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MmeMoxie
22 Aug 2014

Yep, I had 2 of the patches installed, on my Winodws 7 Professional 64-bit version. I am so glad, that I didn't have any issues, but at the same time, I am surprised.

For myself, since, I am more or less a Geek ... I prefer, to have the Notification of all Updates, but, I want to review them and decide which ones I want to update or not. I don't even want Microsoft to download any of the updates, I want to make that decision. I definitely, want the important updates, but, there are other updates from Microsoft, that I simply do NOT want ... For instance, any of the Bing updates!!!

I detest Bing and refuse to use the Search Engine. I try not to use Internet Explorer, as much as possible, but, with me using Outlook, as my mail server ... Internet Explorer is still used, in some way. I prefer using Chrome, as my browser. I like that way it works and how simple it is to set up and maintain. I will not use Firefox, due to what was done earlier this year, regarding Brenden Eich's resignation on April 3, 2014.

I still, can not believe that Mozilla or Firefox chose not to support one of their employees, over an issue that was done in 2008. Plus, Eich had been a intricate part of the development of Firefox, for over 15 years. I guess, I am old fashioned and honestly, do not understand the ways of the working world, today. I came from a time, where loyalty and teamwork, were the whole reason for working.

Posted by:

Walt
23 Aug 2014

Found and uninstalled 2791 and 0228 installed on 64b Win7 and 64b Win8; plus 5331 on theWin8. My optiplex Win7-sp1 64b was "bricked". Ref to MS detailed procedure Kb 29822791 too much for this semi-savvy PC user. Need your clear helpful translation/procedure, starting with Recovery Disk boot procedure. Up to now NEVER had a bricked DeskTop. Usually replaced suspect HDD with and iso-imaged HDD before any crashes.

Posted by:

Zina
24 Aug 2014

Thank uou, Bob! Had no problems with BSOD, but found 2 patches out of those 4 and deleted them. Thanks!

Posted by:

Steve
25 Aug 2014

Once I am notified of an available update I wait at least 5 days before installation. My XP machine is still dead thanks to a Mcafee update. Never again will I do a same day update. Thanks McaFee, you jerks.

Posted by:

Steve
25 Aug 2014

In addendum to my previous post, thank you for your sage and timely advice, and for the countless times I have previously followed your advice, heeded your warnings, and followed up on your recommendations (Ting) for one. Also thank you for posting comments else I would not have been prepared for the near two hours it took to reboot after the second uninstall.
Another Bus Rider
Steve

Posted by:

Marcia
29 Aug 2014

These updates were never installed on my Windows 7 laptop, but there is one that keeps trying to update now: KB2993651. It is supposed to be a replacement for one of the original ones you mentioned. Unfortunately, every time I turn on my laptop, I get a black screen. I have to reboot in Safe Mode, where the updates are automatically uninstalled, then it works fine. But then it tries to install them again. Do I just need to turn off automatic updates?

Posted by:

Neil
02 Sep 2014

Easily followed your instructions for insuring the 4 updates were not installed. Happily they were not.

Posted by:

Drew
11 Sep 2014

I've taken them out of my computers, but they are still showing up in Windows Updates and my computers keep installing them automatically. If they are problems shouldn't MS take them off the update site? Sorry if this has been already asked by someone else. Don't have time to read all 147 comments. Thanks.

Posted by:

Mike
22 Sep 2014

Why said those windows updates was problem in windows 7 /8 64 bits only ? as a computer repair technician I had some troubles in many desktops and laptops computers on or before August 2, 2014.
And I knowed was after windows updates was installed .....Computers with those troubles had Windows 7 32 bits systems on it ...and had to do system restore on some , but reformate on others.
Now are in good working conditions ..
Again ...this problems afected too on 32 bits systems .

EDITOR'S NOTE: If the problem happened prior to Aug 2nd, turn it was unrelated to the flawed patches mentioned in this article.

Posted by:

Geoff Carlin
27 Sep 2014

Watch out, these rogue updates are still out there. I bought a new laptop and KB 2975719 tried to install itself among the updates today, leading to failure of installation of all updates. I have now moved to manual installation of updates and being highly selective about what goes on. Perversely when I rechecked for important updates the unchecked KB 2975719 reappeared on the list! Well done Bob! Poor show Microsoft.

Posted by:

Brett
07 Feb 2015

I can't tell you the hundreds of hours I've spent trying to fix this problem! I've done a system restore over two hundred times alone! I've run startup repair 50+ times. I bought "Spin Rite" and ran that at every level. I'd resorted to leaving the PC running 24/7 and found nothing describing this in the web or Microsoft's sites. I'm furious at MS over this. I even considered going over to the dark side (Apple) and buying a new DT computer! What you have described here fits my problem to a "T" - timeline wise and all! I hope this works. Thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Posted by:

nate
31 Mar 2015

I found one of the files, but am unable to uninstall it. my computer has been stuck in a bootloop so I am in safe mode. could that be the problem?

Posted by:

Neville
18 Jun 2016

Thanks for this. I have just uninstalled 2 patches of the 4 listed. Haven't had the problems mentioned to date, but followed your advice to minimise future risks. Thanks again.

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