Concerning Windows Update. . .

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Tony Sperling, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Hi.

    My box is filling up with all these compressed folders - I think I can
    remember the discussion passing through this group a while ago, but I cannot
    remember if there was any general consensus on the strategy about how to
    deal with them? They consist of B/U's of things that was updated, right? So,
    would moving and burning them to disk be worthwhile at all, or should I just
    flush the oldest 80 % down the bit drain, since they almost invariably do
    work allright?

    Another matter entirely, is that the machine was starting to behave rather
    oddly. Things, like the mouse pointer, and the screensavers, started to
    stutter without it actually feeling slow. Then Nero started refusing to burn
    the ISO's - instead opting to put another image with it's own default
    filename extension away, and that one I could later burn! I got irritated
    and uninstalled Nero, and re-booted. Wow - this really felt like a cocktail
    of vitamins and Viagra had been injected in that machine, everything speeded
    up noticeably, and I then reinstalled Nero, and it burned the ISO's in a
    well behaved manner like it used to.

    Goes to show - not everything you don't like in software is a 'bug'. And not
    every kind af strange behaviour is a virus!


    Tony. . .
     
    Tony Sperling, Apr 25, 2006
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  2. Are you referring to these folders Tony - ie. $NtUninstallKB908519$?

    Yes, they can be safely deleted or backed up to a different location.
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    "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi.
    >
    > My box is filling up with all these compressed folders - I think I can
    > remember the discussion passing through this group a while ago, but I
    > cannot remember if there was any general consensus on the strategy about
    > how to deal with them? They consist of B/U's of things that was updated,
    > right? So, would moving and burning them to disk be worthwhile at all, or
    > should I just flush the oldest 80 % down the bit drain, since they almost
    > invariably do work allright?
    >
    > Another matter entirely, is that the machine was starting to behave rather
    > oddly. Things, like the mouse pointer, and the screensavers, started to
    > stutter without it actually feeling slow. Then Nero started refusing to
    > burn the ISO's - instead opting to put another image with it's own default
    > filename extension away, and that one I could later burn! I got irritated
    > and uninstalled Nero, and re-booted. Wow - this really felt like a
    > cocktail of vitamins and Viagra had been injected in that machine,
    > everything speeded up noticeably, and I then reinstalled Nero, and it
    > burned the ISO's in a well behaved manner like it used to.
    >
    > Goes to show - not everything you don't like in software is a 'bug'. And
    > not every kind af strange behaviour is a virus!
    >
    >
    > Tony. . .
    >
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 25, 2006
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  3. Tony;
    The uninstall files are the files needed if the update is to be uninstalled.
    There is really no reason to save them once it is determined the update
    caused no problems, somewhere around a few weeks to a few months at most.
    But there is no harm in saving them other than it is something else you need
    to manage.
    I simply delete them periodically and have never wanted or needed to
    uninstall a update after that time.
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi.
    >
    > My box is filling up with all these compressed folders - I think I can
    > remember the discussion passing through this group a while ago, but I
    > cannot remember if there was any general consensus on the strategy about
    > how to deal with them? They consist of B/U's of things that was updated,
    > right? So, would moving and burning them to disk be worthwhile at all, or
    > should I just flush the oldest 80 % down the bit drain, since they almost
    > invariably do work allright?
    >
    > Another matter entirely, is that the machine was starting to behave rather
    > oddly. Things, like the mouse pointer, and the screensavers, started to
    > stutter without it actually feeling slow. Then Nero started refusing to
    > burn the ISO's - instead opting to put another image with it's own default
    > filename extension away, and that one I could later burn! I got irritated
    > and uninstalled Nero, and re-booted. Wow - this really felt like a
    > cocktail of vitamins and Viagra had been injected in that machine,
    > everything speeded up noticeably, and I then reinstalled Nero, and it
    > burned the ISO's in a well behaved manner like it used to.
    >
    > Goes to show - not everything you don't like in software is a 'bug'. And
    > not every kind af strange behaviour is a virus!
    >
    >
    > Tony. . .
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Apr 25, 2006
    #3
  4. Yes, thank you both - that is exactly what I was thinking, but since being
    on a very hi-speed connection this stuff is building up much, much faster
    than I was used to, and now I need to take some action. I'll just flush the
    lot. (the old lot!)

    Greetings, Tony. . .


