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Patty
19 Aug 2014

It took my computer over an hour to reboot after uninstalling two of the bad files last night 8/18. This morning my pop up informed me updates had been installed overnight 8/19. The update KB2970228 which was installed 8/15 is still there. Should I try to uninstall it again? I need to work and hate to have the computer tied up for another hour this morning.

Posted by:

Barbara
19 Aug 2014

Thanks you Bob. I also discovered two of the four on my computer.

Posted by:

David
19 Aug 2014

Thank God for Bob.....I'm still waiting for the Microsoft advisory...:(

Posted by:

stuart
19 Aug 2014

I certainly had the blue screen but didn't find any of the four KB's!

Posted by:

Lori
19 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob, you are a gem. We appreciate you keeping us informed.

Posted by:

Alan
19 Aug 2014

Quote: "On August 15, Microsoft pulled the flawed patches from Windows Update and advised users to uninstall them."

Where's your citation for that? I have not been able to find anything definitive on Microsoft's site about this issue.

EDITOR'S NOTE: See https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791 and scroll down to "Known issue 3" where it says: "Microsoft has removed the download links to these updates while these issues are being investigated. "

Posted by:

GG
19 Aug 2014

You're the Best Bob!! Thank you for helping us less savvy!

Posted by:

Jeff
20 Aug 2014

Hi Bob, I came accross your article and attempted to uninstall the updates and get to the point where it says “please wait while the updates are being uninstalled. This might take several minutes.” then nothing happens, I have left it on that screen for hours… Any ideas?

EDITOR'S NOTE: If that happens, I'd just power off, restart and recheck to confirm that the updates are removed.

Posted by:

Patty Hayes
20 Aug 2014

you, sir, are a life saver!

Posted by:

muthukrishnan
20 Aug 2014

Thanks Bob; I had one of the four and removed it immediately.

Posted by:

Andy K
20 Aug 2014

What can I do if my laptop won't open the screen?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Which screen?

Posted by:

jw
20 Aug 2014

I've also had problems with my graphics card lately as well as blue screen crashes. Had no idea one of these security patches might be the cause. Yea, found one of the above listed updates on my system and removed. Thanks Bob for the tip!

Posted by:

NTodd
21 Aug 2014

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791 has been updated Last Review: August 19, 2014 - Revision: 4.2, and it does include 32-bit, as far as I can see. My 32-bit Vista has kb2982791, and I would surely like to not have to uninstall it. Sigh.

Posted by:

Eve
21 Aug 2014

Ellie: like you, the uninstall wouldn't work for me from the left hand column. I right clicked on the update and when "uninstall" appeared, left clicked on it, and that worked.

Posted by:

NTodd
21 Aug 2014

I just posted above that my Vita 32-bit had the kb2982791 update. Well, after uninstalling it, my computer ran with a lot less CPU usage, and my mouse moves noticeably more easily. I had forgotten that my computer slowed to a crawl after this August Windows update. Well worth uninstalling. Thanks, Bob!

Posted by:

nana
21 Aug 2014

Thank you so much...I had one on my W7 64. I hope you never decide to retire because we will be lost without you! You are super.

Posted by:

Milan P.
21 Aug 2014

Bob, THANK YOU for the great work! I was a “Bus rider” and am still following you!

I found both KB982791 and KB70228 on my 2 [TWO!] WIN7 PRO 32-bit comps [!!!] and removed them; I don’t know if it affects 64-bit comps exclusively as you said, but yes, they were installed on the 32-bit machines and I took them out just in case. [Right click/Uninstall works just fine!]

Posted by:

Dominic
21 Aug 2014

Hi Bob, same for me as for Milan - I was a “Bus rider” and am still following you!

I had powered down my laptop before I left Work on Thursday and on the train home I wanted to do some work - that's when the BSoD struck...
I've spent the better part of my long weekend trying every trick in the book to fix it - Enter Bob - Yeah back up and running in 10 min flat.

I've removed the patches from all the other computers in our house and have advised my colleagues to read your posts :)

Thank you very much, indeed - keep up the superb work!

Greetings from Good Old Germany,
Dominic

Posted by:

Ashley
21 Aug 2014

Hi, thank you for this article! I wanted to ask if the last update with only 6 digits is missing a number? I was looking thru my updates and they all seem to have 7 digits, so I just want to double check. Also, is it unusual that I only found the first 2 update numbers to uninstall?

EDITOR'S NOTE: The correct number for that 4th patch is 2975331. And yes, it's expected that you'll find only 1 or 2 of them present on your computer.

Posted by:

Sam
22 Aug 2014

Tx Bob I found : 2982791 & 2970228 on my 32 bit Win7 and uninstalled them.

However on the MS link that you gave they mention something about deleting the fntcache.dat file and give the whole process on how to go about doing it. What do you think? Is it necessary?

EDITOR'S NOTE: As far as I know, you only need to do that if you have issues caused by the flawed patches.

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