Microsoft update bug?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by SourMilk, Mar 12, 2009.

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  1. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    After the 10 March 2009 Microsoft update for XP (Home XP SP3 here), I find I cannot enter the Safe Mode by pressing F8 at start up. I uninstalled update KB958690 and now it works. Check it out o_O
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  2. ronjor

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    No f8 problems here with KB958690 installed on the same system, Home XP SP3.
     
  3. SourMilk

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    Well, I guess I've tweaked my poor OS to the point of diminishing returns :'( . Guess it's time for a OS reinstall :p . (I really like these Smilies :) )
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    Try another keyboard before you rebuild the house, just to be sure. :)
     
  5. SourMilk

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    Thanks for the tip. I just tried but no cigar. It's time for a house cleaning anyway. My wife wants her computer back so I'll return later.
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    Hi,

    I have KB958690.

    NO problems in my Windows XP Professional SP2.

    SP2. NO problems:D
     
  7. SourMilk

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    Thanks to all who replied.

    Reinstalled my OS via image and it works now. A little warning and advice follows: I've found that too many installs, uninstalls, and registry cleaning will cause problems with your OS. I always keep 3 disk images as follows: 1) BARE - a fresh OS install without any drivers or programs; 2) BASE - Bare with drivers and programs I use; 3) RECENT - a recent image I keep monthly. If I am unsure of a problem or think my computer might be infected I can rapidly recover without doubt.

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    Good to hear you got it working, I never liked cigars anyway. :D
     
  9. Huupi

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    First thing about learning computers should be the basics of imaging,i suspect there is a global conspiracy at hand between all parties who have interest in hiding it cause they earn money to repair the machines. :D

    But serious,its remarkable that the big vendors like MS apart from the pretty lame system restore never included a complete imaging solution to their OS.

    Yes they provide volume shadow copy service but not something like an imaging app.of their own make.
     
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    Well, they do but they charge everyone up the wazoo for it. Good example is Ultimate which doesn't seem to be worth the extra $$. I mean, what the heck, for the difference in price over Premium, you could buy ShadowProtect and still save a few bucks.
     
  11. lodore

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    windows 7 pro will offer the imaging.
     
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    I wasn't aware of that but am glad to hear it. :) Hopefully, given the sheer number of versions, the price differential between 7 Home Premium and Pro will be less than that of Vista Home Premium and Ultimate.
     
  13. lodore

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    the main versions microsoft will be pushing is windows 7 home premium and pro.
    ultimate will be rare and has all the enterprise features without having to have a enterprise license.
     
  14. Huupi

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    I wasn't aware of it,but Yeah thanks to Storage Craft and friends we feel safe ! :D
     
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