ARCHICAD crashes on Windows 7, Windows 8 because of Windows Update 2015-11-11 (KB3097877)

by Gábor Almási · updated: 11.12.2015


ARCHICAD 16, 17, 18, 19 crashes on Windows 7 and Windows 8 if Windows Update 2015-11-11 (KB3097877) is installed.


The recent update from Microsoft causing issues on not only ARCHICAD but on Outlook as well.


By now Microsoft published a new version of this update that (based on our experiences as well) solves the problem:

– If you already have the erroneous Update installed you can download and install a version of this update with this problem already fixed. You can access this corrected update by choosing Check for Updates in the Control Panel / System and Security / Windows Update.

– If for whatever reason this doesn’t go well and the problem doesn’t disappear please uninstall this Update by using the steps below and report the problem to your Technical Support:

  • Open Control Panel/Programs and Features/Installed Updates
  • Select Security Update for Microsoft Windows(KB3097877)
  • Click on “Uninstall” and restart the computer


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