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Windows 7: Last week ( August) Windows updates

30 Aug 2014   #11

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

It's CYA time
MS screwed the original update, and it looks to me as if they haven't really worked out exactly what the problem was.
As a result they are - instead of producing a tool to uninstall the original patch and install the new one - providing advice.
If your machine installed the original patch fine, then there is NO need to uninstall it - simply install the new one as a normal update.

If you had problems with the original update, then it's likely that you had to have removed it to get back to a working system. That being the case, then the advice is irrelevant.

I suspect that a few people in MS will be wondering where their next pay-check is going to come from - this problem hit few people, but hit them worse than many other problems that MS have had with other updates. It' more likely that the losers are going to be in the testing area than in the programmer hierarchy, since it seems that a whole segment of users got 'missed' rather than just the (expected) ones with existing system problems.

The part of the article that you quote is actually fairly (maybe make it 'atrociously') badly phrased.
The problem as I see it is with Fonts being installed outside the normal Fonts folder - anything else is likely to cause much lesser problems.
I admit to being under the impression that if you installed a Font, it was automatically copied into the Fonts folder and then installed from there - perhaps I was mistaken, or perhaps there are ways around this that MS hasn't documented.

In short - if you didn't have a problem with the original update, then simply install the new one.
If you did have ANY signs of problems with the original, then yes, you need to get back to a stable baseline before installing the new one.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Latest Windows update


thanks for your help.

According the Microsoft's info for this latest update the following issue also occurs:

Known issue 2

After you install this update, the z-order of the windows is changed. (The z-order calls the SetWindowPos function together with the HWND_TOP parameter.) Therefore, the windows of certain applications may become invisible or may be incorrectly displayed behind other windows.

We are currently working on a resolution for this issue.

Have you experienced this ( in Win 7 64 bit Ultimate)?

thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2014   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I've not noticed any problems - and this may only refer to a pre-reboot scenario anyhow.
z-order is typically a per-session thing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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