Problem bear: Windows update KB3102429 re-released

Windows UpdateMicrosoft has released update KB3102429 for Windows 7/8.1 on January 19, 2016. It’s an optional update for currency symbols – but we have seen this “problem bear” last November.


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Well, that update has been offered as optional on both, my Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 machines. Update KB3102429 supports Azerbaijani Manat and Georgian Lari currency symbols in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

These currency symbols are added on the Currency tab of the Region settings in Control Panel. The update has been released on November 17, 2015 – but it seems that Revision: 7.0 has been released on 01/19/2016.  

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

I have also to note, that Microsoft has added a third party disclaimer:


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Third-party information disclaimer

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

Ups: It’s here again, that Zombie-Update KB3102429?

After writing my German blog post, some readers commented, that the update has been released in last November. So I’ve had a 2nd view into my German blog. KB3102429 caused serious issues after November 2015 release. It killed some PDF export functions, so Crystal Reports wasn’t useable at all after installing this update (see this reddit.com thread and this english blog post for instance). I’ve blogged about that incident in the following (German) blog posts.

If somebody is using Crystal reports, maybe a feedback, whether update KB3102429  fixes the PDF export issues or not is welcome – I don’t use this feature.

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1 Response to Problem bear: Windows update KB3102429 re-released

  1. Nostromov says:

    LOL, talk about madness, ‘If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update.’

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