Microsoft puzzled by latest problems.


yodap

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Anyone affected by this? My system is okay.

Last week, Microsoft posted a slew of non-security updates for Windows 7, one of which was titled as follows: "An update is available to improve the stability and the reliability of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2." Unfortunately, according to a thread on Microsoft TechNet, the update (KB977074) is actually breaking the stability and reliability of the operating system.
"I just installed this update and my system hangs/freeze at the windows bootup screen," the thread starter wrote. Another user went a little more in-depth: "At shutdown the PC often hangs with a message that a program is still running. Forcing program end does not work. The PC hangs for minutes until I press the PC’s power button. During one startup, a message came up indicating I needed to validate Windows 7. Therefore the PC lost the validation information. The revalidate succeeded. Shutdown problems consistently occur after running media center. Also have problems with recorded TV programs. Intermittently can't burn a recorded TV program to disc. After this failure occurs, a subsequent shutdown produces a hang 100% of the time."

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/02/windows-7-stability-update-breaks-stability-for-some-users.ars
 
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I remember seeing that update at the time, but I've not experienced any problems on my Windows 7 PCs (or Windows 2008 R2 server). :)
 

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Mine's OK, too. Should you have a problem with an update, you can remove it, or do a system restore. I haven't seen any of these "crippling" updates, as they have been called.
 
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I have a feeling that uninstalling it, will not solve the problem. A restore might? I have read that in some cases, the update cannot even be installed. I have also installed it without problems, on several Windows 7 machines of different specs and versions of windows 7.
Whilst I am most ceratinly not suggesting any wrong pratices on the part of those who have had problems, perhaps a look at an earlier posts of mine might explain, in some cases.

https://www.w7forums.com/genuine-microsoft-products-t3922.html#post25516
 

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