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    [news=http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3858/microsoftlogo0gi.gif]A Microsoft patch meant to fix critical security flaws in Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is causing trouble for some users, the company said Friday.

    The patch was released Tuesday to fix four Windows flaws, including one that experts predict will be exploited by a worm in the coming days. The flaw, tagged "critical" by Microsoft, lies in a Windows component for transaction processing called the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator, or MSDTC.

    Installing the patch can cause serious problems, Microsoft said in an advisory posted to its Web site Friday. The patch could lock users out of their PC, prevent the Windows Firewall from starting, block certain applications from running or installing, and empty the network connections folder, among other things, the software maker said.

    Source: http://news.zdnet.com/Critical+Windo...09_22-5896041.
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    Microsoft said in an advisory posted to its Web site Friday. The patch could lock users out of their PC, prevent the Windows Firewall from starting, block certain applications from running or installing, and empty the network connections folder, among other things
    why in the hell then they dont fix or even releasing it if its gonna trouble that much


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    Sounds worse than the worm it's gonna block!

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    Funny thing is I just woke up and found update ready to install , I reboot then find this story on my home page .

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    ...So what the hell are they going to do about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt
    ...So what the hell are they going to do about it?
    Another patch I suppose...

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    they better

    stupid MS idiots

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