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Windows 7: Windows update messing up my fonts display

09 Sep 2014   #1
mossy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows update messing up my fonts display

Hi, i noticed that my fonts were displaying a little weirdly yesterday. I ended up doing a System Restore and my fonts came back to normal

In the System Restore dialog an update was listed MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 27, 2014 - so im suspecting that this is the cause of my problems as it points to a known issue with fonts.

When i started my PC this morning the fonts problem was back - so I had to restore again! Im not sure how this update got back on the system??

What id like to know is how can i prevent this update from installing?

thanks

edit: ive just checked System Restore and that Critical Update has silently installed again


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09 Sep 2014   #2
Mayank Parmar

Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

its good that you know which update is causing the problem,
first change the settings for Updates to not install Automatically,
now uninstall the problem update, reboot if required,
now check for updates manually (it will list the available updates but won't install them automatically)
the problem update should be visible now(check both important and optional)
right click on the problem update and choose the option 'Hide Update'
now this update will be ignored even if you choose the option for updates to install automatically.....
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09 Sep 2014   #3
mossy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for your reply

Unfortunately the fonts have changed again - despite me changing that update to Hidden

So i dont know whats going on? I cant keep doing a System Restore every day to fix this
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09 Sep 2014   #4
mossy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Furthermore i cant see this update in the Update History - so maybe this isnt related at all?
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09 Sep 2014   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
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10 Sep 2014   #6
Mayank Parmar

Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

This is a known issue and Microsoft is still working to fix the issue.
Also look for these updates KB2965768, KB2970228, KB2973201, KB2975719.
Uninstall these updates and hide them so that windows will ignore these updates.(i believe you have set the update to not get installed Automatically).
(Refer:- "http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2993651")
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10 Sep 2014   #7
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

MS fixed the problem update some time ago - and reissued it under a new KB number to allow people to fix the problems from the first issue.
So far as I am aware, there have been no significant problems with the new version.
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15 Sep 2014   #8
mossy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks for all help - definitely some issue here between Windows and Google Chrome's last update, hopefully it will be fixed soon
thanks
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