Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for May 2012

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, May 3, 2012.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator
  3. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

    Looks like another relatively quiet month for XP, especially if you don't have Office, Silverlight, or NET.
  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    See Executive Summaries within the bulletin
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    ronjor Global Moderator
  6. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

    Thanks Ron and Nick :)
  7. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    All patched here - was not happy having to accept four .Net patches but since they are improtant I did install them.

    Thanks for keeping us up to speed.
  8. Wallaby

    Wallaby Registered Member

    Maybe a little OT, but why .NET updates take so long to install?
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  9. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Are we speaking of Windows XP or Windows 7 ? If your machine is perhaps a bit hard drive space challenged or memory challenged installation of .Net packages can take some time.
    I would not be too concerned unless the packages will not install correctly.
  10. Wallaby

    Wallaby Registered Member

    Thanks for your reply (as usual)
    On my (small) XP netbook, this 90 MB/11 "items" Microsoft Update took about 40 minutes to complete ;)
  11. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Glad to be of assistance.

    • Hint • but don't tell anyone else - you can selectively install certain updates if you are aware they will be time consuming as is the case with .Net installations.

    This is generally not recommended but can be done without any ill effect on your PC. Ensure that all items Windows Update offers are installed in due haste.

  12. Wallaby

    Wallaby Registered Member

    Nah... my philosophy is to install everything contained in Microsoft update
  13. kupo

    kupo Registered Member

    I noticed that as well.
    Same here :D. Except for really little things like Bing Desktop
  14. MessageBoxA

    MessageBoxA Registered Member

    It takes a little longer to install the .NET packages because the .NET assemblies are not native binary code. When you install the .NET framework and/or updates a tool called NGEN.exe is executed and compiles the .NET assembles into native code specially tuned for your system and stores them into the 'native image cache'. Compiling the code takes a little time.

    Best Wishes,
  15. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

    Ah, thanks very much for the clear explanation, I've been wondering this myself for quite some time :thumb:
  16. Wallaby

    Wallaby Registered Member

    Thanks a lot for the explanation
    Now it is more clear :thumb:
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