New Windows Update

By Deane Barker on August 14, 2004

The Windows Update site has been, well, updated. I was doing some maintenance on my parents’ machines last night at about 10 p.m. and everything was as it usually is.

However, right now at 6:19 a.m. the next morning, the Windows Update site is sporting a new look, asking me to download new scanning software, and has “v5” in the URL instead of the normal “v4.” The new software lets you choose if you want to scan only for critical updates, or for all updates.

With my luck, someone’s spoofing it and I’m being hacked as I write this.



  1. Hi, we have a cyberlounge in oz. I went to the update site and downloaded the V5 of the updates. Just doing this caused major problems with our network. eg shell folders (my documents) not opening. Security tabs have dissapeared for the administrator users in right click, properties. And this was all for the windows update only. I havn’t even downloaded the patches yet. has anyone else had any probs like this, cheers, jonathon.

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