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Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update
General distribution release (GDR) fixesIndividual updates may not be installed, depending on your version of Windows and the version of the affected application. Please view the individual articles to determine your update status.
|Article number||Article title|
|2591085||The Internet Explorer 9 option "Ignore colors specified on webpages" does not remove background images on webpages|
|2589908||Internet Explorer takes a long time to open a message in Outlook Web App|
|2589171||The Save As dialog box disappears and the file is not saved when you try to download a file in Internet Explorer 9 to a network share on which you have Change permissions|
|2529406||Pictures on a webpage are only partly displayed in Internet Explorer 8 when both IPv4 native sites and IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack sites exist in the network|
|2510901||Internet Explorer 8 may stop responding when you browse some webpages in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2|
HotfixesSecurity update 2559049 packages for Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003 include Internet Explorer hotfix files and general distribution release (GDR) files. If no existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix environment, security update 2559049 installs the GDR files.
Hotfixes are intended to correct only the problems that are described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are associated with the hotfixes. Apply hotfixes only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.
These hotfixes may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains these hotfixes. For more information about how to install the hotfixes that are included in security update 2559049, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
NoteIn addition to installing hotfix files, review the Microsoft Knowledge Base article that is associated with the specific hotfix that you have to install to determine the registry modification that is required to enable that specific hotfix.
For more information about how to determine whether your existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix or from the GDR environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the contents of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 software update packages
How to determine whether you are running a 32-bit or a 64-bit edition of WindowsIf you are not sure which version of Windows you are running or whether your version is a 32-bit or a 64-bit version, you should open System Information (Msinfo32.exe) and then review the value that is listed for System Type. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click Run, or click Start Search.
- Type msinfo32.exe and then press Enter.
- In System Information, review the value for System Type.
- For 32-bit editions of Windows, the System Type value is x86-based PC.
- For 64-bit editions of Windows, the System Type value is x64-based PC.
Article ID: 2559049 - Last Review: May 8, 2012 - Revision: 1