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  • Undocumented patches KB 3177723, KB 3179573 and KB 3179574 just appeared

    Posted on August 16th, 2016 at 12:54 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    KB 3177723 is an “Important, High Priority, Non-Security, Update Rollup” for Win7, Win8.1, and a massive bunch of other versions (Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Windows Server 2012, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Embedded)

    KB 3179573 and 3179574 seem to be the Win7 and Win8.1 versions, respectively, of an optional non-security patch.

    Thanks to Abbodi for the pointer… these are documented in a new format, which mimics the Windows 10 update notification format – and thus is likely to persist after October.

    KB 3179573 is documented on the new Windows 7 update history page. (“Last Review: Aug 10, 2016 – Revision: 20”) Looks like it includes a fix for an earlier bad patch, KB 3161561.

    KB 3179574 is documented on the new Windows 8.1 update history page. (“Last Review: Aug 10, 2016 – Revision: 32”) Lots of changes including, apparently, three fixes for earlier bad patches.

    I still see no information for KB 3177723.