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Automatic Updates just alerted me. This new update 'would prevent an attacker from executing code on my Windows-based computer' or something to that effect. I generally always download the updates, but this time they specifically warned that once downloaded, the update could not be removed. So what if it does something screwy to my computer (which already has some quirks about entering standby and shutting down)?

 

They make it sound like I have to make a major commitment to this update and I'm not sure I'm ready for commitment!!! :)

 

Any thoughts?

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I've left that update sitting in my system tray this morning...

 

Generally, I wouldn't worry about the MS patches. It may help correct any standby or shutdown problems you've been having.

 

As a matter of fact, my computer has been having problems restarting or shutting down fast lately... I wonder if it's an XP problem...

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Guess I have already done the upgrade and I am still alive ;)

 

Those are probably the standard MS mumbo-jumbo denying you yours rights to sue them if something goes wrong (which it does). I never read them since it makes little sense to anyone anyway.

 

If you have Windows XP you can set a "restore point" before updating and if things go bad you can come back and restore to your point before the upgrade. Has saved more than one person so far :)

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Virtual Imager

 

There may also be a program on your PC, called "Go Back" that will do the same thing as Windows Restore, but it will do it better.

I use it all the time, especially when I download software and don't like it, Go Back takes me back in time to where I started the download.

 

Richard

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thanks y'all. I'll definitely try to set up a restore point before I download any updates. Think I'll wait till tomorrow though... I'm fried tonight! I actually tore myself away from my computer and got out and had some fun... can you believe it??????

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These things really scare me....

 

I went into system tools to create my restore point and once again I see a warning: "This restore point cannot be changed after it is created." So what does this mean? If I set the restore point to today and all is well for a while and then I want to download something in a few months and create a new restore point as of that date, will I be able to do it? Common sense tells me yes, but then why the warning? I am a tax accountant (in my real life job) and I have learned from studying tax law that common sense doesn't always apply!

 

Sorry if this is a stupid question or if I seem overly paranoid, but screwing up my computer (again) is hazardous to my health....

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That's clear... as mud! I'm hopeless. :lol:

 

So I think you're saying that I can't change the restore point, but I can create a new one at another time and I assume that will override the old one? Is it the date that controls? So if I want to restore, it will choose the most recent restore point? Is it like a back-up? But for the system rather than the data?

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VI, first, deep breath. All's ok. Gads those warnings could scare the life outta somebody. Don't let it. Restore Points are kind of like system backups. You can create as many restore points as you like, whenever you like. Factly, windows creates them too, all by itself. Dunno what that goofy warning is trying to tell ya. Probably, exactly what Don said: You can't change the restore point itself. But you wouldn't want to change a restore point once it was created.

 

Think of it this way. You're an accountant right? Well, while you do folks taxes on the pc, you also create a hard-copy printout for them right? Well a restore point is kind of like a hard-copy, there if you need it!

 

Relax. You're fine. :lol:

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Thanks Lianna... and everyone. Rock Sign

 

Everytime I do something 'permanent' to my computer that then needs fixing, I have to call in the husband. And having your husband fix your computer is worse than having your father teach you to drive! Not to mention that having to admit I screwed up is downright awful!!! Downloading bad stuff and messing with the system settings are grounds for divorce (almost) around here... so you all have performed a real act of kindness! :lol:

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