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Windows Millennium Edition Patches & Updates Guide


Windows Millennium LogoWindows Millennium currently retains active updates through the Windows Update Service. This information on this page is designed to be a reference for what updates are needed for the operating system. It is essentially the HPC:Factor recommended updates procedure for using your Handheld PC in conjunction with Windows Millennium Edition.

Support for Windows Millennium was originally supposed to end in December 2003. In January 2004 Microsoft announced that it would extend the pay-per incident support for Windows Millennium until June 2006. This means that while Windows Millennium Edition will be regarded as a defunct operating system, work for continuing support for other Microsoft technologies under Windows ME will continue, as will corporate level patching. Whether or not any future patches will be released to the consumer is another matter.

We recommend that if possible you upgrade your computer to Windows 2000 or Windows XP. However if you must use Windows Millennium, we recommend that you minimise any network shares that you setup on the computer and run current Anti-Virus and Firewall software. Do not serve any information to the Internet from your system, such as using Personal Web Server to host a web site.

Windows Millennium Edition Patches & Updates Guide

The following list of updates will provide you with the highest level of security available to Windows Millennium. The Approximate total download size of all the listed updates is 53.18MB.

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This guide assumes a certain level of system components have already been updated. These are the prerequisites for the installation:

Critical Updates

Q273991 Windows Share Level Password Update
Q290700 System Restore Update
Q323172 Flaw in Certificate Enrolment Control
Q323255 Unchecked Buffer in Windows Help Facility Code Execution
Q329048 Unchecked Buffer in File Decompression Functions Patch
Q329115 Certificate Validation Flaw Could Enable Identity Spoofing
Q329414 Buffer Overrun in MDAC Might Lead to Code Execution
Q811630 HTML Help Update to Limit Functionality When It Is Invoked in IE
Q812709 Vulnerability in Help and Support Centre May Permit Code to Run
Q814078 Flaw in Windows Script Engine May Allow Code to Run
Q816093 Java Virtual Machine Security Update
Q823559 Buffer Overrun in the HTML Converter Could Allow Code Execution
Q873374 GDI+ Detection Tool
Q888113 Vulnerability in hyperlink object library code execution
Q891711 Cursor and Icon Handling Remote Code Execution
Q891781 DHTML editing ActiveX control code execution
Q896358 HTML Help code execution
Q904706 DirectShow remote code execution
Q908519 Web fonts remote code execution
Q911562 MDAC function could allow code execution
Q917344 JScript Remote Code Execution
Q918547 Graphics Rendering Engine Remote Code Execution
Q917344 JScript Remote Code Execution

Q892211 Update for Web Folders

Recommended Updates

Q273017 IDE Hard drive Cache Package
Q287564 Windows Movie Maker Update
Q311311 Invalid UPnP Request Can Disrupt Computer Operation
Jet 4.0 SP8
Root Certificates Update
Windows Installer 2.0
Windows Automatic Updating

Internet Explorer QFE's

Q319303 Internet Explorer Navigation Sound Update
Q870669 Disable ADODB.Stream object from Internet Explorer
Q887797 Cumulative Update for OLE
Q916281 Cumulative Patch June 15 2006
Q918439 ART Image Rendering Remote Code Execution

Windows Media Player QFE's

Q828026 Windows Media Player URL Script Command Update
Q917734 Windows Media Player Remote Code Execution

Additional Installation Items