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  • A protocol question about KB 4099950

    Posted on April 25th, 2018 at 12:49 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Two questions  keep popping up — and as far as I can tell, we don’t have any definitive answers. KB 4099950, you may recall, is supposed to be a precursor to installing the Win7 March Monthly Rollup, KB 4088875, or the Security-only patch, KB 4088878, and it’s designed to bypass the bug in those two March patches that mess up NIC settings and/or static IP addresses. KB 4099950 was tweaked on March 17, changing the installation logic, but not the patched files. It appears as if KB 4099950 is included in the latest release of month’s Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118.

    Question 1: For those who installed KB 4099950 before March 17, can you just install KB 4093118? Will the new Monthly Rollup gloss over the problems created by the old version of KB 4099950?

    Question 2: Same question for those installing the April Security-only patch KB 4093108 (and the IE 11 patch). Can you just install those patches, or do you need to uninstall the old version of KB 4099950 first?

    If the answer’s in the docs, I sure can’t find it….