Here's what's new in Windows 7 and 8.1 for Patch Tuesday

Today is Patch Tuesday, and you know what that means. Microsoft is releasing updates for all supported versions of Windows. Along with cumulative updates for all versions of Windows 10, Windows 7 and 8.1 weren't left out of the mix, as well as older versions of Server.

Those on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will get KB4074598, which can be manually downloaded here. Here's what got fixed:

  • Addresses issue with editing input fields in some applications in Internet Explorer.

  • Addresses a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.

  • Addresses issue with launching a new page in Internet Explorer.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Graphics, Windows Kernel, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Windows Search component, and Windows storage and file systems.

There's also a known issue to be aware of:

Symptom Workaround
Because of an issue that affects some versions of antivirus software, this fix is being applied only to the computers on which the antivirus ISV have updated the ALLOW REGKEY.

Contact your antivirus manufacturer to verify that their software is compatible and that they have set the following REGKEY on the computer:

Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat"

Value Name="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc"

Type="REG_DWORD”

Data="0x00000000”


There's also a security-only update, KB4074587, which can be manually downloaded here.

Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 users will get KB4074594, which contains the same known issue. It can be manually downloaded here, and contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.

  • Addresses issue with editing input fields in some applications in Internet Explorer.

  • Addresses issue with launching a new page in Internet Explorer.

  • Addresses issue where after installing KB4056895 or KB4056898 on an SMB server, accessing files in directory junction points or volume mount points hosted on the server may fail. The error is “ERROR_INVALID_REPARSE_DATA”. For example, the following symptom may be observed:

  • Editing some group policies using GPMC or AGPM 4.0 may fail with the error "The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80071128)".

  • Addresses issue where when SharePoint writes to a SQL Server filestream share with SMB3 encryption enabled, the write may fail or execute very slowly.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Kernel, Common Log File System driver, Windows storage and file systems, Microsoft Windows Search component, and the Windows SMB Server.

The security-only update is KB4074597, and you can manually download that here.

Finally, there's a small update that's available for Windows Server 2012, KB4074593. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Graphics, Windows Kernel, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Windows Search component, and Windows storage and file systems .

The security-only update for that is KB4074589, and you can download that manually here, but it contains the same changelog.

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