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  • Question

  • I experienced an extremely slow restart (e.g., 8-10 minutes!) on my Dell Vostro 400 desktop PC running Pro Windows 7.

    The updates were:

    •    2019-12 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x86-based Systems (KB4530734)
    •    2019-12 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7. 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows (KB4533095)
    •    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - December 2019 (KB890830) and
    •    Security Intelligence Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Version 1.307.224.0)

    The system got "stuck" after the downloads were successfully installed and when the system was apparently trying to "Reconfigure Windows" phase.

    Now I'm being prompted to install 2019-12 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 7 for x86-based Systems (KB4531786)

    I'm concerned that the Windows updates may have harmed the system.

    What's the story?  Is my system at risk?

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:24 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I'd like to recommend to uninstall these KBs for confirming if they are the cause of slowness.

    To uninstall these KBs, 
    1) [Windows]+[R] > type "control" (without quote) and [Enter]
    2) (in Control Panel) [Uninstall a program] > [View installed updates]
    3) select a KB and [Uninstall a program]


    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:40 AM
  • I will report a big problem with KB4530734.  Using Windows 7 Professional.

    On reboot, the system got stuck on "preparing to configure windows."  I waited maybe 15 or 20 minutes.  I had to do a hard reboot, then boot into safe mode.  Safe mode then gave me a message saying IIRC update failed, reverting to previous version.  After a bit of activity, the safe mode booted itself into regular mode, where I got the same message, update failed, reverting to previous version.  The system then came up normally.

    I gave it another try, since windows update reported this was still a pending update.  I had to go through exactly the same process.  So I have hidden KB4530734 and will not be dealing with it again.

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:41 AM
  • I have the same problem with KB4530734 + error appeared by login through RDP on 2008 R2 "The Specified Domain Either Does Not Exist or Could Not Be Contacted (Solved)" and "An attempt was made to logon, but the network logon service was not started".

    On another server 2008 R2 I tried install Security instead Full - KB4530692 - the same problem!

    So uninstalled both.

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:21 PM
  • Same problem here. Waited an hour on "preparing to configure". Hard reboot into safe mode, go back to last restore point. Booting normal then. Didn't bother to check what exactly failed (so I don't know about IIRC), but it was the only update installed. This sucks big time. Pushing Windows 10 hard, are they?
    Friday, December 13, 2019 7:55 AM
  • Hi all who have the same issue,

    Please tell us how much RAM does your computer have.

    Reportedly, some computers with less than/equal 4 GB RAM get slower after installing Update patches. 
    (This may cause from patches against malware such as Spectre/Meltdown.)


    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com

    • Edited by Ashidacchi Friday, December 13, 2019 8:15 AM
    Friday, December 13, 2019 8:09 AM