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  • Question


  • Can someone from Microsoft post the details of KB952709, which was a performance and reliability update for Vista.

    A number of people downloaded and installed the update:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=df72a9b0-564e-4326-894e-05cba709cb39&DisplayLang=en

    But the update has now been taken off the site, and there never were any details of what exactly the update did.


    Friday, June 13, 2008 5:41 AM

Answers

  • Bobby

     

    I just received the following information for public release. Here is what happened.


    <quote>
    There was a momentary exposure of the web page for the Non-security roll-up on June 10, which was immediately removed.  The packages for this release are still in testing and until we have full test signoff and confidence in this update, we will not be releasing it publicly.

    </quote>

     

    Please do not install this update until it's officially released on the Windows Update website.

     

    If you installed this update from Windows Update and you are experiencing issues that can be attributed to this update, please take advantage of the no-charge support that is being offered by Microsoft for Windows Update.

     

    Windows Update No-Charge Unlimited Support:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

     

    Thanks.

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:10 AM
    Moderator
  •  

    The KB article is now up as the official release is now out.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=952709
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:16 PM
  • Bobby

     

    They finally got the testing done.

     

    See this thread for some information on one major issue that was driving this update.

     

    Vista SP1 - "Not a Valid Win32 Application Error" - TechNet Forums:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/technet/showpost.aspx?postid=3101408&siteid=17&sb=0&d=1&at=7&ft=11&tf=0&pageid=2

     

    Also, here is more information on what you will see in the build numbers after installing this update.

     

    Open the registry editor and navigate to the following registry key.


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

     

    In the right side pane look at the numbers in the following 2 values.

     

    BuildLab
    BuildLabEx

     

    They should match the numbers in this screenShot.

    Before_After KB 952709
    http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/rvmv/BuildNumbersBefore_AfterKB952709.jpg

     

    Thanks for the help.

     



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:28 PM
    Moderator

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  • Bobby

     

    Are you sure about that KB number?

     

    I can't find any reference to it anywhere?

     

    If you know someone who installed it, have them check the 'View Update History' in Windows Update. If they find it, right click the update and select View Details to see what it is about.

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
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    Saturday, June 14, 2008 3:37 AM
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  •  Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:

    Bobby

     

    Are you sure about that KB number?

     

    I can't find any reference to it anywhere?

     

    If you know someone who installed it, have them check the 'View Update History' in Windows Update. If they find it, right click the update and select View Details to see what it is about.

     



    Hi,

    I also installed update KB952709 from Microsoft Download Center, but I can not find anything information about this update on the Microsoft site.
    Saturday, June 14, 2008 6:52 PM
  • Apparently it must have only been on that website very briefly?

     

    I'll check and see if I can find any info on the update.

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:40 PM
    Moderator
  •  

    There is a whole thread of people on this forum who installed it and are wondering what it does:

     

    http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=642533

     

     

    Sunday, June 15, 2008 7:40 PM
  • Monday, June 16, 2008 10:01 AM
  • Upgrades Vista to build 6001.18063.080425-1930?

     

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/06/18/upgrade-windows-vista-to-600118063080425-1930-with-kb952709-update/

     

    Mhm, my build is 6001.22174.x86fre.vistasp1_ldr.080506-1507.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 1:17 PM
  • Bobby

     

    I just received the following information for public release. Here is what happened.


    <quote>
    There was a momentary exposure of the web page for the Non-security roll-up on June 10, which was immediately removed.  The packages for this release are still in testing and until we have full test signoff and confidence in this update, we will not be releasing it publicly.

    </quote>

     

    Please do not install this update until it's officially released on the Windows Update website.

     

    If you installed this update from Windows Update and you are experiencing issues that can be attributed to this update, please take advantage of the no-charge support that is being offered by Microsoft for Windows Update.

     

    Windows Update No-Charge Unlimited Support:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

     

    Thanks.

     


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.
    By marking a post as Answered, you help others find the answer faster.

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:10 AM
    Moderator
  •  

    The KB article is now up as the official release is now out.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=952709
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:16 PM
  • Bobby

     

    They finally got the testing done.

     

    See this thread for some information on one major issue that was driving this update.

     

    Vista SP1 - "Not a Valid Win32 Application Error" - TechNet Forums:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/technet/showpost.aspx?postid=3101408&siteid=17&sb=0&d=1&at=7&ft=11&tf=0&pageid=2

     

    Also, here is more information on what you will see in the build numbers after installing this update.

     

    Open the registry editor and navigate to the following registry key.


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

     

    In the right side pane look at the numbers in the following 2 values.

     

    BuildLab
    BuildLabEx

     

    They should match the numbers in this screenShot.

    Before_After KB 952709
    http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/rvmv/BuildNumbersBefore_AfterKB952709.jpg

     

    Thanks for the help.

     



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:28 PM
    Moderator
  • Nice post Ronnie.

    I checked and my registry strings are the same as the ones in your SS. So with that, I am assuming that both the update that was pulled and the update released today are the exact same, and that I will not have to uninstall/reinstall the new one.

    Thanks.
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:35 PM
  • Hi Bobby

     

    That's correct, no changes were made to the original update that was inadvertantly posted.

     

    Regards,

     



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:54 AM
    Moderator
  • Ronnie,

    I got the update after an article in a PCWorld newsletter. I downloaded it Sunday night June 29th. Since then I also added drivers for a USB dongle. What is happening is that I can no longer Synch my Palm device, it says a program did not respond. I did a system restore to the point of the update and my Palm worked fine. I installed the update again, and no go on the Palm, so I redid the system restore and my Palm is functioning once again. I am using Home Premium and Palm software v4.1. Any ideas?

    I probably should have started a new thread for this, but I'm not that savvy....
    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 9:09 PM
  • Yeffers

     

    Yes, please start a new thread to get better coverage.

     

    At the top of this web page, click the 'New Thread' button. Give the thread a descriptive name, such as "KB952709 update kills Palm device". Include any error message exactly as they appear.

     

    In the meantime  I'll look for information on this issue.

     

    Thanks,



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 9:23 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi

     

    Thanks.

     

    Good information about issues with that update.

     



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Wednesday, July 16, 2008 7:42 PM
    Moderator