Windows Vista security update kills USB devices

Microsoft has admitted it is investigating reports that a recent Windows Vista security update causes havoc with some USB devices, but the software giant is yet to provide a fix for the cock-up. The Windows Defender update was released last week, but some unfortunate Vista customers have claimed that their USB mice and keyboards among […]

Microsoft has admitted it is investigating reports that a recent Windows Vista security update causes havoc with some USB devices, but the software giant is yet to provide a fix for the cock-up.

The Windows Defender update was released last week, but some unfortunate Vista customers have claimed that their USB mice and keyboards among other devices refuse to work after the update is installed on their computers.

One reader told The Register that he gave up after several frustrating attempts to remove the erroneous update.

Microsoft had released the update to plug a security hole in its spyware blocker Windows Defender. The company said in a statement today:

“We are aware of concerns that a recent Microsoft update may be causing problems with USB devices. We are investigating the matter, and at this time, do not have any information to share.”

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Microsoft, Windows Vista, Security Update, USB Device