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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      09-25-2007
Here's another idea
<http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/vista/coincidence_wga_failures_followed_windows_update_3 81.html>:
could these silent self-updates of Dimdows Update have been a factor in the
recent Dimdows Genuine Disadvantage spurious-failures episode?
 
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Geoff
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      09-25-2007
Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> Here's another idea
> <http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/vista/coincidence_wga_failures_followed_windows_update_3 81.html>:
> could these silent self-updates of Dimdows Update have been a factor
> in the recent Dimdows Genuine Disadvantage spurious-failures episode?


Don't you find that your apparent main focus in life seems a little twisted
?

geoff


 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      09-27-2007
Just to rub salt in the wound, it turns out those secret Dimdows Update
updates can bork your system to the point that _all_ subsequent updates
will fail to install properly: <http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=817>.
 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      09-29-2007
In message <fdft35$9t5$(E-Mail Removed)>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> Just to rub salt in the wound, it turns out those secret Dimdows Update
> updates can bork your system to the point that _all_ subsequent updates
> will fail to install properly: <http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=817>.


Microsoft admits there is a problem
<http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9039 681&intsrc=hm_list>.
Has to do with the XP repair rolling things back to an earlier version of
Dimdows Update that didn't have one shareable library that was added later.
Thus a subsequent re-update of Dimdows Update fails to correctly "register"
this additional library, so the update mechanism stops working.

Question: why do shareable libraries need individual "registering" before
they can work? There is no equivalent need to go through this rigmarole
with Linux shareable libraries as far as I'm aware.
 
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