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    WinUpdate Security Download failure (XP SP-2)

    I keep getting a notice of a update, but when I try to implement the update, the download apparently works, but the install fails -- repeatedly.

    I get the message:

    Security Update for Flash Player (KB913433) installation failed.

    Anyone else? Is this critical?

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    Re: WinUpdate Security Download failure (XP SP-2)

    See the links at kb913433 - Google Search. Quite a few discussions of issues and solutions at the time the fix was released.

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    Re: WinUpdate Security Download failure (XP SP-2)

    Joe:

    Well, I see my Google proficiency ain't quite where it should be yet.

    Thanks, Joe.

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    Re: WinUpdate Security Download failure (XP SP-2)

    Chuck,

    Critical, well, if one uses Flash Player it is certainly good to update it. If not using Flash Player, not critical.

    I think we have seen the recommendation to update the Flash Player two times the latest months(?) (Apparently March/May ...).

    So when the latest warning came around I was a bit surprised the recommendation was still to get version 9.0.16.0, the one they recommended earlier ... (I found, that at that time, the recommendation was to go for 8.0.24.0, so somehow I updated to 9.0.16 during that time).

    So it appears that some new vulnerability was discovered for the earlier versions and they released a new warning to notify everyone to upgrade, this time to 9.0.16. There are also updates released for older versions of Flash Player.

    The Microsoft update you mention is the May bulletin MS06-020. That one corresponds with Adobe's bulletin from March 14, updated May 9. APSB06-03 Flash Player Update to Address Security Vulnerabilities

    "May 9, 2006 Update
    For Windows users who currently have Flash Player 6.0.79 or earlier installed on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, or Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft is providing an updated Flash Player 6 (6.0.84.0) through Windows Update. For more information, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-020."

    The recommendation that time around was to skip the MS Update and download the Adobe Flash Player to get a later version than the MS released.

    That could be said this time also, one Flash Player for IE and one for Fx.

    Woody's comment on the latest:
    http://askwoody.com/newscomments.php?newsid=607

    Woody mentions Adobe Security bulletin September 12:
    http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bull.../apsb06-11.html

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    Re: WinUpdate Security Download failure (XP SP-2)

    Argus:

    I suppose then it's critical...

    Some things, like Flash and Acrobat Reader, I do very little with except to "read" material on (safe) sites, but use it nnone theless, so there you go...

    It would just be nice if MS's own update process could recognize proper version data etc. Then the lees-informed of us could stumble along a little more easily...

    Thanks for the links...

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