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Windows 7: Last round of updates stuff up again

13 Jan 2016   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Last round of updates stuff up again

I've just installed the latest (security) important updates. SFC fails unable to correct corrupt files. SFC before updates and was fine. This has happened before and it was a MS KB stuff up. This is why I always make a system image before installing updates!!


Update:
Restored system image made the day before I installed the updates which all installed with "no problems". No system file corruption reported by sfc /scannow.


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13 Jan 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you figure out which KB caused the problem?
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13 Jan 2016   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Did you figure out which KB caused the problem?
No. Last time it took me a long time with trial and error plus multiple image restores to identify the one problem KB. I'm not going to do this but there may be a more efficient approach and the rogue KB will be identified.

Those who have installed the latest important security updates may like to do an sfc /scannow. From memory the last time the problem affected many but not all people.

This could be a buggy update or cynics could suspect that this is a mechanism to move users to Windows 10. There appears to be a lot of pressure to move Windows 7 (and 8.1) users to Windows 10. Well there is an EULA MS expect users to adhere to and users should expect the same commitment by MS to the EULA.
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13 Jan 2016   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I installed all the Important Updates on two computers and as always did a sfc /scannow.
No problems were found on either computer.
One Home Premium and one Professional.

I see you use Norton and MSE. Did you have problems on the Norton and MSE computers?
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14 Jan 2016   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The MSE is on a PC which is very seldomly connected to the internet. I have 2 PCs that are very much internet connected and they use Norton and MBAM (free version).

The last time I had this problem I was also using Norton and the KB problem eventually noted by many.
I suppose it could be an incompatibility issue between MS update and Norton. Like Norton or not a large number of people use it.
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14 Jan 2016   #6
Deviancy

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I'm looking at the list of updates now.

The bugged one may be KB3108664 since it was released before and it was a Windows 10 update, and various people are having issues with it today.
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14 Jan 2016   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deviancy View Post
I'm looking at the list of updates now.

The bugged one may be KB3108664 since it was released before and it was a Windows 10 update, and various people are having issues with it today.
Not the problem for me at least.
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14 Jan 2016   #8
Deviancy

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deviancy View Post
I'm looking at the list of updates now.

The bugged one may be KB3108664 since it was released before and it was a Windows 10 update, and various people are having issues with it today.
Not the problem for me at least.
That's because I was wrong, one of the other updates borked SFC scan and I just don't have the patience to test them one by one, so I removed them all and I'm running SFC scan right now to see what happens.

For the record, I do not use Norton for my AV, I use Eset.
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14 Jan 2016   #9
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

A likely culprit is KB3121212 (Kernel Update)... it borked Windows Update & SFC in much the same manner, had to do a repair install see my post here.
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14 Jan 2016   #10
Deviancy

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
A likely culprit is KB3121212 (Kernel Update)... it borked Windows Update & SFC in much the same manner, had to do a repair install see my post here.
I removed all the updates from this weeks batch, rebooted, ran SFC scan and it found errors but fixed all of them, then I rebooted again, ran CCleaner, and then re-installed the IE 11 update and ran SFC again and came up clean, I then rebooted once more and ran SFC twice, and both times it came up clean. And I think the likely culprit is KB3121212 but for the moment, I'm going to avoid all of them except for the IE 11 one which is already installed.

I have no idea what SFC scan fixed the first time, it was probably something KB3121212 corrupted.
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