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Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

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Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

Windows Update KB2949927, previously discussed in http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,132934.0.html, has now resurfaced as KB3033929 in the March updates, and caused serious problems for many Windows 7 users (although not me this time, fortunately!). This page http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/03/ms-update-3033929-causing-reboot-loop/ gives a little more detail.
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Re: Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

KB3033929 failed several times to install on my W7x64 system, so after checking what it did (nothing useful to me) I just hid it.
I think I have a similar issue with KB3004394, and the same error code 80070490 which has no useful online help associated with it.  Crazy
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Re: Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

Have you ever found a Microsoft error code that did have useful online help associated with it?
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Re: Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

Not that I recall.  Grin
Though I did find this rather scary article: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/windows-update-error-80070490#1TC=windows-7 ; Cry
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Re: Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

Annoyingly, I accidentally left scheduled updates "on" and had a few reboots/update fails with this item before I "hid" it - though you cannot expect Win7 update to spot Grub2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot as they are not in the Win7 partition Crazy
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Re: Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

I had nothing but trouble last week with the March updates. Finally tracked it down to KB3036493 which refused to complete the install and prevented a reboot!
TG for backups! There were 14 updates and I installed them one by one, backing up after each one. On the eleventh it failed so I just hid that one and completed the rest.
I had no trouble with KB3033929 though!
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Re: Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

No problem installing KB3033929 on my W7/64 bit machine.

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Re: Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

no problems with any of this months updates for me, seems to be a problem that only affected people who's existing cab file(s) were corrupted, probably a similar situation to the update that bricked every system with an undetected virus on it from 2 years ago just not quite as drastic a problem (at least a reboot loop you can invoke safe mode and get out of it )
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Re: Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

Just rebooted from the latest update without any issues Smiley

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Re: Another botched Windows Update - KB3033929

Quote from: nanotm
..... seems to be a problem that only affected people who's existing cab file(s) were corrupted ........

The KB article includes:
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Some users cannot install this security update if their computers meet the following conditions:
    Have a multiple-boot configuration of Windows and various distributions of Linux
    Use a non-Windows boot loader
    Have Windows and Linux installed on separate drives

It's just that the stupidity of requiring explicit action to load the details of the patch usually results in not viewing such messages, especially for a large (>10) set of patches Roll eyes
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