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Windows 7: What has everyone done about KB 2993651?

31 Aug 2014   #1
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
What has everyone done about KB 2993651?

This is the update from last week that replaced the withdrawn KB 2982791, which Microsoft recommended should be uninstalled.

I uninstalled the original update when all the fat hit the fan the other week, although I had not had any problems with it. Microsoft advised that it could nonetheless pose future problems randomly and therefore said it should be uninstalled.

However, I haven't yet installed the replacement as people have been reporting issues since doing so, and Microsoft have themselves stated in their security notice that there are a couple of known issues, one of which they are working on.

What has everyone done with this update? Installed it with or without problems, ignored it for now, perhaps with a view to waiting till next "Patch Tuesday" for further developments, or given up on it and hidden it? I find it a really tricky decision to know what to do for the best.


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31 Aug 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

I installed it, after first uninstalling the old one as recommended by MS. Didn't have any problems with the old update and not with this new one either
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31 Aug 2014   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I had no problems with the original version - and saw no need to uninstall it before installing the new version (and didn't know about it at the time anyhow).
No problem so far.
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31 Aug 2014   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm still waiting to see if the new update has any problems yet or not (yeah, I am a coward). everyone keeps saying it still has issues but no one has yet to report an actual problem yet (note that I said yet). I always wait until at least Saturday to install updates so M$ was able to pull the problem ones before I actually installed anything.
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31 Aug 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I got
KB2982791
KB2993651

I think that are the two people are concerned about. If I'm wrong give me another KB#
and I will take a look see.
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31 Aug 2014   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

KB2993651 is the one I'm babysitting for now (poor baby).
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31 Aug 2014   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I ended up with both and went back later to uninstall KB2982791, no problems before nor after.
2 Desktops and 1 Notebook done, 5 Notebooks yet to go when I get time.
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