As you may have read here (or experienced for yourself), lots of AMD-based Windows XP PCs updated to SP2 or SP3 have failed with Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) STOP errors and reboots after the update.
What went wrong? An affected system has an original OEM-provided Windows image that was configured for an Intel processor, and the modifications made by the OEM to load the image on an AMD-based system were undone by the upgrade to SP2 or SP3.
Now, there's a solution straight from Microsoft. Download it from KB953356 .
The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2008 is now available , but if you want to cut to the chase and get the updates recommended for your system without waiting for Windows Update (or if you're just curious about the changes), we save you a lot of clicks. Keep reading.
By updating the ActiveX Kill Bits feature with the updates in MS08-032 , you prevent a remote code execution vulnerability that can take place when you use Speech Recognition and IE to view a "specially crafted" (by bad guys) web page.
Patch Tuesday is about more than security updates, though. To find out what else is new and improved, go to page 2.
The June 2008 Junk and Phishing update for Windows Vista's Windows Mail application is available from KB905866 . If you prefer to install these updates manually, rather than via Windows Update, bookmark the page, as the file links are updated with the latest filter monthly.
*If you're an online gamer, these three names should scare you:
All three are stopped by the June 2008 Malicious Software Removal Tool.