KB2840149 - should it remove kb2823324

Just seeking clarification.

I've just had KB2840149 installed - http://www.winbeta.org/news/kb2840149-update-windows-7-released-replaces-botched-update-caused-infinite-reboots and http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2013/04/23/new-update-available-for-ms13-036.aspx

After rebooting, I notice I still have kb2823324 in the update history.

Should 2823324 still be there? i.e. does 2840149 replace 2823324 or work with it?

Do I need to manually remove 2823324



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Last updated March 16, 2018 Views 1,144 Applies to:

Did some more digging, I think I've answered my own question:

"I already successfully installed the original 2823324 security update and am not experiencing any difficulties. Should I apply the April 23, 2013 rereleased update (2840149)?
Yes. On April 11, 2013 Microsoft provided guidance that all customers should uninstall security update 2823324, and expired the associated packages. In situations where customers did not uninstall the original update, they should apply the rereleased update (2840149), which replaces the expired 2823324 update. Customers do not need to uninstall the expired 2823324 update before applying the 2840149 update; however, Microsoft strongly recommends it. Customers who do not remove the expired update will retain a listing for 2823324 under installed updates in Control Panel."

From the FAQs in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-036

Thats bad testing from MS I think. If they "strongly recommend" the original removal BEFORE installing the replacement, they should remember that those (many many) users who have auto-updates on and probably do not read MS articles like the above one, will end up with the new correction just being installed.

If its "strongly recommended" to remove the original first, then MS should have had a mechanism to check if the original was installed and remove it if it was, OR fail the update making removal of the original a prerequisite for the replacement.

I assume having not removed the original has no bad effects other than the listing remaining?

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