Another botched Windows patch: MS13-057/KB 2803821/KB 2834904Posted on July 13th, 2013 at 13:40 19 comments
If you’re looking at a video, and you only see half of it — the top half is completely black, but the bottom half is normal, hey, have I got a patch for you.
Microsoft hasn’t even acknowledged the problems, much less pulled the patch or offered a workaround.
Automatic Update strikes again. Watch the drama unfold at InfoWorld Tech Watch. [Link corrected. Mea culpa!]
And, please, the next time an “expert” tells you to turn on Microsoft Automatic Update, point them to the growing pile of patch problems so far this year. (For patch problems last year, see my InfoWorld slideshow.) Patching Windows and Office is an impossible job. I’m amazed that the folks in the MSRC keep their sanity. But the bottom line is that, if you allow Microsoft to update your machine without watching your own back, you’re going to get stung, sooner or later.
19 responses to “Another botched Windows patch: MS13-057/KB 2803821/KB 2834904”
Dennis July 13th, 2013 at 22:33
I see 2803821 but not 2834904. Are these the same patch? Not updating, just looking. I see an update for the malicious software removal tool. Hold off on this also? Thanks.
Your infoworld link is incorrect Woody, it should be https://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/another-botched-windows-patch-ms13-057kb-2803821kb-2834904-222636 .
rc primak July 13th, 2013 at 22:38
Larry P July 13th, 2013 at 23:54
Love your work and a big thank you for all you do to keep us non-power users informed. But, ah…. dude, bad code on the Tech Watch link.
Have a great week.
axkramer July 14th, 2013 at 00:49
No half video; no at all this time since the link is not working. Sorry, Woody, to be a bearer of bad news.
Russ Tucker July 14th, 2013 at 01:16
The Tech Watch link shows:
Sorry, but you are looking for something that is not here.
SF399 July 14th, 2013 at 02:13
1) Your link in the article (above),
leads to a “404 Page not Found”.
2) I see I have the KB 2834904 update installed in my XP Pro 32 bit pc.
Should I UNinstall this update?
Is there a fix update somewhere?
Confused in SF.
SF399 July 14th, 2013 at 02:15
ooops..the 404 page
is when you click on the link:
“…drama unfold at InfoWorld _Tech Watch_ “,
in your article, above.
Ken Van Andel July 14th, 2013 at 06:37
Woody – the Tech Watch comes back with the ol’ 404 error – sorry to interrupt your weekend – Ken
Dennis July 14th, 2013 at 08:25
Hi Woody, sorry to bother you again, just noticed KB2855265 MS essentials 13.2MB. Hold off or update? Thanks.
Steven Latus July 14th, 2013 at 19:49
Woody, the “Tech Watch” link above does not work properly.
jacquie July 15th, 2013 at 00:42
link to Tech Watch doesn’t work…
hccrle July 15th, 2013 at 08:08
I clicked on the link for the InfoWorld Tech Watch article and got a page on this site saying Not Found.
Hi Woody – your link to Techwatch doesn’t work!
Bruce Roberts July 16th, 2013 at 01:24
“Automatic Update strikes again. Watch the drama unfold at InfoWorld Tech Watch”
Another botched link
I always install MS Security Essentials patches. They’re automatically installed anyway, usually within hours.
One is for Windows 7, the other for Windows XP.
axkramer July 16th, 2013 at 07:37
Look at it this way: you have an enormous following; witness the 17 comments. How many journalists would “give their eyeteeth” for that much attention! Thanks for all your efforts.
HA! You got it….
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