Microsoft to Re-Issue Windows Security Patch
Microsoft said Thursday that it plans next week to issue an updated version of a security patch it released last week that has caused problems for a number of Windows users who installed it.
On Tuesday, Microsoft will push out a security update to take the place of one it issued that fixes a critical security hole in Windows Explorer that bad guys could use to seize control over vulnerable Windows PCs.
Microsoft said only customers who experienced problems after applying the patch need to update. The patch in question mainly caused problems for users of Hewlett-Packard software and hardware products, as well as for some Windows installations running Nvidia computer graphics drivers prior to version 61.94.
The company published a pretty detailed Windows registry hack to help users fix the problem, but -- as I noted in my earlier post -- fiddling wtih the registry is a dicey affair for inexperienced users that could lead to even more serious problems.
A number of readers who had problems with the patch wrote in to say Microsoft's support folks had provided a download to automate (read: not screw up) the registry hack, but for some reason Microsoft has still not made that available in its updated advisory.
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