Botched KB3038314 Update which prevented changing of IE11 Search Engine fixed

For the last one week, reports about an error regarding the KB3038314 update which Microsoft issued during the regular patch Tuesday in April have been flowing. The update appears to be causing issues to quite a large number of users. Some received an error message, yet others found that they were unable to change their search engine on Internet Explorer 11 caused error code 80092004.  To fix this issue, the company has quietly rolled out a revised a update.

windows updateRevised KB3038314 Update rolled out

A 33-page thread on Microsoft Community forums acknowledged that the issue pertaining to the update was a widespread problem and despite the sudden outburst of protest, Microsoft preferred remaining completely tight-lipped over the issue, what caused it and why users were unable install the update or change the search engine on IE11.

The Microsoft Security Bulletin was updated on 30th April:

Microsoft updated the bulletin to inform customers running Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 that the 3038314 update on the Microsoft Download Center was updated on April 22, 2015. Microsoft recommends that customers who installed the 3038314 update prior to April 22 should re-install the update to be fully protected from the vulnerabilities discussed in this bulletin.

Users wanting to install the updates, let us know are you experiencing the very same problem or has it been fixed rightly with the new rolled out update. The issue was quite bothersome for many as it wasted hours of their time, even days, until they decided to wait for a fix having tried all variations of fixes unsuccessfully.

To overcome this situation, the software giant released an updated version of the patch to Windows users. Anyone, still experiencing problems can install the available Windows Update. If you have already installed it earlier, it is recommended that you uninstall the earlier one and then download and install the revised update.

The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.