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  • 1. MS announces a new version of KB908531 (MS06-015)
    I read the article about new update, and see that they would address HP Share to web and Nvidia issues.... I have none of these on my computer, and yet have problems after KB908531 update. My XP prof sp2 does this: When you rightclick anything it would sometime open a menu ok, but most of the times: show hourglass for a minute, then it disappears and nothing opens... If you look in task manager - at the same time it happens Verclsid.exe opens. I found two solutions that make it go away: 1 - remove KB908531 2 - keep it and rename Verclsid.exe to Verclsid.old in hope that new update coming out on april 25th will fix it... I did send my comments on the article to microsoft, as their article mentions only computers with share to web and nvidia drivers. But I don't know how good they are checking those comments. Do you know the sure way to contact microsoft about bugs??? Oksana
  • 2. Virtual Memory Error....No Paging File (or to small)
    OS = W2K w/sp4 During boot, I get a Virtual Memory Error stating that my computer has no Paging File. It then explains how to set the Virtual Memory which is easy. The problem is that it won't boot up. After I click okay on the error dialog, the message comes back up again (in 5-10 seconds). Since this keeps repeating, I can't full boot up to make the changes. What do I do. History: I had a HD Crash/Error. I restored from an image to another HD. Now I get the error. Note: Safe mode has the same issue. Thanks in advance
  • 3. Microsoft KB Article Numbers
    I have some questions about the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles naming conventions. Articles are named as KB#####. Is there any significance in the way the number is chosen. Does it represent any information? Can somebody tell from seeing the KB article numbers whether one article was published prior to the other? I have searched a lot on but could not find anything. Thanks in advance for any help. A.
  • 4. Microsoft VM everyday update
    My problem in in the subject line and it's been happening(wanting to update) everyday so far this week. I have installed the same update but it still does this. It keeps saying: "This setup will only upgrade over an existing version of the Microsoft VM." I have turned off my automatic updates cuz of this nagging problem. How can i stop this? All otehr updates are up to date. Thanks
  • 5. so tired of validation
    i don't know how many times microsoft wants me to validate my bloody OS - as i've done it so many times - and now they've added another one to today's update. i have no question or actual point - i just wanted to complain. waah.

Windows Update just keeps scanning

Postby PR » Wed, 12 May 2004 12:51:19 GMT

When i scan for updates windows completes the scanand lists all| updates and
drivers i need, however when i click on the| drivers or updates to view them
windows opens up an new| window and scans all over again, and continues to
do so| each time i click on the updates to view them.  any| ideas, thank you
very much.

Re: Windows Update just keeps scanning

Postby Jupiter Jones [MVP] » Wed, 12 May 2004 13:18:56 GMT

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Jupiter Jones  [MVP]

updates and
view them
continues to
thank you

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