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    Just a heads up: IE security fix killed my Microsoft keyboard

    I applied the latest IE security fix to my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate desktop and it killed my keyboard. The only way to get things working was by using System Restore.

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    What kind of keyboard? Works fine on mine.

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    Works fine here as well.
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    It's an USB Microsoft Wireless multimedia keyboard.

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    That's not good. Hmmm. Of course our keyboards are built in, laptops.
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    I have a Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard 5000 w/Wireless Mouse 5000 and installed KB2744842 with no hiccups.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    All's well here with Dell USB keyboard on desktop (Dell Inspiron 530) and both builtin keyboard and Logitech MK 520 wireless kbd/mouse on the Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop.

    However, when I went to update the second copy of the OS on the laptop (dual boot) I got the infamous MS "Your OS may not be genuine" message. Had to revalidate!
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    No problem with my Logitech Wave keyboard either.

    Rui, I can understand why you're gun shy but you might try the update again perhaps in safe mode. It might not be the keyboard but a software conflict that hangs the PC
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    Guys, thanks four your updates.

    Jerry, the pc did not hang. It worked fine, using the mouse. I just couldn't type anything, in all of the apps I tried. Once I used System Restore, everything went back to normal.

    I will create my weekend regular image and try again but, to be honest, I have been using IE less and less and I don't miss it much.

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    Rui,

    One thing to remember is that even though you don't use IE directly it is integrated into the OS and not doing IE updates could leave attack vectors open elsewhere FWIW.
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    RG,

    According to the MS Security bulletin, the exploitation of the security issues underlying the fix requires a specially crafted web page.
    Although not applying the fix won't be decided lightly, I use a HIPS and rather good AV, which hopefully would keep me safe, especially if i don't use IE. I am not ready to buy a new keyboard just because of this IE fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    According to the MS Security bulletin, the exploitation of the security issues underlying the fix requires a specially crafted web page.
    Don't they all? (for IE or any browser.)

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    I applied the patch again, this time using a direct download, same results. The keyboard is as good as dead. It's not even the fact that no keys are typed into Windows, its that even getting special keys to be recognized by the receiver (it's a wireless keyboard) isn't possible.

    Guess I won't be applying this patch (sorry Jerry, didn't remember your suggestion regarding safe mode until I had done it).

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    If you ever get the desire to try the patch again, You could try plugging a wired keyboard in and then uninstall/reinstall your wireless one. I can see that this might be more trouble than its worth though if you can live without the patch.

    Recently, I have been having troubles with my Microsoft wireless mouse that useson my Wind 8 laptop. It sometimes doesn't work when waking from sleep. Unplugging and re plugging the USB dongle seems to make it work again. It uses the same Intellipoint driver you have and it installed a phantom wireless keyboard in device manager. I think there is something flakey going on with the driver.

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    With wireless mice/keyboards, don't forget the battery; a battery on the threshold of triggering the "low battery" light can start causing strange behaviors.

    I've learned in the years since I converted to wireless, if mouse or keyboard starts getting a bit flaky, my first move is to replace the battery(s). Thus far, it has worked every time.

    rui's difficulties could be related to USB.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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