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Posted by:

Nigel
18 Aug 2014

Thank you for the information

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Bob Krampetz
18 Aug 2014

It would be quite helpful if you knew anything about microsoft issuing a fix for this, to add it..

Also, I only had the first two of those four.. If you know why?, to add it.. Thanks much for your very welcomed newsletters..

EDITOR'S NOTE: It would be NICE if Microsoft had fixed this automatically with another patch! But I've not heard anything about that happening.

Posted by:

PgmrDude
18 Aug 2014

Any recommendations to the ORDER of the un-installs?
I just tried the 1st uninstall (of 2) - to the most recent install, and it seems to be HUNG, for approx 30 min (I'm connected via a 2nd PC).
Thanks for nothing, MS!

Recommendations would also be helpful.

Posted by:

Susie
18 Aug 2014

Thanks for this, Bob. I just wanted to check. All of my KB numbers are 7 digits long. The first three you listed are also 7 digits but the fourth one has only 6. Is that a typo or is it just a different kind of number?

Posted by:

Chuck
18 Aug 2014

Thanks for the warning...but shouldn't the last number to be uninstalled be 2975331 rather than 2975533? That is what is indicated on the MS site.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The correct number is 2975331.

Posted by:

Lori
18 Aug 2014

I checked my updates as you stated and found only 2 of the 4 updates (2982791 and 2970228). I deleted those. These updates were installed on my Windows 7 64 bit computer on 8/16. I am concerned about why I only had 2 of the 4 updates installed, and does this present any problem. I am afraid to shut down my computer until I know why I only had 2 of these updates. Is it normal that Windows would only install 2 of the 4 updates. Thanks for any help provided.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Some of them were only for Win 8.1 and/or the RT version. So no worries if you don't find them all.

Posted by:

jd
18 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob for yet another timely and useful article.
I have ALWAYS installed Microsoft patches manually.
I wait 2 to 3 months after patch Tuesday and if nothing has shown up on sites like yours or the Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/) I then go ahead and install them. So far I have avoided the bad patches and not had a problem by failing to install a Microsoft patch before the bad guys took advantage of the vulnerability.

On the other hand, I always install the Ubuntu Linux patches as soon as they pop up on update manager.

By the way, both your article about the patch problem and the warning in The Register appeared on the same day (8-18-2014). I suspect that they have many more eyes than you to scan the web for info like this.
jd

Posted by:

Sharon Scian
18 Aug 2014

Well, talk about bad timing! I was having so much trouble with my year old Toshiba laptop, I decided to refresh according to instructions on Windows help. Two hundred dollars later, a local computer guy had to reconfigure the stupid thing cause it started to refresh and went to blue screen. Nothing worked, not even my back-up disk. Do I have these windows updates to thank? Timing is very suspicious.

Posted by:

Frank
18 Aug 2014

Typical Windows nonsense!!! That's why I've gone "Linux"instead. I'm plain sick to death of the constant barrage of Windows issues. Enough already! Linux (Ubuntu - and it's free too!) is for me a breath of fresh air! Linux is bullet, fool and idiot proof! Overall it is wonderful! Every time I turn on my computer it just works!!! In fact I'm using it now to write this. Nuff said!

Posted by:

Chuck
18 Aug 2014

Bob, thanks again for your help. I found the 2982791 patch and uninstalled it. The patch had been installed 8/15/14.

Posted by:

A.R.Duncan-Jones
18 Aug 2014

Hi,Bob and thanks for this - too much to hope MSoft would actually message people themselves. You are wonderful.

Query: I have downloaded updates but not installed them for two weeks, as had big (tax) problem to work out, so did not close down. Presumably the offending updates are sitting on my machine waiting to be installed. Please, how do I stop this happening ?

I do not know where to look for downloaded but not-yet-installed updates; and I cannot get round it by logging onto MSoft updates to see history until I have installed those already downloaded. Any bright ideas gratefully received.

(Running W7 professional, and, yes, 64-bit).

Posted by:

Paul Friswold
18 Aug 2014

Thanks for clear instructions! Found two of the four listed KB's on system and uninstalled them. Would you please confirm that the last one you listed KB297533 truly only has six digits and didn't get truncated somewhere between your writing and final publication of article?? Also, is it possible that when I accepted ALL of the offered updates (I don't allow auto download/install but do check each month and install) that KB2970228 and KB297533 were not required for my system?

Posted by:

Bob D
18 Aug 2014

Windows 7 64-bit
And then there is KB2670838, which has something to do with Internet Explorer 10. It gives Resource Monitor an empty window. Yet another update to breakage.

Posted by:

Jim McDaniel
18 Aug 2014

The last patch number only has 6 numbers unlike the others that have 7. Did one number get lost or is that last one correct?

EDITOR'S NOTE: The correct number is 2975331.

Posted by:

Andrew Hardie
18 Aug 2014

I found that the first two mentioned had been installed but only on 15th Aug.
It would seem that UK users of Windows are on a low priority when critical updates are issued.
I have removed the updates from my 32-bit PC as a precaution but wonder if I should have done so.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Hmm, are you sure it was 32-bit? They didn't show up on my 32-bit machine.

Posted by:

quiltfanatic
18 Aug 2014

Thanks for posting these easy instructions. I was able to uninstall the culprit files in under ten minutes. You're the greatest!

Posted by:

Rg Schmidt
18 Aug 2014

My desktop is 32-bit, but the laptop is 64. Can I simply do a system restore to before August 2? I am not very Windows literate, and try to avoid install and uninstall operations for fear of messing up.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, if you've not installed anything else since then.

Posted by:

Geoff C
18 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob,
I think you have saved me from a serious crash. KB 2982791 and KB 2970228 uninstalled. I had problems earlier today when switching accounts on the Internet game Eve, the screen froze with multiple horizontal lines distorting the interface and not allowing commands to end the program, ctrl alt delete did not bring up the task manager and I switched it off. I returned later, rebooted ignoring the Windows did not properly shut down and luckily read my mail! Problem sorted after uninstallment and restart. I assume a full DVD back up I did yesterday will need binned? Please advise. Thanks again.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, I would do another full backup. Good catch!

Posted by:

Paul Newton
18 Aug 2014

I went, per your instructions, to uninstall the windows patches. KB2982791 and KB 2970228 were on my machine and I uninstalled them. Patches KB2975719 and KB297533 were not there. Can I assume that the two that were not listed were not installed? Thanks again Bob your alerts have helped me several times, us non-techies rejoice.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, that's normal. Some of them apply only to WIn7, Win8 or the RT version of Win8.

Posted by:

Lori
18 Aug 2014

Thanks so much Bob for answering my question so quickly. I would probably have to had spent hundreds of dollars at Best Buy if not for your newsletter since I had 2 of the updates automatically installed on my computer. Thanks for all the helpful articles you write, especially for us non-geeks.

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