This week's book giveaways are in the Java EE and JavaScript forums.
We're giving away four copies each of The Java EE 7 Tutorial Volume 1 or Volume 2(winners choice) and jQuery UI in Action and have the authors on-line!
See this thread and this one for details.
The moose likes Meaningless Drivel and the fly likes Windows 7 users: don't update KB2823324! Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of The Java EE 7 Tutorial Volume 1 or Volume 2 this week in the Java EE forum
or jQuery UI in Action in the JavaScript forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Other » Meaningless Drivel
Bookmark "Windows 7 users: don Watch "Windows 7 users: don New topic
Author

Windows 7 users: don't update KB2823324!

Rogerio Kioshi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 12, 2005
Posts: 689
Your computer may not start... and you'll need to repair...


SCEA 5 (part 1), SCBCD, SCWCD, SCJP, CLP, CLS
Henry Wong
author
Sheriff

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 18757
    
  40

Rogerio Kioshi wrote:Your computer may not start... and you'll need to repair...



Using auto-update, can't stop it from happening... ... seriously, I had an update fail once before -- the machine eventually figures it out, and backs out the update.

Henry


Books: Java Threads, 3rd Edition, Jini in a Nutshell, and Java Gems (contributor)
Jesper de Jong
Java Cowboy
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 14114
    
  16

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823324


Java Beginners FAQ - JavaRanch SCJP FAQ - The Java Tutorial - Java SE 7 API documentation
Scala Notes - My blog about Scala
Jesper de Jong
Java Cowboy
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 14114
    
  16

Indeed that's a bad update, Microsoft has withdrawn it:

Microsoft withdraws KB 2823324, second botched automatic update this year
David Blaine
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 23, 2013
Posts: 70
Rogerio Kioshi wrote:Your computer may not start... and you'll need to repair...

Windows does not start properly anyway.
Jeff Verdegan
Bartender

Joined: Jan 03, 2004
Posts: 6109
    
    6

David Blaine wrote:
Rogerio Kioshi wrote:Your computer may not start... and you'll need to repair...

Windows does not start properly anyway.


Mine either. It always boots up into Windows. That bug has been around forever.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: Windows 7 users: don't update KB2823324!