Windows Update MiniTool

Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by shewolf, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    My post has nothing to do with the update tool, I just wanted to let them know about the INF installer more or less.

    Seems thousands of people expect the INF installer to be like a Sata driver installer, Intel even had to change the name because people thought they were getting new chipset drivers.
     
  2. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

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    i already know that chipset drivers aren't actually drivers. they don't include files other than that .inf and .cat files. i just wanted to point out that i didnt see those files with WU but with this tool.
     
  3. paarkhi

    paarkhi MDL Novice

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    +1 to the idea
     
  4. Tunyd

    Tunyd MDL Junior Member

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    Does this mess upexisting update settings?

    Currently have it to check and notify on download with group policy, but yesterday it auto installed graphic drivers regardless of the settings.
     
  5. bjf2000

    bjf2000 MDL Expert

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    That's very strange. Did you do anything particular with this program before this happened?

    Could the update have triggered in some other way, such as by the vendor's update mechanism?

    I don't see how this program could override policy, and it hasn't for me (my policy is on disabled).
     
  6. murat5038

    murat5038 MDL Novice

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    #146 murat5038, Oct 10, 2015
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    Turkish language file and exe.
    Code:
    rghost.net/75B4Dx62h
     
  7. Tunyd

    Tunyd MDL Junior Member

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    I Dont know what happened, with group policy on notify I always had a choice to install updates. But a recently graphic driver update installed any ways when checking.
     
  8. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    You don't understand, they are real drivers in the system, but they are already embedded, the Intel Software installer ( INF utility ) just installs the INF files, which only adds the NAME of Intel to the driver, but it doesn't have any drivers in it, only INF files.

    The LPC and ROOTS have the PCI.SYS, MSISADRV.SYS which are real drivers but they come from windows. The only chipset hardware that doesn't need a driver is the SMBus host, the host does not use a driver.
     
  9. gabb

    gabb MDL Junior Member

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    Seems like a great tool. I'm just worried about the security aspect since there is no source code available.
    I understand it checks and downloads updates directly from WU, but still, can anyone confirm this is safe to run?
    I ran it along with Comodo firewall and I didn't get any new outbound connections so that's a relief.
     
  10. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

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    yes yes yes. i know that windows loads pci.sys. yes i know it. yes i know it. i wont use this program at all. you should be happy. :mad:
     
  11. Trickz

    Trickz MDL Novice

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    I tried this tool today and now i have some strange things happening in my machine running 7 ultimate 64.
    In oiginal WU i can not change any options now cause suddenly i'm not the system administrator any more, i checked the policies and registry but all is ok there.
    Explorerframe.dll got replaced (noticed this because i used my own modified navigation buttons in that dll) and i got some weird slowdowns.
     
  12. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    The tool is just an advanced frontend for WU, anything that could changed/updated is caused by WU

    btw, Explorerframe.dll is updated by KB3080446
     
  13. Trickz

    Trickz MDL Novice

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    Yes thank you for the info i see that too now for the explorerframe.dll, i was surprised by the date stamp of the dll so didn't check details.
    Slowdowns were eliminated by cleaning everything that was cached.
    Now i have to solve the mystery of the WU options becoming greyed out right after using the tool, luckily it was set to check and notify only.
     
  14. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    So you know, but posted - chipset drivers aren't actually drivers.

    Makes a lot of sense.
     
  15. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    #156 odiebugs1, Oct 14, 2015
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    I don't like sushi. :p

    I just ran this on win 8.1 and no Japanese updates showing as installed. :clap:
     
  16. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    oh, when it comes with home made washabi and Yamasa soy brew, I die for it
     
  17. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Wasabi: you know it well, or so you think. Chances are, however, you've never actually eaten real wasabi, or at least not very often. This is because most of the wasabi served outside of Japan is a mixture of horseradish, mustard and food coloring. Even in Japan, the demand for real wasabi is so high that you'll often find the horseradish mixture instead, with little, if any, real wasabi mixed in. :p
     
  18. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Smarty-pants youuuuuu!!!! :p
     
  19. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    I talk about the real thing as all the time. A friend of mine told me how to handle it since he lived 20 years in Japan, he married there and I was his witness over there though (never seen such a ceremony before and after :D)