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Windows 7 users: don't update KB2823324!

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


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Henry Wong
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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


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Jesper de Jong
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823324


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Indeed that's a bad update, Microsoft has withdrawn it:

Microsoft withdraws KB 2823324, second botched automatic update this year
David Blaine
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Rogerio Kioshi wrote:Your computer may not start... and you'll need to repair...

Windows does not start properly anyway.
Jeff Verdegan
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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.
 
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