Windows 8.1 Update 1 downloads, thats right you can download the updates now. Most of the changes in this update are designed to win back users who were unhappy with the interface changes mad in Windows 8 that are really designed for using a touch screen.
These updates must be applied in order:
- KB2949621 – Sorry don’t have an address for this last one
Looks like Microsoft has found a problem with it’s RTM version of Windows XP Service Pack 3. Microsoft is claiming that there is a compatibility problem between computers with the service pack installed and Microsoft‘s Dynamics Retail Management System. This fault has also been noted in Windows Vista Service Pack 1, but that has already been made publicly available. In the case of Windows XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft has chosen to delay the public release so that it can be fixed.
So I’ve now got my hands on Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), which was released on April 21st 2008. April 21st 2008 was the Release To Manufacturers (RTM) by Microsoft, SP3 will be released to everyone else on the 29th April 2008.
Here is the file information for the RTM version:
||BB25707C 919DD835 A9D9706B 5725AF58
||C81472F7 EEEA2ECA 421E116C D4C03E23 00EBFDE4
||62E524A5 52DB9F6F D22D4690 10EA4D7E 28EE06FA 615A1C34 362129F8 08916654
||976C8959 44CD23EB 9D4FB021 D17B531E 938845D2 251508AF BBDF3216 9CEC39E5 DC38517E AFC57FFA 7918A518 FF480AFF 58071FD5 C955E1B6 9D5CA7BE C4F09D1E
Update: 29th April 2008
Windows XP SP3 Public Release Delayed
Update 2: 29th April 2008
Even though the public release is delayed Microsoft has the download on their site. See above.
Update 3: 7th May 2008
Microsoft has now officially released Windows XP Service Pack 3, so we can probably assume that they have fixed the little bug they had.
Microsoft has released Windows Vista SP1, however this is not available via Automatic Windows Update at this point, so if you are using Vista and want SP1 now you will have to manually download it.
Windows Vista SP1
It’s been a very quiet Microsoft patch day today. Except for one patch and that’s Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003, and Windows XP x64. Otherwise the only patches that they put out are the usually malicious removable tool update and new spam filters for Microsoft Outlook 2003 and above.
This patch is extremely important all, this flaw is being exploited widely.
A security issue has been identified in the way Vector Markup Language (VML) is handled that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running Microsoft Windows and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
More information for this update can be found at Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925486)