Windows XP security updates available

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If you have not done so you need to run Windows Update on your Windows XP systems as the latest critical updates plug quite a few security holes.  I updated last night on my Sony U and it applied 11 different security patches.  An odd thing I noticed after the update, disk space is tight on my Sony U due to some things I am working on that eat a lot of space and before the update was applied my disk drive reported 1.6 GB of free space.  Immediately after the reboot that was required by the application of the update my disk drive reported over 3.2 GB of free space.  It seems that the update deleted 1.6 GB of files somewhere in the system.  Has anyone else noticed this?

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maximiliana loiacano

I’m not sure if you can help me, but….
I think I deleted msi(microsoft installer) don’t ask me why.
Now I want to install symantec and it won’t let me.
When I think it’s almost done it says this:

set up was unable to update msi component

I would really appreciate it if you could help me
thank you
m

Navdeep Singh

I have windowsxp pro od and i installed mcafee 7 antivirus and ms antispyware beta but when i run my windows the antivirus n antispyware system tray icon does not show .
solve my problem imedieatly; i m confused.

Anil

Windows downloaded SP2 patch for my system, but couldn’t apply it as it finds my OS “illegal”. Now I had to delete these files, as disk space was tight. I didn’t know where the files were stored, and an annoying “taskbar notification icon” kept popping up every now and then. I kept hitting the cross button every day, and after some time (two months I guess), the icon stops appearing in taskbar! Has windows “learned” that I don’t need that update? Have the downloaded update files been deleted? Or is just the notification icon isn’t visible, but the downloaded files are still eating up space? Please Help! Thanks

Anil

Windows downloaded SP2 patch for my system, but couldn’t apply it as it finds my OS “illegal”. Now I had to delete these files, as disk space was tight. I didn’t know where the files were stored, and an annoying “taskbar notification icon” kept popping up every now and then. I kept hitting the cross button every day, and after some time (two months I guess), the icon stops appearing in taskbar! Has windows “learned” that I don’t need that update? Have the downloaded update files been deleted? Or is just the notification icon isn’t visible, but the downloaded files are still eating up space? Please Help! Thanks

PA

This should be a good place to start:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811269

Clear your Internet Explorer temporary files and cookies, and then remove the Windows Update temporary files. To do this: 1. Delete your Temporary Internet files and Cookies a. Start Internet Explorer, and then click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
b. On the General tab, click Delete Cookies under Temporary Internet files, and then click Delete Files.
c. Click OK.

2. Delete the Windows Installer temporary files. These files are stored in a hidden folder. You must make the folder visible. a. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
b. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
c. Click the View tab.
d. Click to clear the Hide protected operating system flies (Recommended) check box.
e. Click to select theShow Hidden files and folders option, and then click OK.
f. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
g. Double-click WUTemp.
h. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
i. On the File menu, click Delete. If you are prompted to confirm the file deletion, click Yes.

Kevin C. Tofel

10 updates for my Tab, but no change in storage space. 47.1 GB free before and 47.1 GB free after. I think I’m going to start patching my own PC with duct tape after this….all these security updates and yet, Microsoft wants to provide me programs to remove spyware, viruses and more???? ;>)

KCT

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