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VICSULL

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I have been trying to install the unauthorized WMF hotfix patch but keep getting that my system is not compatible with it. Once it said there was a problem with the windows installer package.

I have Windows XP home. I used to have Service Pack 2 but removed it because of errors I was getting. Since removing it back in November, I have had no more errors.
I now only have Service Pack 1. I do, however, still have some Service Pack 2 updates installed. I don't know why it says my system is not compatible with the patch. Can anyone help me? I did unregister the picture & fax viewer as suggested by Microsoft.
 

flavallee

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DON'T install the pre-release WMF patch. Microsoft has already issued a notice that the correct patch will be released next Tuesday, January 10th, and for users NOT to install the pre-release version. It was accidentally released by an employee.

Here is the article:

An early version of a security fix for a Windows flaw that is being used as a conduit for cyberattacks was prematurely posted online by a Microsoft employee.

"It really was an inadvertent thing that happened," Fry Wilson said. "We have the security update on a fast track...(and) somebody accidentally posted a prerelease version on a community site. It has been taken down, and we don't recommend customers use it--it is not the version that we will be releasing on Tuesday."


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VICSULL

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Thanks! I guess it really doesn't matter that I can't get it installed. I'll just have to take my chances. This unauthorized patch is available on several different sites and I have gotten information from several different newsletters. I hope my antivirus (Norten Internet Security) and my spyware (Spyware Doctor) will be able to protect me.
 

flavallee

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You REALLY need to install the SP2 upgrade because you're denying your computer a lot of enhancements and security-related fixes.

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