MS Patch Tuesday - October 9, 2012(27 posts)
I do have a problem with the updates on Vista. As soon as I've installed the updates I can't use MS update anymore :S
I've just tested everything to make sure it isn't something else I changed, but no, it is definitely the updates.
Will install them tomorrow one by one to find out which one is the culprit. Gotta catch some zzzzzzzzzz now ..... ;)
I keep an UNOPENED COPY of this in a Safe Place just in case of catastrophe. :) :)
Need to order this next.
Is Cheap Insurance if one runs semi-current hardware on any kind of Windows machine.
For those running a system with NO swap file, check your System Event Logs.
You might find that after the Updates, you will get an Event Error in the logs that says something like "unable to create dump file on volu" upon every boot.
This issue will not be apparent as is just in the system logs and doesn't affect the boot process or the running of the machine.
To CURE the issue, setup a System Managed Swap File for the Volume.
Don't know which Update caused this change to have to be made but is OK as Windows creates an absolute minimum 16MB swap file upon reboot and the Event Error in the logs goes away.
I found this to be small issue on (4) installations of Windows 7 which are running 16GBs of memory and SSDs.
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