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    KB 2862330 Reissued kernel fix; ongoing USB Issues

    The last time I saw "2862330 Reissued kernel fix; ongoing USB Issues" in Susan Bradley's "Regularly updated problem-patch chart" was in the 26 June 2014 issue. (It also is in the latest Master Patch Watch Chart chart, dated 01 July 2014.)

    But Windows 7 updates continue (including this week's Tuesday updates) to want me to install update KB2862330, first issued in January 2014, on my Windows7 sp1 laptop. Following Ms. Bradley's past advice, I don't install it.

    [Digression: Not installing KB286230 hasn't been a hardship. But when I am connecting more than one Western Digital External Disk "My Passport" to my computer's USB ports, I need to connect the disk with the largest letter name first (that is, connect Disk S before connecting Disk R, to get each Disk connected to the right laptop location). Whether that has anything to do with KB2862330, I know not.]

    Has KB2862330 been fixed? Or has Ms. Bradley simply decided that it will never get fixed, so forget it?

    Another possibility is that I have missed a recent Windows Secrets Newsletter's explanation of why KB2862330 has been dropped from recent problem-patch charts.

    Thanks for any comments, suggestions, or other help.

    R.N. (Roger) Folsom

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNFolsom View Post
    Has KB2862330 been fixed? Or has Ms. Bradley simply decided that it will never get fixed, so forget it?

    Another possibility is that I have missed a recent Windows Secrets Newsletter's explanation of why KB2862330 has been dropped from recent problem-patch charts.
    All patches are dropped from the newsletter list without explanation after six months, and only Susan Bradley knows why.

    On January 30, 2014 she said, "What to do: Keep KB 2862330 on the shelf until further notice."

    As it still appears as Wait on the master chart, I believe you're correctly following her advice.

    So it's apparently not fixed or forgotten, just relegated to somewhere more obscure.

    Bruce

    P.S. See also; Whatever Happened to Ultra-Troublesome patch 2862330?
    Last edited by BruceR; 2014-08-16 at 15:47.

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    If it was me, I would install the update. If it causes any problems you could uninstall it.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...#1TC=windows-7

    Jerry

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    I'd make an image backup (or atleast a data backup) first, and then install the update. If it works, great! Else, you always have System Restore or the image backup to fall back on.
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