Monthly Archives: September 2007

Get the latest Windows updates securely

Reports of Microsoft’s silent updates published on
Sept. 13
20 Windows Secrets raised security questions for many readers.

But with a little bit of know-how, you can keep risks to a minimum when getting updates using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

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Stealth Windows update prevents XP repair

A silent update that Microsoft deployed widely in July and August is preventing the “repair” feature of Windows XP from completing successfully.

Ever since the Redmond company’s recent download of new support files for Windows Update, users of XP’s repair function have been unable to install the latest 80 patches from Microsoft.

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Now you can Digg this after you’ve Reddit

We’ve added special links to help you use Digg, Delicious, Reddit, and other social-bookmarking sites to point to your favorite articles.

If you’re not yet using bookmarking sites, today would be a great day to start taking advantage of the wealth of content they bring together.

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Fred Langa is back! Get his pics

Editor-at-large Fred Langa has returned from a 5-month motorcyle tour of the U.S. and Canada. His all-new LangaList Plus column begins today in the paid version of the newsletter.

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Vista developers invent wild user interface

In this video spoof from the Codename Longhorn era, the former Windows Vista design team traces the steps consumers might take in customizing the user interface. (Everyone loves dogs, right? Right???)

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