Windows Updates and Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) by zwz37221


									                   Windows Update KB893066 and
               Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Problems
MMNet / EdZone have identified two problems related to Microsoft Windows XP updates
which may disrupt your PC’s Internet browsing capabilities!

Issue 1
The first problem is related to Windows XP Security update KB893066: Downloading and
installing the update will cause Internet browsing to be disrupted. If you are running
Windows XP, we recommend uninstalling KB893066.

Removal Instructions:
Click on “Start”
Click “Control Panel”
Click “Add/Remove Programs”
Make sure “Show Updates” is checked
Scroll to the bottom and remove “Windows XP Hotfix - KB893066”
Reboot your computer
Right click on “My Computer”
Left click on “Properties”
Click on the “Automatic Updates” tab
Change the default “Download updates automatically” setting to “Notify me but don’t
download updates automatically”

Microsoft is aware of the issues. You may read their postings at:

We will work on a solution other than the removal of the patch outlined above and post an
appropriate update. We still recommend running and installing Windows Updates, but avoid
KB893066 due to the Internet browsing problems it creates.

Issue 2
The second issue we have identified is related to Windows Updates trying to upgrade
Windows XP to Service Pack 2 (SP2). SP2 is fairly large, about 74 Mb, and would take
several hours to download via a dial-up Internet connection. In many instances, the
installation of SP2 over dial-up will be incomplete and therefore faulty. This may cause your
PC to run slow and/or may cause Internet browsing to be non-functional. If your PC is
showing SP2 under “Add/Remove Programs” and you are experiencing problems, we
recommend removing SP2 and requesting a free CD directly from Microsoft
(available at:
to re-install it correctly.

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