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    Put problematic kernel updates and IE 10 on hold




    PATCH WATCH

    Put problematic kernel updates and IE 10 on hold


    By Susan Bradley

    After installing two recent Windows kernel updates, some PC users have been forced to reinstall their OS. Plus: More problems for IE 10 for Windows 7, an update on Win7 SP2, and some updates that are rather special.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/patch-watch/put-problematic-kernel-updates-and-ie-10-on-hold/ (opens in a new window/tab).

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    Has Microsoft Lost the Bubble?

    The more I read the more I wonder - "What's happened at Microsoft"?

    I go from wanting to upgrade from my rock solid XP desktop to W7, then being so happy not to be in the middle of broken updates, missed patches, and finally wondering if I'll ever want to go to W8 and learn how to compute without a mouse or my trusty Logitech wireless trackball.

    It just doesn't make sense that endless OS issues keep coming up when patches are either installed or missed.

    Back in my rocket science days we had a motto - "It's better to be on the ground wishing we were flying, than flying wishing we were on the ground".
    So we had an exhaustive process of "test like you fly" to make as sure as humanly possible in a 1G environment that a rocket system was going to do exactly what we wanted it to when we finally pushed the button.

    As far as spacecraft went, we spent the time and money to "emulate" onboard software, running responses to ground commands, bit for bit, to ensure the system response was exactly what we intended.

    Perhaps the Microsoft management leadership is more driven by the sense of urgency to compete with the likes of Apple and the portable computing devices these days. But it just seems to me that this current embarassing display of patch failures and missed OS vulnerabilities does more to drive customers away from Windows. Why don't they take the time, effort and money to test something before they release it on the poor users?

    W7 SP2? W8 Blue? Start Orb? Boot to desktop? Say what you will about the GUI revolution but I think there will always be a lot of us folks who just want a familiar, reliable, stable OS that lets us do our work and play without getting in the way.

    For me, I may have to build my own next PC if they are going to insist on loading W8 at the factory.

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    When I go to Windows Update, installed updates, KB 2823324, and right click on it, I do NOT get the option to delete. The only two options are View Details and Copy Details. I get this on any of the installed updates not just this one. Is there a solution to this?

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    Thanks for this article. The update was installed along with KB2840149. I found that several programs (MS) would not work properly and had several freeze ups. I uninstalled KB2823324, rebooted and everything returned to normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swyork View Post
    When I go to Windows Update, installed updates, KB 2823324, and right click on it, I do NOT get the option to delete. The only two options are View Details and Copy Details. I get this on any of the installed updates not just this one. Is there a solution to this?
    You're going to View update history, not Installed updates (which is available as a link at the bottom of Windows Update, or at the top of View update history).

    At Installed updates, a right-click only displays Uninstall.

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    You're going to View update history, not Installed updates (which is available as a link at the bottom of Windows Update, or at the top of View update history).

    At Installed updates, a right-click only displays Uninstall.

    Bruce
    Thank you. I never noticed the installed updates annotation before. Guess I need new glasses or something. Anyway, you solved my problem.

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