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GoneFishing

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Re: Windows update stumbles over its own feet
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2013, 02:00:41 AM »
BTW about scan for available updates in WinXP :
While performing that check I ran netstat /b (shows executable name) and Process Monitor
PID 1058 -  svchost net services process

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Re: Windows update stumbles over its own feet
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2013, 06:05:34 AM »
Hi Jochen,

Windows defender has a similar sense of humor. You can check the Windows event log to see the comedy.

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Re: Windows update stumbles over its own feet
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2013, 06:53:55 AM »
Jochen, Erol,

Windows defender has a similar sense of humor. You can check the Windows event log to see the comedy.

so, it's Windows. That's not surprising, isn't it?

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Re: Windows update stumbles over its own feet
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2013, 09:21:22 PM »
How could I check, and would Windows tell me which are missing, which are the good and bad guys? There surely must be a central Microsoft database that Windows can contact to see whether my drivers are OK, right?
When you run update manually it gives you "optional" updates, that's where drivers show up.
Keep an eye on the progress, it tells you what it's installing. Then you'll know what the driver is.
They keep a database of whql drivers they have and any that the manufacturer submit and match IDs (e.g. PCI vendor/device numbers).

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Re: Windows update stumbles over its own feet
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2013, 09:59:09 PM »
When you run update manually it gives you "optional" updates, that's where drivers show up.
Keep an eye on the progress, it tells you what it's installing. Then you'll know what the driver is.

And you are confident that I'll be able to decide if bazisvirtualcd.sys is a good or a bad one ;-)

With "manually", I actually meant that I let Windows accumulate its updates, and occasionally I give it a green light to install them.

There is no point where I could intervene, except when that "do you want an unknown unsigned driver for an unknown purpose from an unknown company" box appears.

And that's when the user has to weigh the risk of installing malware against the risk of getting obscure bugs related to obsolete drivers, and then must decide based on the precious information from above mentioned box. Congrats, Redmond, you are the champions in the war against cyber crime :t

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Re: Windows update stumbles over its own feet
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2013, 10:23:46 PM »
Is driver from WinCDEmu, link here ?

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Re: Windows update stumbles over its own feet
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2013, 03:04:55 AM »
i doubt MS is handing out 3rd party code - lol
they'd buy the company if they were going to do that
(edit - well, i guess they do it for other things)

but - that's a nice link, TWell - i have been looking for something like that   :biggrin:

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Re: Windows update stumbles over its own feet
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2013, 05:05:43 PM »

 Hi JJ2007:

 An intresting problem. But since it's Micro**DELETED** I would
 not wait for documention updates in in the near future. The code
 is usually good, but documemtation is generally inaccurate if it's
 available.
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