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Windows 7 critical update application fails

December 8, 2010 at 10:53:21
Specs: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Core2Duo/1G
A custom application fails to load after a critical update installed. The program worked yesterday, critical update installed, today it does not work. When clicking on the icon a popup appears that says: Application cannot be started. Contact your application vendor.

I looked at the details and it says that there is a group policy blocking the program.

After restoring to an earlier restore point prior to critical update, the program works again. It is a clickonce application, running on Windows 7 Enterprise x64. I have disabled updates all together, but am not sure this will stop the critical update from installing again. Has anyone had a problem similar to this? Has anyone found a longterm solution. I know I will need to have the critical updates install on the computer at somepoint.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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December 8, 2010 at 19:36:14
I would first contact the software vendor and let them know what update created the problem. They should be very interested because a specific method or shortcut they may commonly use will no longer be allowed in windows 7 due to security or stability concerns. They may need to create a patch for many of their programs.
You could also send a note off to MS and let them know, but their solution may be temporary and they will probably refer you back to the software vendor anyway.

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