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Windows 7: No LNK Patch for XP SP2


03 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
No LNK Patch for XP SP2

MS is sticking to its guns so far.

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Computerworld - Although some had hoped that Microsoft would violate its own patching policy, the company yesterday stuck to its guns and declined to provide a fix for a critical bug to users running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
On Monday, Microsoft shipped an emergency patch for the Windows shortcut bug that attackers have been exploiting for several weeks. The vulnerability affects all versions from Windows 2000 on, including XP, Vista and Windows 7.
But, per Microsoft's practice, the oldest operating systems and service packs were denied the update.
"To be crystal clear, there is no security update for XP SP2," said Microsoft spokesman Christopher Budd in a Webcast on the out-of-band patch that he hosted Monday afternoon.
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03 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

XP users should have updated to SP3 by now.
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03 Aug 2010   #3

 

SP3 is out why would they patch for SP2
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03 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
SP3 is out why would they patch for SP2
Same reason that they patch for Vista SP1 and Vista SP2. Just with XP, anything older than SP3 is unsupported. Not everybody quickly moves to a service pack...but we probably don't want unpatched vulnerabilities lurking.
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03 Aug 2010   #5

seven ultimate
 
 

i think you can protect your self by security program(bit defender-kaspersky-avira-...)
why we need patch
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03 Aug 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Not everybody quickly moves to a service pack...but
True but define quickly - SP3 was released over two years ago...
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03 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danar View Post
i think you can protect your self by security program(bit defender-kaspersky-avira-...)
why we need patch
Not really, unless you know what and how to block the vulnerability described in KB2286198 with your Anti-Virus program.

Best bet is to update to SP3 and IE8, if you're using XP.
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03 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It's not like SP3 is hard to find. Hundreds of websites have the download for it. I can't guarantee all of those sites should be trusted, but their are plenty that can. If you want the patch, just upgrade to SP3. It might take awhile to install, but it not like its going to hurt you in any way.
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03 Aug 2010   #9

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I wish Microsoft could release a patch or something for window 7 and give it a luna port/theme of window xp. I miss the appearance of window xp. Classic theme looks way too old, which I'm using. Aero...too flashy to me...sighhh....I wish I could go back to Window xp, but no...BSOD....I've analyzed a lot of BSODs but I couldn't solve my BSODs
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03 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Custom themes would probably be the best bet for you. I've seen a couple XP like themes out for Vista and 7.
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