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#1 OFFLINE   Temmu

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

sorta.

Greets!

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-RDP...ed-259060.shtml

very scary indeed.

and how is your patch-management?
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:17 PM

Every time I boot the windows laptop that I rarely use, I have to run about an hour of updates, and then usually I have maybe 10-15 minutes of work to get done.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (ross549 @ Mar 16 2012, 10:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time I boot the windows laptop that I rarely use, I have to run about an hour of updates, and then usually I have maybe 10-15 minutes of work to get done.

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Just wait till the next time you do a fresh install of XP  hysterical.gif

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE (crp @ Mar 16 2012, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just wait till the next time you do a fresh install of XP  hysterical.gif

Wow, that sure was a short weekend! I barely finished my fresh install of XP. sweatingbullets.gif

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

I patch 4 windows partitions once and sometimes twice a month. If I were more on top of things, I'd make images oftener.
I rarely do a clean install; when something goes south, I reload a past image. Less patching and updating needed.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE (crp @ Mar 16 2012, 05:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just wait till the next time you do a fresh install of XP  hysterical.gif


Our display computer at church recently was installed. I know the pain. And that was after installing a build of XP that included SP2!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

laugh.gif yeah, xp is so old that there are more patches than os! biggrin.gif
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE (Temmu @ Mar 21 2012, 09:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
laugh.gif yeah, xp is so old that there are more patches than os! biggrin.gif

A fresh install of Win7 isn't much better.  Just not quite as much searching for drivers. thumbdown.gif

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

It only takes me a couple minutes to update my Win 7 on my laptop every week or so when I fire it up to pay bills and such. My XP installation (for gaming) on my main system is updated weekly also.

A fresh install of XP isn't so bad if you have SP2 and 3 on CDs, as I do. It still takes about an hour to download the most current updates for it, though (at 15M/5M FIOS speeds), once I get the newly installed XP online for the first time.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

laugh.gif - indeed!  but the 150+ patches from sp3 to now ... well ... laugh.gif
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:19 PM

Is there a way to slipstream the most recent updates from MS onto CD/DVD? I haven't researched that lately, but it sure would be handy.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Mar 23 2012, 11:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there a way to slipstream the most recent updates from MS onto CD/DVD? I haven't researched that lately, but it sure would be handy.

I recently made a bootable usb install tool from a Windows 7 installation. I don't know if it incorporates all the patches and updates of the installed OS though.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:34 PM

i do believe slipstreaming is possible.
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