Spyware, viruses, & security forum: Be Careful About New Platform Update KB2670838

by: Grif Thomas March 14, 2013 7:33 PM PDT

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Be Careful About New Platform Update KB2670838

by Grif Thomas Moderator - 3/14/13 7:33 PM

Microsoft has released a new "optional" Platform Update for Windows 7 which seems to be a precursor to installing Internet Explorer 10 on that operating system. Unfortunately, with laptops and other mobile computers which are using Automatic Updates, a few issues have come up. It's extremely important to be current on hardware drivers for mobile computers specifically.. See the link below and read the links about the various crashes that are occurring as a result of the update:

Google Search for KB2670838

As a result, I ran tests on a couple of comps here, one an HP Win7 desktop with up-to-date drivers, and a second was an HP Win7 laptop with older drivers.. Not wanting to test fate, I visited the HP site and updated all the drivers on the laptop and then installed the Platform Update on both machines. Both seem to be fine after the update and I noticed no issue, plus I also installed IE10 on the desktop.. So far, so good.

Just a word to the wise. Some are having problems with this Win7 update and it would be a good idea to read about the issue before installing the update.

Hope this helps.

Grif



Hope this helps.

Grif

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