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MS10-021: Encountering A Failed WinXP Update

Published: 2010-04-16
Last Updated: 2010-04-16 17:01:19 UTC
by G. N. White (Version: 1)
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While I do take the time to look at General Information surrounding each Security Update
that Microsoft releases, a couple of news articles here and here that surfaced this
week (pertaining to the MS10-021 Security Update) made me go back and have a closer
look at the full Microsoft Security Bulletin details for MS10-021 here.

If you were to open the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section (a section I honestly
don't take the time to read) sure enough, there is a general statement concerning the
prevention of the update from installing "if certain abnormal conditions exist on
32-bit systems".

So if you happened to be using WinXP and encountered an error while performing an Update
for MS10-021, Microsoft has provided a link here to officially explain what the
error means and what resolution steps can be taken.

Thanks to reader Angela for submitting the second news article referencing this condition.
 
G.N. White
Handler on Duty
 

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