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    Microsoft has officially acknowledged the issue Woody pointed to yesterday. In the release notes of KB 4088875 this is now listed:   new Ethernet
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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    • #176421

      I didn’t receive KB 4088875 .  Does anyone know why?

      Thanks in advance for your help with this.

      Win 7 SP1, Office 2010 SP2, Intel Core 2 Duo T7100, 4 GB RAM

      • #176447

        Microsoft seems to be purposely blacklisting KB4088875 from appearing in Windows Update for some users.

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        • #176474

          That would lead me to conjecture that, not only does MS know what the problem is, but they can identify potentially afflicted machines using current telemetry.

      • #176505

        I haven’t gotten it either.  Is it for Win 7 only?  If so, it makes me wonder why.

        Being 20 something in the 70's was much more fun than being 70 something in the 20's.
        • #176613

          indeed, no KB4088875 update for all my Win7 SP1 PCs lately.
          I’ll just wait for a newer update to replace it.

      • #176583

        Upon info from Thiersee abd tested my myself, KB4088875 will not show until you installed latest two Preview Rollups KB4075211 & KB4091290

        if you use WUMT and check “Include superseded” it will be shown directly

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    • #176428

      Someone at Microsoft just sent me a message, pointing to the fix shown here:


      A new Ethernet virtual Network Interface Card (vNIC) may be created with default settings in place of the previously existing vNIC, causing network issues. Any custom settings on the previous vNIC are still persisted in the registry but unused.


      To fix this issue, run the VBS script that’s provided below. Copy and paste this in notepad and save with .vbs extension.


      Before you run the script, make sure that you back up the following registry key and subkeys:


      This script can be run on physical or virtual computers:

      1. Immediately prior to installing the Convenience Rollup.
      2. Immediately after installing the Convenience Rollup but prior to restarting the following patch install.
      3. After installing Convenience Rollup 3125574 and restarting even though the computer is in problem state. In this case, another restart will be required after executing the script.

      Following is the script:

      Option Explicit
      Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
      Dim oReg : Set oReg = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\default:StdRegProv")
      Dim oShell : Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
      Dim sPath, aSub, sKey, aSubToo, sKeyToo, dwValue, Result, SaveResult
      Dim NotDeleted
      NotDeleted = 0
      ' Get all keys within sPath
      sPath = "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI"
      oReg.EnumKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, sPath, aSub
      ' Loop through each key
      For Each sKey In aSub
          ' Get all subkeys within the key 'sKey'
          oReg.EnumKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, sPath & "\" & sKey, aSubToo
          For Each sKeyToo In aSubToo
            Result = oReg.DeleteKey(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, sPath & "\" & sKey & "\" & sKeyToo & "\" & "\Device Parameters" & "\SlotPersistentInfo")
            ' Allow failure only if key never existed
            If (Result = 1) Or (Result > 2) Then
              NotDeleted = 1
              SaveResult = Result
            End If
      If (NotDeleted > 0) Then 
        Wscript.Echo "One or more SlotPersistentInfo keys still exist under HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\<deviceid>\<subdeviceid>\Device Parameters.  Please delete manually. Result = " & Result
      End If 


      Thanks, technical01010.

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    • #176761

      @Woody. Why do people message you replies to forum posts rather than posting themselves? It doesn’t require creating an account.

      • #176887

        Over the years I’ve had several reasons for posting comments that are sent to me.

        Think of it as anonymous posting with an extra layer of anonymity. 🙂

    • #176781

      I thin I’m slowly going mad:  The following WU’s just popped up on reboot:

      KB4088875, (the famous IP/card killer) after being absent for 3 days, KB091290, KB2952664 (telemetry), KB890830 (malicious software removal tool)…

      ..I’m going to lie down, now…later do a backup/mirror image of the whole drive using Terabyte’s Image for DOS (IFD) and await further instructions from the IT Gurus here.  This nonsense could give one a total freak out.

      From here it looks like 8875 causes problems, 1290 fixes them.

      Wouldn’t it just be easier not to install 8875 in the first place? Or have they fixed it? 400MB of updates; insane.

      Win7ProSP1X64x86 and counting down to Ubuntu…


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      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", 12GB RAM, Group "0Patch", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations. Linux Mint Greenhorn
      "Windows Update? Bah! I could carve a better ecosystem out of a banana!" -Jamrach Holobom

      • #176867

        Perhaps you meant KB4091290 instead of KB091290? As far as I know, KB4088875 hasn’t been fixed yet. Hopefully a fix will be issued this week.

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    • #177539

      Btw, this update breaks not only 2008 machines but 2012 servers as well. In fact the VBS script does nothing to help these machines.

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