Tuesday, August 10, 2010

If Your PC Asks You To Reboot Today, It's Probably OK!

Microsoft is set to release a whopping 33 (mostly important) updates via Windows Update later today.

If your computer is set to automatically update, you may be multi-tasking (possibly for a while) while you work, and in some cases, asked to re-boot.

In one of the largest comprehensive set of 'Tuesday Updates' ever, Microsoft is rolling out Security (and other) Updates for Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows XP SP3.

Note: Users running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or earlier are no longer supported and should upgrade to SP3 ASAP ... for continued support.

Other software to be addressed today includes Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007, (plus Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac), Microsoft Works 9, Silverlight 2 (and 3) and Internet Explorer.

The latest version of Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool will also be deployed.

While those with current hardware and a reasonable broadband connection probably will be able to continue working without even noticing, those with older hardware, limited memory, or a slow Internet connection may want to address this update manually as soon as it becomes available.

More information on today's updates for system administrators, IT professionals as well individual users can be found here.

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