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Old 06-05-02, 09:29 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Windows Update - Win2K?


I HATE and distrust M$, but at the sane time want a fully patched and secure system. Just wondering if there were some things on Windows Update that I SHOULDN'T download? ...any spyware disguised, patches that don't do sh1t etc.


Also I would like to say that though I have found forums with more users and admin, this has always been the best forum i have ever come across! You guys seem to know everything. I've basically learn't everything I know from you guys! THX
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Old 06-06-02, 09:28 AM   #2
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Best I can tell you is that I made the mistake of doing a complete Critical Update download, and some part of the package screwed the whole 2K install up. I ended up having to do a reinstall. I have since left the whole thing alone, so I'm not sure what part of the DL was at fault.

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Old 06-06-02, 12:50 PM   #3
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just get a proggy to clean up any spyware.
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Old 06-06-02, 07:12 PM   #4
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I've never had a problem w/ Windows Update. The only things I avoid downloading are the Critical Update Notification and WMP 7.1 (6 does everything I need it to do, w/o anything else)

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Old 06-08-02, 09:57 PM   #5
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The only things I don't download is MSN Messenger and Critical Update Notifyer.

One is too buggy, and introduces security problems.
The other talks to M$ behind my back and tells me about every little hotfix that patches something i never use anyway.

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Old 06-09-02, 10:39 AM   #6
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The bare minimum you should update to is Service Pack 2. IMO everything else after that is more or less over kill.
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Old 06-09-02, 01:14 PM   #7
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That's why I don't care for the "Critical Update Notifyer" or the new one, "Windows Auto-Updater" that it keeps wanting me to install..

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Old 06-09-02, 02:10 PM   #8
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Best I can tell you is that I made the mistake of doing a complete Critical Update download, and some part of the package screwed the whole 2K install up. I ended up having to do a reinstall. I have since left the whole thing alone, so I'm not sure what part of the DL was at fault.
I have a similar story. Running Win2k Pro, I did the critical updates, then I downloaded and installed SP-2. I tried to boot up again, and it came "Inacessable Boot Device". I tried "Fix MBR", and "Fix NTLDR", but it didn't help. I had to do a repair install. Someone suggested it was because I installed SP-2 after doing the critical updates, that I should have done it before.
Just in case you have a similar problem.

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Old 06-10-02, 06:13 AM Thread Starter   #9
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My only worry is by not updating I'm leaving a big security hole in my system. Otherwise everything works pukka! ...Apart from having a ****ting modem under 2K/XP, but I'll live with that till I get a nice new 'en just for 2K.


Another question. The only update I was thinking of was IE6. Is it any better from 5.01 5.02 or 5.5? I'm a bit of a web nut, but will I gain much ...Apart from the privacy tool, which I disable anyways ...Is is faster than previous versions, which again I doubt would be much ...A millisecond a most
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avoid critical update and MSN messenger.

I have a WinXP laptop with IE6- don't like it.
I run 5.5 w/sp2 on my other stuff. It just seems to run better, and have fewer issues with some websites.

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I don't mind IE6... it was a big deal to get rid of the stupid "media bar" when I first got it.. it kept wanting to run all the externals itself.. disabled that pretty quickly, and now it runs flawlessly on mine..

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did not notice any difference between 5.5 and 6, but 6 got a better look icon tho but again, we want the best looking window, then all xp babe dame.....when will my xp arrive....
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Meh. I didn't see much of a difference between IE 5 and IE 6. I just installed it anyways cuz it was there, and I have cable.

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