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Microsoft Patch, April, Is a Big One!
engine




msg:4296742
 9:00 am on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Microsoft Patch, April, Is a Big One! [pcworld.com]
Mammoth. That's the word that most accurately describes what Microsoft has in store for this Patch Tuesday. Microsoft revealed that we can expect 17 security bulletins for the April Patch Tuesday, so pour yourself some espresso and pick up a 12-pack of Mountain Dew--it could be a long day.

There are nine security bulletins rated as Critical, while the remainder are considered Important. The patches and updates span all versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, and the .NET Framework.

Storms notes that one of the updates will patch the MHTML bug that was disclosed back in January. "This bug garnered a fair amount of attention and Microsoft released a fixit tool to thwart attacks. I'm relieved this bug has finally been fixed, the longer it's out there the more time attackers have to find other ways to exploit it."


 

Bewenched




msg:4297108
 8:15 pm on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Boy you werent kidding it's big... installed 23 "patches" on my laptop.

henry0




msg:4297189
 10:09 pm on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Same here, took about 15 min.
I first thought the process was frozen but then it went through, so don't be surprise if the progress bar for a while (a long while!) does not move.

HuskyPup




msg:4297263
 12:40 am on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hmmm...not as big as some on a 64 bit Win7 or is this a pre-cursor to something else?

BillyS




msg:4297335
 3:07 am on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hmmm...not as big as some on a 64 bit Win7 or is this a pre-cursor to something else?


64bit, Windows 7, 23 patches 120 meg...

BillyS




msg:4297336
 3:10 am on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Same here, took about 15 min.
I first thought the process was frozen but then it went through, so don't be surprise if the progress bar for a while (a long while!) does not move.


Not sure why that happened, admittedly I'm working with a SSD, but the entire process was less than two minutes, including downloading the 23 files. The reboot process was about 30 seconds...

keyplyr




msg:4297427
 7:57 am on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

64 bit Win7, took 12 patches.


Makes ya go... hmmmm?

Visit Thailand




msg:4297447
 9:13 am on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have two Win7 Ultimate 64 bit laptops and one needed I think 15 patches and the other 23 or so. Both have very similar things installed on them if not identical.

An XP laptop took even longer, but she is quite old now bless her heart.

Needless to say I system restored, manually backed up AND did a system image for each before updating (except for the XP)!

mojomike




msg:4297585
 2:43 pm on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

mine was 25 patches, what this means to me is that I have too many products on my machine and possible entry points to problems... clean up time

HuskyPup




msg:4297655
 4:32 pm on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Just had a 64 bit win7 office pc with a 70mb followed by a 54mb update!

HuskyPup




msg:4298173
 10:28 am on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Ok, most machines have now been updated with a huge variation in file sizes except for my win7 netbook...it steadfastly refuses to downlaod and update.

Is anyone else experiencing this with a netbook?

engine




msg:4298187
 11:45 am on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

I haven't got a netbook, but my laptop failed one of the files.
I downloaded it manually from the windowsupdate site and it updated fine.

HuskyPup




msg:4298382
 5:54 pm on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

FYI - I simply left my netbook connected and then after about an hour or so it suddenly started downloading, albeit quite slowly therefore they may have been having a high demand, it updated ok but quite slowly in comparison however it's running fine now.

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