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Is your XP running slow? (again....)

By Antonios Karantze, in , posted: 12-May-2007 19:07

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=927891

It appears that a recent patch/hotfix/improvement proves to be anything but.

My laptop has been grinding to a halt when I first start it up, with the process SVCHOST taking all resources. I've spent the last week trying to figure it out - dodgy drivers? nope.

I've applied the patch - seems to have done the trick.

AK

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Comment by Mattnzl, on 12-May-2007 19:38

Yep, got a few machines with this problem too - thanks for the link!


Comment by freitasm, on 13-May-2007 09:21

Note that this also applies to Windows Server 2003...

 


Comment by Nathan Mercer, on 13-May-2007 15:49

This patch will be going out onto Windows Update "real soon now" as well


Comment by Nathan Mercer, on 13-May-2007 16:30

You may also need this update WU client http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7/windowsupdate/redist/standalone/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe as per http://blogs.technet.com/wsus/archive/2007/04/28/update-on.aspx


Author's note by antoniosk, on 13-May-2007 16:47

Is that the patch for the patch of the patch Nathan?


Comment by sbiddle, on 13-May-2007 17:14

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/11/ms_update_glitch/


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Antonios Karantze
Wellington
New Zealand


I'm a born and bred Wellingtonian, and have chosen IT and Telecommunications as my industry, as a Commercial Manager.

Credits include but are not limited to:
- The O2 Xda smartphone range, and O2's range of 3G Mobile Internet services
- Numerous TelstraClear Mobile and IP voice products

In my journey through the industry I have worked at
- Bellsouth NZ
- Telecom NZ
- ICO Global
- T-Mobile International (formerly One2One Communications)
- O2 Plc
- TelstraClear
- Vodafone NZ

I'm a fan of technology, and what it can do for people and business... and I enjoy bringing new things to market and seeing them grow. Enjoy the blog, take the time to think about what I write - it's not technology heavy, and is my reflection on life and the people around me.