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30-05-2003, 03:36 AM
811493 Update Patch has just been listed as Critical. Is it ok to download this update now???? Reason why I ask last month http://computerworld.co.nz/webhome.nsf/UNID/A24D5B182B76B694CC256D1100804140!opendocument including other people in the forum reporting slow down in starting applications..

Also should I download another update patch that has appeared in the last 24 hrs Q815021 it sound like another version of 811493 so not to sure if I should download both of them. Would appreciate anyone advice about what to do in this situation.

30-05-2003, 03:41 AM
Try posting the above link again didn't seem to work when I copy and paste it in.


30-05-2003, 03:48 AM
I've run both of the patches and had no problems at all. I don't know what the slow down was in the first place with the other one.

Some others have the new one and aren't having the problems. Go for it and try your luck.

30-05-2003, 07:03 AM
do a system restore backup just in case then go for it if you want to

30-05-2003, 07:43 AM
Well I have just tried installing the two updates "811493" and "Q815021" and after download, the message came up that the updates had installed okay and to reboot system.
When I rebooted my system, would get to the logon screen and then give me a blue screen with error message (to fast to read). It then rebooted again, same message came up again. I then booted in safe mode and uninstalled the updates, rebooted, and everything now works fine.
When the system booted back into XP, the usual "error report" box came up and I sent off the error report.
Microsoft web site then came up telling me I had a device problem.

My system is only 3 weeks old, Pentium 4 2.53, with everything working fine till installing updates.

Anyway thought I would let others know my problem, just as a warning to do a restore point before running update or run F8 menu and run "use last known good setup".


30-05-2003, 10:45 AM
Hi Dave

For your information, I have similar computer to you, hmmm I have just download that patch on my Windows XP Home Edition.. It is working fine and the speed (performance) still working normal

perhpas, u might have to uninstall that patch and reinstall it.. I am sure they have done a good job this time without making hazzling to us again!!!