This month’s fourth-Tuesday patches includes a bevy of bug notices and a warning to uninstall old Previews, the fourth “Monthly Channel” update this month for Office 365, and our old snooping friend KB 2952664.
Once upon a time, the fourth Tuesday of the month was reserved by Microsoft for non-security patches. How times have changed. Yesterday, we saw a bunch of new bug warnings — including an admonition to uninstall a previous buggy .Net Preview patch — and an unexpected fourth update this month for Office 365’s reputedly stable Monthly Channel.
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I did not approve KB2952664 (Windows 7) for installation earlier this month. It is now listed under Expired Updates in WSUS. What is weird is that KB2952664 gets categorized under Critical Updates. A critical update that we don't need any longer. Did the "bug" fix itself? That just doesn't make any sense.
According to the article KB4073701 for Windows 7 .NET Framework had to be uninstalled on my PCs.
KB2952664 is back. My Windows 7 PC at home detects this update today. It was released on Tuesday, March 13. I hide it, again.
I just hid it again. Boy they sure are persistent.
And what's with all the office, excel, word, and access updates lately?
Re: Office 365 fixes. I'm glad to get them. I use Word and Excel fairly regularly and don't mind the updates.
An aside: I have the home and student edition of Office 365 and it's not quite full function. For instance, in Excel 2016 my edition doesn't support the new IFS and CONCAT functions (and others, I suspect) that the full-function and more expensive edition does. Oh well, the price was right.
Some Home version users have successfully used IFS function. They said that it needs to be updated to version 16.0.6568.2025 (or later?). If it still does not work, repair Office installation and restart your PC:
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