Wow! Something seems to have gone awry with yesterdays KB977074 update. I haven’t, touch wood, had any problems as yet or at least, anything that I am aware of.
As said yesterday, it seemed somewhat of an innocuous, half-hearted — even flaccid — initiative by Microsoft. The three problems that it CLAIMED to fix did not appear to be even CLOSE to the more serious ones being experienced by Windows 7 users.
A few hours after my post I noticed I was getting lots of hits from folks doing a search on “KB977074 failure” or similar. So, I Googled it too. Wow. Lots of entries. Lots of concerns.
Lot of people were asking HOW they can uninstall the KB977074 Update. Though I have never uninstalled an update, I can help.
I had seen this option many times given that I like to spend time checking out the Windows 7 Action Center.
Basically you can get to this UNINSTALL UPDATE option from the Action Center or the Control Panel. << Use the highlighted ‘sequence’ above if you have to. >>
Or, easier still just go to the Action Center. Bottom, left-hand … you should see ‘Windows Update’. Click on that. On the next screen, bottom left AGAIN. ‘Installed Updates’. That would get you to what I show above. Select KB977074 and click uninstall. In theory, Bob will be your uncle.
I assume, and I could be wrong, that Microsoft does this uninstall by going to a RESTORE POINT prior to applying the update. I am not a great believer in going back to old restore points. But, in this instance, I would think about doing a manual restart from a prior restore point than letting MSFT do this uninstall. That is only my opinion.
For a second yesterday, based on some phrases I saw on blog postings, I thought that MAYBE KB977074 only worked on legit copies of Windows 7. Not so. MSFT, as we know, is COMMITTED to fully supporting any and all pirated copies of Windows 7. Given this largess on the part of MSFT one has to ask why anybody would now BOTHER to buy a legit copy of Windows 7. Per MSFT, legit or pirated … no difference. Only old, honest CHUMPS like me pay for Windows 7. That is OK. On a day the stock market is down 2%, $149 spent on an OEM copy of Windows 7 Professional feels like mere bagatelle.
Well, good luck. Cheers.