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    Which means we wait and see how the month fares before dipping our toes into the patching waters. Remember the Print spooler patch that was released e
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2377446

      comment link broken on this topic; you need a hyphen between july and 2021 in the url

    • #2377452

      AKB 2000003 has been updated for Group B Win7 (ESU) and Win8.1 on July 13, 2021.

      There is a Security-only Update for those with Win7 ESU subscriptions.
      There is a July IE11 CU KB5004233 for Win7. Download 32-2it or 64-bit.

      July Rollup KB5004289 Download 32-bit or 64-bit for those with Win7 ESU subscriptions.

      You must have at least the August 2020 Servicing Stack KB4570673 previously installed to receive these updates).

      There is a new July Servicing Stack KB5004378 – Download 32-bit or 64-bit for those with Win7 ESU subscriptions.

      There is a revised Licensing Preparation Package KB4575903 dated 7/29/2020 for Win7 ESU subscriptions, if you need it.

      There are .NET updates listed for Win7. See #2377439.

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      • #2377546

        For my 2 machines that use the Win 7 ESU rollups:  Am I correct in assuming that WU won’t offer the new servicing stack update until after I have installed the new July rollup (KB5004289)?

        • #2377599

          That is correct. THe SSU has to install by itself, and won’t show in WU unless/untill there are no other pending updates.

          If you want to install it first, you can hide the other updates, check for updates, install the SSU, then unhide the rest and install.

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    • #2377454

      KB5004237 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems

      installed, no hiccups.

      Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
      We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

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      • #2377649

        My NAS got the same, plus KB5003537 Cumulative Update for .NET 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64.

        Also without hiccups.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

    • #2377470

      Windows 7 – 30 vulnerabilities

      Windows 8.1 – 39 vulnerabilities

      Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 – 67 vulnerabilities

      Windows 10 version 2004, 20H2 and 21H1 – 68 vulnerabilities

      Each new Windows version is “more secure” than previous version.

      Windows 11 ?

    • #2377483

      I updated three Win7 machines with the Bypass and my Win10 21H1 normally.

      I’ve been testing for about two hours. As far as I can see, everything works.

      Let it be said that I’m on a tiny home network. I don’t think I’d be so cavalier if I were responsible for a massive corporate environment.

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      • #2377665

        Same here for my primary Win7 computer. No apparent issues with the windows updates, the IE update, and the .NET update for July.  I always create a system restore point before installing updates. I always make sure that I have performed a very recent backup of my OS hard drive before installing updates.

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    • #2377486

      Just a heads-up to Win7 users, there’s been a new 0patch agent (client) launched in the last day or two. If you bring up the console you can install it from there. A blog on their website details the changes.

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      • #2377549

        Fyi…I use 0patch on one of my Win 7 machines.  When I opened the 0patch console, saw the new agent available notice, and clicked to update, 0patch crashed (or maybe it was just the console…I didn’t really check carefully).  At that point I just waited, and less than a minute later the console came back up, and it had updated to the new agent (21.05.05.10500).

    • #2377487

      Each new Windows version is “more secure” than previous version.

      Exactly.

      Windows 11 ?

      Zero.

      See – the power of TPM 2.0 and Intel® 8th (-1) generation and higher chips!

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    • #2377496

      Installed 2021-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems (KB5004237):

      No apparent issues after restart.

      OS build now 19043.1110

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1485 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

    • #2377573

      Wonder why it takes 3-4 days for Belarc Advisor the display missing security updates.

    • #2377608

      So Microsoft ignores GP settings for monthly updates deferrals ?

      Got notice today for July CU KB5004945 while quality Updates are deferred to 7 days.

      • #2377618

        KB5004945 was released on July 6th.  A 7 day deferral should be July 13th or 14th

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      • #2377623

        two for July

      • #2377664

        Curious if  4945 installs.  It’s a moving roadblock for me, countless downloads, partial installs, then removed.  I finally disabled win updates.

        Seems I already have the changes it implements, beside the ones vaguely described, not sure about them.   Why won’t it stop???

    • #2377595

      It’s always been that way with Belarc.

       

      • #2377914

        Good question though. Could it be to keep folk from jumping the gun into a MS update nightmare that they might be associated??
        I miss the old Baseline Security Analyzer 😥

        🍻

        Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
    • #2377642

      Installed July CU KB5004237 on my W10 Pro 21H1 x64.  Download and install smooth/swift and so far no hiccups.

