In Pictures: 17 epic Microsoft Windows Auto Update meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over

December 2007: Internet Explorer crashes on sites with lots of graphics -- like msn.com Yet another cumulative security update for IE, MS07-069 patched IE so well that many WinXP SP2 customers reported IE6 freezes on sites with many graphics. If you had automatic updates turned on and were running plain-vanilla WinXP SP2, after the patch was installed, you couldn't let IE go to the default IE6 home page, msn.com.

If you installed the patch for Internet Explorer 7, your (third-party) firewall might not have recognized IE. As a result, it may have kept IE from going out to the Internet. IE produced the marvelously informative error message "Webpage cannot be displayed."

It took weeks, but Microsoft finally acknowledged the problem and posted a downloadable fix program in KB 946627.

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