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Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« on: June 10, 2015, 03:25:24 PM »
It appears that for the last couple of months there have been problems with corrupted system files coming to Windows 7 and other computers because of Microsoft Updates. I reported on a corrupted system  file a few days ago which was resolved but now here's a new one--KB3068708.

There is a gut at Bleeping Computer that is really good at spotting these problems and having fixes for them. He goes under the name "SleepyDude." He says this update is alright and that "according to Microsoft its a false report of corruption.

 

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    this update contains the following two manifests that are occasionally updated by the Diagnostic Tracking Service:

        telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json
        utc.app.json

    The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or actual corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update."

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579014/sfc-files-corrupt/
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708

All I can say is, it's a good thing there are forums like Bleeping Computer, Landzdown to inform us computer users or else we may just have a little nervous breakdown, don't you think. :smash: :winchesty73: :sos:

Since I know this information, and now this forum does, we can perhaps rest or go on with our lives and do something truly meaningful like  :Hammys pint: or go out and exercise  :dance: or any other thing  :tease: :flowers:

Isn't being on the computer fun? :thud: :2cents:

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Re: Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 03:59:11 PM »
As it was listed as an optional update, I didn't install it.
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Re: Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 04:36:21 PM »
What's the old expression, "same church, different pew"?  Well, that's what we have here because KB 3068708 replaces the very same released update KB 3022345 that you reported  on previously. 


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Re: Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 07:53:35 PM »
I had three updates listed in Pro, as recommended  that did not show in the Home Premium version.
That was one of the three updates. I hid all three updates. When MS won't tell me what an update is for and is only recommended on one computer and not the other three, I hide it.
 The two other unnedded updates, as least by me:
2952664 - nag about upgrading (since this refurbed started out in life as an XP computer, it will not be moving to 10)
3054476  has something to do with telemetry and stream.sys driver based apps

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Re: Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 11:47:56 PM »
When MS won't tell me what an update is for and is only recommended on one computer and not the other three, I hide it.

Microsoft Knowledge Base 3068708
Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708
This update introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to in-market devices. By applying this service, you can add benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet upgraded. The update also supports applications that are subscribed to Visual Studio Application Insights.

Microsoft Knowledge Base 2952664
Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664
This update helps Microsoft make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows.

Microsoft Knowledge Base 3054476
May 2015 update for stream.sys driver-based applications in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3054476
This update helps Microsoft improve the experiences when users run stream.sys driver-based applications in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, such as the performance and the quality improvements.

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Re: Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 12:00:51 AM »
I've installed every optional update offered on this 8.1 box without any untoward effects. At some point, I decided to trust MS to patch my MS system. Just my  :2cents:
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Re: Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 04:20:06 PM »
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I've installed every optional update offered
Even hardware?
I got burned on hardware so I won't trust MS for hardware updates.

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Re: Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 04:35:56 PM »
No, I learned long ago to do hardware via the manufacturer, etc.  I installed a MS suggested power manager update, then ran System Update (Lenovo) which reported I had an old version installed ... installed their update, then ran Windows Update which reported I needed an update ... rinse, repeat  :look:

I let MS update MS stuff, that's all  :D
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Re: Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2015, 05:07:37 PM »
When I removed this update, I got no more system errors yet Windows Update said new updates are available.  :confused: :shock:

I am not going to install any of these alleged new updates because I found that they are already installed fro last month. How confusing is this getting.  :wub:

Has anyone else had this happen. You uninstall one WU then you get offers of more "recommended updates. These are not optional, according to Microsoft.

And I am still not sure about this Windows 10 but that's another matter. :moreevil:

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Re: Windows Update Problems (Oh So Recently)
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2015, 12:26:56 PM »
One update has been released 8 times since October 2014. So even though you have the same KB, it might be slightly different.
If you aren't sure you want it: I usually wait to see what Woody Leonard and Susan Bradley say, hide it. That popup about there are updates, drives me crazy so I hide monthly updates until I decide what to do and don't have to put up with daily popups.