Microsoft Confirms Botched MS13-057 Windows 7 Update


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...winston

"Don P" wrote in message 1. I never use MS Office and WinXP lets me configure so as to skip
Office updates. Windows7 appears not to let me ignore Office updates
(or I have failed to find out how thus to configure) so they keep
appearing and keep trying to instal, unless I unselect each.

2. Half a dozen times this month a couple of minutes was wasted
attempting to upload Office updates. After this, I had networking
problems (cheap ISP-supplied router) when System Restore seemed
the quickest way forward. But I then found SR had zero restore
points saved, i.e. it appears repeatedly failing MS Office updates
had somehow wiped all the SR points previously saved (10 to 20 over
a couple of months, whenever I last needed to check, more than two
months ago.)

Has anyone else found unsuccessful updates wiped out saved SR points?
1. Windows Update/Change Settings/
- uncheck 'Microsoft Update'

2. Office Updates aren't uploaded nor do Office updates remove SR Points
The primary causes of SR points deletion:
- SR 'Manage disk space settings' configuration setting too low
- Disk Space on the designated drive or another drive too low
- Turning System Restore off on drive (all restore points on that drive
are deleted)
- Multiple partition drive systems (one with insufficient space and SR
enabled can cause the loss of SR points on other drives)
- Running Disk Cleanup and enabling clean up under System Restore
- Multi-boot o/s
- Maximum size limit is set too low for shadow storage
- Corrupted ACL's for pagefiles.sys and hiberfil.sys
- 3rd party tools
 
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Warren Post

I never use MS Office and WinXP lets me configure so as to skip
Office updates. Windows7 appears not to let me ignore Office updates
(or I have failed to find out how thus to configure) so they keep
appearing and keep trying to instal, unless I unselect each.

I'm not answering your questions, but you may want to consider
uninstalling MS Office and anything else you don't use. Safer that way,
and it obviates your problem.
 
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Robin Bignall

Office updates. Windows7 appears not to let me ignore Office updates
(or I have failed to find out how thus to configure) so they keep
appearing and keep trying to instal, unless I unselect each.

I'm not answering your questions, but you may want to consider
uninstalling MS Office and anything else you don't use. Safer that way,
and it obviates your problem.
Office is an optional component of Windows, and Office Service Pack 2
was delivered to me today by Windows Update as an option. It is
probably true, though, that if you have Office installed, critical
updates involving security will not be optional.
 
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Ken Blake

Office is an optional component of Windows,

Not to me it isn't. Office has nothing to do with Windows. It's a
completely separate suite of application programs.
 
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