Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror
Twice-issued fix still giving world+dog massive headache
Reports are emerging that a twice-issued Microsoft Windows 7 patch is still causing pain for users, with some claiming the fix is triggering continuous reboots.
The Register has sought confirmation of the problems from Microsoft.
Redmond's initial hope was that the patch would bring SHA-2 code signing support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users whose operating systems did not previously include that functionality.
Borked systems include a variety of machine models from the likes of HP and Dell, which appear to throw up the error code 80004005.
It seems sensible to avoid the update until Microsoft confirms the problem and/or sorts something out. ®
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