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Critical Update

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Emtronics, Apr 19, 2003.

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  1. Emtronics

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    Has anyone had any trouble with the last two critical updates for WinXP? Update 811493, Security Update and Q817287 update for Windows catolog security were both offered about a week ago. I downloaded these via auto update feature and installed them. After installing these updates, my computer acted slow when opening any program. I mean real slow. It also took twice as long to boot the computer. I did a System Restore and removed one of the updates by restoring to a point before it was installed. (the Q817287 one) and everything returned to it's snappy self. I installed the updates on my other XP computer and it acted the same way. Had to restore it the same way I did this computer. I refuse to update my third computer.
     
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    Seems to be a problem related with this hotfix. Buffer Overrun in Windows Kernel Message Handling could Lead to Elevated Privileges:Hotfix(811493) on some computers. Alot of people on Microsofts forum are reporting a slowdown or sluggishness after the update. When the update is removed the computer returns to normal.

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  3. Emtronics

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    Well heck. I'm not sure which update it was. It must be the 811493 update. Either or.... At any rate, I did a system restore and SR listed two updates, the 2 MS offered and I installed, so I highlighted the Q817287 one and did the restore. Thanks for the link Mac. It seems that there are alot of people wondering what is happening. As usual, it's "our" fault and not Microsofts. :D
     
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