Re: What recent update should I NOT install?
"Brian" <Brian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Running Vista Home Premium...The night before last, my laptop
> downloaded and installed a Microsoft update that killed my 2 month old >
> Dell Inspiron 1720.
Not the wisest way to get updates - Notify and let me slect what to install
is more prudent.
> I'm not sure if it was KB941649 or something else for that matter..
I dont run Vista so cant help there.
> Can anyone tell me if there was a common update that I should avoid? > It
> seems as though a recent update in the last few days has caused
> unfortunate PC carnage for many people.
You would need to install each one of the suspects one at a time until you
find the culprit.
> It would be a huge pain to install all the updates as a gamble in hopes
> that 'it will just ..........
> How long should I wait before installing these recent updates?
Well you could install all the other months critical/security updates that
you know installed OK and leave this months Black Tuesday offers in the hope
that similar probs in this group and others have been sorted.
Or as said above, do one at a time - make a list of these updates, the
security ones only, go to the relevant web page for each one and download
from there to desktop or disc - once you have them, disconnect from the
net - disable ALL AV/Antispyware etc - especially McAfee which you probably
have with your Dell, then open and install one at a time and restart after
each and check that each has installed.
This way has worked for some but not all - there are many ways to skin this
cat when it comes to downloading updates.