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  • Why was the Oct. 3 Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4524157, re-released?

    Posted on October 11th, 2019 at 07:56 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’m scratching my head.

    As @mn- notes, the Oct. 3 Win7 Monthly Rollup — remember, that’s the official “out of band” patch, the third in a series of IE zero-day screw-ups — has just been re-released. The Update Catalog file is now marked Oct. 10.

    Looking inside the file, all the components are still timestamped Oct. 1. So this must be a “metadata” change.

    But why would MS change the metadata if the patch has already been superseded by the real Win7 October Monthly Rollup, KB 4519976, dated Oct. 8?

    A foolish inconsistency, no doubt. Can one of you WSUS wizards shed any light?