Microsoft’s update record in the year 2014 has not really been so good. They have released more than one updates that have caused problems in Windows to the point that the computers become completely unusable. And their botched up updates streak is not really ending even in December. Recently, they have released the update KB3004394 for Windows 7 which has caused more than one problems in Windows 7. On my Windows 7 PC, it has started to show the “Windows not genuine” notification which is definitely not true. Though Microsoft has already made this update unavailable for Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit), but if you have already installed it, then the obvious resolution to prevent any problems is to remove the KB3004394 from Windows 7.
Here is how you can remove update KB3004394 from Windows 7.
- Click on the Start Menu near the bottom-left corner and select Control Panel from the menu.
- In the Control Panel, choose Uninstall a program from under the Programs category.
- Click on View installed updates when the Programs and Features window is opened. This will open a window containing a list of all the updates installed on your Windows 7 PC.
- Select KB3004394 from the list of the updates, right click on it and choose Uninstall from the right-click context-menu.
- Wait for the uninstallation to complete. You may have to reboot the Windows computer for the complete removal.
Update KB3004394 has caused many problems in Windows 7 like making the installation non-genuine, disabling Windows Defender, paralyzing Windows Update and more. Microsoft is aware of the problems caused by the KB3004394 update in the Windows 7 computers. So far all they have done is yanked the update from Windows Automatic Update and from the Windows Download Center. Perhaps in a few days, they will release the modified updates for the Windows 7 users.