    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Tony;
    > The uninstall files are the files needed if the update is to be
    > uninstalled.
    > There is really no reason to save them once it is determined the update
    > caused no problems, somewhere around a few weeks to a few months at most.
    > But there is no harm in saving them other than it is something else you
    > need to manage.
    > I simply delete them periodically and have never wanted or needed to
    > uninstall a update after that time.
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi.
    >>
    >> My box is filling up with all these compressed folders - I think I can
    >> remember the discussion passing through this group a while ago, but I
    >> cannot remember if there was any general consensus on the strategy about
    >> how to deal with them? They consist of B/U's of things that was updated,
    >> right? So, would moving and burning them to disk be worthwhile at all, or
    >> should I just flush the oldest 80 % down the bit drain, since they almost
    >> invariably do work allright?
    >>
    >> Another matter entirely, is that the machine was starting to behave
    >> rather oddly. Things, like the mouse pointer, and the screensavers,
    >> started to stutter without it actually feeling slow. Then Nero started
    >> refusing to burn the ISO's - instead opting to put another image with
    >> it's own default filename extension away, and that one I could later
    >> burn! I got irritated and uninstalled Nero, and re-booted. Wow - this
    >> really felt like a cocktail of vitamins and Viagra had been injected in
    >> that machine, everything speeded up noticeably, and I then reinstalled
    >> Nero, and it burned the ISO's in a well behaved manner like it used to.
    >>
    >> Goes to show - not everything you don't like in software is a 'bug'. And
    >> not every kind af strange behaviour is a virus!
    >>
    >>
    >> Tony. . .

    >
    >
     
    Tony Sperling, Apr 25, 2006
    #4
  5. Tony Sperling

    John Barnes Guest

    I'm confused. You don't get any more updates because you have a fast
    connection to the internet. Your problem has to be something else.


    "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Yes, thank you both - that is exactly what I was thinking, but since being
    > on a very hi-speed connection this stuff is building up much, much faster
    > than I was used to, and now I need to take some action. I'll just flush
    > the lot. (the old lot!)
    >
    > Greetings, Tony. . .
    >
    >
    > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Tony;
    >> The uninstall files are the files needed if the update is to be
    >> uninstalled.
    >> There is really no reason to save them once it is determined the update
    >> caused no problems, somewhere around a few weeks to a few months at most.
    >> But there is no harm in saving them other than it is something else you
    >> need to manage.
    >> I simply delete them periodically and have never wanted or needed to
    >> uninstall a update after that time.
    >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    >> http://www.dts-l.org
    >>
    >>
    >> "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Hi.
    >>>
    >>> My box is filling up with all these compressed folders - I think I can
    >>> remember the discussion passing through this group a while ago, but I
    >>> cannot remember if there was any general consensus on the strategy about
    >>> how to deal with them? They consist of B/U's of things that was updated,
    >>> right? So, would moving and burning them to disk be worthwhile at all,
    >>> or should I just flush the oldest 80 % down the bit drain, since they
    >>> almost invariably do work allright?
    >>>
    >>> Another matter entirely, is that the machine was starting to behave
    >>> rather oddly. Things, like the mouse pointer, and the screensavers,
    >>> started to stutter without it actually feeling slow. Then Nero started
    >>> refusing to burn the ISO's - instead opting to put another image with
    >>> it's own default filename extension away, and that one I could later
    >>> burn! I got irritated and uninstalled Nero, and re-booted. Wow - this
    >>> really felt like a cocktail of vitamins and Viagra had been injected in
    >>> that machine, everything speeded up noticeably, and I then reinstalled
    >>> Nero, and it burned the ISO's in a well behaved manner like it used to.
    >>>
    >>> Goes to show - not everything you don't like in software is a 'bug'. And
    >>> not every kind af strange behaviour is a virus!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Tony. . .

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    John Barnes, Apr 25, 2006
    #5
  6. Tony Sperling

    Jud Hendrix Guest

    On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 03:39:54 -0700, "John Barnes" <>
    wrote:

    >I'm confused. You don't get any more updates because you have a fast
    >connection to the internet. Your problem has to be something else.


    Sometimes a MS-patch can cause problems with certain software, so therefor
    you always need to run a decent test with all your software. I think the OP
    installed a patch causing Nero to misbehave, and easiest would be to
    uninstall the last patches to see if the new problem disappears again.
    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" goes well here (unless we're dealing with
    security patches).

    jud

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    Jud Hendrix, Apr 25, 2006
    #6
  7. Well, of course you're right, John, but with the modem I was very
    restrictive how I put it to the best use. 'Best', here being debatable, as
    always. I don't know, this last year they've come trickling and I don't even
    think about it anymore.

