Several Patch Tuesday Updates Causing Problems On Windows 7, 8 And 8.1

Several Patch Tuesday Updates Causing Problems On Windows 7, 8 And 8.1

Aw man, here we go again! Considering the large amount of security updates that Microsoft released in this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle, there was always a chance of some things going wrong.

September updates arrive in the form of 13 bulletins that try to fix 47 issues in a range of Microsoft software, including Office, Windows and Internet Explorer.

But just like the past couple of months, some botched and faulty patches have snuck through quality control at Redmond. Reports are coming in that some users are experiencing issues with a number of bulletins that affect Windows Vistas, Windows 7, Windows 8 and even Windows 8.1.

Three updates KB2760411, KB2760588, and KB2760583 are affecting Windows Vista and 7 systems. Not only can these not be installed on these operating systems, but also even after a computer reboot, they reappear in the Windows Update section.

In a comment posted on Microsoft’s support forums, one user said:

“The updates are successfully installed, but they keep showing up in Windows Update as needing to be installed. I guess we could hide them if need be, but all three show as being successfully installed on my computer.”

But while the above three updates are asking to be installed over and over again, KB2810009 and KB2817630 apparently come with their own set of issues for Outlook 2013. These include an empty folder pane and lists of email accounts, folders and favorites becoming unavailable.

Microsoft is yet to release an official statement on this.

Uninstalling the two faulty updates that create problems on Outlook 2013 seems to be the only workaround, while it is best to avoid the other three on Windows 7 and Windows Vista if you can, until the software titan rolls out a fix.

  • Mike Greenway

    In my experience the overall effectiveness of MS updates has been outstanding.

    • Fahad Ali

      Hard to disagree! They are here like clockwork, and well, bad eggs are everywhere. Considering just how complex modern software and hardware is, some of these faulty releases are expected.

      I mean, even some PC (and console) games are pretty buggy at launch, with issues that require multiple patches to completely fix. And they have extended development and testing times amounting in years.