Microsoft’s December 2019 Patch Tuesday Update Is Causing Reboot Loop On Windows 7 Systems

As we all know, Patch Tuesday updates have a terrible history of bringing serious issues and bugs for Windows users. Microsoft has released new updates for Windows 7 PCs as a part of this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle.

It seems like the latest update KB4530734 falls under the category of problematic updates. As reported by Windows 7 users, many of them are experiencing problems while installing the latest patch.

Someone stated the issue on Microsoft’s Community forum:

I applied the December Windows Update patches. My computer went into a reboot loop at the end of the installation so I reverted back to the previous restore point. Upon investigation, all patches had applied except KP4530734 (December Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Win 7). I reapplied all the other patches except that one, and the computer rebooted fine.

The OP further added that any attempt to reinstall the update forced the system to go into a reboot loop. The Windows 7 PC restarted every 6 minutes. The user eventually had to abort the installation process and restored the system.

Latest Windows 7 Update Is Crashing PCs

Moreover, some users who successfully installed the latest Windows 7 updates on their PCs reported other problems. According to the forum reports, the critical updates cause systems to crash or freeze.

Microsoft has not officially acknowledged any issues with this update yet. If you are also having trouble with the recent updates, it is better to wait until the end of the month to install them.

The end of support deadline for Windows 7 is just a few weeks away. After January 14, 2020, the security updates will be available only to those who purchased Extended Security Updates. The Monthly Rollup KB4530734 includes a new full-screen message which reminds Windows 7 users about the end of support deadline.

The big M basically rolled out a new version of the EOSnotify.exe program to display the message. The alert has the following format:

Your Windows 7 PC is out of support

As of January 14, 2020, support for Windows 7 has come to an end. Your PC is more vulnerable to viruses and malware due to:

* No security updates
* No software updates
* No tech support

Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows 10 on a new PC for latest security features and protection against malicious software.

Many of you may want to avoid these annoying alerts. If so, it is recommended that you use this method to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

Alex Schoff
Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.