WinXP SP2 Automatic Update WMF Fails

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  1. billaku

    billaku Registered Member

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    Either by way of system Automatic Update or Microsoft website update, WMF update fails.

    System accessing the Automatic Update:
    1. File downloads
    2. Install process occurs
    3. Get window stating not able to complete the update.

    1., 2., 3. keep repeating over and over.


    Closed down all my system protections: Eset NOD32, Look-n-Stop, ProcessGuard, WinPatrol, Ghost, which did not help.
    Usually just need to shutdown the Look-n-Stop software firewall to accomplish WinXP SP2 updates.

    So downloaded the XP update from link in this webpage
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-001.mspx .

    Ended up having to boot into Safe Mode to successfully complete the install.

    Tested sucessfully to block the WMF exploit.

    Did create a System Restore point before doing above.
     
  2. iceni60

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    i went to WU yesterday to update and it didn't work for me too, i had to reboot twice before it worked.
     
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  4. iceni60

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    i think we both had the update downloaded, the problem is the way they are installing it, i know that because my computer is perfect so it's nothing to do with conflicts or my setup :p
     
  5. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    You can download the WMF patch from Microsoft from the following link, just click the Download button to get WindowsXP-KB912919-x86-ENU.exe:

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB912919)
    Brief Description
    A remote code execution security issue has been identified in the Graphics Rendering Engine that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...96-57ae-499e-b89b-215b7bb4d8e9&displaylang=en

    -- Tom
     
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