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Jody Thornton

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About Jody Thornton

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    All Set Until January, ...er, I mean October 2023
  • Birthday 04/08/1970

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    Windows 8 x64
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  1. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Thanks guys for checking out these issues. I think, based on what I'm hearing, that I'll refrain from installing the two March updates to mitigate issues created by Spectre and Meltdown. I've posted by new Vista desktop in the "Post Your Windows 7 Desktop" (I don't know if such a thread exists for Vista. It's running great!
  2. Post your Windows 7 Desktops!

    I can't find anywhere to post a Vista desktop, so I hope I'm a welcome guest to this thread. I'm back on Vista now, and I'm using a Media Center theme.
  3. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    What baffles me more than anything though is over at the DM Vista Forums at vistax64.com, there is ZERO interest in using these updates for Vista. One guy (townsbg) one who sorta has become the "go to guy" for most things Vista" over there pretty much poo poo'd on the whole thing, saying maybe Microsoft will put some sort of routine to reject the updates (basically raining on our parade). I just posted now, saying here we are basically a year in with much success. Although it was just as silent on their Windows 8 Forum when it came to a similar subject, so I expect little more on the Vista Forum. Still sad though. I find I really embrace these forums, especially since I've found my niche in the Windows 8 and Windows Vista communities. Too bad too, because I really enjoy debating with those running XP and 9x, but they won't have it. So I'll stay off their turf. Things are good here at MSFN.
  4. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Thank you VERY MUCH for the heads up greenhillmaniac. No March update anyway, since I've moved to Vista, but I will remember this for the fall. Darn, I was really starting to hope they'd skip us by ....lol
  5. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    But Windows 8 will allow a good five years run from this point, and it runs VERY well (I have to say now that I can easily tell that it runs better than Vista)
  6. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Well thank you to both WinClient5270 and Greenhillmaniac. I plan to run Vista until about year's end. Once I have a new machine, I'm back to Windows 8 (thereby freeing the license for a newer PC). So I suppose I'll install all of the January and February updates then, and just skip the Spectre and Meltdown patches. Also @Greenhillmaniac, I appreciate the script installation suggestion, but I'm fine with installing manually. I just find that the update situation is getting more confusing. You sir, are doing a tremendous service.
  7. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Why thank you InSpectre Greenhillmaniac: But besides your clever pun ...lol, are you saying that this does patch Meltdown and and Spectre? I never saw that, but just making sure 100%
  8. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Excellent read. I also have concerns about new updates. I no longer mind if new features are coming (after Server 2008 is in extended phase support). What I'm concerned with is possible performance degradation in any Spectre or Meltdown updates that are forthcoming. I don't want to return to Vista or Windows 8, and then have my performance and speed chopped with such updates. So it seems at this point I'll just install the .NET v2x and 3x updates to now, and then install of the 2017 Post-EOL updates. I'd do my own research, but after awhile it gets confusing. On one hand, I don't want to just install greenhillmaniac's repository carte blanche, because there may be updates I don't want. So I go and research each one, but then I feel I have more questions than answers, you know? Anyway, forgive my rant ....lol
  9. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    I recently learned that there were out-of-band updates for Server 2008 for Spectre and Meltdown. Were some updates slipped onto the catalog for Server 2012 as well. I tend to want to avoid them until I know they won't impact performance.
  10. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Yikes I may just avoid that one. But thank you for the heads up.
  11. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Would you install it, or are there performance implications?
  12. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    So Ruan - what has been the consensus on these? Does there seem to be any performace issues or problems?
  13. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Is this update for x64? It appears to be for the Itanium build. No biggie.
  14. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    This would be terrific if there were similar plans for Server 2012 as well. My own issue would be by that point, just how deprecated application support would be for Vista and Windows 8 by that time. But it appears hopeful.
  15. Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Well I have put my old workstation back on Vista for now. When I get a newer PC workstation, I will transfer my Windows 8 license to that machine. So I have downloaded this month's security only (KB4088880), IE10 (KB4089187), and Flash Player Updates (KB4088785). So now to catch up on Vista updates.