We encountered a problem on Friday that seems to have occurred when KB4056892 Windows update was installed.
It appears that legacy software, if started, won't run and damages many of the normal OS functions (more related to menus?).
Some things say that there's no permission to run. Other things just don't run. etc.
We have a few options for this.
The legacy software is critical and is not going to change any time soon if at all.
It's been suggested that we could install Windows 10 ver. 1607 and it won't gather more updates. That could be a solution.
Yet, that would avoid good updates.
My thought is this:
1) start with a clean 1709 system fully updated.
2) remove KB4056892 using Programs and Features, View installed updates, Uninstall an update.
3) using wushowhide.diagccab, hide KB4056892 so it won't come back.
(same for any updates that prove to be problematic).
But all this is a bit of a problem in navigating through it all:
In some cases, the Control Panel \ Programs and Features \ View Installed Updates list is empty
BUT if you click on Uninstall an update
, there *is* a list.
That just seems wrong.....
But one can live with it.
wushowhide.diagcab may show There areNO updates available to Hide.
wmic qfe lists full
Shows some updates but they don't 100% match those shown with Control Panel.
I might suppose that an update could be hidden before it's installed.
But, how can an update be on a list available for hiding if it hasn't already been at least downloaded?
This seems a catch 22.