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    I just saw a heads-up from @abbodi86 about the Monthly Rollup Preview for Win7 that was released yesterday. It’s KB 4041686, the 2017-10 Preview of Mo
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    • #138691

      I confirmed and reported issue via https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4041686.

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    • #138693

      Not related: Issue “Addressed issue where USBHUB.SYS randomly causes memory corruption that results in random system crashes that are extremely difficult to diagnose” also appears in the Windows 7 October 2017 monthly rollup, but that apparently is an error because file USBHUB.SYS isn’t present in the file list for the Windows 7 October 2017 monthly rollup, but it is present in the file list for the Windows 7 October 2017 preview monthly rollup.

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    • #138695

      Thanks for the heads-up, Woody.

      I agree with your advice. If an update is unchecked, optional, and/or a preview, then leave well alone – unless you’re running an isolated test system and know what you’re doing.

      I’ve already hidden several optional updates this month, including a couple of previews (being the monthly roll-up preview  and a .Net Framework preview), an unchecked .Net Framework update and an Nvidia display driver update.

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    • #138704

      ‘Is anybody at Microsoft listening?’

      I’d rather they were reading as it all seems to fall on deaf ears.

      one redmond way, it's THAT obvious!
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    • #138709

      Thanks for the heads up, Woody.

      Since waiting for MS-DEFCON 3 or higher for the regular updates often means seeing the preview and thinking, “gee, should I take a chance”, this reaffirms that the chance is better left taken after the NEXT MS-DEFCON cycle.

      On at least one occasion (a week ago for sure) I still saw the last month’s “preview” update listed during the next patch Tuesday testing. I can’t recall whether that’s typical, but it seemed weird.

      P.S., I have only done minimal testing (there are only so many hours in the day) on my Win 7 test system after installing the regular October patch Tuesday patches group A style, but I didn’t encounter any issues so far based on the way I run that OS.

      -Noel

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    • #138718

      Just got this tweet from @koitsu2009:

      Interesting. I’ve seen that usbhub.sys SFC scan failure before, too (August updates, I think?). Like usual, guess I’ll wait this patch out.

    • #138725

      Can we involve patchmanagement list? 😀

      since “Michael Niehaus” sometimes participate in

       

      Regards.

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    • #141369

      I got a question from someone that I don’t know how to answer…

      If a Win 7 system has already been updated with KB4041686, can that update just be uninstalled to relieve the hash mismatch with usbhub.sys.mui? From what I gather they did not do an SFC /SCANNOW, but rather saw the messages that KB4041686 should be avoided. Apparently nothing was actually changed but SFC /VERIFYONLY no longer shows “All OK”.

      -Noel

      • #141381

        Yes

        running SFC /SCANNOW will not actually change anything
        in the same session, it will replace new version of usbhub.sys.mui with old version
        then it will replace old version with the new version from KB4041686

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        • #141403

          Thanks, abbodi86.

          The USBHUB.SYS issue (memory corruption) that KB4041686 claims to resolve seems serious but if the system wasn’t having ongoing problems before the update then this fix can probably wait until next month, and maybe Microsoft will make it right.

          One would imagine someone at Microsoft should have checked SFC /VERIFYONLY after putting together the update package and testing it on at least one system… Hm, maybe none of them has a Windows 7 system that still passes the tests. 😀

          I see that there are already two “Microsoft is working on a resolution…” notes listed in the KB4041686 article but not for this issue, specifically. At this point I don’t know how to ensure someone at Microsoft even knows about the problem. My old inside networking contacts are long gone.

          -Noel

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