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Windows 7: Last week ( August) Windows updates

18 Aug 2014   #1
bulajap

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Last week ( August) Windows updates

I just read somewhere else that some people are having issues ( such as BSOD) since the last Windows updates.( Last week)

I have Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit and thus far no issues.
Do I need to uninstall some of these Windows updates? If so, which ones? ( I am seeing conflicting reports on which to uninstall).

thanks in advance for your help


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18 Aug 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have installed all the updates on multiple computers with no issues.

I would not uninstall any of them at this point.
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19 Aug 2014   #3
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Here's the official advice - but my personal view is that if you're not having problems, leave them alone.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791
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28 Aug 2014   #4
bulajap

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Ms14-045

thanks for the replies.....

as of today ( Aug 28, 2014) I am not having any issues.

However, I see yesterday that the following update showed up in WIndows update.....MS14-045.

It apparently addresses the problems that some people have been having.
I have not installed this update since I am not having problems. Has anyone installed this latest update?

thank you
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28 Aug 2014   #5
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bulajap View Post
thanks for the replies.....

as of today ( Aug 28, 2014) I am not having any issues.

However, I see yesterday that the following update showed up in WIndows update.....MS14-045.

It apparently addresses the problems that some people have been having.
I have not installed this update since I am not having problems. Has anyone installed this latest update?

thank you
Yes, I have installed it on three computers with no issues to date.
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28 Aug 2014   #6
bulajap

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Latest Windows update

PbCopter,

did you uninstall 2982791 ( previous update causing some problems) before installing yesterday's update?
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28 Aug 2014   #7
NoelDP

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Despite the advice from MS, it's my belief that if the earlier update installed without problems, there's no need to uninstall it before installing the revised update.
The advice appears to me to be pure CYA - the new release is not merely a revision, but a totally new beast. Therefore anyone who had this installed (as I did) without problems should also have no problems with the newer version.

It's only if you've not either installed the original version without problems, OR not run a new Check for updates since the original patch was released, that you need to be careful.
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28 Aug 2014   #8
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bulajap View Post
PbCopter,

did you uninstall 2982791 ( previous update causing some problems) before installing yesterday's update?

I did not.
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30 Aug 2014   #9
bulajap

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows latest update

NoelDP,

the description of this latest update from MS ( MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 27, 2014 ), lists know issues that it has. Would installing this latest update just create more problems. As I mentioned before, I have the previous updates installed and have not uninstalled any of them and I have not come across any issues from those previous August updates. I just don't want to add another layer of issues by installing this latest update.

I would appreciate you thoughts. Thank you
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30 Aug 2014   #10
bulajap

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WIndows update

NoelDP,

Specifically I am referring to the following statement from MS:

Known issue 2

After you install this update, the z-order of the windows is changed. (The z-order calls the SetWindowPos function together with the HWND_TOP parameter.) Therefore, the windows of certain applications may become invisible or may be incorrectly displayed behind other windows.

Status
We are currently working on a resolution for this issue.

Notes
This issue also occurs after you install the following updates:
I looked under my installed updates and I see that KB2970228 is installed

thanks
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