Windows Updates June 14, 2011
For the most part I always advise users to allow Windows Update to download and install updates automatically. However, this week some of the updates may adversely affect a few users. If you update to IE9 you must also make sure your Adobe Flash is updated to the latest version, HOWEVER, this may cause some Flash applications to NOT work as expected if they have not upgraded to the latest version of Flash. Please check you applications prior to upgrading to IE9. Also, if you use VMWare player, you may want to wait until the next set updates comes out. There are many reported issues with many of these security updates causing VMWare Player to crash and even uninstall/reinstall does not correct the issue. If VMWare Player is important to your work, wait to install these Windows Updates (ESPECIALLY if you are still using Windows XP).
After you install Windows Updates you should check to make sure your email settings are correct AND double-check your hardware settings. There have been reports of hardware settings such as power and cooling settings changing.
As always… it’s a good idea to make a restore point and/or a BACKUP of your computer prior installing updates.