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Windows 7: KB 2753842: being offered again even though already installed


20 Dec 2012   #1
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 
KB 2753842: being offered again even though already installed

Hi:

This is for my new DT (the laptop is offline at the moment, but I assume it will be the same story).

Issue: I am being offered KB 2753842 via auto updates on my new Win7/64 DT, even though it was already installed with Patch Tuesday earlier this month.
(I have auto updates set to "notify".)

I understand that some systems ended up with broken fonts (and worse!) after KB 2753842 was installed with the December Patch Tuesday load.
Many folks uninstalled it & some had to roll back their systems, etc.
I did not.
In fact, I was in the process of setting up a new Dell DT system around the time it was released.
So, it was among the many patches needed to update the new rig.
It went in fine (before I knew that it was potentially problematic) and it seems to be causing no issues.
It is still listed as an installed update.

So, I'm a little nervous to reinstall it on my new, clean system ("if it ain't broke don't fix it"), especially since I've heard horror stories about BSOD and needing to roll back to RPs, and since it's already listed as installed.

OTOH, it's a security patch. So, I'm likewise reluctant to hide or ignore it.

Questions:
1. Is this some sort of "patch for a patch"?
2. Is it safe to (re)install on a system that already lists it as installed?
3. Does it require a reboot?


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20 Dec 2012   #2
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I installed the KB 2753842 patch on top of the KB 2753842 patch installed for Patch Tuesday.
I had to reboot.
No problems here on this Win 7 32 Bit OS.
There is more discussion about this here:
Microsoft trying to fix post-Patch Tuesday OpenType rendering problem
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21 Dec 2012   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Issue: I am being offered KB 2753842 via auto updates on my new Win7/64 DT, even though it was already installed with Patch Tuesday earlier this month.
(I have auto updates set to "notify".)



OTOH, it's a security patch. So, I'm likewise reluctant to hide or ignore it.

Questions:
1. Is this some sort of "patch for a patch"?
2. Is it safe to (re)install on a system that already lists it as installed?
3. Does it require a reboot?
Usually and updated patch will have a version number attached to it in the listing - in this case it seems that MS has neglected to do it
The KB has been updated
<quote>V2.0 (December 20, 2012): Rereleased update KB2753842 to resolve an issue with OpenType fonts not properly rendering after the original update was installed. Customers who have successfully installed the original KB2753842 update need to install the rereleased update.
</quote>
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21 Dec 2012   #4
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Yep, apparently this was the "fixed" 2753842.
Updated both DTs and will do the LT when I next fire it up.

Thanks!

MM
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21 Dec 2012   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

You're welcome - good luck!
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