Patches & Updates
Welcome to the HPC:Factor Patching & Updates section. In this section we keep an eye on security matters for both the Handheld PC and the Host PC's that you use for your daily IT lives.
Windows CE based Handheld PC's generally do not enlist the use of common update sets, instead each OEM is responsible for the release and redistribution of device specific updates.
If you are looking for OEM and device specific drivers, updates and formally released software, visit HPC:Factor's H/PC:Update for a comprehensive list of all know updates for every Handheld PC class device ever made!
The few common patch updates for each device generation are listed blow.
In the somewhat established world of Windows XP. Its easy to forget that there are many users out there still relying on good old legacy systems to provide them with the services needed to run their daily IT lives.
It is also a sad sign of the times that a man (or woman's) computer is no longer necessarily their own isolated & private beige (or black) box.
HPC Factor realises that there are many people out there who use their Handheld PC devices with older, legacy Operating System and Office Software. The guides that follow provide a comprehensive overview of patching various Microsoft Operating systems to provide a good, secure platform for you to both use your computer, and protect the data that you sync daily with your PDA.
The following information is primarily for users of Windows 95, 98,
Millennium, NT 4.0 and Microsoft Office. Microsoft Windows Update
is not reliable at all for providing protection for users of NT4 and Windows
95. Users of Windows 98, 98SE and Millennium, 2000 and XP are provided with
far more worth while information. Although not perfect.
The information & research on best practices has been gathered from Microsoft and also from 'The Archive', a personal project of HPC:Factor Editor Chris Tilley which contains extensive lists of Microsoft updates, add-ons and fixes.
Factor is keen to stress that the information and recommendations that we make
here are not necessarily the opinions of the Microsoft Corporation. It
is aimed at end users and system administrators.