by: Anura Guruge
I knew today, June 08, 2010, was a ‘Patch Tuesday’ for Windows.
I still have Windows Update turned off after the debacles in December-February. So I have to manually check. I had been remiss about installing updates over the last week. I knew there was a new Windows Defender, KB915597 update … this time for Definition Set 1.83.1268.0. But, I let it sit there for a week.
But, today, I downloaded and installed a total of 15, yes fifteen updates … with 5 of these being for Office 2007, one a cumulative security update for IE 8 (K982381), the Windows Defender Update, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) and one for Microsoft Silverlight (KB982926). It was 67.2MB of downsloads.
All appears to be well. I had to restart. It restarted ‘OK’ after a short, heart-stopping hiatus to say that it was ‘reconfiguring Windows after the updates.’
That restart was a few hours ago. Since then I have run Auslogics Registry Cleaner (88 errors), Registry Defrag (and yes, it defragged … saying it could improve performance by 1.7%) and a Disk Optimize. I also just tried Excel 2007. So far, so good.
So here are the Windows 7-related updates I appear to have successfully installed today:
1/ KB980195 — Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits
2/ KB979482, KB980218, KB979559 — Security Updates for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
3/ KB890830 — Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
4/ KB91559 — Windows Defender update, this time for Definition Set 1.83.1268.0.
5/ KB982926 — Update for Microsoft Silverlight
6/ K982381 — Cumulative Security Update for IE 8 << can’t vouch for this, I haven’t used IE in months! >>
So that is where we are. So far, so good.
Good luck. All the best. Safe Updating.