KB3185330 Windows 7 Update failing

October 2016 security monthly quality rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

If KB3185330  is failing to install and keeps getting rolled back, chances are your machine is dual-booting Linux and uses GRUB as a bootloader.

Only way I could get the patch to install was to directly boot from my windows drive (F12 at boot to select drive) – I have Linux & bootloader installed on a separate drive.

If the bootloader is on the windows drive I can’t see any other fix than to wipe it, apply update & restore bootloader (tools that may help).

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1 Response to KB3185330 Windows 7 Update failing

  1. Brian Morris says:

    May I add that another reason for KB3185330 to fail is a totally full Recovery partition. I describe it here:


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