jeff on 4 May 2008 21:01:11 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Microsoftian Encephalitis & failure to WindowsUpdate

JP Vossen wrote:
>> Microsoftian Encephalitis.
> Yup, AKA Windows bitrot or cruft

normally, yes, but this was a more specific -itis.  The actual install 
wasn't old enough to have cruft-ed.  At this point, it's probably just 
personal.  The box runs The Dude, the freeware graphical ping/snmp 
monitoring app (highly recommended).  It doesn't do much more than ping 
all day.  It's months old.  I'd actually understand if it was a year old 
and I ran all sorts of apps on it.  This one just decided to develop a 
very specifically weird inflammation of the registry (or something).

> configs, and the data all back in place.  Whereas with Debian/Ubuntu you 
> only ever install once, even for major upgrades...  But you already know 
> that.  :-)


but to multiple machines lately.

>> To add insult to injury, I had to find a fix because Win Updates 
>> completely, persistently and repeatedly failed to function.  Fortunately 
>> a teammate put together a bat file to fix this as the others had 
>> experienced it too.
> I've had that problem.  Can you share the batch file/fix?

I have it at work.  Hopefully I can remember this all the way to 
tomorrow.  It was about five registry commands.

... My other outputs are EL84's
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