KB977074 continues to confound a growing number of users. I can’t ever remember seeing as much frenzy related to a periodic update — especially given that per Microsoft it was only trying to fix three relatively innocuous problems. I am not alone in believing that MSFT probably tried to do something ‘cute’ with KB977074 that backfired. I have seen some speculate that with KB977074 MSFT was trying to lay the groundwork for potentially trapping pirated copies.
The KB977074 uninstall instructions I posted seem to have helped. At least one reader has confirmed that he was able to roll back the update using the built-in uninstall update capability.
I have been checking on a regular basis to see if MSFT is responding to this increasingly anguished outcry against KB977074. They haven’t as yet — at least from what I can find.
But I found this POTENTIAL workaround for Windows update problems. It is recent. Last updated January 5, 2010. Some of the suggested workarounds fall into the ‘make sure your computer is powered on’ category BUT there could be SOMETHING in here that applies to YOUR situation.
IF YOU could PLEASE share feedback, it will help others — given that MSFT, obviously, is not that interested in helping us.
Thanks. All the bets. Good luck.