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      • #2189686 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        Things look pretty stable at this point, although I’m seeing a disturbing number of Error  0x800f0900 on installs. If any of the old problems poked th
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      • #2189730 Reply
        R
        AskWoody Lounger

        as said earlier today, iTunes could not find any of my device backups in its user folder anymore. In the end it led to some crashes of iTunes-support processes. Uninstalling and re-installing didn’t solve the problem unfortunately. Also, Windows seems to have lost its complete index after the update. Restoring an image now, and trying to figure out what went wrong. Hours of work ahead I am afraid 🙁

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        • #2189731 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          I saw that report just after I submitted the article to Computerworld.

          Echoing geekdom’s earlier inquiry:

          Which update did you apply?

          What is your operating system?

          Were there any other errors?

          Were there any error messages?

          … and … did you see any changes to your desktop?

           

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      • #2189733 Reply
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m seeing a disturbing number of Error  0x800f0900 on installs

        Error 0x800f0900 seems particularly prolific on Reddit

        Disturbing? Prolific? ONE user, who got the same error code last month, is all I can see there.

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

      • #2189758 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        Yep. Here’s confirmation that MS has been messing with the Server 2012R2 patches, from the Reddit sysadmin forum:

        Is anyone else seeing two slightly different updates for KB4541509 (2012R2)?

        Edit : Looks like this morning the old one was expired and there is only one remaining with an update date of 03/09 504.1MB in size.

        Intros9

        Seeing it here as well in WSUS, shows one set of files from 3/5/2020 and another set of files from 3/6/2020. Going to test install the latter on a couple of systems and see what happens.

        Edit: installed the patch with 3/6 files on one test system and it still shows the other KB4541509 is applicable… D: Holding off to tomorrow to see if one of these gets expired.

        Edit2: Just did another WSUS synchronization and the older of the two patches has been expired. Problem solved?

        • #2189965 Reply
          abbodi86
          AskWoody_MVP

          Why do you call it messing?

          they just accidentally pushed two versions of the rollup (installing them both will not cause an issue)
          then they expired the older one

          innocent mistake 😀

      • #2189875 Reply
        samak
        AskWoody Plus

        Adobe has released an update for Flash Player 32 and AIR 32. There don’t appear to be any security fixes.

        “In today’s scheduled release, we’ve updated Flash Player with important bug fixes.”

        On my system I now have Flash version 32.0.0.344

        W7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit, Office 2010, Group B, non-techie

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      • #2189958 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        did you get a chance to read about this recent blog from Born, woody?

        https://borncity.com/win/2020/03/12/windows-patchday-issues-march-2020/

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        • #2190150 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          So the disappearing icon/temporary profile bug is still there.

          Perhaps I should call it an incompatibility — but we still don’t know what’s triggering the incompatibility.

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      • #2189989 Reply
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        Not sure if it’s mentioned before, but March Security Only Update for Win 7 and 8.1 contain the DiagTrack service component (AKA Unified Telemetry Client)

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      • #2190082 Reply
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        1903/1909 just got 2nd security cumulative update

        March 12, 2020 – KB4551762 (OS Builds 18362.720 and 18363.720)

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        • #2190086 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          … and it’s a regular, security, cumulative update.

          Whew.

          Now the big question… how long before “normal” people need to install it?

      • #2190394 Reply
        magic
        AskWoody Lounger

        Anyone seeing problems with KB4541505 or KB4541509 on Windows 8.1?

        Reports from a colleagues other half of PCs failing to boot after attempting to install. Can’t be rolled back, cleaned up etc – requires a re-image.

        Currently building a test machine to find out …

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        • #2190415 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          Keep us posted.

          • #2190493 Reply
            magic
            AskWoody Lounger

            Quick update …

            Built a fresh physical machine (ThinkPad L460) via our corporate SCCM image, updated it to February 2020 then March 2020 successfully.  Perhaps hardware or installed software specific?

            Patches were downloaded 2300GMT on Tuesday night by SCCM.

            A quick google turned this up for a similar issue : https://serverfault.com/questions/1006694/determine-the-root-cause-of-windows-update-rendering-pcs-unbootable

            I wasn’t able to reproduce it.

            • #2190496 Reply
              DrBonzo
              AskWoody Plus

              @magic – In your serverfault link the comment by A J Wilson “…problem is related to update installation process…” made me wonder if folks are aware there’s a new Servicing Stack Update for Win 8.1

      • #2190457 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Windows 10 version 1809 — KB4538461 (OS Build 17763.1098) I’m seeing someone having failures to get as far as past post and into black screen and only after 3 retries only getting into BIOS mode. So every time the person starts it only makes it into BIOS mode and the user has to manually select the drive/partition to boot into Windows. But maybe this is a very isolated issue.

        I’ve got a pre March 2020 updates 1809 system image backup handy but am currently keeping that laptop offline for a few more days awaiting more reports. So I’ll be waiting 1 or 2 more days before maybe going online and getting the update applied.

      • #2190955 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        To answer “magic’s” question above I have successfully installed the Stack Servicing (SSU) KB4540725, Security Only (SO) KB4541505 and IE KB4540671 updates,  in that order, Group B style, on 2 separate PCs. (I wasn’t sure if the SSU should have been 1st or last, but it worked on the 1st PC so I repeated the same sequence on the 2nd PC.)

        On the 1st PC it did take a long time (I didn’t time it, but I’d guess between 10 and 15 minutes) on the “searching for updates …” stage even though I had doubled clicked on the update .msu file for both the SO and IE updates, but it found the update eventually and installed.

        On the 2nd PC, in light of the long “searching …” delay, as an experiment after the SSU installation I went into “services” (ran services.msc) and “stop”-ped the Windows Update service. Then on double clicking the SO update .msu file (which would have started the Windows Update “manual” service), the “searching for updates” ended almost immediately and the installation completed. After PC restart (I always do SO and IE updates separately with the SO restart in between, even though it may not strictly speaking be necessary – keep it simple is my motto) I again “stop”-ped the Windows Update service before double clicking the IE .msu file and again the “searching for updates …” stage was no more than a couple of seconds and the update installed successfully.

        I don’t know if this “stop the Windows Update service before double clicking on the downloaded update .msu file” is a known trick to speed things up, but I will remember to do it next time.

        I have had no problems in the day and a half since these updates.

        HTH. Garbo.

         

        • #2190965 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          I don’t know if this “stop the Windows Update service before double clicking on the downloaded update .msu file” is a known trick to speed things up, but I will remember to do it next time.

          It’s been a “known trick” since several years ago when we had the terrible slowdown of the search, on both Win7 and 8.1, when you click “search for updates” in WU. 🙂

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