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Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday will include 5 critical fixes

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 07 Nov 2014 3:10 User comments (12)

Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday will be a biggie Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming Patch Tuesday will be a large one, with fixes coming for 16 security bulletins of which five are "critical."
Most of the remaining are flagged as "important" but will still require immediate patching. At 16 bulletins, the fixes are the highest count of the year. The critical bulletins will take care of vulnerabilities found in IE6 all the way through IE11. There are no critical fixes required for Windows but Office and IE require fixes for all operating systems even including Windows 10 Technical Preview.

The critical bugs would have allowed attackers remote code execution and some of the "important" bulletins allowed for privilege elevation. Some are probably not required by all, such as Bulletin 6 which is exclusively for Microsoft Office 2007.

Windows Update should take care of the patching for most users.

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12 user comments

17.11.2014 23:17

i wonder if any of the patches are going to screwup like previous patch updates.

28.11.2014 15:21

i was wondering the same thing and honestly why are you fixing a tech preview i really hope your not planing another vista where your tech preview became your real o.s

39.11.2014 02:44

The Real Question everyone should be asking is . . . How many of these Updates / Patches Will Screw-up your computers?

Answer : M$ is shooting to attain a 25% Factor.

Makes Me Crave Window$ after being Error Free in Linux for 8+ years & Counting. NOT !!!!!!!

410.11.2014 03:15

Originally posted by LarryJP:
The Real Question everyone should be asking is . . . How many of these Updates / Patches Will Screw-up your computers?

Answer : M$ is shooting to attain a 25% Factor.

Makes Me Crave Window$ after being Error Free in Linux for 8+ years & Counting. NOT !!!!!!!
The only problem I have with windose is registry corruption or moving to newer hardware so I am forced to reinstall a fresh copy and it takes a few years for that to happen.

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

511.11.2014 01:58

Try a Simple experiment . . . Swap a Hard-Drive containing a Linux OS from one computer to another of a DIFFERENT Make Model. Start up that Computer.

Try the same exact thing with a Hard-Drive containing a Windows OS.

Let us know what results you achieve !

611.11.2014 09:40

Originally posted by LarryJP:
Try a Simple experiment . . . Swap a Hard-Drive containing a Linux OS from one computer to another of a DIFFERENT Make Model. Start up that Computer.

Try the same exact thing with a Hard-Drive containing a Windows OS.

Let us know what results you achieve !
So? All my programs/games won't work on Linux so its rather pointless.

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

713.11.2014 23:01

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Originally posted by LarryJP:
Try a Simple experiment . . . Swap a Hard-Drive containing a Linux OS from one computer to another of a DIFFERENT Make Model. Start up that Computer.

Try the same exact thing with a Hard-Drive containing a Windows OS.

Let us know what results you achieve !
So? All my programs/games won't work on Linux so its rather pointless.
Actually we have wineskin which runs all of our windows software on linux no need for win blows

818.11.2014 06:39

Running games in a emulator on Linux isn't going to work well with some of the intensive games most play on Windows. And major motherboard changes with either OS can be problem-matic, more so on Linux platforms, but my question to Zippy is why would you need to change mainboards every two years? That is the only thing that can cause major headaches. And even at that it doesn't always mean you need to regen your system.

As to this thread though I too wonder if any of these updates are going to pooch your system, my guess would be some will get screwed and most won't but if you're the one will that suck.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Nov 2014 @ 6:41

918.11.2014 09:41

Originally posted by Mr-Movies:
Running games in a emulator on Linux isn't going to work well with some of the intensive games most play on Windows. And major motherboard changes with either OS can be problem-matic, more so on Linux platforms, but my question to Zippy is why would you need to change mainboards every two years? That is the only thing that can cause major headaches. And even at that it doesn't always mean you need to regen your system.

As to this thread though I too wonder if any of these updates are going to pooch your system, my guess would be some will get screwed and most won't but if you're the one will that suck.
Most of the time its registry corruption that forces me to sometimes its changing the mobo for new cpu/ramm.

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

1018.11.2014 10:14

Well, the Windows Defender KB wouldn't install on my system. So, there's a screw up for you. :)

1118.11.2014 10:18

Well, the Windows Defender KB wouldn't install on my system. So, there's a screw up for you. :)

1218.11.2014 18:33

You know guys, I haven't had a WU patch mess anything up since 2006 when a bad patch messed everyone up and I install all the critical and important ones, so you can't say that yours (as I can't say that mine) are the typical result if something does mess up.
We also ran a case study back in 09 on a tech site I used to admin. We took 80 of our users and tracked their results for almost 2 years. We had regular snapshots of their systems, hard & software installed, driver lists, CODEC lists, security s'ware, any changes...etc.

The results clearly showed that people who regularly ran registry cleaners and/or "optimization" s'ware were 84% more likely to have patch problems than those that didn't.

Just sayin...

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