Another botched Black Tuesday: KB 2878890 patch brings back two-year-old KB 951847 -- repeatedly

Microsoft's four-month body count: 23 bad patches. It's past time for Microsoft to improve the quality of its Automatic Updates

Another Black Tuesday, another botched patch. Applying this week's KB 2878890 patch on some Windows XP and Server 2003 SP2 machines causes a two-year-old .Net Framework roll-up patch, KB 951847, to resurface. Windows Update not only prompts WinXP/Server 2003 users to (re-)install the big, old .Net patch, it keeps pestering over and over again to (re-)install it, even if the WU install logs say it's been installed. Fortunately, there's a fix...



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