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Windows Update broke my Thunderbird, Picasa, NikonScan and EpsonScan

For about a week, I thought my EpsonScan driver was broken: whenever I selected a folder to dump my batch scans, it would just hang there on the “Browse for Folder” dialog box.

Then I noticed the same problem in NikonScan…, Picasa… and Thunderbird.

Suspicious, huh? I rummaged around and noticed that Windows Update had installed four patches about a week ago. I bit of googling suggested KB908531 might have been the culprit. So I uninstalled KB908531 through the Add/Remove Programs feature in Control Panel and ta da! my computer is usable again.

BTW, you should read [Microsoft's knowledgebase article](http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-015.mspx) before you uninstall the patch. Since those are the primary applications for my computer at home, I’ll be living (dangerously) without the patch until they fix it properly.

by
francis
on
25/04/06
 
 


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