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Critical security updates for Windows

September 14, 2007

Microsoft released new patches for critical Windows security vulnerabilities on September 11, 2007.

* All Windows PCs must be patched. *

To patch your PC:

Click on the update icon on the taskbar (it is a globe or yellow shield with an exclamation point, depending on which version of Windows you're running).

If you do not have such an icon, run Windows Update by going to the site:http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

After patching, you must reboot your PC in order for the patches to take effect.

A critical update was released for certain versions of Windows Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. If you are running an affected version, you will be prompted to upgrade next time you sign into the MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger service. See:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS07-054.mspx

for additional details about this update.

If you are using Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, see:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-052.mspx

for update information.

If you are using Windows Services for Unix, see:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS07-053.mspx

for update information.

If you have any questions or problems applying these patches, please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to help@cs.cmu.edu.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk