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      • #216850 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        Reputable report. Anybody else seeing it? No discernible pattern just yet.
        [See the full post at: Reported error 0x8000FFFF with the Win7 Monthly Rollup KB 4457144]

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      • #216853 Reply
        ashfan212
        AskWoody Lounger

        Yes, Woody, I have just experienced this error. The “retry” also failed with the same error code. Not sure how to proceed! Help!

        Windows 7, Home Premium, Group A.

         

      • #216856 Reply
        aerosmith598
        AskWoody Lounger

        on windows 7 home premium same issue for me, i was wondering if i should ‘hide’ the update? it looks important so im unsure, i had 3 important updates today, 2 worked, 4457144 did not, any ideas? im guessing its on Microsoft’s end

      • #216861 Reply
        aerosmith598
        AskWoody Lounger

        i hid the update, any word on the issue?

        • #216879 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          Aerosmith you will probably be waiting a few days at least for people to report it, and Microsoft to investigate it. Then they have to fix it.

          We want to thank you for testing the patch.

          Keep an eye on woody’s site. Eventually a fix, or a decision of what to do will be made.

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        • #217015 Reply
          MrJimPhelps
          AskWoody_MVP

          I hid the update, any word on the issue?

          Hiding a problematic update is how it has always been done with Windows, that is, until Windows 10 came along.

          Group "L" (Linux Mint)
          with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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      • #216862 Reply
        fernlady
        AskWoody Lounger

        Looks like another bumpy month. I’ll be sitting on my hands waiting for the all clear.

        Windows 7 Home Premium x64 AMD Group A Realtek PCLe GBE Family Controller

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        • #216882 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          Fernlady yes. My friends and I wait until the week before the next patch tuesday when woody says to proceed.

          Thanks to the brave people that install one hour after the updates are released.

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      • #216863 Reply
        aerosmith598
        AskWoody Lounger

        will hiding it have a drastic effect on my machine? i mean do i NEED it? i normally get them the same day they are released, i havent seen a error message like this on a major update before, normally the ones marked ‘recommended’ i dont bother

        • #216868 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          It won’t hurt anything to wait a while an see what is causing this error. You can hide the update temporarily or set your Windows Update to either “Check for updates but let me decide whether to download and install them” OR “Never check for updates.” When the problem is resolved, you can reverse those settings to your normal ones.

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        • #216875 Reply
          Susan Bradley
          AskWoody MVP

          I just installed it here on a Win7 and didn’t see issues.  It was a slow install though.  Do you need updates?  Ultimately yes we all need to ensure our machines are up to date on patches.  Do you need them today?  Probably not.  Today is testing day.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #216864 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        MS-DEFCON is 2; unless you are a beta tester, don’t install current updates.

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      • #216885 Reply
        HonzaZKrumlova
        AskWoody Lounger

        Did you saw (in catalogue) the long list of patches, replaced by KB4457145 and far more longer by ~44? Interesting…

      • #216881 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Is this error being seen on install or afterwards?  I have installed on a couple of Windows 7 machines in test environment and I haven’t seen any errors.

      • #216883 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        With so many issues with updates after the fact. Why even download them in first place. Our pc’s have more trouble with these darn rollups and rollouts.  Between a good AV, and software updates, we’re just as safe or venerable whether we have microsoft security UD or not. I didnt update for nearly 1.5 to almost 2 yrs and all was well. SMH

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      • #216891 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Having the same issue fully updated windows 7 64bit

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        • #217161 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          Follow-up to my earlier post:

          #216891

          Edit: Sorry, anonymous posters cannot add attachments.

          • #217190 Reply
            Mordhaus
            AskWoody Lounger

            I registered now to add the attachment. This is the info if it helps. I also tried to fix the windows update, tried to manually update from the catalog, and deleted the download folder for windows update then tried to redownload. Same issue.
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            • #217204 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              There is a solution for the error 0x800FFF on Win7. See this post and the following discussion.

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      • #216893 Reply
        ashfan212
        AskWoody Lounger

        The error occurred for me during the installation phase; no issues with downloading the update. More importantly, there was NO BSOD upon reboot. I was able to retry the installation of the update as often as I liked, even though the error code was the same for each attempt.

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      • #216896 Reply
        BobbyB
        AskWoody Lounger

        I am guessing the affected Machines with kb4457144 are all x64 (amd64,64bit) or is this common to x86 (32bit) as well? Well it arrived on my Win7x86 machine yet to fire up the Win7x64 machines yet and as for Win8.1×64 never seems to any worries there YET!

      • #216895 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Yes, I am getting the error 0x8000FFFF on KB4457144 as well.  Great!

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        • #216907 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          Are you running 32-bit Windows, or 64-bit?

          Anything odd about your machine?

          • #216922 Reply
            woody
            Da Boss

            A wild guess… are you on an AMD machine?

        • #216926 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          To anonymous that said, “Yes, I am getting the error 0x8000FFFF on KB4457144 as well. Great!” could you please give some information about your PC?

          Can we please have; OS, bit, CPU, and maybe Video (nvidia, ati, intel, etc.), even brand of network card would help.

          It could be related to the OS, the chipset, the CPU (Intel or AMD) who knows, but we need a common denominator.

          Thank you.

      • #216914 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Tried on Win7, group B, x86,x64, older hardware on Intel chipset… no problem.

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        • #217021 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          The machine is a VM, Intel, Xeon, 64 bit.

          VMware Virtual SVGA 3D Graphics Adapter, VMware, Inc. compatible

          OS is Windows 7 Enterprise SP1.

          Thanks!

      • #216918 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Hi Folks, I also got this error, then I went to the Microsoft Update Catalog website to get the standalone package for this update:

        http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457144

        There one can download either a .msi or a .exe file. The .exe file has only 32 KB instead of 320 MB.
        It seems that this .exe file is broken, and if windows tries to install a broken file this can not work.
        Maybe it would work to install the .msi file, but I didn’t try yet.

        Many greetings from Germany, Ivan

        • #216925 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          The .exe file is bundled with the update KB 4457144 and is automatically executed when you download through Windows Update.

          If yoy are using the Catalog, download both files and put them in the same location (on the desktop or in a folder). When you double click on the .msu file (that’s the update) the .exe file is automatically executed in the process. You do not need to click on the .exe file.

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          • #216930 Reply
            anonymous
            Guest

            Yes, but if the same broken file that one can download as a standalone .exe file is bundled to be used in the automatic Windows Update method, then it would fail. Maybe this is the problem?
            It correctly should have approx 230 MB.

            • #216932 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              You need both files. The .msu file is large, the .exe file is small. You only double click on the .msu file. You do not need to click on the .exe file as it gets executed automatically in the process of install of the .msu file.

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              • #216933 Reply
                anonymous
                Guest

                I understand, so is it that the exe file kind of starts the msi file in the Windows Update method?

              • #216990 Reply
                PKCano
                Da Boss

                The instructions are given twice above. The .exe does not “start” the .msu file. You were instructed to NOT click on the .exe file.

                If you do not understand the instructions you should be using Windows and not the Catalog manual download/install. The Catalog is not for average users but for those who understand patching.

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              • #216934 Reply
                anonymous
                Guest

                I just tried putting the .exe (pciclearstalecache_7e856b95c514e1ec18de7263030237e8ef0160a8.exe) next to the .msu but I’m getting the same error. I also tried executing the .exe first, but I still get the same error on using the .msu.

                What is the source of this information? I’ve installed hundreds of msu’s and have never seen one that requires copying another file next to it.

      • #216936 Reply
        RetiredGeek
        AskWoody MVP

        Hey Y’all,

        FWIW, I just installed 4457144 and 4 other updates on my Dual Boot (Win 10 Insider/Win 7 HP) Dell 1564 Laptop w/o problems.

        Win7Rollup09

        Of course I had a brand new Macrium Reflect Image before attempting this!

        HTH 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

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      • #216940 Reply
        Carl D
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hmm… is this going to be another MS “oh, give us a couple of months and we’ll get around to fixing it” and then “nah, sorry, can’t be bothered” like the SSE2 issues earlier this year?

        Anything to push some more Windows 7 users onto Windows 10, so it seems.

        Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H Motherboard, Intel i5-7600 CPU, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics Card, 1x Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD, 1x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Windows 10 Professional 2004 64bit.

      • #216948 Reply
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        No issue here, x64, Intel cpu

        can any of those which failed for them zip and share C:Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log?
        or the whole CBS folder if there are multiple files
        maybe we could trace the error cause

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      • #216954 Reply
        watyousay
        AskWoody Lounger

        Yes, seeing the exact error code on pre-prod testing VMs (ESXi 5.5, VM v10) and SOE hardware (Lenovo T470s, Intel i5), Windows 7 Enterprise x64. Both the standalone MSU installers from the Update Catalog and the cabs deployed through WSUS/ConfigMgr show the issue.

        Testing 2008 R2 now

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      • #216968 Reply
        liamZ
        AskWoody Lounger

        I just installed KB4457144 in W7 x64 with intel cpu with no issues.

        But I realized something: I went to the system32 folder and sorted by modified date to see what files have changed, and 133 files updated, like the one that fixes the thask scheduler 0day, schedsvc.dll, have the actual date and hour I executed KB4457144, 2018-09-12 8:45.

        I thought every windows file (at least exe and dll) would have the real modification date, I think it used to be that way. Is this a normal behavior with cumulative updates?

        • #217025 Reply
          abbodi86
          AskWoody_MVP

          Original files dates are preserved only if you installed the update from Windows Update or by running msu file directly

          installing with DISM and cab file gives the installed files current modification date

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          • #217052 Reply
            liamZ
            AskWoody Lounger

            Hi, thanks for answer, so maybe something is wrong with my system?

            Cause I installed the msu file:

            windows6.1-kb4457144-x64_5ca467d42deadc2b2f4010c4a26b4a6903790dd5.msu

            Any idea of what is causing this?

            • #217054 Reply
              abbodi86
              AskWoody_MVP

              You Double-clicked and installed?
              it should have preserve files dates

              anyway, it’s just cosmetic thing, it doesn’t affect the system of files integrity

              • #217239 Reply
                liamZ
                AskWoody Lounger

                Yes, I know, but you know… “something” is wrong, and I don’t know what or why…

                I have checked my other W7 x32 installation and does not preserve file dates  either, so I think there is some tweak I have done that is causing this behavior.

                Maybe it is that I have moved c:\SoftwareDistribution to another partition and created a junction to it?

      • #216969 Reply
        Dismas
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hello,

        I don’t know if it is relevent but I’m encountering this issue (error 0x8000FFFF or -2147418113) at work with KB4343900 (Windows 7 August 2018 cumulative update) on :

        – 2 x86 machines out of 577

        – 94 x64 machines out of 1067

        Regards.

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        • #216981 Reply
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          So within 14hrs of release, patches have been rolled out to 1644 machines!
          Don’t you have VM’s on differentiating hardware devices to test on prior to rolling them out at your work?

          | Win8.1 Pro x64 | Linux Hybrids x86/x64 | Win7 Pro x86/x64 Offline |
        • #217007 Reply
          geekdom
          AskWoody Plus

          AMD or Intel?

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        • #217211 Reply
          OldBiddy
          AskWoody Plus

          I haven’t installed any September updates, but I also encountered an error installing the August security roll up, KB4343900, as I posted here: #215426

          KB4343900 Installed ok the second time I tried. I’ve never had problems installing updates before.

      • #216978 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        On my Intel Notebook, the installation without problems. On my AMD-PC, I will waiting for better times.

        Regards
        Andreas

      • #216980 Reply
        gborn
        AskWoody_MVP

        I’ve discussed this unspecified error (with other patchday issues) within my blog post

        Patchday issues with updates & WSUS (September 11, 2018)

        Possible cause may be:

        • damaged system file (sfc /scannow may help)
        • a virus infection (check your system for that)

        Maybe that helps.

        Microsoft Windows Insider MVP, Microsoft Answers Community Moderator, Blogger, Book author

        https://www.borncity.com/win/

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        • #216983 Reply
          aerosmith598
          AskWoody Lounger

          Its not a virus issue, also, it would be pretty much impossible that EVERY user that cant update 57144 has a computer virus.

      • #216985 Reply
        awGROM
        AskWoody Lounger

        Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

        Not seeing this error but after installing either the quality or security only patches I lose the ability to rename directories upon their creation.

        Rolled back and it works as it should.

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        • #216992 Reply
          Seff
          AskWoody Plus

          That’s a new one. I wonder if anyone else who has installed the updates successfully has put this to the test, or could do so? It would certainly be useful to know if this was a one-off.

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        • #216994 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          I have installed the Sept Rollup on one VM (Win7 Ult x64, Intel i7 Ivy Bridge) so far and I do not have that problem.

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        • #217005 Reply
          geekdom
          AskWoody Plus

          Applicable updates installed; I have no problem renaming directories.
          (KB4457918)
          (KB4457144)
          (KB890830)

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        • #217074 Reply
          awGROM
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thanks for the feedback Guys.

          Based on you guys not having the same problem I hit the search engine.

          Found others who have had the same problem in the past and a solution.

          So I reinstalled the security only patch (KB4457145) , rebooted  – still had the problem.

          After backing them up I deleted the 5 registry keys identified in the fix, rebooted, now all is good.

          Cheers

          Link that pointed me to the fix, provided by Mr Andersen (Neo??) 🙂

          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/cannot-rename-folders-in-windows-7-could-not-find/8fd250d8-8e4a-4053-b31c-9513081b8566

           

           

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          • #217076 Reply
            Seff
            AskWoody Plus

            Whilst your comments are appreciated, and obviously helpful, I personally have no intention of ever embarking on the deletion of registry keys in order to get a Windows Update working properly. I’d rather bring forward January 2020 and stop all updating to be honest! I strongly recommend that those of limited technical knowledge like myself stay well clear of the registry.

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      • #216993 Reply
        aerosmith598
        AskWoody Lounger

        i will admit i have used windows 7 for years, since maybe 2012? and this is the first time i have ever not been able to get an update due to an error, so before we all panic lets assume its a issue they know about and will fix, also, i read what the update actually fixes, and i didnt even use or recognize half of the programs, like the first is windows media, i dont even think i have that.  Also, for anyone who uses MSE) Microsoft security essentials) the update failed to load and slowed and pretty much made MSE non functional, while i was trying to install 4457144 i did a regular MSE update as i do 5 times a day, and it took literally 25 minutes to ‘search’ for an update, the second i ‘hid’ 4457144, it worked fine, updated in a few minutes as it should, so you see, its a error that is pretty severe, I’m keeping it hidden until next month.

      • #217026 Reply
        ashfan212
        AskWoody Lounger

        To clarify, my computer is Windows 7 x64 Home Premium with an Intel i5-2410M processor. So I am surprised to hear that only AMD processors are affected. But I tried very early yesterday afternoon and have not tried again this morning.

        • #217036 Reply
          geekdom
          AskWoody Plus

          I don’t think anyone yet knows what the common thread for failure is. That’s why information that you and others are providing is important.

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      • #217041 Reply
        aerosmith598
        AskWoody Lounger

        are their any blue screen reports for people who have been able to install it?

      • #217057 Reply
        gkarasik
        AskWoody Plus

        Not seeing a problem on Win7/Ent/32bit (4 PCs updated).

        GaryK

      • #217023 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        I ran into this issue updating Windows Server 2008 R2 systems using the the Monthly Rollup KB4457144. It failed on all servers with the 0X8000FFF error.

        The same effective patches are available as a cumulative update for IE11 and Windows Server 2008 R2. These are:

        2018-09 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based systems (KB4457426)

        2018-09 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4457145)

        Installing the separate updates works, but does not supersede the August 2018 Monthly Roll up.

        I hope this helps.

        • #217130 Reply
          walker
          AskWoody Lounger

          @anonymous:  It helps to show that the updates you are referring to are for September.   There are so many update issues causing problems, and many are NOT for September, so it makes it that much more difficult for an “illiterate” such as I, to try to make sense out of it all.

          Appreciate the information.  Thank you.

      • #217040 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        its being reported on several websites, just ‘google’  kb4457144 error, its widespread.

      • #217043 Reply
        ATOR
        AskWoody Lounger

        I was :
        anonymous – “Yes, I am getting the error 0x8000FFFF on KB4457144 as well.  Great!”

        I was able to resolve this be uninstalling KB4343900.  It reverts to KB4338818.  Then I did a retry on KB4457144.  I hope that MS fixes this.

        OS Name    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
        Version    6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
        System Model    VMware Virtual Platform
        System Type    x64-based PC
        Processor    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7-L8867  @ 2.13GHz, 2128 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

        Thanks!

      • #217055 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        I am also seeing the failure on windows 7, 64-bit machines, intel. The machines had all other required updates prior to the failure.

      • #217068 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Monthly Rollup 4457144: Install successful 2018-09-12 12:00 (EST) after many failed attempts in August with error 0x8000FFFF. Windows 7 (64) Ult. Intel i7-3770. NVidea driver & card.
        I used windows update. Windows did it’s thing then did a double reboot. An hour later all is fine so far: no network device issue, no error 0x8000FFFF.
        I had first successfully installed the NET Framework 4.7.2 update (4457035) that also would not install since August. I checked if everything looked good, killed all the running apps (anti-virus, firewall, a File manager background process, etc. and went for it. I will follow up if any problem(s) comes up in the next day or so.
        Best of…luck?
        J.

      • #217062 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        The same thing happened to 3 2012 R2 servers as well.  0x8000FFFF error and it fails to install even after repeated attempts.

      • #217071 Reply
        Pradeep Dixit
        AskWoody Lounger

        Patch KB4457144 will be installed after installing Stack Update “Servicing stack update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – KB3177467 (x64)” for 2008 R2 OS

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      • #217069 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
        CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor w/ Intel HD Graphics 4000
        Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
        Update KB4457144 failed = error 8000FFFF

        Edit to remove HTML – Please use the “Text” tab in the post entry box when you copy/paste

      • #217098 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        feedback from MS premier support:

        install Servicing Stack KB3177467 (September 2016), restart computer, install KB4457144.

        KB3177467 ist pre-requisite for KB4457144

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        • #217115 Reply
          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          the KB3177467 update does not require restarting the computer. you can install KB4457144 right after installing KB3177467

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      • #217127 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Can confirm installing Servicing Stack KB3177467 (September 2016) then KB4457144 + reboot works successfully. (no reboot required between the 2 KB installs)

      • #217158 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Conversation continues here:

        Solution for the error 0x8000FFF in Windows 7

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      • #217220 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Hi all,

        I’m thankful for this forum, it helped me identify the problem which crashed my Windows 7. The cumulative update in August (4343900) caused BSOD, I had to hide it to prevent reinstalling. Now 4457144 does the same, my computer just had a BSOD. I uninstalled the update, but I wonder, will I have to do this every month?
        Will windowsupdate send me an update that crashes my computer every month?

        • #217258 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          Windows Updates are CUMULATIVE. The next one contains the current one.

