Having problems updating Windows 7? Try changing DNS settings
Mark Hachman @markhachman
Aug 29, 2014 11:15 AM
Microsoft may have republished its botched August update, but some Windows 7 users are reportedly still having problems with Windows Update. Fortunately, they've also found a simple solution. On Wednesday, Microsoft reinstated its August update, which had caused font issues and system crashes on some machines. The problem, however, was that even though the new 2993651 update cleared up the issue, Microsoft still recommended that users manually purge security update 2982791, through a process that involved wading through the registry. And that caused its own set of issues. A number of threads have cropped up on Microsoft's support site complaining that the update has apparently disabled and/or corrupted Windows Update. Windows IT Pro listed about five, including this thread, which directly addresses the problem.