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News Critical Windows update for Core 2s

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 27 Jun 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    BioSniper New Member

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    I'd love to know the exact nature of the issue before installing patches for something that may or may not be affecting me.
     
  3. Hells_Bliss

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    nice to know i guess....why no 64bit xp patch though? is xp 64bit just given up for dead or something?!!? :(

    /edit never mind just looked at the M$ site and there's a 64bit xp patch too.

    /edit of the edit
    ...okay now i'm just confused, the x64 xp patch just redirects to the 2k3 download, and there's no file information or applies to for x64 xp. One way or the other people sheesh!
     
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  4. Tim S

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    Yeah, I thought that was a bit strange... it either doesn't affect it or Microsoft is choosing not to support the install base. I'm not going to speculate on which is the right answer though.
     
  5. gvblake22

    gvblake22 mmm, yep

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    Agreed. It always makes me nervous when these big companies say it is urgent and highly recommended to update things but they never specify exactly why. At least they are working on it... :duh: :worried:
     
  6. mattthegamer463

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    Reliability issues? I haven't had a single system crash on my C2D rig. Ever. It already installed it on me though so I guess theres no cause for concern...
     
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    How likely is it that we'll need the update for Intel Penryn CPUs as well?
     
  8. Tim S

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    whatever the problem is might either be fixed in hardware by then (with new silicon revisions) or it should be fixed in BIOS updates by then at the very worst.
     
  9. Sim0n

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    Erm, there is a 64bit XP driver on MS's website now, dunno if it was always there tho.
     
  10. Hells_Bliss

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    It just redirects you to the 2003 update though, and theres no "applies to" for it.

    APPLIES TO
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Starter
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
     
  11. Amon

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    *sniff*
    I smell bullsh*t in an attempt to make Vista appear necessary.
     
  12. knowyourenemy

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    A tad elaborate, no?
     
  13. Omnituens

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    but they patched XP OSs... so how is Vista necessary?

    unless they go HAHA WE R IN UR MACHINES, DISABLING UR XP OS!

    I just updated my BIOS, no mention of any issue with the C2D though.
     
  14. Indybird

    Indybird Why are you reading this?

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    Well, I downloaded, installed and restarted and I haven't been haxed yet... The only reason I downloaded it is because I was having some random crashes a while ago.
     
  15. Tim S

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    Welcome to the forums :thumb:
     
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    *sniffs*
    I smell paranoia… ;)
     
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    XP Pro 64bit is essentially just Windows Server Standard so 2k3 updates will work i.e. SP2 for 2k3 and XP Pro 64bit used the same executable file.
     
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    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    The fact that they haven't specified what the issue is makes me want to run benchmarks before and after the install.
     
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    Meh, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! My c2d has been the best thing since sliced bread. No complaints from my end. I highly recommend them to anyone interested in getting a new PC.
     
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    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Hmm, got home & looked for said patch but it wasn't shown when I ran "Windows Update". Went to the linked page on MS & saw: "Release Date: June 11, 2007" & "Last Review: June 22, 2007". However, this update doesn't show up in my update history within, or since, that time period. /me scratches head & shrugs
     
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