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Forum Thread: Microsoft XML Core Services, Need help please

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Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x

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Woody77 Microsoft XML Core Services, Need help please
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Last edited on 12th Mar, 2014 22:37

Hello,

Secunia PSI v2 is telling me "The version detected of Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x was 4.20.9876.0 while the latest version including one or more security fixes is 4.30.2100.0".

I run Win 7x64, sp1. I have read some of the posts here and the more I read the more confused I become.

From what I can tell the download links are all not for win7 sp1, except a patch for a version I don't have installed.

I would really appreciate an explanation and maybe download links. I have a clean install and don't want to screw it up.

Thanks!

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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft XML Core Services, Need help please
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I have adapted my original post on this subject to meet your requirements - it works perfectly on Windows 7 SP 1.

MSXML ISSUES

The release note for MSXML 4 are here:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/2/D/A2D85...

Please note this SP was released before Windows 7 & 8 was produced therefore there is no mention of compatibility or support once installed - it works flawlessly with Windows 7 on both 32 & 64 Bit systems. I have NOT tested it on my Windows 8 PC because I have no old legacy programmes that require it to be installed.

If PSI gives a version number starting 4.2 or 4.1 that indicates that the very old MSXML 4 SP2 or even older SP1 is installed which must be MANUALLY upgraded to MSXML 4 SP3 as follows:

Click this link: (please note that the system requirements for this download do state that Windows 7 is supported unlike the release notes)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.as...

Once open activate the clearly marked download link called MSXML.MSI - 2.3 MB.

Once installed run & rerun Windows Update - there are some additional patches for MSXML 4 SP3.

On completion PSI will show MSXML 4 as secure with version 4.30.2117.0. like this:

https://1ncuig.bn1.livefilestore.com/y2pxjlzfYAdRa...

Hope this helps.

Revised 23:25 12/03/2014 GMT

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Maurice

Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
16GB RAM
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Woody77 RE: Microsoft XML Core Services, Need help please
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Thanks for the update. It worked great!
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