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    PATCH WATCH By Susan Bradley Whenever Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, it invariably introduces new bugs as a side effect. KB5016629 inclu
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2470396

      I am having a different issue. Starting with the July Cumulative Update, my computer can’t successfully update. The update downloads and installs about 26% then zipped to 100%.  I get a failed to update dialog box with either Install error Ox80073201 or Ox8000ffff. When I reboot, I get Updates Installing, Do Not Turn Off Computer message. After, maybe 15 seconds I get a Something Went Wrong message. After a few more restarts the computer boots up properly. I have tried multiple fixes, none have worked so far. All other updates install without issue.

      Are others having the same issue?

      • #2470398

        Anytime the OS starts to fight installing patches, I do a repair install over the top.  You lose nothing and it fixes up the operating system.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      Last week, a client brought over his laptop saying that its webcam had stopped working.  I started Zoom and saw that Zoom was last used successfully on August 8.  Webcam drivers were there, but I did not see myself on Zoom.  Patch Tuesday was August 9, and, of course, Windows updates were applied automatically.  I found the driver file from the original web cam manufacturer’s web site (not the brand name), installing it to find that my photo on the Zoom image was upside down, so I rotated the Zoom image.  Problem solved.

      My takeaway from this is that every Microsoft update is always a crapshoot, because you never know what the update will break.  That’s what you get when a company has a near-monopoly position for the most complex and complicated desktop operating system ever.  We are all hostage to Microsoft’s inability to design and implement more simple software, easier to improve, to test and to release with as few defects as possible.  Given the inordinate complexity of the Windows registry, it is amazing that Windows runs at all.

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      about that KB5016616 update for Windows 10; that update seems to “break” or reset the sound/audio as reported in this Ten forums thread.

    • #2470731

      Ah, and here I thought the “unique bug” was the ridiculous hostility towards local accounts!

      On a more serious/less salty note, I always defer updates until the Sunday before Patch Tuesday.

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      On the (currently latest) Patch list dated 8/23/22, the Windows 11 patch KB5016629 is marked as “safe to install”.  I note that a Google search for said KB5016629 brings up issues; failure to install, freezing/reboot loops; it was also noted that Microsoft was aware of an issue with the XPS viewer.


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        it was also noted that Microsoft was aware of an issue with the XPS viewer.

        in some non-English languages, including some Japanese and Chinese character encodings.

        This issue does not affect most home users. The XPS Viewer is no longer installed by default as of Windows 10, version 1803 and must be manually installed.


        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.607 +Microsoft 365 +Edge

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