Critical Update issued for XP etc. but not for Vista

wither 3

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I installed the security update that Vistaar mentioned and, to my knowledge, it didn't change the build number.
 

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Vistaar

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I installed the security update that Vistaar mentioned and, to my knowledge, it didn't change the build number.
Sounds like you haven't opened a command prompt or searched for winver recently.

Perhaps I shouldn't have deleted so many of my own posts in a futile effort to hold this thread to one page in length. (Too bad the OP of a thread can't delete the posts of others in the interest of readability and topicality. Reading page 1 from top to bottom would be a waste of time.)

If anyone is curious about the intended topic of this thread, see page 1, post #1.

If anyone is concerned about BlueKeep but would rather not install any Windows patches that are less than 2 years old (perhaps because Windows Update might no longer be able to perform its task of delivering nothing to Vista), see page 1, post #15 for the only recommended mitigation.
 
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wither 3

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Thanks Vistaar. You are correct. It is 6003.
 

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    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
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    NVIDIA 780i
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    4 GB
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    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
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    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
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    Viewsonic VG2436
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    Logitech MX 600
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    30 Mbps

Vistaar

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Thanks Vistaar. You are correct. It is 6003.
You mean your computer hasn't exploded yet!?? 😲 Just kidding of course. I'm fairly confident that there is no issue with your Norton because of a post I saw at AskWoody. IMO the one thing you should look out for is old programs that no longer function properly on your newfangled Windows 6.0.6003. If you find one, I would be interested in knowing about it.

As mentioned in post #1, the April build number change was a major issue for those using Avast/AVG 18.8, but Avast issued a micro-update on June 4 that resolved the issue. Cheers to Avast: The company that supported Windows 6.0 even after they had ended support for Windows 6.0. 🍻 And I am practicing what I preach by using Avast 18.8 on Vista these days.
 

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    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Vistaar

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The resurrection of this thread inspired me to search for recent news about BlueKeep. Microsoft's Detection and Response Team has an August 8 post that I just read for the first time, Protect against BlueKeep, and the Australian Government has an August 12 post.
 

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    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
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