One Potential Fix for KB3000061 Failing to Install

One Potential Fix for KB3000061 Failing to Install

One of the botched updates, KB3000061, from this month's Patch Tuesday offerings, fails to install. In fact, it will attempt to install, but then roll back after a reboot. It's been a couple weeks since Patch Tuesday and Microsoft is still working on a fix.

However, thanks to the community, at least one potential solution now exists, and the issue has been identified as a corrupted registry key.

Submitted by CountryKING in the Microsoft forums, the solution is to remove the contents of a specific registry key path, after backing up the registry, of course.

The key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT

The solution has worked in a lot of situations, but not all, so don't take this as the ultimate fix without trying it on a test system first. Microsoft is still working on a permanent fix.

The full thread is here: KB3000061 fails to install on Server 2012

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