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How to fix the error 0x0000005 and non-working apps in Windows 7 after KB2859537 update

If you are a Windows 7 user, after recent updates from Microsoft, you might have faced the following issues with the OS:

  • When Windows 7 starts, you see a dialog with "error 0x0000005" instead of the Desktop loading.
  • Many executable programs just do not run.
  • When you try to use System Restore to roll back the system, it does not help.

windows 7 error 0×0000005
Let's see how to fix these issues without reinstalling Windows 7.

The problem is usually caused by one particular recent update: KB2859537. If you still have the above mentioned issues, try to uninstall this update by following these simple instructions:

  1. Open the Control Panel and go to 'Programs and Features'.
  2. In the left pane, click "View installed updates".
  3. Find the KB2859537 update and remove it.
  4. Reboot your PC.

In case you cannot open Control Panel, you may use the following command to uninstall KB285953 (run it in an elevated command prompt):

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2859537

Then reboot your PC.

Problem details: This issue often occurs in non-genuine/cracked version of Windows due to the replacement of system kernel files by the "activator" software. Avoid using activators and non-genuine Windows.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “How to fix the error 0x0000005 and non-working apps in Windows 7 after KB2859537 update”

  1. Aha! Good thing all of my computers in my house are running genuine copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.
    That’s what lame pirates get with all their stealing!

  2. I got the same problem but When I search that KB update its not installed in my laptop! Suggest some other way to fix, Thanks.

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