Author Topic: Mess after install of 2024-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 11  (Read 1906 times)

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Offline Ralph42

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After the reboot following the Windows Update installation of "2024-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 23H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5035853)", the Driver Updater found 2 drivers needing an update. One of those updates required a reboot.

After that reboot, the Driver Updater [23.4 (build 4739)] found 27 drivers needing an update. The first of these was a driver for the keyboard (which is all I remember). That driver install failed, and when I accepted the "skip this" option, everything was skipped and the main Driver Updater window looked as shown in the attached screenshot.

Offline Ralph42

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Re: Mess after install of 2024-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 11
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2024, 04:29:42 AM »
FWIW Nothing much changes if I uninstall Driver Updater, download a fresh install kit from the website, and install it.

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Re: Mess after install of 2024-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 11
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2024, 07:25:28 AM »
Yep had the same thing happen to my laptop.  Not at all sure that Microsoft update install had anything to do with what you saw and experienced.  More likely it was a temporary glitch in the Avast Driver Updater program.

As for updating drivers, I use the following rule:
  • Never update a keyboard driver
  • Never update an USB driver
  • Never update a mouse driver
When one thinks about it, what could happen if any of these three drivers fail to install and the old working driver is gone?
  • Keyboard fails to work
  • USB devices fail to run
  • Mouse or touchpad fail to work
To fix any bad driver install one needs one or all three input devices to work.  If you can't input you can't change or install, the proper drivers, to fix your broken system.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Reason for updating drivers is reduce or eliminate any known security vulnerabilities in obsolete drivers.  The 3 above should never be updated unless you are able to get a newer copy directly from your system manufacturer's website and you have a known good copy of a very recent backup of your system.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Microsoft Windows Defender - Windows 11 Home 23H2 - Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.4.6112 (build 24.4.9067.762) UI version 1.0.803