.

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