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Windows 7: Has Microsoft Yanked KB4088875? (Windows 7 2018-03 Monthly Rollup)

15 Mar 2018   #1
Dorkulon

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 
Has Microsoft Yanked KB4088875? (Windows 7 2018-03 Monthly Rollup)

I have two different Windows 7 SP1 machines that are showing other updates available this month, but not KB4088875. (So Windows Update appears to be working fine other than not showing that update.) I rebooted one them and checked again after installing the Office updates. Nothing new.

I heard there were some issues with one update - this one perhaps - removing VMWare adapters if they were configured for static IPs. Could Microsoft have yanked it for that reason?

I am seeing it available for manual download, so I guess that's one option.


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15 Mar 2018   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Dorkulon,

Its been withheld from some computers, see here

March 13, 2018 - KB4088878 (Security-only update) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Roy
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15 Mar 2018   #3
Hijin25

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bits
 
 

I'm in the same, I do not see the update of March. The funny thing is that on Tuesday if I appeared and installed, but also install by mistake the b2952664, and when I wanted to uninstall this gave me problems, so format my pc and now I do not see the KB4088875.
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15 Mar 2018   #4
Dorkulon

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Dorkulon,

Its been withheld from some computers, see here

March 13, 2018 - KB4088878 (Security-only update) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Roy
I don't see any info there about why or if the update I mentioned was yanked or is being withheld.
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15 Mar 2018   #5
MW7User

Windows 7 Ult 64
 
 

OMGAWD! I DL'd and installed KB4088878 (security only Mar 18) and it crashed 2 Win 7 32 bit Dell laptop systems. I cannot get into safe mode, or past a bootup before it blue screens and shuts off. One laptop is a 7 Ultimate, the other Win 7 Pro. Totally screwed here. Tried safe mode and safe mode command prompt. WTH did MS do to this update?????
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15 Mar 2018   #6
KDs

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MW7User View Post
OMGAWD! I DL'd and installed KB4088878 (security only Mar 18) and it crashed 2 Win 7 32 bit Dell laptop systems. I cannot get into safe mode, or past a bootup before it blue screens and shuts off. One laptop is a 7 Ultimate, the other Win 7 Pro. Totally screwed here. Tried safe mode and safe mode command prompt. WTH did MS do to this update?????


Same here with my Dell laptop at work with Win 7 64 bit Pro. When I arrived at work this morning I had this startup repair infinite loop.
Something seems to have gone terrible wrong with theese spectre/meltdown patches ???
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16 Mar 2018   #7
MW7User

Windows 7 Ult 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KDs View Post
Same here with my Dell laptop at work with Win 7 64 bit Pro. When I arrived at work this morning I had this startup repair infinite loop.
Something seems to have gone terrible wrong with theese spectre/meltdown patches ???
:) OK, here is what I did to (I hope) resolve this. I went into 'startup repair' and let windows try (yeah, TRY) to fix it. When prompted, I selected system restore and let it continue to startup repair. After failing startup repair, I selected to send to MS, the issue. Then the window opened up to system restore and I went into the last restore point (the Mar sec only update KB4088878, note it does not tell you what update it restores just that I knew this one was the march security only update). It failed so I tried another restore point. That one failed also, so I restarted the computer. WOW, it boots, and shows the first restore point operation successfully restored the computer. I did an sfc.exe, found nothing, did a full security essentials scan, also nothing. Crossing my fingers I went ahead and restarted and it works! Went to the second machine and tried the same thing EXCEPT I only did the first restore point and it did not work. So I then tried again doing the TWO restore points and it again worked like the first laptop. I did a sfc.exe, found files it could not fix, did a complete security essentials scan, found nothing, and then restarted (again crossing my fingers). Both laptops are back up and running. WHEW! :)
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16 Mar 2018   #8
KDs

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MW7User View Post
:) OK, here is what I did to (I hope) resolve this. I went into 'startup repair' and let windows try (yeah, TRY) to fix it. When prompted, I selected system restore and let it continue to startup repair. After failing startup repair, I selected to send to MS, the issue. Then the window opened up to system restore and I went into the last restore point (the Mar sec only update KB4088878, note it does not tell you what update it restores just that I knew this one was the march security only update). It failed so I tried another restore point. That one failed also, so I restarted the computer. WOW, it boots, and shows the first restore point operation successfully restored the computer. I did an sfc.exe, found nothing, did a full security essentials scan, also nothing. Crossing my fingers I went ahead and restarted and it works! Went to the second machine and tried the same thing EXCEPT I only did the first restore point and it did not work. So I then tried again doing the TWO restore points and it again worked like the first laptop. I did a sfc.exe, found files it could not fix, did a complete security essentials scan, found nothing, and then restarted (again crossing my fingers). Both laptops are back up and running. WHEW! :)


Nice, congrats Has Microsoft Yanked KB4088875?  (Windows 7 2018-03 Monthly Rollup)Has Microsoft Yanked KB4088875?  (Windows 7 2018-03 Monthly Rollup)..I managed to fix mine in a kind of different way. When I tried to restore from a restore point it failed, so I followed this thread Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery - Windows 7 Help Forums and restarted, but it went in to the repairloop again, but this time it succeeded, so it booted up and I noticed my antivirus was not running, and when I tried to start it had a update pending that needed a restart, so I restarted the machine, and then it goes back to this loop again. I tried to restart a couple of times until I managed to boot into windows again. Same thing with the antivirus (Avast) this time, so I am not really sure what the problem was from the beginning, but what I ended up doing was to uninstall Avast with Revo uninstaller, started Defender and hiding this update (KB 4088878) and restarted, and now It is working again Has Microsoft Yanked KB4088875?  (Windows 7 2018-03 Monthly Rollup)
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