Secunia PSI says Windows Media Player needs KB2378111 patch...

  Graphicool1 12:14 PM 20 Oct 12
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Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2

Secunia PSI says Windows Media Player needs KB2378111 patch. However, when i run the Microsoft 'Stand Alone' installer, it begins to install then says...

"The update does not apply to your system"

The Website from which I am dowloading is...

CLICK HERE

The file name is...

Windows6.0-KB2378111-x86.msu

Question: What's the problem?

  Graphicool1 13:03 PM 20 Oct 12

I've had an idea for a solution, being as I don't seem to be able to install the patch from 2010. What if I were to uninstall Windows Media Player and reinstall an up to date one?

  lotvic 13:07 PM 20 Oct 12

I would try, WMP | Help | 'check for Updates' before considering uninstalling and reinstalling.

  Graphicool1 13:34 PM 20 Oct 12

Hi lotvic

I tried that, although I have to say that I wasn't holding out a lot of hope as I didn't think that a patch was/is the same as an update? Anyway, I gave it a go and this was the result...

"Your computer is running the most recent version of Windows Media Player and all of its components. No update is available at this time"

But this result would also seem to negate my own idea of uninstalling and reinstalling, for the same reason.

  Zeppelyn 14:42 PM 20 Oct 12

Basically there is no problem, Windows has determined you do not need the update, forget about is best course of action.

  Woolwell 15:15 PM 20 Oct 12

Is Windows Media Player working ok? If it is then ignore Secunia.

  Graphicool1 15:51 PM 20 Oct 12

Hi Guys

Well, yes that's one way to look at it. But on the other hand if you're going to ignore Secunia, then there's no point running it, is there?

As it is this laptop is running mega slow. It takes over 4 minutes to load and when it has it's like wading uphill, through treakle. It's my wifes laptop, she hardly ever uses it these days, lifes too short.

Everything is up to date, there are no bugs, viruses, trojans, malware, spyware, it's as clean as a whistle. I've run every test I can think of and a few that others have suggested, but all to no avail. I've defragged and optimized, using Auslogic. But nomatter what I try the result is always the same.

i don't know what else to try, hence I'm left picking over the bones of the most unlikely things that are left. They are old Microsoft updates and patches that were nere installed, for whatever reason at the time.

  Woolwell 15:53 PM 20 Oct 12

How much RAM does it have?

  Graphicool1 16:39 PM 20 Oct 12

RAM 1GB & the HDD has 45GB Used & 66.7GB Free

  Graphicool1 16:51 PM 20 Oct 12

I've just put in a 14GB Flash Drive to use as ReadyBoost.

What is that other thing called, something that the system uses like Ram?

  Woolwell 17:21 PM 20 Oct 12

The amount of RAM is one of the problems. I don't try to run Vista with less than 2 Gb. RAM is quite reasonably priced and would be a very worthwhile upgrade.

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