As we’ve reported to you this morning, one of the critical updates released by Microsoft on Patch Tuesday causes more harm than good on some computers, so the company decided to pull the patch completely.
Now it appears that another update, this time KB2859537, is causing lots of problems on Windows 7 computers, with some users claiming that in most cases, installing the fix leads to lots of unexpected BSODs.
“When I install KB2859537 on my Windows 7 X64 machine I get a BSOD during reboot either trying to boot normally or trying to boot in safe mode. Had to restore the primary disk three times now to get the PC back,” one user reported on Microsoft Community.
“Same here, can't start any program. Uninstall the update, restart and hide in Win Update. It's not the first time!” another one confirmed.
Microsoft has already acknowledged the issue, but the company claims that it only heard of cases when some users cannot launch certain games on Windows 7 computers.
“Some users may experience issues with certain games after they install security update 2859537. In some cases, users may not successfully start and sign in to the games. Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available,” it noted.
Since no workaround is yet available, users affected by the buggy update have no other choice than to uninstall the patch and keep their fingers crossed for a fix that’s expected to be released any day from now.
To remove the update, you need to go to “Control Panel” and launch the “Programs and Features” window. Click on “View installed updates” in the left sidebar and look for KB2859537. Once you find the entry, simply right click it and hit the “Uninstall” option.
Update: according to our reader Bilbo, the same issue is also affecting Windows XP, If you're experiencing similar problems, make sure you let us know by posting a comment in the box below.