Windows Update KB3033929 is causing some issues on some computers.
So Windows Update KB3033929 is being a pain yet again. This is another attempt by Microsoft to issue an update that was already issued and rolled back with numerous problems before. This update is not essential and does not have to be installed. Basically what is does is add “code signing” functions that improve the ability of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems to validate the integrity and authenticity of programs running on top of the operating system. That’s good for security reason, but not essential if it’s causing issues.
The problem is that a lot of people are getting stuck in an update loop. I’ve seen this one myself. Windows installed the update fine and then reboots the computer. During the “Configuring Updates” phase after restart the update fails and reverts changes. This is an never ending loop. You shutdown and install the update, then restart and it’s rolled back.