New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages SUMMARY Microsoft has adopted a standardized naming schema for all hotfix packages (patches or updates) for Windows that are created and distributed by Microsoft. The new naming schema goes in effect in April 2003 for all update packages. Note A Windows hotfix is an executable (.exe) file that contains one or more system files that you can apply to Windows to correct a specific problem. Hotfixes are distributed by Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) to customers whose computers are severely affected by a specific problem. Critical and recommended updates are hotfixes that Microsoft recommends for all customers. Critical or recommended updates can be obtained from the Windows Update site, the Microsoft Download Center, or from other Microsoft Web sites. Microsoft has adopted this new naming schema for hotfix packages for the following reasons: It creates consistency across Microsoft hotfix packages. It makes it easier to search for hotfix packages and Knowledge Base articles. It clearly identifies the language of a hotfix package and the intended operating system, when applicable. This article contains additional information about the new standardized naming schema for Windows hotfix packages. MORE INFORMATION New Schema for Naming Windows Hotfix Packages Microsoft uses the following schema to name Windows hotfix packages: ProductName-KBArticleNumber-Option-Language.exe For example: WindowsXP-KB123456-IA64-ENU.exe Windows2000-KB123456-ENU.exe WindowsServer2003-KB123456-x86-ENU.exe The following list provides information about each attribute in the new naming schema. ProductName The full product name, including the product version information. For Windows hotfixes, this attribute is one of the following: Windows2000 WindowsXP WindowsServer2003 WindowsXPTablet KB Indicates that an article exists in the Microsoft Knowledge Base that is associated with the hotfix. ArticleNumber The ID number of the Microsoft Knowledge Base article that is associated with the hotfix. Option (Optional attribute) Used to differentiate hotfix packages that address the same issue but are designed for different processor platforms. These options include: x86 (for 32-bit processors) AMD64 (for x86-64bit AMD processors) IA64 (for 64-bit Intel Processors) Language The standard language name abbreviation that represents the language the hotfix package is intended for. For example, ENU (for English), RUS (for Russian), JPN (for Japanese). Note The abbreviation INTL is used in cases where the hotfix package applies to multiple languages. In cases where the update package applies to all languages, no standard language name abbreviation is used. Fonte: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q816915 E pronto a AMD vai sobreviver. Pelo menos só depende de si própria! A Intel que se cuide!