Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    336
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    KB955020 (Ultimate, SP1)

    I'm always a month or so behind on patches -- I prefer to let new patches stew a while before installing them -- and have now installed most everything rated as "Important" except the September patches, with one exception: KB 955020. I have two questions: (1) why does Microsoft rate this as important, as it seems to be only to add some words to the spell-check dictionary (doesn't seem all that important to me), and (2) why is it so huge? The KB article says, or at least implies, that all it does is add a few words to the dictionary. Why does that require a whopping 56.3 MB?

    Fafner

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: KB955020 (Ultimate, SP1)

    (1) I guess that Microsoft finds it embarrassing that the name of one of the presidential candidates isn't recognized.

    (2) The MSKB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955020 mentions 4 spell check files that will be updated, with a combined size of almost 30 MB, but it also states "This update contains many additional support files."

  3. #3
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    336
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: KB955020 (Ultimate, SP1)

    Thank you, Hans. I had read that KB before posting but wasn't clear on its implications. All those additional support files are related to the spell-check dictionary, I assume, and aren't really "important" for the operating system? Do you think that is a correct assumption? It's often hard to tell with some of Microsoft's support files, which was the reason for my question.

    Fafner

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: KB955020 (Ultimate, SP1)

    The MSKB article doesn't go into details about the additional support files, so I don't have the slightest idea whether they are directly related to the spelling files or not.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •