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  • What happened to the Kaby Lake/Ryzen/Carrizo Windows Update lockout?

    Posted on May 11th, 2017 at 14:47 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    No doubt y’all recall the headaches with the April security patches, where Kaby Lake and Ryzen processor-based systems got locked out of Windows Update. You probably also recall that Microsoft’s buggy installer also blew away Carrizo DDR4 based systems, and at least one machine with a recent video card.

    So… what happened this month?

    The warning that appeared in last month’s Monthly Rollup has been duplicated in the announcement for this month’s Monthly Rollup:

    If the PC uses an AMD Carrizo DDR4 processor, installing this update will block downloading and installing future Windows updates. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

    As I see it, there are at least three different questions.

    1. For those who installed the patch in April and got their systems blocked, will ANY patches install through Windows Update, this month?
    2. For those who were blocked last month, can you download and manually install either this month’s Security-only update and/or Monthly Rollup?
    3. For those who were blocked in April and got May patches installed, can you then run Windows Update to pick up the other patches — Office, .NET, etc.?

    Poster ViperJohn says

    Just installed the Windows 7-x64 Security Only Quality Update KB4019263.  Note the update DID NOT re-install the Kaby / Ryzen unfiendly Windows Update blocking DLL’s.  All 8 WU related DLL’s are still the Kaby / Ryzen good version 7.6.7601.23453 after installing KB4019263.

    MrBrian notes that there is NO wuaueng.dll in this month’s Security-only updates. Presumably, that means whatever your Windows Update blocked status was before this month’s patches, will continue to be the case after this month’s patches.

    I need to emphasize again that I do NOT recommend you install this month’s patches.

    But any of you out on the bleeding edge… can you give me definitive answers to any of those three questions? Do you have any other questions?

  • A solution to the blocked Kaby Lake/Ryzen updates?

    Posted on April 18th, 2017 at 18:14 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Any comments on this?

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/user-made-patch-lets-owners-of-next-gen-cpus-install-updates-on-windows-7-andamp-8-1/

    Working from my phone, so apologies for any Royal screw ups.