Re: Microsoft Warns of New Windows Flaw (March 19, 2003 )
From: Heather (JaneySmith60@hotmail.com)
From: "Heather" <JaneySmith60@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 02:16:15 -0500
"Bill Blanton" <bblanton@REMOVEmagicnet.net> wrote in message
> "Heather" <JaneySmith60@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > Hi Mr. Bill.......long time since I have seen you on here. I have a
> > couple of questions.....
> Hello, Miss Heather :-) I don't come here much...I was crossposted
> once and have since been seen lurking occasionally. Questions..what
Oops......didn't see the Xpost. But glad to see you still around. I
shall have to visit that other group........grin!!
> > I am now sitting here with 4 patches and updates for WinME that I
> > NOT downloaded.......one being the infamous Feb. Cumulative Patch
> > which royally mucked up OE for XP and ME users. I luckily had
> > warning on that one from one of the MVP's and didn't download
> > What in hell is happening with Microsoft these days and their
> > and patches???? Are we being given a patch that is not fully
> > Are we the beta testers? The Update news group is full of very
> > people......I no longer follow it (grin). But the worst offender
> > that 810847......and finally a Microsoft employee came on there to
> > explain what MS was doing to fix the mess they created.
> Is that the one that introduced a "BSOD" bug via mshtml.dll? I haven't
> problem with that one on my XP machine, but have heard that it is
> a lot of problems. And isn't it still buggy and still available for
> That's seems to be part the problem. MS can't admit they released
> code and deal with it in a responsible manner. Instead they offer up
> and workarounds on top of the fix.
Yep......that is the one. I remember now seeing the mshtml.dll file
mentioned many times. I must check the Update group and see if it is
still causing problems........I didn't realize it was giving BSOD's, but
did know that it was crashing XP OE constantly.
> IKWYM.. I usually wait 'em out anymore. Let the "gung ho to stay up
> date" gang test 'em. After I get the "all's clear", I go get mine.
Me too, what's a week or month......if there are problems. 8-))
> > Just airing the latest developments.......from my perspective as one
> > has suffered from these patches/updates.
> So what was the question?..
I forget.......call it old age, grin!! I guess I was just kvetching
about the damned patches that are worse than the perceived problems!!
> > Cheers on a rainy, nasty Toronto afternoon......Heather
> And cheers to you too, from a warm and sunny Florida...
> (it's customary to let you northerners know how warm it is down here
> when we hear how nasty it is up there, but we keep quiet when it
> gets too hot <grins>)
Hmm.....you realize we have had one awful winter.......but then again, I
hate 40 degree weather (100+ to you Yanks.....grin). So in the summer
you can come up here and enjoy some 'cool'.