Update KB3001652 re-released, KB3013455 has still issues, KB2920732 for PowerPoint 2013 has been pulled

Update KB3001652 released and pulled February 10 2015 has been re-released this night. But KB2920732 for PowerPoint 2013 has been pulled – and update KB3013455 has font rendering problems and there is still no solution. Here is a short brush up.


I've written about Patch issues for KB3001652 in my blog post Warning: Do not install MS update KB 3001652. This night, Microsoft has re-released KB3001652 – some blog reader has noticed my within a comment, that revision 204 is available. For tests I've bootet a Windows 8.1 machine that has installed Office 2013. I have to start an update search, but at least, update KB3001652 "Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 2010 Tools for Office Runtime" has been offered. Here is my German update window.

Information on Microsoft's websites currently doesn't reflects the appropriate patch versions. This web site has dated the update as "Revised: Tuesday, October 14 2014"  which was a date for one of the first releases of this patch. Just for your information: This download page tells:

This download installs the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime, which is required to run Microsoft Office based solutions built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2012, and 2013.

So it hasn't to do, whether Visual Studio is installed or not – the patch updates a runtime for Office and Office based solutions, build with Visual Studio (this details has been asked several times).

I let Windows install this update. Interestingly, there were no Eula dialogs or other dialogs requiring user interactions. It seems that Microsoft has removed these confirmations from the revised update. After update a Windows restart was required. Overall I can say, the revised update KB3001652 has been installed without any trouble.


KB3013455: Still no info or workaround about font rendering issues

The font rendering issues Windows Server 2003 and 2008 and Windows Vista for fonts like 'Courier New', are still unaddressed. Although it is a know known issue (see also this MS Answers thread).

Known issues with this security update After you install security update 3013455, you may notice some text quality degradation in certain scenarios. The problem only occurs on systems that are running Windows Vista SP2 or Windows Server 2003 SP2. Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.

I haven't heard about a workaround or fix for this nasty problem.

PowerPoint 2013 update KB2920732 pulled

On February 10 2014 Microsoft has also published Patch KB2920732 for PowerPoint 2013. I was able to install this update and I didn't found some issues so for. But this patch has been already pulled, as you can see on web site for KB2920732. According to WindowsCentral.com and this forum thread, some users has serious issues after installing Update KB2920732 for PowerPoint 2013. PowerPoint reports a "Bad Image" for a DLL file.

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2 Responses to Update KB3001652 re-released, KB3013455 has still issues, KB2920732 for PowerPoint 2013 has been pulled

  1. Pingback: Re-release of #update #KB2920732 for #PowerPoint 2013 | Born's Tech and Windows World

  2. guenni says:

    Just a note, Microsoft has released a fix kb3037639 for kb3013455 font rendering issues.

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