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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 [emoji1303][emoji1303]..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 [emoji28]
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