The application was unable to load a required virtual machine component. Please contact the publisher of this application for more information.

Windows Updates have lately broken some software and thrown the error message “The application was unable to load a required virtual machine component. Please contact the publisher of this application for more information.”

I have put together a batch file to remove all the updates from a Windows 7 system that causes this issue.

@echo off

echo Uninstalling 3022345
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3045999
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3045999 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3068708
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3071756
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3071756 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3046017
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3046017 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3060716
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3060716 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3080149
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3101746
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3101746 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3121212
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3121212 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3088195
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3088195 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling 3093513 with Restart
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3093513 /quiet
echo Forcing Restart...
END

Save as a .bat file and run. It will get the to end update and force a restart of the machine.