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Non-security Vista updates readied for Patch Tuesday

Microsoft will release several non-security related updates to Windows Vista on Patch Tuesday this week. They will address some of the most common complaints, including a number of performance and compatibility tweaks.

Microsoft will release several non-security related updates to Windows Vista on Patch Tuesday this week. They will address some of the most common complaints, including a number of performance and compatibility tweaks.

According to InformationWeek:

The most significant update Microsoft is adding to Windows Update is the second version of KB941649. It will extend battery life for mobile devices, improve the stability of Windows PowerShell and wireless network services, and also includes a number of compatibility and performance updates.

The other major update consists of a rollup that fixes a total of 21 issues. It resolves the reliability in core USB components in Windows Vista as well as other issues that have not been previously documented, such as the computer taking a long time to resume from a suspend or hibernation state.

You can read more from what Microsoft product manager Nick White wrote on his blog.

Did I mention that I purchased a new laptop recently which came with — you guessed it — Windows Vista. Hopefully, the scheduled updates will fix its erratic suspend and hibernate behavior. If you are a Vista victim user, are you looking forward to Patch Tuesday already?

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