DotNet Makes Me Sad, In Pictures

.NET Framework KB 3088956:

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Ouch, that sounds pretty severe.

I guess I’d better go manually install a hotfix?

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Seriously? An email address and a CAPTCHA? Fine.

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Oh, an email delivered HTTP URL pointed at an executable file? That seems totes legit.

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Yup, definitely legit, it says “Microsoft” right there at the top!

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Sure, let’s put those files in the root of the C:\ drive. I’m sure that’ll work.

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Oh, guess it did. Magic!

Oh, wait. No files in C:\. No magic, I guess.

Let’s use Process Monitor to watch the file writes… that’s what all the cool kids have to do to install patches, right?

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Ah, there you are! UAC virtualization like it’s 2006!

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Of course I must, Microsoft, of course I must.

-Eric

DotNet Makes Me Sad, In Pictures

One thought on “DotNet Makes Me Sad, In Pictures

  1. SatoMew says:

    Why don’t they provide the hotfix in a regular ZIP file? And what’s with the legacy Windows Update dialog that should’ve been removed in Vista or Windows 7?

    By the way, they updated the “Should I trust ths site?” link in Edge on one of the latest Insider Previews of Windows 10: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=624808

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