Update[September 12 13:05 GMT] Microsoft has officially acknowledged that it is aware of the issues related to KB2760411, KB2760588, and KB2760583. “You may be repeatedly offered this update even though it is already installed. Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available,” reads the article.
Microsoft’s recent Patch Tuesday includes security bulletins which are not getting installed properly on Windows 7 and Windows Vista and messing up Outlook 2013 on users’ Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems.
According to reports and user comments on Microsoft support forums the KB2760411, KB2760588, KB2760583, KB2810009 and KB2817630 are the security bulletins which are causing problems. KB2760411, KB2760588, and KB2760583 are reportedly not getting installed despite several attempts. Users have revealed that the issue is present with both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Despite multiple re-installs and reboots, none of the above three security bulletins are getting installed and the Windows Update is notifying them to install the update repeatedly.
Users of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have reported that KB2810009 and KB2817630 security bulletins, once installed, are messing up with Outlook 2013. Some are reporting that the Outlook folder pane is empty while others are reporting that some of the email accounts configured on their email client have disappeared.
Microsoft hasn’t officially commented on this yet. Users are willing to go to the extent of tweaking their registry settings if that would help get rid of the repeated notifications and get the patch set installed. “I’m perfectly willing to edit registry if that’s what it would take to effect a repair”, notes one of the users.
There is no workaround for issues spawned by KB2760411, KB2760588, and KB2760583. Microsoft needs to official correct the patch set as users of Windows 7, Windows Vista and even Windows XP are facing similar issues.
In case of KB2810009 and KB2817630 affecting Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, users willing to compromise on a little security and looking to get their Outlook 2013 in order may uninstall the security bulletins by navigating to Control Panel, Programs and Features, View Install Updates. Once the system is restarted, Outlook 2013 will be back in full working condition. We remind our readers that this is just a work around and an official fix should be applied once released from Microsoft.