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Minor Out-of-Cycle Windows Fixes

Microsoft has been busy lately with patches, in particular patching the famous hole that let Chinese hackers break into Gmail. Last week, Microsoft released four under-the-radar fixes -- not plugging holes per se, but correcting "idiosyncrasies."

Here's a quick rundown:

  • Software updates don't always update, so there's a new tool for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (R2, as well).

  • Some machines with an NVIDIA USB-enhanced host controller interface freeze after moving data to USB devices. There's a hotfix for those with real troubles, while other folks can wait for a fix through a software update.

  • Error reporting in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has its own errors which are fixed through a quick update. Errors include system hangs and keyboard shortcut glitches.

  • Those wanting to restore Windows XP or Windows Server 2008 R2 backups have a new utility that replaces the no-longer-available removable storage manager.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/01/2010 at 1:17 PM


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