          But check out the thread here, it might help. Be sure KB 3177467 is installed on your machine.

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      • #217279 Reply
        rontpxz81
        AskWoody Lounger

        Two Win 7 machines Intel CPUs- no problems installing all of September updates.

      • #217276 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Reply #217204 did the trick on my problem Win7x64 machine. The other five worked fine.

      • #217462 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        My Windows 7 (SP1, 32-bit) machine already has KB3177467 (installed back in October 2016) but fails to install KB4457144, so this solution doesn’t work for me.

        In fact, I haven’t been able to install any of the Security Monthly Quality Rollup updates since October 2017 (KB4041681). Anyone in the same boat?

      • #217483 Reply
        SteveTree
        AskWoody Lounger

        In fact, I haven’t been able to install any of the Security Monthly Quality Rollup updates since October 2017 (KB4041681). Anyone in the same boat?

        Before you think about  KB4457144, first you need to resolve whatever it is that stopped your PC updating since last October. Try the Windows update troubleshooter.

        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027322/windows-update-troubleshooter

        After running the update troubleshooter run Windows update manually. Some updates need to be installed in order. Windows should do that for you but, that means you may need to restart, run Windows update again (possibly more than once) before Windows is right up-to-date. If you are group B, you’ll need to work up which updates to hide each time.

         

        Group A (but Telemetry disabled Tasks and Registry)
        Win 7 64 Pro desktop
        Win 10 64 Home portable

      • #217600 Reply
        RockJohny
        AskWoody Plus

        KB3177467 has a dubious history itself from looking at the top mentions in a google search.

      • #218966 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        I had 0x8888FFFF error on trying to update KB4457144. After an advice to manualy install KB3177467, I could install the former update, but after a reboot there is a

        PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

        BSOD right after Starting Windows screen, every time. The only thing I can do is boot from DVD and system restore prior to updating to KB4457144.

        Now, my VirtualBoxes can’t start because of crypt32.dll.

        sfc /scannow does nothing.

        Edit to remove HTML. Please use the “text” tab in the entry box when you copy/paste.

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      • #219193 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        I wondering if a similar situation may occur when installing the KB4457129 cumulative update under Windows 8.1 without the KB3173424 servicing stack update for 8.1 could also cause a possible error 0x8000ffff message.

      • #219786 Reply
        VanSquished
        AskWoody Lounger

        i hid the update, any word on the issue?

        I tried to install KB4457918, KB4457155 and KB890830 and got the BSoD and continuous dumps as system tried to restart. Having restored to last check point, the following weird stuff occurred – Network Services unavailable, Norton had to go through Base Filtering Services recovery, the time on the PC was advanced by an hour and the Printer drivers vanished.
        All now fixed but updates are well and truly hid!

        Win7 x64
        Intel i7-4790
        12Gb Ram

      • #219840 Reply
        VanSquished
        AskWoody Lounger

        i hid the update, any word on the issue?

        I tried to install KB4457918, KB4457144 and KB890830 and got the BSoD and continuous dumps as system tried to restart. Having restored to last check point, the following weird stuff occurred – Network Services unavailable, Norton had to go through Base Filtering Services recovery, the time on the PC was advanced by an hour and the Printer drivers vanished. All now fixed but updates are well and truly hid!

        Win7 x64
        Intel i7-4790
        12Gb Ram

      • #226985 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        2 options:

        First option: click on the erroron windows update. it will redirect you to the page with errors and solutions.
        Second option: If you go to the internet: and search for the update then you find this …

        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4457144/windows-7-update-kb4457144

        there you see the error and the KB THAT AN UPDATE IS NEEDED prior this installation.
        Search internet again OR click link.

        TO MAKE IT EASY:

        1. First go to this site: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb3177467
        2. search the right operatingsystem and version (without x64 is the 32 version)  and download
        3. Instal the update
        4. go to this site:https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4457144
        5. follow the same instructions as described with step 2 and 3 for this update

        DONE!

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