July 9 2008 MS XP Update

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    July 9 2008 MS XP Update

    After spending time on the phone to my DSL provider and attempting to fix my internet connection problem I decided to uninstall the recent Microsoft update. As my computer was starting back up, tech support actually answered my call (it ook 40 min to get a person). By that time I already realized that my modem lights were indicating I had good connection and sure enough my internet started working again. Tech support said they have been swamped since the update came out.

    The recent Microsoft update messed up a lot of people's security software or at least how it operates and communicated with XP. This caused a great number of people to completely lose their internet connection. You can still ping from the command line but IE will not work.

    So if you have the recent update which you prob don't if you are here, or if you are looking to install it um....don't.

    Thought I'd post here to save people some possible future headaches.

    UPDATE:
    http://www.entropiaforum.com/forums/...ly-2008-a.html

    According to this forum this only affects Zone Alarm users. I have a hard time believing that given the volume of calls into tech support today.

    For ZoneAlarm users:
    http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/fr...cessIssue.html
    Last edited by VirtualAce; 07-09-2008 at 06:38 PM.

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    This is one of the reasons I never install any new updates from Microsoft.
    And I'd rather not until a service packs comes out, if ever.
    Updates breaks things. It's not new.

    I wonder if new firewalls will require this update or work on legacy machines, too.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    I installed it and it works fine and I don't use Zone Alarm.

    *shrug*

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    Yes, same here. Gave it a shot and didn't create any problems. Using Comodo PF.

    EDIT: ZoneAlarm has an interesting way of acknowledging this to have been a problem on their end. They have a fix, though. But... I don't know... maybe it's time you start considering an alternative.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    The only problem i had with the update was it forked up my color scheme, well, not realyl forked, it just changed the tone slightly. This is only on my home system, wiht an LCD monitor, it didnt do anything ta work, so perhaps its just the LCD driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    This is one of the reasons I never install any new updates from Microsoft.
    And I'd rather not until a service packs comes out, if ever.
    Updates breaks things. It's not new.

    I wonder if new firewalls will require this update or work on legacy machines, too.
    Updates only break things that rely on undefined functionality. It's because both antiviruses and viruses use the exact same techniques. Can't blame MS for trying to kill some viruses.

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    Regardless of whose blame it is, I don't want it if it breaks my computer.
    And I'm not blaming anyone. Patches are complicated stuff.
    At least when service packs come around, they tend to work well.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Found another 'feature'. Graphedit can no longer connect to remote graphs. They no longer show up when enumerating the filtergraphs, so you can no loner analyze your DirectShow programs to troubleshoot bugs. Thanks alot M$, wtf is that all about.
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    I removed the damn thing just in case.
    And I got my Kubuntu CD today from Canonical. Oh, the irony!
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I still have to play with ubuntu this weekend I suppose.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Interesting how many topics end up with Linux discussions lately.

    Anyway, I'm getting used to my Ubuntu. I can even play my favourite games on it - OpenTTD and Warsow. Also, my main tool, IDA, works with Wine. So on some days when I mess less with my Windows-related projects I am using Ubuntu.

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    And I got my Kubuntu CD today from Canonical. Oh, the irony!
    Wow. I heard they take months to ship or something. Is that true?

    I have personally never tried it, since I have a 300+kb/s connection (4 hrs for a DVD image), and blank disks are dirt cheap .

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    Took only 2 weeks to arrive here.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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