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Posted by:

Steve Scadding
18 Aug 2014

"The four numbers you are looking for are: 2982791, 2970228, 2975719, and 297533."
Should the last number be 2975331...the number listed on the Microsoft site.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791

Posted by:

Daniel
18 Aug 2014

I was a bit confused because I found two of them but not all of them. I eventually discovered he updates 2975719, and 297533 were for Win RT 8.1, Win 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. My updates didn't happen till 8/14/14-- which I am surprised was so much later than 8/2. I assume that it is because that was the date I finally turned off my computer and allowed Windows finished the installation.

Posted by:

Peter Scheffler
18 Aug 2014

I find only two of the updates--2982791 and 2970228. I have not had any problems, but I have uninstalled them. You mentioned not having any, but not not having some. Is this a concern?

Posted by:

Unitary
18 Aug 2014

Bob,

Thank you for the recommendations.

1. Microsoft issued a recommendation to remove only KB2982791.

What is the reason to remove the other three?

2. I installed the updates manually on 13.08.14. Of the remaining three updates in your list, I have only KB2970228.

3. There seems to be a missing digit in the last update in your list, i.e., KB297533.

Posted by:

Bob K
18 Aug 2014

Hi Bob,

Thank you again for another great update, and for saving my PC from crashing. I had 2 out of the 4 updates on my PC.

Best Regards,
-Bob K

Posted by:

Star
18 Aug 2014

I have these listed in the install, so l hide these installs, but every now and then they pop up, is there a way to remove all list under the hide these install updates ?

Posted by:

JP
18 Aug 2014

Thank you! I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP-1 and found 2 of the updates mentioned. I'm not able to tell you the view I was in, but I had to right-click the specific update and then click Uninstall.

Posted by:

Alan
18 Aug 2014

I removed the windows 7 64bit kb's, Thank You so much for your heads up cause I had 2982791 and 2970228 on my computer, now gone!

Posted by:

-=Geo=-
18 Aug 2014

My first reaction was "not again"! Not only do we have to watch for malware, we have to watch for so called mistakes more and more on the good ones. I found two of the updates on one of my computers, only one on another. Being somewhat computer savvy I am going back to manual updates so I can install them a week later or so if they are safe. Not for everyone if they get careless and don't check for updates at all. But with multiple computers this is just too much. Thanks Bob. (¯`·._.·ns¢ävË·._.·´¯)

Posted by:

KD
18 Aug 2014

Thanks for the heads-up Bob!
I had two of the updates installed on my computers from 8/16. Fortunately, I didn't (haven't) had any issues related to these patches. I think that your warning may very well have saved me a lot of grief!
Thanks again!

Posted by:

Nicholas
18 Aug 2014

Thanks for the important info!
But these were not on my computer? What does that mean if they were not there? That I am not getting all updates that I should? Or did Microsoft remove them already?

Posted by:

Dave
18 Aug 2014

I only appear to have the first two listed updates installed. Is that usual? I always install all important updates.
Thanks for the warning.

Posted by:

Eddie
18 Aug 2014

I was so ready to remove the updates, but when I searched for them they weren't there! I have my system configured to auto-update. I dodged the bullet, but I don't know why. I am glad, though.

Posted by:

RandiO
18 Aug 2014

I am charged with maintaining a Win7 x64 laptop. Periodically, I do manual Windows update checks (usually avoiding the "Patch Tuesday" frenzy). Since the last patches were done last week, I ran over to that machine to check if these 4 patches were installed. I am lucky that they have not been installed. It must be because the ONLY issue I have with this laptop is the fact that it refuses to install IE11 due to errors. I have spent the past 8 months in vain attempts and have even seeked Microsoft forum assistance and have probably spent in excess of 12 total hours in trying a variety of suggestions but IE11 just won't install and even the MVPs have given up on a portion of Windows users who cannot install IE11, no matter what they try. This IE11 install problem may be a blessing in disguise and probably the reason why these 4 KB29xxxxx were not provided/suggested patches for this laptop. Woot!

Posted by:

Michael
18 Aug 2014

You da Man! I had two out of the four. Thanks for all you do. I'll be linking to your article to my FB friends.

Posted by:

JJ
18 Aug 2014

Hey Bob:
Thanks for sending this article out. Your newsletter is the most valuable resource entering my home email.

Is it possible to have only one out of the four KB patches? I only found KB2982791 on my Windows 8.1 64-bit.

Or is it an "all or nothing" setup where you either have all four patches or none at all?

Posted by:

CT
18 Aug 2014

Had only the first two patches installed on my computers (am running two Windows 7 in home network).
One of my computers uninstalled the patches and and did a restart and is running fine. The second is stuck on the "Preparing to reconfigure Windows. Do not turn off your computer" screen. It has been stuck on this screen for over five minutes, even though it is the faster of the two computers.
I plan to leave it alone for at least thirty min. but have there been any other problems along this line?

Posted by:

Jim
18 Aug 2014

This is exactly why I do not have auto update but I do update about 10 days later after Mr. Softee fixes their latest screw up.

Posted by:

Ann Inca
18 Aug 2014

Thank you so much for this very timely article, Bob. The BSOD happened to me yesterday and through some fluke, I was able to get it to boot. Will uninstall the patches right away.

Posted by:

Ole
18 Aug 2014

Thank you Bob for the info.
Did get uninstall notification from Microsoft Tech-Net, however their details were not as specific as yours :-)
The blue screen of dead did however return after uninstalling KB 2982791 & KB 2970228. Good thing Windows 7 Professional has an excellent recovery build-in

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