Thursday, October 25th 2007

Microsoft Patch Slows Computers to a Crawl

Microsoft’s automatic updates system has once again found itself in the limelight following an issue with Windows Desktop Search 3.01 which has slowed thousands of computers and is causing havoc for IT technicians around the world. Despite client computers being configured only to update currently installed software, numerous blogs have reported that the Desktop Search software is installing itself and then hogging resources by loading an indexer, resulting in client computers slowing to a crawl and file servers struggling with the increased load. A Microsoft spokeswoman says the company is looking into reports, but IT administrators won’t be too impressed with Windows Update at the moment as this comes just weeks after news that the update services secretly downloads and installs updates even on computers with automatic update disabled.Source: The Register
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30 Comments on Microsoft Patch Slows Computers to a Crawl

#1
Ben Clarke
This downloaded itself when I did updates, I didn't give permission for it to install.
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#2
tigger
I'm the only one
Is that on xp or vista?
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#4
freeboy
Just did a scan/search to make sure this was not on my sys! Ugly MS
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#5
Steevo
None of our machines at work have this, or any other sort of search function minus the built in one. There have been too many issues caused by metadata exploits and other malicious files for me to trust these in a corporate setting.
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#6
imperialreign
I used to run WINME way back in the day, but I guess MS thought that there was too many flaws with ME so it went ahead and installed XP behind-my-back . . .

. . . I just woke up one morning, and there it was . . .
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#7
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
Ive noticed my machine handling very sluggish for a while. anybody know what the patch is called so i can uninstall it?
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#8
theonetruewill
by: FreedomEclipse
Ive noticed my machine handling very sluggish for a while. anybody know what the patch is called so i can uninstall it?
Has someone been looking at pr0n?:D
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#10
surfsk8snow.jah
by: imperialreign
I used to run WINME way back in the day, but I guess MS thought that there was too many flaws with ME so it went ahead and installed XP behind-my-back . . .

. . . I just woke up one morning, and there it was . . .
P.S. - He wasn't connected to the internet either.
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#11
Exceededgoku
[sarcasm]Nice title... doesn't make anyone think that it's an actual update at all![/sarcasm]
Seriously though this is an update to an obscure program that noone really uses anyway and the article title makes it look like Microsoft "yet again" has screwed up everyones computers. Gawd I hate seeing these sort of things......
Title should be "Microsoft patch to Windows Search Slow Computers to a Crawl"
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#12
OnBoard
by: FreedomEclipse
Ive noticed my machine handling very sluggish for a while. anybody know what the patch is called so i can uninstall it?
Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows XP (KB917013)
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#13

some of the vista updates have been giving me simmilar issues
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#14
jocksteeluk
funnily enough my system went so slow after the last windows update i considered upgrading, nice to know it wasn't a hardware issue.
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#15
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: theonetruewill
Has someone been looking at pr0n?:D
30gigs worth my friend :D
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
It does steal bandwidth away, though Im not entirely sure how. I noticed, that if Im not downloading anything, games, websites and such take forever to load.
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#17
Ben Clarke
Just uninstall it Add/Remove Programs. That's what I did.
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#18
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: imperialreign
I used to run WINME way back in the day, but I guess MS thought that there was too many flaws with ME so it went ahead and installed XP behind-my-back . . .

. . . I just woke up one morning, and there it was . . .
surely you jest ..
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#19
theonetruewill
by: FreedomEclipse
30gigs worth my friend :D
Damn, beats my 27:p
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by: [I.R.A]_FBi
surely you jest ..
I remember something like that happening to me, but you should check to see if someone didn't play a trick on you
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#21
Weer
by: theonetruewill
Damn, beats my 27:p
I only have 10 now, excluding Hentai. But it's the best of the best.
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#22
eidairaman1
thats another against Microsoft, anyone know what exactly the patch is by name and MSKB article? They certainly cant get anything right, not to mention if i recall you cant turn off indexing service for the OS which is complete BS.
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#23
OnBoard
eidairaman1: look at my post earlier in this thread @ 10-26-2007, 12:03 AM
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#24

Hmm... I hade a 250GB Maxtor half of that gigs were Just P.O.R.N...
But I run ot of space now so Yesterday a bought a 340GB Samsung SATAII :D
(You know, only human....) We are week! Laught:)

The Mickeysoft thing
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