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5 Updates received 5.14.14 - are these legitimate?


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#1 blueorchid

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 12:26 PM

My computer downloaded 5 updates this morning.  Does anyone know if these are legitimate updates from Microsoft?  I don't want to install until I can confirm that they are okay since Microsoft stopped providing updates for XP. 

 

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 12:41 PM

They are probably for other Microsoft components installed on your PC, however they would not be for XP components, nor for Office 2003 components.

 

If they have popped up in the normal Automatic updates client of XP they are probably ok, but you could post a screenshot of them or look them up individually and see what MS have to say about them (by going to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/kbnumber -  Substitute the KB number listed against the update without the KB bit... for example http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760583 for KB2760583 - my example is an unrelated old Office 2007 update, - just a URL I had handy)

 

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 12:52 PM

Thank you for the quick response.  I checked them out on the Microsoft site and found that four are for Microsoft Office and one is Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - May 2014.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:22 PM

FWIW:  After the XP drop-dead date...Microsoft did make available another update for IE, breaking their own rules :).

 

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:37 AM

Office 2007 will continue to receive updates until April 2017, so make sure that you continue to visit Windows Update, unless Automatic Updates is used. Still, it's good to manually check, as some updates are optional.

 

That version of Office did get an extra 6 month support extension after MS revised policies.

 

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9226142/Microsoft_adds_6_months_to_Office_2007_s_support_lifespan

 

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