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Windows 7: Microsoft WU to provide a patch to fix December 10, 2014 article ID

12 Dec 2014   #1
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 
Microsoft WU to provide a patch to fix December 10, 2014 article ID

Microsoft Windows Update just released this morning (here) a patch to remove the December 10, 2014 Knowledge Base Article ID: 3004394, which brings additional problems and can also cause the inability to install future updates.


Date published: December 12, 2014
Install KB3024777 to fix an issue with KB3004394 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2


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12 Dec 2014   #2
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
You really can't make this stuff up...

Click on the DL link for the x64 version of the botched patch "patch" returns..... wait for it....

Attachment 342903



ETA: Available thru Micro$oft Update Catalog
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12 Dec 2014   #3
dwarfer66

 

Just had that update myself.
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12 Dec 2014   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Note that only Windows 7 Editions are impacted by this issue...

Quote:
Issue for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
We have found that this update is causing additional problem on computers that are running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This includes the inability to install future updates.

The KB 3004394 update does not cause any known problems on the other systems for which it is released. We recommend that you install the update on the other systems.

An update is available to remove KB 3004394 from Windows 7 SP1-based and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computers. For more information, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

3024777 You cannot install Windows updates after KB 3004394 is installed on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
For others OS:
December 2014 update for Windows Root Certificate Program in Windows
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12 Dec 2014   #5
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

For those who got problems with the first update, isn't it a catch 22 to release a new update to fix the previous one when the problem with the previous one is: "You cannot install Windows updates after KB 3004394 is installed on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2"
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12 Dec 2014   #6
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Does this mean there is suppose to be another fix again for the batch of updates that was just released? I mean will it cause me to not be able to install future updates? Cause i just installed the batch that came down the pipe the other day and so far ive had no issues thus far. But will this cause the inability to install updates for 7 the next time there is another batch?
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12 Dec 2014   #7
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
Like I said; You REALLY can't make this stuff up!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
For those who got problems with the first update, isn't it a catch 22 to release a new update to fix the previous one when the problem with the previous one is: "You cannot install Windows updates after KB 3004394 is installed on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2"
Is that you Yossarian?

Isn't it ironic? Well yeah, I really do think!
Microsoft WU to provide a patch to fix December 10, 2014 article ID-ironic-image-3.jpg


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12 Dec 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

All I did was remove KB 3004394 and rebooted. Then checked for updates again and nothing was offered.
Now the problem is; do I not get updates because their is none needed or has something gone wrong and I can't get updates.
I can still get updates to MSE using Windows 7 Updates.
I'm thinking that I will just have to wait until next month and see what happens.
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12 Dec 2014   #9
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
All I did was remove KB 3004394 and rebooted. Then checked for updates again and nothing was offered.
Now the problem is; do I not get updates because their is none needed or has something gone wrong and I can't get updates.
I can still get updates to MSE using Windows 7 Updates.
I'm thinking that I will just have to wait until next month and see what happens.
I did the exact same thing and I'm getting the same results from WU.

I just checked for updates again and my system seems to be going through the motions of checking and replies that the system is up to date.

I ran a SFC scan and it reported that there were no problems. Like you I guess I will wait and see. Although I'm really not looking forward to another update cycle. MS sure has damaged my trust in their ability to safely provide proper updates. Like others have said I'll be postponing updates for a time to see how they go.

This does pose the question that if everyone starts waiting to see if the updates are without issue who will be the first to try them?
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12 Dec 2014   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

I think the best now is to let KB3004394 on your machine, then let Windows Update fix it with the new coming padded hotfix KB3024777. Just to be sure it had not messed up the all process. :)
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