So I’m installing updates on an old PC of mine before handing it over to it’s new owner and I’m near the end of the 80 or so security updates since SP2 and I remember about the ‘optional’ updates Microsoft offers.
10 optional software upgrades and 1 hardware upgrade available to download. So I click the links and guess what happens:
What happened is that the link opened up inside the frame usually reserved for content, but opened up the entire website all over again. It happens in both IE6 and IE7 and since Microsoft only allows access to the site via Microsoft browsers – it’s now impossible for me to get at these updates.
Automatic updates only allow high priority updates to be downloaded.. so the new PC owner is now without Windows Media Player 11, .net framework 2.0 and whatever hardware update which happened to be on that hidden page.