In case you are not familiar with it, WSUS is Microsoft's free patch management tool. If you don't know the difference then you don't do Windows support.OK, here's the main difference: In addition to OS patches, Microsoft Update takes care of your MS Applications like Office, SQL Server and Exchange. WSUS has a good monitoring and reporting feature that allows me to see at a glance which machines are struggling with the stuff Microsoft is trying to send to it.The Client Profile is used to run most client applications that target the . Size: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 32-bit This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found.Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
We advise that you test the upgrade first on a COPY of your production site, to make sure it works as you expect.Someone on his blog actually asked if the extension was necessary. After nuking the old folder, run the update again and all is well but it takes a long time to go through that long download and update process. I have found that the easiest way to fix a Microsoft Update problem is to switch back to Windows Update from the "Change Setting" option on the left-side menu. You might need to update drivers in Windows when a new piece of hardware you've installed doesn't work automatically or maybe after upgrading to a new version of Windows.See my List of Free Driver Updater Tools for reviews of the best ones out there.Time Required: It usually takes around 15 minutes to update a driver a Windows, even less time if the driver is self-installable or you get it via Windows Update (more on all of that below).