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Not a XP update for a while now.....Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Brian V, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

    I am pretty use to getting a few updates for windows XP each week. I have
    gotten nothing for a little while now. How normal is this? Is a new service
    pack comming?

    I have been tweaking my computer recently and am a bit worried. Yes I admit
    it. But my system runs fine and windows update site keeps checking and
    telling me there are no new updates.
     
  2. williamtell

    williamtell Flightless Bird

    "Brian V" <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6CF1F25F-A004-4B28-85CD-41F721BD01E0@microsoft.com...
    >I am pretty use to getting a few updates for windows XP each week. I have
    > gotten nothing for a little while now. How normal is this? Is a new
    > service
    > pack comming?
    >
    > I have been tweaking my computer recently and am a bit worried. Yes I
    > admit
    > it. But my system runs fine and windows update site keeps checking and
    > telling me there are no new updates.
     
  3. Doug W.

    Doug W. Flightless Bird

    "Brian V" <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6CF1F25F-A004-4B28-85CD-41F721BD01E0@microsoft.com...
    >I am pretty use to getting a few updates for windows XP each
    >week. I have
    > gotten nothing for a little while now. How normal is this? Is
    > a new service
    > pack comming?
    >
    > I have been tweaking my computer recently and am a bit
    > worried. Yes I admit
    > it. But my system runs fine and windows update site keeps
    > checking and
    > telling me there are no new updates.


    ==
    Whole raft of them 2 weeks ago...nothing of importance since.

    You worry too much.
    ==
     
  4. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Brian V wrote:
    > I am pretty use to getting a few updates for windows XP each week. I have
    > gotten nothing for a little while now. How normal is this? Is a new service
    > pack comming?
    >
    > I have been tweaking my computer recently and am a bit worried. Yes I admit
    > it. But my system runs fine and windows update site keeps checking and
    > telling me there are no new updates.


    Patches are issued on Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of the month. That
    means April 13th should be the next batch. Wait until the end of the day,
    and check to see what has arrived.

    I think a couple months ago, there were a whole bunch, while last month
    there might have been one security one.

    Sometimes there is the odd out-of-band one. A while ago, I think I checked
    and there was an update for my ancient Internet Explorer.

    So check on the 14th and see what is pending then.

    I believe one of the regulars here, is on the inside track, and knows
    how many items might show up on the Patch Tuesday. So someone else
    may be able to tell you more precisely, what to expect.

    Paul
     
  5. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the replys.

    I didn't know there was only one day in a month usually that had the
    updates. I may have forgotten this. I thought it was every tuedsay or
    something. Had to ask because some weeks I would usually get one or two
    updates a week. This is the first dry spell I'v noticed.
     
  6. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Brian V wrote:
    > Thanks for the replys.
    >
    > I didn't know there was only one day in a month usually that had the
    > updates. I may have forgotten this. I thought it was every tuedsay or
    > something. Had to ask because some weeks I would usually get one or two
    > updates a week. This is the first dry spell I'v noticed.


    I'm not on automatic updates, and I only check with Microsoft on Patch
    Tuesday. So maybe 24 hours from now, I'll run the Windows Update and see
    what is waiting. If you're on automatic updates, it is possible for
    them to dribble in as they're released. I try not to automate that sort
    of thing, with any software provider (any update here is done manually).
    And even when Patch Tuesday rolls around, I sometimes wait for a day or two,
    for the reports from people who had problems. The last significant problem,
    was people who had a root kit running on their computer, and one of the
    Microsoft updates, conflicted with the technique the root kit was using.
    But it wasn't known initially, why that update was causing problems. But
    after a few days, some clever people figured it out.

    Paul
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2010
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-apr.mspx


    Brian V wrote:
    > Thanks for the replys.
    >
    > I didn't know there was only one day in a month usually that had the
    > updates. I may have forgotten this. I thought it was every tuedsay or
    > something. Had to ask because some weeks I would usually get one or two
    > updates a week. This is the first dry spell I'v noticed.
     
  8. Billns

    Billns Flightless Bird

    On 4/11/2010 7:13 PM, Brian V wrote:
    > I am pretty use to getting a few updates for windows XP each week. I have
    > gotten nothing for a little while now. How normal is this? Is a new service
    > pack comming?
    >
    > I have been tweaking my computer recently and am a bit worried. Yes I admit
    > it. But my system runs fine and windows update site keeps checking and
    > telling me there are no new updates.


    You can check for Windows Updates whenever you like.

    And don't expect any more XP service packs.

    And be happy, don't worry...

    Bill
     
  9. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    : > I am pretty use to getting a few updates for windows XP each week. I
    have
    : > gotten nothing for a little while now. How normal is this?

    There are not a few updates each week. The second Tuesday of each month is
    when they are released.
     

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