MS Windows Updates--EVERY DAY?

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  1. Kevin P

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    I have two Win2k boxes and every night for the past 4 nights the Windows Update downloads a patch for Media Player. Once I can see, twice, hey maybe they goofed up something, but it's downloaded the patch 4 nights in a row now, and my other PC is downloading it now, again.

    Is anyone else experiencing this? I believe it's the same patch every time, some security patch for Media Player 6.4.

    I suppose the one upside of this one is it doesn't make me reboot everytime, but it's still annoying. But since it's happening on both my PCs I know it isn't one of those one-time glitches, it is probably something on MS's end. (Like that never happens!)

    Thanks... KJP
     
  2. Tekara

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    I turned off that automatic update. just hit tools->windows update every once and a while and you'll be fine [​IMG].
     
  3. Andre F

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    I've noticed my W2K laptop has been filled with updates lately...
     
  4. Kevin P

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    I'm getting it on my work PC too. Q320920: Security Update (Windows Media Player 6.4). It's an update to the "26 June 2002 Cumulative Patch for Windows Media Player". I've installed it like 4 or 5 times now and it still comes up as a new update.
     
  5. Camp

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    Have you considered just upgrading to WMP 9? WMP 6.x was a bloated piece of horrible software anyway...WMP 9 is 100 times better.
     
  6. Rob Gillespie

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  7. Kevin P

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    I think I'll infect my computer with a few viruses before I'll install WMP 9, of course it's a virus too isn't it? [​IMG]

    KJP
     
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  9. Rob Gillespie

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    Well, perhaps it's because not everyone wants an all-singing-all-dancing app loading every time they want to hear a quick wav file. I don't know how you can say WMP 6.x is bloated. It takes like a nanosecond to load on my system (which is hardly state of the art) and is idea for quick playback.

    The later versions all take longer to load and are stuffed with unnecessary features (well, unnecessary to me). MS keep the 6.4 version around (mplayer2.exe) because they know not everyone wants the bells-and-whistles version.

    I run Windows XP on a second box and the version of WMP in that has a little slider bar when playing video files full screen (appears when the mouse is moved). I've tried the later version on my W2K box and none have the slider bar - why not?
     
  10. MikeAlletto

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    Version 9 is nowhere near as good as winamp for mp3's. I guess its usable for video, but I absolutely hate the interface. All these little widgets all over that don't resemble anything and make me learn how to use it all over again. I don't want a menu bar, I don't want a web browser window, I don't want curvy artsy windows, just give me a small, rectange with the basics.
     
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