Patch Tuesday: No Vista hotfixes via Windows Update

Summary:Although everyone and his brother predicted that Microsoft would make the performance and reliability hotfix packs for Windows Vista available via Windows Update on this Patch Tuesday, that didn't turn out to be the case.

Although everyone and his brother predicted that Microsoft would make the mega-hotfix packs for Windows Vista available via Windows Update on this Patch Tuesday, that didn't turn out to be the case.

Microsoft made the two hotfixes -- the reliability pack (KB 938194) and the performance pack (KB 938979) -- available for download on August 7. At that time, company officials said to expect Microsoft to make those collections of fixes available via Windows Update at "a later date."

To be fair, Microsoft never corroborated stories or blog postings that claimed the company's intention was to push the two Vista hotfix packs on August 14, Patch Tuesday.

I'm expecting we'll see those Vista fix packs on Windows Update real soon now. But they're not there yet.

Topics: Windows, Microsoft

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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