KB3001652 Patch Causing Computers To Lock Up

Oh boy, not again. It’s Patch Tuesday time. Or Update Tuesday, if you will. And this time around, another patch is causing trouble for users that deployed it on their machines.

Not the first time this has happened, but we had a worry free few months prior to this incident.

Anyway, the culprit in question is KB3001652, which hangs while installing. Several users are reporting that this particular update is locking up their machines when they deploy it. Leaving shut down and a cold start the only option out of it.

Odd because, this is actually a rollup for Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime.

Luckily, Microsoft has been quick to react.

The company swiftly pulled down the patch after news broke out and a significant amount of users reported issues with the update — you will not see it in Windows Update if you try downloading the February 2014 Update Tuesday.

But if you, and it has already been downloaded, then perhaps its best to avoid deployment and hide the update until Microsoft looks into the issue and provides a fix.

Just for the record, the issue has been reported on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Since this is a rollup, the bulletin contains a long list of fixes that have been released to users these past few months. Then again, it is not a severe security issues, so it is probably best to wait before installing this particular update.

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