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Windows 7: March 10th 2015 Windows Updates

13 Mar 2015   #31
ddrkitten

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Issues

I'm having issues with my laptop that I believe it to be linked to the March 10th update. After I updated my computer, it began freezing for no reason. I've even gone so far as to try to use system restore to 'undo' the update (usually worked in the past for crappy updates) but the restore takes hours and keeps failing. I don't know what to do since the moment I turn on my PC, I might have five minutes before everything stops. Any advice would help.

It might not be caused by the update, but that's one heck of a coincidence.


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13 Mar 2015   #32
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Was there a fix included for FREAK?
Did everyone else's machines reboot twice?
Yes, mine rebooted twice.
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13 Mar 2015   #33
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi ddrkitten, welcome to 7F!

It's probably related to this: MS Update 3033929 Causing Reboot Loop I realize yours is freezing and not looping the reboot, but that's what one of the earlier updates did. 3033920 is a rebuild of the Rescinded 2949927 from October.

You would find much better help in our: http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/ Forum.

Make sure you follow the: Windows Update Posting Instructions You can follow this link or click on the second one in the sticky section.


Related:
To give you some steps you can try, you should still start a new thread in the Windows Updates and Activation forum. In step #3 instead of repairing your machine you could try Last known good configuration.
How To Fix Windows 7 Update Reboot Loop Problems: Microsoft's KB3033929 Patch Causing Restart Issues

https://Update KB3033929 fails with error code 80004005 | social.technet.microsoft.com

From Jesse's post. I've seen this around the web about the double re-boot; I failed to mention in an earlier post that my machine only rebooted once.
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13 Mar 2015   #34
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yea super freak is fixed I passed the test in the freak news story earlier,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Got yesterday twelve of them, all installed fine and rebooted twice.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Was there a fix included for FREAK?
Did everyone else's machines reboot twice?
Yes, mine rebooted twice.
Thanks for the confirmation.
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13 Mar 2015   #35
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Mine rebooted twice as well. But no problems experienced with this update at all.

I check for updates manually everyday as I use MSE & update it daily just after I start up each morning. Although I have install updates automatically set, I always check manually & install all updates as they become available. In years of doing this I have never had a problem with updates.

I don't pick & choose updates to install, I just install all of them & install them in the order that MS supplies them.
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13 Mar 2015   #36
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Mine rebooted twice as well. But no problems experienced with this update at all.

I check for updates manually everyday as I use MSE & update it daily just after I start up each morning. Although I have install updates automatically set, I always check manually & install all updates as they become available. In years of doing this I have never had a problem with updates.

I don't pick & choose updates to install, I just install all of them & install them in the order that MS supplies them.
I do the same!
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14 Mar 2015   #37
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ddrkitten View Post
I'm having issues with my laptop that I believe it to be linked to the March 10th update. After I updated my computer, it began freezing for no reason. I've even gone so far as to try to use system restore to 'undo' the update (usually worked in the past for crappy updates) but the restore takes hours and keeps failing. I don't know what to do since the moment I turn on my PC, I might have five minutes before everything stops. Any advice would help.

It might not be caused by the update, but that's one heck of a coincidence.
Uninstalling updates through Control Panel/Programs is usually a far more reliable way of rolling back to pre-updates than using system restore. You might want to give that a try.
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14 Mar 2015   #38
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ddrkitten View Post
I'm having issues with my laptop that I believe it to be linked to the March 10th update. After I updated my computer, it began freezing for no reason. I've even gone so far as to try to use system restore to 'undo' the update (usually worked in the past for crappy updates) but the restore takes hours and keeps failing. I don't know what to do since the moment I turn on my PC, I might have five minutes before everything stops. Any advice would help.

It might not be caused by the update, but that's one heck of a coincidence.
Uninstalling updates through Control Panel/Programs is usually a far more reliable way of rolling back to pre-updates than using system restore. You might want to give that a try.
Having a system image prior to updates is the best way of getting out of trouble. In my experience update trouble doesn't happen often but it can occasionally. I have all my PCs on "tell me about updates but don't download or install until I say so".
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14 Mar 2015   #39
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ddrkitten View Post
I'm having issues with my laptop that I believe it to be linked to the March 10th update. After I updated my computer, it began freezing for no reason. I've even gone so far as to try to use system restore to 'undo' the update (usually worked in the past for crappy updates) but the restore takes hours and keeps failing. I don't know what to do since the moment I turn on my PC, I might have five minutes before everything stops. Any advice would help.

It might not be caused by the update, but that's one heck of a coincidence.
Uninstalling updates through Control Panel/Programs is usually a far more reliable way of rolling back to pre-updates than using system restore. You might want to give that a try.
Having a system image prior to updates is the best way of getting out of trouble. In my experience update trouble doesn't happen often but it can occasionally. I have all my PCs on "tell me about updates but don't download or install until I say so".
System Restore was sometimes iffy with XP and I never was able to get the thing to work at all with Win 7 so I now just shut it off and use imaging (via Macrium Reflect)to go back to when the image was made. I have never had a verified image later fail on me and I've had only one image that failed verification (I have MR set to automatically verify an image after making it).

I also have my PCs set to "tell me about updates but don't download or install until I say so". One reason I always wait until Saturday morning to run M$ updates is on Friday I run full security scans on my computer (instead of the faster quick scans) and immediately after that, I make an image of my boot drive before running my data drive backups. That way, when I run the updates on Saturday morning, if something should go pear shaped, I can just restore my boot drive using the image from the evening before. When running the updates, I will run no more than a set of fifteen at a time, starting with the ones at the bottom of the list, rebooting between each set.

That said, I had a significantly stupidly serious Senior moment this morning. I have had a rough week with my asinine allergies, sinuses, TMJ (it's weird having a toothache where there are no teeth), and back so my head wasn't where it belonged (it's dark up there!) when I started to run the updates. After I double checked to make sure KB3033929 hadn't been pulled, I hit OK without first unchecking all but the bottom fifteen updates and KB3033929 and running all 26 updates at once. I started to interrupt the process but decided the heck with it and let it run while I laid down for a while to see what would happen since I could always restore from the image if things went south. It did the two reboots others have reported and everything has been working fine since then.
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14 Mar 2015   #40
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I had another 4 updates this morning, plus the usual MSE update & as you can see 2 of them were installed twice. No reboot & all went well.

March 10th 2015 Windows Updates-windows_update_15_3_15.png


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