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Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

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Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

If you are running a version of Windows older than about ten months, you may get error messages after today's Windows  update. This is apparently caused by a release in the update of a new BitLocker driver. Many manufacturers select BitLocker as a manual start service or disable it; if this is the case today's update will fail with something like "Failure converting Windows Update, reverting changes" and "Trying again" on reboot in a loop.
This is because in older versions of Windows the BitLocker driver couldn't be updated with the service disabled, but newer versions have got round this problem. What you do is to hide the update in the Windows update panel (referring to KB2949927). According to the Microsoft tech I have just spoken to, if your BitLocker service is either on manual or disabled, DO NOT enable it!
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

Cheers nozzer Smiley
Will keep an eye out for that one Wink
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[quote= https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/bc191121-94ab-483f-ae9f-d5056ca3aae5/kb2949927-fails-to-install-if-bitlocker-fvevol-service-is-disabled?forum=w7itproinstall]Hi,
Be warned, everybody: KB2949927 will fail to install and revert the changes at the next boot if you have BitLocker disabled.
The "fvevol" service must be started, and it must be registered in the "LowerFilters" value under this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{71a27cdd-812a-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
If you don't have it, KB2949927 will fail!
Kind regards.
EDIT: IMPORTANT: I pasted the wrong GUID in my original post, I've edited it with the correct GUID. Please accept my apologies!
Also, the "LowerFilters" value MUST be "REG_MULTI_SZ" type
Looks like Win7 is not the only one affected
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Same problem here. KB2949927 fails on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Error Code 0X80004005.


For those that want to test if it works on their system(s) (Make Sure You CREATE a SYSTEM RESTORE POINT prior to installing the (KB2949927) Update
You will find the (KB2949927) Update under the Important section of the updates
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

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What you do is to hide the update in the Windows update panel (referring to KB2949927).
Interesting, that update failed for me with an illogical error code. So I just disabled (hid) it as it didn't seem very relevant to me.
I then did a search on the MS web site and it's standalone downloads have disappeared!
Maybe they've pulled it already and are working on a version that will install OK.  Lips are sealed
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

@HPSauce
That is interesting
It just came through on mine Approx 30 mins ago (just unticked it for now)
I wonder how many will have theirs set to automatic updates, instead of manual ?Huh
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

Just did my updates and hid the offending kb.
Thanks nozzer Smiley

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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

All went well for me including the Bitlocker bit - and I've never used Bitlocker!!  Cheesy
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

I think only 1 or 2 clients actually use Bitlocker (well I can count the number on one hand) Wink
No friends or family use it either (that I know of)
It would be curious from a statistical point of view, to see how many use it worldwide
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

cheers for the heads up  Wink am happy i dont have it set to Auto update
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

Just did a manual update and its still listed as an important update and listed on the website, so not fixed/removed yet
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

Thanks for the heads up.
Just checked and it's there so have hidden it as others have done.

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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

FWIW, I updated this morning  (before this thread appeared) and had no problems when my machine rebooted. Having said that, I don't think BitLocker is installed on this machine, anyway.
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

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All went well for me including the Bitlocker bit - and I've never used Bitlocker!!  Cheesy

I thought it was only available on Win7 Ultimate edition
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

Probably unrelated as my version of Win 7 doesn't have Bitlocker but on restarting the computer to finish the install it went through the normal procedure and went to installing your updates which apparently completed but then it rebooted again - very odd
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Improved for Windows 7 and available in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions, BitLocker helps keep everything from documents to passwords safer by encrypting the entire drive that Windows and your data reside on.

You should only have the Enterprise edition in a corporate environment and if you have the "Ultimate" edition it is more likely to be a pirate copy than anything else.
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Re: Windows 7 Update for today, 15th October.

Just ran the update on my Ultimate 'N' machine and it all went well. No error messages and all updates installed.
One minor difference was that the Ultimate machine had 2 reboots whereas the Pro machine (this one) only rebooted once!
I wonder why M$ put out the BitLocker update to machines other than Ultimate and EnterpriseHuh

PS - My Ultimate machine is 'street legal' and licenced!
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