Microsoft, undeterred and shameless as ever, will unleash a total of 5 Windows Updates for Windows 7 next Tuesday, February 7, 2010.
All of them are supposedly to do with security though I saw one that had to do with nVidia USB chipsets.
Following the still disastrous KB977074 fiasco, I RECOMMEND that you hold off on installing these updates — though 3 will be tagged as CRITICAL vulnerabilities. In my opinion it is better to have a half-way working Windows 7 machine with vulnerabilities than one that is dead in the water. However, Microsoft probably thinks different. In their minds nothing could be more secure than a dead Windows 7 machine. That must be their new ruse … along the old adage ‘our system would be perfect if it didn’t have any users.’
Despite all these Updates it appears that a major vulnerability on IE is not getting fixed! But, I have little sympathy for those that insist on using IE. It isn’t as if it costs anything to get FireFox or even Chrome. So, if you still persevere with IE, we wish you GOOD LUCK.
So this is my recommendation. Starting next Tuesday we will see these updates coming in. IGNORE THEM.
I will, diligently, check the web for feedback. Having closely followed KB977074 I will be able to gauge how these updates stack up. I will keep yo posted DAILY as to what the reaction has been to the Feb. 9 updates. If after 72 to 96 hours, the sky has not fallen in … I will install the updates on my machine. Based on how that goes, I will give you a ‘YES’ or ‘NO.’
Is that fair? Only trying to help. I was real upset to see how many of you got burned with KB977074.
Here is Microsoft’s February 2010 Security Bulletin Advance Notification IF you are interested in reading it.