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    Thumbs up Microsoft urges Windows 7 users to uninstall 'Blue Screen of Death' patch

    Last edited by chowur; 2013-04-13 at 05:44. Reason: added link
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    See also http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...update-2823324 and the link/2nd quote in #7 there for an update from Microsoft.

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    I had no BSOD's, just awkward pauses, mostly loading web pages, but also some explorer functions as well, like the Start menu hesitating several seconds before opening.

    I didn't uninstall the patch, I restored a recent drive backup. When that completed, Windows Update no longer offered KB2823324; Microsoft had pulled it. I proceeded with the rest of the updates, and everything is normal once again.

    Having assured myself that all is well, I created new images of my system logical drives.
    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    I patched my Windows 7 desktop today and the patch was no longer there.
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    Well the difficult part about this stuff is the not knowing that something is a bad update, my PC really had no problems. If I had not read it here I'd be clueless. I just did the uninstall of the faulty update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Brightest Bulb View Post
    Well the difficult part about this stuff is the not knowing that something is a bad update, my PC really had no problems. If I had not read it here I'd be clueless. I just did the uninstall of the faulty update.
    If you have the update and no issues, there is no reason to remove it.
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    I had no BSOD's, just awkward pauses, mostly loading web pages,
    Well I read above and have some web page hesitations but of course that could be just WiFi problems in rural area.

    I thought about it and since I had never uninstalled an update wanted to see how it would go.

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    Microsoft has now issued a replacement (KB2840149) for the faulty patch (KB2823324) which will be delivered by Automatic Updates to systems which need it: KB2840149 (Windows 7 64-bit)

    (If you don't use automatic updates or Windows 7 64-bit, see MS13-036 for Vista and Windows 7 32-bit links. The original and replacement patches did not apply to XP or W8.)

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    I did the uninstall of patch and got the Windows replacement update and all appears to be functioning properly.

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    The patch KB2840149 caused my computer to freeze up once it reached the desktop from start up. Now that I've sorted it, I've got a message on my desktop stating 'Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine'. Well it is genuine and I wondered what could cause this message to appear, any ideas? I can't get rid of it.

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    But ...

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    It's possible that your Windows 7 Product ID was intended for developer evaluation and that it has now been blacklisted by Microsoft:

    Windows 7 Build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
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    If so, the activation attempt will fail and he can select an option for more assistance that will allow him to explain the situation. He said the OS is genuine and if so, Microsoft will help him out.

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    Thanks for your input BruceR and jwitalka, I'll give anything a go.

    I think it's really strange because I've had this laptop from brand new, bought in the UK about 18 months ago, and have never had a message like this before.

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