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Microsoft Updates Killed My USB      
  12/10/2008 9:45:14 AM

Dec. 10th, 2008, at 1:27 am PST, I noticed the icon in the tray for updates.  I decided to be a good citizen and install the updates.  Since it was late, I decided to let Microsoft take its course.  This morning, after logging in, I noticed my mouse wasn't working.  Good thing the touchpad still worked.  After closer inspection, I noticed it killed all USB devices.

I have a Dell Precision M6300 running on the 32-bit version of Vista Business.  Just to be fair to MS, I did the same thing with my a desktop I just built, which is running the 32-bit version of Vista Business N.  Nothing happend to that one.  Before anyone else out there decides to install updates, you might want to do some searching to verify that no harm will come to you.

After doing some basic backups, I ran the System Restore.  Good thing MS logged a restore point just before the update.  The restore worked.  Not sure what I will do in the near future when it comes to updates.  I guess I will decide later...

Back to work...

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