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Windows 7: Last round of updates stuff up again

24 Jan 2016   #21
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Found It - KB3121461 is bad

I got around to finding the rogue security update in Jan 2016.
KB3121461
Others have found it a problem as well once I had identified the KB. I don't recall the frequency of these update problems in the past. It's a pain in the neck MS!


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24 Jan 2016   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The update you're referring to is associated with this one and other prerequisite
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2919355
The known issues with the above is long so long it's impossible to post them all
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25 Jan 2016   #23
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The update KB3121461 is supposed to be applicable to Windows 7. 2919355 appears to be targeted at Windows 8.1.
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25 Jan 2016   #24
Deviancy

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
The update KB3121461 is supposed to be applicable to Windows 7. 2919355 appears to be targeted at Windows 8.1.
As I've said before, I really don't trust Windows Update anymore

After I read your original post about KB3121461, I installed all the 01.12 updates excluding that one and SFC scan works fine, so you were right about it being that update.

As for Windows 8, I'd rather get double teamed by Rebel Wilson and Melissa McArtney then install that POS. It reminds me of Millenium and Vista, an in between operating system that does new tricks but is just meant to be a transitional OS. Millenium was far worse than Vista though, it had so many memory leaks, especially with ICQ (which a lot of people still used back then).
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25 Jan 2016   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I just followed the prerequisite updates link for the first
They seems to apply to server 2012 :/
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25 Jan 2016   #26
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

KB3121461 will ONLY be offered if Compatibility Appraiser update is installed (Win7 KB2952664, Win8.1 KB2976978) it updates the Inventory Agent which represents this schedule task: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\ProgramDataUpdater

Update KB3121461 checks for aepic.dll version for 10.0.0.0 or higher, and that version is installed by KB2952664 (7) or KB2976978 (8.1):
Code:
<b.FileVersion Path="aepic.dll" Comparison="GreaterThanOrEqualTo" Version="10.0.0.0"
Last round of updates stuff up again-aepic.jpg

Source: Windows 7 Hotfix repository - Page 1025


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25 Jan 2016   #27
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

How to check installed packages from an elevated command prompt (places a text file on desktop):
Code:
Dism /online /Get-Packages>"%userprofile%\Desktop\featurelist.txt
Remove package(s) from online system:
Code:
Dism /online /Remove-Package /PackageName:<package name>
Example:
Code:
Dism /online /Remove-Package /PackageName:Package_for_KB2479943~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0
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25 Jan 2016   #28
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It would be nice to know why this KB does not create issues for some (most?) users.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deviancy View Post
As I've said before, I really don't trust Windows Update anymore
Microsoft could exert draconian control over hardware/software options like Apple does. It also helps to issue fewer updates - by ignoring/delaying issues like Apple does.

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Angered by Apple delay, hacker posts Mac Java attack | JavaWorld

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25 Jan 2016   #29
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
KB3121461 will ONLY be offered if Compatibility Appraiser update is installed (Win7 KB2952664, Win8.1 KB2976978)
That may be so but it was offered as an important update and it corrupts my and others system files.

It would be interesting to know why it affects some but apparently not all users.

I install all important updates except those that stuff up my system and have adopted a policy of not installing recommended and optional updates. Not installing recommended updates may be a bad policy ??? Any opinions?


If there is some critical interaction between an important update and a recommended or optional then this should be handled by MS. The prerequisite recommended/optional should be raised to important and included in the update list as important when not already installed.

If others have an sfc problem with this round of updates then uninstall the update and sfc /scannow will fix the corruption. I chose to reimage and exclude it from the important updates.
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25 Jan 2016   #30
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

KB2952664 is a Optional update for me :/
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