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

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  1. anon

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  2. blacknight

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    Hence, if I restore a previous image and then update 7 - for April - today, I find only the safe patches and NOT this, is it ?
     
  3. Mrkvonic

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    My advice is always to wait for a few weeks, exactly because of problems like this.
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  4. Wild Hunter

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    Right. It won't be offered.
     
  5. AlexC

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    I have the update installed, but so far i had no problems. I´ll uninstall it. Thanks for the heads up :thumb:
     
  6. anon

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    Yes.
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  7. moontan

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    right.

    it's always a good idea to create a disk image just before the Patch Tuesday celebrations! :p
     
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    Thanks for your answers. :thumb: I always create an image before the patch days, because to don't increase the occupied space, after the updates I delete all the uninstall files.
     
  9. mantra

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    hi

    may i know the name of the hotfix?

    thanks
     
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    i thought your advice was to use mepis ;)
     
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    In some cases, it might be.
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    I don't remember ever having update/patch problems with Windows, only with Linux. But it's something I will try to remember, either that or wait for couple of days before patching.
     
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    Do the world a favour and actually read the links you post before posting them.

    This isn't an issue with Microsoft's patch, they simply fixed an exploit. Now if you actually stop for a moment and wonder, what on EARTH is Kaspersky doing to your system right now that a fix to an exploit would make your system BSOD? Yeah, I cringe at the very thought of exposing my system to the software developers behind Kaspersky. This is NOT Kaspersky fixing Microsoft's problem, this is Kaspersky fixing Kaspersky's problem. You think Windows should be sold to them? We'd be in an even worse position going by what they've just caused to users.

    Another reason to keep 3rd party software to a minimum. None of the users I've installed Windows 7 setups for have had this issue, because I didn't install Kaspersky on them... Be cautious when installing Windows Updates? Nope, be cautions when installing software that installs drivers or hooks system functions without a thought that they might be changed.

    Also worth noting that this issue is also predominantly happening in Brazil, because they have some kind of special software forced onto them by banks, which also was coded so horribly it conflicted with the patch.
     
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    Coincidence that the "problematic" Windows 7 updates never appeared when there was no Win8 yet ?
     
  17. anon

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    From the 1st article (Computerworld) :
     
  18. Wild Hunter

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    Bring on the conspiracy theories.
     
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    heh! :)

     
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    Mrk's darling use to be Suse long ago, but now he leans toward Mint :)thumbd:), Fubuntu, and always CentOS. I've never seen him mention Mepis ever.

    Mrk knows his ~ Snipped as per TOS ~.

    Later...
     
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    LOL. I like it.:D
     
  22. ratchet

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    Have had no issues. So should I just leave everything alone? I don't use K nor am I in Brazil bye the way!
     
  23. NormanF

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    Do not worry -

    A security update distributed in April 2013 Patch Tuesday may put the 32-bit version of Windows 7 in an infinite boot loop.

    It just so happens I have X64 Windows 7 so the issue doesn't effect me! It does seem to affect certain Windows 32 bit users in Brazil. :D
     
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    I uninstalled this from all of the machines I am responsible for but I honestly did not notice any identifiable issues with any of them.
     
  25. Kerodo

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    I'm just going to leave it. If it's not doing any harm, then what difference does it make. They should send thru an update later to fix it anyhow. What about the millions of people who don't read security forums and never know the difference? :)
     
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