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Bill Donovan
19 Aug 2014

Hi Bob, I had the first two of the four. I have Windows 7, 64 bit. I have deleted them. Thank you for minding the MS site for us.
Bill

Posted by:

JDeC
19 Aug 2014

Thank you, Bob Rankin, for your easy to understand directions. Uninstalled two of these updates on Win7 Premium Home 64 laptop. (KBs 2982791 & 2970228).
These patches will be re-released at a later date? Any precautions to take until patches are in place?

EDITOR'S NOTE: No, this is a very rare situation. If you've removed the flawed patches, carry on as usual.

Posted by:

Megan
19 Aug 2014

Hi Bob, The blue screen appeared on my computer last week twice when I tried to boot up so I was sure I had the patches you mentioned on my Windows 8.1. But I checked and the last update was July 9. Are there any patches prior to Aug 2 that would cause this?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Not that I know of.

Posted by:

David
19 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob. No sign of the updates on my machine. Last update was today but the naughty ones haven't arrived....yet. Maybe because I am so far away!!
New Zealand!

Posted by:

Anne
19 Aug 2014

Don't speak too soon David. Distance doesn't lend enchantment to the MS view. Also a Kiwi, I have just uninstalled two of the naughty four!

Posted by:

Maurice Lenihan
19 Aug 2014

what about KB2976897, have seen references to this update on some forums

EDITOR'S NOTE: I'd advise "wait and see" for that one, unless you are having a Blue Screen problem.

Posted by:

George
19 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob, I rely on your site to help keep my computer working properly. My system had two (2) only of patches.
Thanks Again, George

Posted by:

Phil
19 Aug 2014

Thanks again Bob. I have Windows 8.1 64 Bit OS on my laptop AND my desktop. But only two of the updates on your list were installed. I uninstalled them with no problems and everything is A-OK.

I had not had any problem with the OS crashing nor difficulties booting up my two PC's.

I am wondering something. I use CCleaner and I had the font cache box checked on both computers. So would running CCleaner with that particular box checked perhaps be the reason I've had not problems with those two updates?

I'm no expert....actually, probably know just enough to be dangerous....if you get my meaning.

Phil

Posted by:

Ivan
19 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob, I found one of the updates on my Win 8.1 64-bit PC and uninstalled it. I do however have a suspicion that they are incorrect about this affecting only 64-bit PC's. I was doing a fresh install of Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit on a Dell I have. It had Win 7 Ultimate before, but the hard drive was failing. So I installed a new drive and was doing a fresh install on a freshly formatted brand new hdd. I installed the OS, then updated all the motherboard and hardware drivers with no problem. I was doing all of the Windows Updates prior to installing any other software. I went thru about 200+ updates over a span of maybe 8-10 restarts, when the PC suddenly refused to restart following it's last batch of updates. The Blue Screen said "Unable to Start Windows- Bad Patch". I now suspect that the updates may have caused it.

Posted by:

Susan
19 Aug 2014

Thanks, Bob- You're a lifesaver! Luckily, I only had the first two on my system & they've been deleted. My question is, if Microsoft can send the updates (I get a little icon on my task bar), why can't they send an error/repair message via the same system? If I didn't subscribe to your blog I wouldn't have known about the problem......

Posted by:

marge201
19 Aug 2014

I found the first two only and removed them. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR GOOD WORK!

Posted by:

Keith
19 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob. Without your input I would not have known about this problem until it was to late!

Posted by:

John Whiting
19 Aug 2014

Thanks, Bob - I had two of the little devils installed - 2982791 and 2970228.
Both now uninstalled, thanks again!

Posted by:

Andrew Hardie
19 Aug 2014

I have a 64 bit PC running W7 32 bit. Two of the patches had been installed. Easily removed via Control Panel > Programs.

Posted by:

Stan
19 Aug 2014

Thanks and am most grateful. Instructions are crystal clear. Googled to get a wider view of the problem and other sites recommended changing Registry values!

Posted by:

Jim ma
19 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob. I'm running 64 bit. Found 2 of them. (2982791 & 2970228). Probably the reason my computer froze up temporarily a few times recently. Your instructions were clear & precise. It's appreciated. Thanks again.

Posted by:

Michael
19 Aug 2014

Caution - there is an update 2973351 which looks similar to 2975331 (when you don't see them side by side)

Posted by:

Bob
19 Aug 2014

Thanks so much Bob: Running MS Windows 8.1 64-bit; only found & uninstalled two: 2982791 & 2975719. 2nd uninstall took over 5 minutes; I was tempted to cancel the uninstall but let it run; eventually after both were uninstalled, did the reboot which also took longer than usual but let it run without interruption and everything seems OK now. After reboot, ran MS Windows Update to ensure verify they would not reinstall and no updates were found. Word of caution to others: the uninstalls and reboot took much longer than normal so be patient and let them complete. Thanks again, Bob

Posted by:

Dee
19 Aug 2014

Thanks so much Bob. I found only one of the patches installed on my Win7Pro 64 bit system and it was installed on 8/15. I've been having graphics problems and hope this solves it.

Posted by:

Sally
19 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob! I found one, but now wonder why the others were not installed. I use the automatic update setting, 64 bit Wondows 7.

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