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Windows 7: Strange Internet Explorer updates from year 2014 now appered 6.5.2017

06 May 2017   #1
TheOwner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Strange Internet Explorer updates from year 2014 now appeared 6.5.2017

Hello,
Windows updates found 3 important updates for my IE today. It is strange bacause on other PC i have no updates available. It is found one by one, so i added one to exclusion, it finds another one. So i added all 3 to my exclusion list. What is wrong?




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06 May 2017   #2
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

I experienced the same thing this morning when I checked Windows Update. It seems there are older updates that are being sent down the WU pipe dating back to 2012-2014 patches (security and non-security) for .NET 3.5.1 and cumulative updates for Internet Explorer 11. If you hide the most recent IE11 (Dec 2014) update, IE11 (Nov 2014) will appear and so on and so on. This is happening on multiple machines.

I wouldn't bother hiding those updates as there might be a cascade of other older updates appearing as a result. Hopefully this is just a glitch, and MS provides a solution if this turns out to be a wide-scale problem affecting other W7 users.
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06 May 2017   #3
TheOwner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for answer. So i cannot do nothing and just wait for Microsoft fix this? What happen if some user install this? Those updates are marked "important" so they can be installed automaticaly. So they broke things?
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06 May 2017   #4
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

I would just hold off or ignore Windows Updates until this issue is fixed. This might be fixed by the time Patch Tuesday (May 9, 2017) rolls around, but I would use caution until then.

I don't know what would happen if someone downloaded and installed those old updates, in particular KB3008923, as that update when it first appeared created some problems for a lot of W7 users.
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06 May 2017   #5
TheOwner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, i will ignore this. But is here any way how report this to Microsoft? They maybe don't know about this.
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06 May 2017   #6
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

I'm sure MS will eventually become aware, if there aren't already, of the problem. Until then I would just sit tight and let those updates sit where they are.
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06 May 2017   #7
TheOwner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you, good to know problem is not in my PC.
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06 May 2017   #8
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Same thing here... KB3008923 (December 2014 IE Cumulative Update) asked by WU
Strange Internet Explorer updates from year 2014 now appered 6.5.2017-wtf1.jpg


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06 May 2017   #9
TheOwner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Then this is Microsoft problem which we cannot fix, so this thread is pointless now and also marked as solved.
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06 May 2017   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Same thing here... KB3008923 (December 2014 IE Cumulative Update) asked by WU
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I'm not getting that problem. Shows up as installed already for me:
Strange Internet Explorer updates from year 2014 now appered 6.5.2017-kb3008923.jpg
Did you run extended disk cleanup recently?


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