    Tony. . .


    "John Barnes" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm confused. You don't get any more updates because you have a fast
    > connection to the internet. Your problem has to be something else.
    >
    >
    > "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Yes, thank you both - that is exactly what I was thinking, but since
    >> being on a very hi-speed connection this stuff is building up much, much
    >> faster than I was used to, and now I need to take some action. I'll just
    >> flush the lot. (the old lot!)
    >>
    >> Greetings, Tony. . .
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Tony;
    >>> The uninstall files are the files needed if the update is to be
    >>> uninstalled.
    >>> There is really no reason to save them once it is determined the update
    >>> caused no problems, somewhere around a few weeks to a few months at
    >>> most.
    >>> But there is no harm in saving them other than it is something else you
    >>> need to manage.
    >>> I simply delete them periodically and have never wanted or needed to
    >>> uninstall a update after that time.
    >>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    >>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    >>> http://www.dts-l.org
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Hi.
    >>>>
    >>>> My box is filling up with all these compressed folders - I think I can
    >>>> remember the discussion passing through this group a while ago, but I
    >>>> cannot remember if there was any general consensus on the strategy
    >>>> about how to deal with them? They consist of B/U's of things that was
    >>>> updated, right? So, would moving and burning them to disk be worthwhile
    >>>> at all, or should I just flush the oldest 80 % down the bit drain,
    >>>> since they almost invariably do work allright?
    >>>>
    >>>> Another matter entirely, is that the machine was starting to behave
    >>>> rather oddly. Things, like the mouse pointer, and the screensavers,
    >>>> started to stutter without it actually feeling slow. Then Nero started
    >>>> refusing to burn the ISO's - instead opting to put another image with
    >>>> it's own default filename extension away, and that one I could later
    >>>> burn! I got irritated and uninstalled Nero, and re-booted. Wow - this
    >>>> really felt like a cocktail of vitamins and Viagra had been injected in
    >>>> that machine, everything speeded up noticeably, and I then reinstalled
    >>>> Nero, and it burned the ISO's in a well behaved manner like it used to.
    >>>>
    >>>> Goes to show - not everything you don't like in software is a 'bug'.
    >>>> And not every kind af strange behaviour is a virus!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Tony. . .
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Tony Sperling, Apr 25, 2006
    #7
  8. O.K. - That is quite possible, I didn't even give it a second thought that
    these issues might have been connected. I will certainly keep an open eye on
    that Nero 'mother'. This time, I just removed and re-installed Nero, and I
    left four updates from the last month so if it starts being funny again I
    will have that option in mind, thanks Jud.


    Tony. . .



    "Jud Hendrix" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 03:39:54 -0700, "John Barnes" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I'm confused. You don't get any more updates because you have a fast
    >>connection to the internet. Your problem has to be something else.

    >
    > Sometimes a MS-patch can cause problems with certain software, so therefor
    > you always need to run a decent test with all your software. I think the
    > OP
    > installed a patch causing Nero to misbehave, and easiest would be to
    > uninstall the last patches to see if the new problem disappears again.
    > "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" goes well here (unless we're dealing
    > with
    > security patches).
    >
    > jud
    >
    > Inviato da X-Privat.Org - Registrazione gratuita
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    Tony Sperling, Apr 25, 2006
    #8
  9. Tony Sperling

    Jud Hendrix Guest

    On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 13:47:22 +0200, "Tony Sperling"
    <> wrote:

    >O.K. - That is quite possible, I didn't even give it a second thought that
    >these issues might have been connected. I will certainly keep an open eye on
    >that Nero 'mother'. This time, I just removed and re-installed Nero, and I
    >left four updates from the last month so if it starts being funny again I
    >will have that option in mind, thanks Jud.


    I had a problem ages ago with a patch which made the desktop layout of Avid
    Xpress DV go funny (this was in XP32). Somebody quickly discovered that it
    was related to a MS-patch. I would have never thought that such a thing
    could happen, but from now on, I check, double-check and triple-check my
    system, before I install yet another patch, otherwise things get very
    difficult to debug (well, for a bit of a layman like me :) ).

    jud

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    Jud Hendrix, Apr 25, 2006
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