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Reacting to Super-Critical Updates (MS08-67)

Yesterday evening, at 6pm BST, Microsoft released an ‘Emergency’ Security Update MS08-67, for Windows-based Operating Systems. The update plugs a hole in Windows that could allow a Virus/Worm to automatically infect a Windows PC without any user intervention.
I thought I’d document what actions I took, in case it helps out anyone in the future. I’d also be … Read more »

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Windows XP SP3 available from Microsoft Technet

If you have a Technet subscription, you can get early access to Windows XP Service Pack 3 from the Technet Subscriptions page. Scroll down the page and look for the grey “Top Downloads” section.
I’ve been running it for a few days now and haven’t had any problems 🙂
If you don’t have a Microsoft Technet subscription … Read more »

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Slipstream Project 2003 SP3

How to slipstream Service Pack 3 into Microsoft Office Project 2003
These instructions apply to Project 2003 Standard Edition. To slipstream other versions, you’ll need to replace PRJSTDE.MSI with the name of the MSI for your Project Edition.
Steps
You’ll need a Volume Licence Key setup CD.

Save to C:\project2003\
Download Project 2003 SP3
Extract its contents to C:\Project2003SP3\ with:

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TrueCrypt 5.1 now supports Hibernation with encrypted system partitions

One of the biggest issues with Truecrypt 5.0’s System Partition encryption was that it couldn’t hibernate the OS; which was holding me back from deploying it company-wide. Thankfully, this is now fixed in 5.1 🙂
Support for hibernation on computers where the system partition is encrypted (previous versions of TrueCrypt prevented the system from hibernating when … Read more »