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Windows update 2823324: Uninstall even if my laptop boots ok?


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#1 GoshenBleeping

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

Platform:  Windows 7 64 bit, SP 1
I hope I am not asking a silly question. I have booted my laptop many times since update 2823324 was installed. I realize that Microsoft is recommending that this update be uninstalled. But since my philosophy is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", and since my laptop boots fine, should I uninstall this update anyway? Or should I leave it in place?
 
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:39 PM

When quietman 7 posted that he unintalled it, and had not had a problem with the update, I uninstalled also. MS is not sure of the cause of the issue and I differed to a higher power. No issue with the uninstall or after...


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

I haven't had a problem with it either so I left it alone. I saw a report that the update problem could be only for Kaspersky AV users.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:03 AM

Didn't automatically uninstall that update. Went on to gather as much info as possible about related issues and consequences, However after reading quietman7 comments discretion is the better part of valor. BTW since MS announcement there have been several security-related updates that I suspect have to do with this subject.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

...Contrary to some reports, the system errors do not result in any data loss nor affect all Windows customers. However, all customers who have installed security update 2823324 should follow the guidance that we have provided in KB2839011 to uninstall it...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

I went ahead and uninstalled 2823324. A bit nerve wracking -- after the uninstall when the laptop was rebooted, the message "configuring our machine - do not shut it off" was on the screen for 25 minutes. But have rebooted several times after the uninstall with no problems.

 

Frankly, Microsoft should have included a feature in Windows Update to  uninstall an update. The vast majority of folks will never learn of the need to uninstall this update, nor will they understand how to do the uninstall.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:38 PM


There are several ways to Uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 7. These are the two easiest,

Option 1: Through Windows Update
1. View the Windows Update History.
2. Click on the Installed Updates link at the top of the View update history window.
3. Select a listed Windows Update that you want to uninstall, and click on the Uninstall toolbar button.
4. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes or enter the administrator's password.
5. When done, close the Installed Updates window.

Option 2: Through "Installed Updates" in Programs and Features
1. Open the Control Panel (All items view), and click on the Programs and Features icon.
2. In the left pane, click on the View installed updates link.
3. Select a listed Windows Update that you want to uninstall, and click on the Uninstall toolbar button.
4. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes or enter the administrator's password.
5. When done, close the Installed Updates window.
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