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nekrosoft13
06-12-07, 09:32 PM
For Vista

64bit update

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad3cf1e5-e093-44f0-bbd0-c6e0380dd3f9&DisplayLang=en

32bit update
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=eacdfdeb-c1f1-4404-8c50-5d039f5d172d&DisplayLang=en

Lith1um
06-12-07, 09:42 PM
Thank you.

Not much description of exactly what it does though. I'll try it anyway.

nekrosoft13
06-12-07, 10:19 PM
i have no idea what it does

lduguay
06-12-07, 10:31 PM
It updates the file update.sys (on XP, used to update the microcode).
So its a microcode update for intel proc. I doubt that we will ever have more details on this update.

nekrosoft13
06-13-07, 07:37 AM
interesting, and when does it do that microcode update? during windows boot?

Dragunov
06-13-07, 09:43 AM
Quote:

Overview

This is a reliability update. Install this microcode update to improve the reliability of systems with Intel processors. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

radekhulan
06-13-07, 10:17 AM
Great find!

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1249616&postcount=5

Dragunov
06-13-07, 10:57 AM
Flashed original P28 BIOS too, I guess it also updates the microcode of CPUs, but don't know

Amuro
08-15-07, 01:06 AM
Every time I tried running the x64 update I got a "update does not apply to your system" message.

Edit
Never mind...
Checked my update history and found it already installed via auto update.

Q
12-05-07, 09:43 PM
Um... bump?

I've got a question, and I figure that this is the best place to ask it. Does anyone know if this update (KB 936357) actually updates the microcode or just patches the OS?

I've Googled all over and read this thread and the one linked in here by Steve Ballmer but I can't find a definitive and official answer. The Microsoft page, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936357, doesn't make it entirely clear.

Any help would be greatly appreciate. :afro2:

Amuro
12-05-07, 09:46 PM
Updates the OS only. And it's already on Windows Update.