      Probably not connected, but some hours later Edge WebView2 Runtime was also silently installed.  A big chunk of software which I didn’t ask for, so I uninstalled it right away (I use Office H&S 2010).

       

    • #2377637

      I tried using WuMgr, and for some reason this update (2021-07 Cumulative for 20H2) is not showing up there.

      However, Windows attempts to download it if I resume updates.

      Just wondering if anyone else sees the same discrepancy.

      • #2377638

        WuMgr and Windows Update use the same Windows Update Service to search for updates. If you have Pause set, neither can search for updates.

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    • #2377663

      The recent dot Net update installed fine.  Nothing else will except early June updates.  I use the Catalog.  Win Update hit its pause limit and continued to try to install KB5004945.  “We have updates for you that install to 7%, then revert.  We will do this day after day after day until….”

      Until I disable windows update.  Now all is again well as it has been since upgrading in April.

      Stuck on 19043.928, 21H1 Win 10 Pro, which is fine if MS goes away and stays away.

      • #2377675

        What error messages are you getting?

        Have you done an inplace repair over the top?  (note I don’t say to do dism or sfc/scannow as I think those don’t help)

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2377677

      KB5004945 was released on July 6th

      You are right.
      Don’t see the need for KB5004945. Hidden with WUmgr.

    • #2377682

      Don’t see the need for KB5004945. Hidden with WUmgr.

      did you notice from my second attachment (installed updates) that 4945 is SSU?

    • #2377686

      Don’t see the need for KB5004945. Hidden with WUmgr.

      did you notice from my second attachment (installed updates) that 4945 is SSU?

      ..945 is a fix for the print nightmare bug. It has been superseded by July 13 KB5004237.

    • #2377690

      Windows Update installed KB5004237 on Windows 10 20H2 on three PCs of differing hardware configurations without any apparent problems.

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    • #2377779

      can any of you folks who have installed the July 13 updates check to see if your printers (whether connected locally thru a USB cable or connected thru a network either by WiFi or ethernet LAN cable) are working as expected? just asking. 🙂

    • #2377840

      FYI,

      After making the necessary Macrium system backup images, “resumed update” via Windows Update for 2 Windows 10 Home v21H1 systems (one x64 laptop and another x86 netbook) and installed the following:

      – 2021-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64 (x86)-based Systems (KB5004237)
      – 2021-07 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64
      (x86)-based Systems (KB5003537)
      – Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for x64 (x86)-based Systems v5.91 (KB890830)
      – 2021-06 Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems (KB4023057)

      For KB4023057 the Microsoft Update Health Tools version 2.81.0.0 was installed on my x64 laptop but failed on the x86 netbook. It is listed as both a program under Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs And Features and as an app under Settings > Apps & features. The netbook’s Microsoft Update Health Tools remained at version 2.77.0.0 installed back in May 2021.

      Paused Windows Update for both systems to furthest date available.

      New OS Build : 19043.1110. Both systems are running stable so far.

      Both scanning and printing via USB cable to local printer are working (no WIFI network or ethernet LAN to printer though).

      Hope this helps.

    • #2377833

      I read your article on Computer World dated Monday, July 12, 2021. Unfortunately, this article appeared in that web site’s newsletter on Wednesday, July 14. In that article you give your approval to upgrade to Windows 10 21H1. However, July 14 was the day after Microsoft’s regular Patch Tuesday.

      I believe that in order to upgrade to a new feature update, the quality updates should be brought up to date first on the current version, especially if you are going to install the feature update via Windows update. Since the new security patches are already out, would in not be more prudent to wait until you give the green  light on them before trying to install 21H1?

      Though you wrote this article the day before Patch Tuesday, I think you should have addressed this issue in the article. Perhaps you should address this point on askwoody.com

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      Installed KB5004237, Servicing Stack 10.0.19041.1081 and KB890830 using WUmgr on Windows 10 21H1.
      Winver 19043.1110.

      No problems.

    • #2378290

      …hours later Edge WebView2 Runtime was also silently installed. A big chunk of software which I didn’t ask for, so I uninstalled it right away.

      Update: the install was triggered by an update of ProtonVPN.  After checking with their team, not required for my desktop version (which works great regardless).

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