Microsoft Security Advisory 2949927

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  1. ronjor

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    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/2949927
     
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    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2949927
     
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    re "Automatic Update is for chumps." Well, it shouldn't be, because it's kind of vital if you don't want to get instapwned.

    A modern OS, especially one that costs money, should be expected to update itself automatically without breaking. Loads of Linux servers running cron-apt would tend to agree with me...
     
  6. Robin A.

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    Since I installed KB 2949927, the predetermined media player was changed from MPC-HC (Media Player Classic) to WMP (Windows Media Player). After I changed it back manually, it automatically reverted to WMP. I uninstalled KB 2949927 and the problem dissapeared.
     
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    I should be able to walk the streets of any city at night safely. Not reality and neither is auto updating. I turn off auto updates and then after patch tuesday wait a week to see what happens. Then I image and install the updates a few at a time.
     
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    After some research of the monthly patches, I still pick and choose the updates I only deem necessary, and I've never been pwned. I'm 100% confident in my approach and it's never failed me yet.
     
  9. siljaline

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    It's probably a good thing that these borked updates are in more than one place on the Forum.
     
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    That would assume a high expectation level from Microsoft.
     
  11. Gullible Jones

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    This is a workable strategy on a home desktop, not so much for an office.

    Also, I mentioned Linux and cron-apt because that's an example of auto-updates not breaking anything over a long period. Even granted that Linux release cycles are typically shorter than Windows, so there's less stuff to break.

    I tend to expect a lot from software that I pay large sums of money for. ;)
     
  12. siljaline

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    Microsoft are clearly missing something - millions would like to know what it is. Some with Windows 8.1 that saw their entire operating systems bricked as a direct result of bad Bork Tuesday Patches probably have an even higher expectation of MS at this point.

    Wilders should probably start a new sub Forum called Bork Tuesday - Black Tuesday.
     
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