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      • #1909265
        woody
        Da Boss

        Sometime in the past hour or so, Microsoft released 18 new patches through the Update Catalog. They purport to fix the VB, VBA and VBScript bug in Tue
        [See the full post at: Microsoft releases patches to fix the VB/VBA/VBScript bugs]

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      • #1909319
        GoneToPlaid
        AskWoody Plus

        What a riot. Microsoft’s page for the Win7 August 16 update (KB4517297) which resolves the VB issues has a link for getting this update which incorrectly points to the August 10 update (KB4512486) which introduced the VB issues! The upshot is that Microsoft on their support page can’t even correctly point people to the new update.

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        • #1910218
          anonymous
          Guest

          So KB4517297 is supposed to replace the KB4512486 Security only update and now KB4517297 will have to be vetted for Telemetry once the update catalog is pointing to the correct installer and that’s just more reason to wait and see once all the dust clears out.

          • #1910223
            PKCano
            Da Boss

            So KB4517297 is supposed to replace the KB4512486 Security only update

            That is not correct. See #1910021.

            KB4517297 does not contain telemetry.

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          • #1910301
            GoneToPlaid
            AskWoody Plus

            The two Task Scheduler telemetry tasks remained disabled after I installed KB4517297.

          • #1910374
            anonymous
            Guest

            “KB4517297 will have to be vetted for Telemetry” and I’ll wait for more than one source from more that one website forum as I’ll have to have more than one singular source for that no telemetry confirmation regarding August’s(KB4517297) and any future Security Only KBs.

            But it’s looking good for that Aug Security only update once Symantec/MS fix the SHA-2 only code signing issues in Symantec’s security products.

            The DEFCON system is plenty useful for waiting and vetting for telemetry and any other MS/KB issues that so often come up. And I use this website’s and other website’s, (Ghacks/etc.) as well for that needed maintaining of constant vigilance with respect to MS’s security,  privacy,  and bad QA/QC patching issues.

            • #1910591
              Microfix
              AskWoody MVP

              Just been updating for VB/VBA/VBS patch on Win7 x64 and x86 and also Win8.1 x64 and can assure you that there is no telemetry in these patches. They just fix what MS ‘fixed’ (for want of expletives) in the SMQR or Security Only patches released on August patch Tuesday.

              SFC /verify only shows NO inegrity violations on all systems (hardware installs no VM’s)
              usual task scheduler areas are clear, as are the GP settings and Performance/event trace etc..


              No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created Pebcak
      • #1909321
        GoneToPlaid
        AskWoody Plus

        I successfully installed KB4517297, which fixes the VB issues, on my Win7 computers. No issues, other than the documented issues which do not affect me.

      • #1910021
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        KB4517297 for Win7 and KB4517298 for Win8.1 have been added to AKB2000003 for Group B patchers.

        These updates provide fixes for VB6, VBA and VBScript errors caused by the August Patch Tuesday updates.

        The MS pages say:
        For Win7

        Note This update contains all the quality and security changes in KB4512486 (released August 16, 2019). While it does not replace KB4512486 on Windows Update, if you install this update you do not need to install KB4512486.

        For Win 8.1

        Note This update contains all the quality and security changes in KB4512489 (released August 16, 2019). While it does not replace KB4512489 on Windows Update, if you install this update you do not need to install KB4512489.

        Edit to correct KB number for Win8.1 for

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        • #1910602
          DrBonzo
          AskWoody Plus

          NOI, but I think the statement for Win 8.1 should read

          Note This update contains all the quality and security changes in KB4512489 (released August 16, 2019). While it does not replace KB4512489 on Windows Update, if you install this update you do not need to install KB4512489.

          The KB numbers are different.

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      • #1910062
        woody
        Da Boss

        Just to make it crystal clear: I do NOT recommend that you install these patches (or any others) just yet.

        August has turned into another clusterbomb.

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      • #1910064
        anonymous
        Guest

        So this clarifies things, at least, just need to install the new one if you haven’t installed the old. Would sure like some checks and assurances that it doesn’t include other things other than those fixes though…

        — Cavalary

      • #1910363
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        2019-08 Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4517297)
        Last Modified: 8/16/2019
        Size: 42.2 MB

        This update has not appeared in the Windows Update queue.

        BetaTest {Got backup and coffee}
        offline▸ Win10Pro 2004.19041.572 x64 i3-3220 RAM8GB HDD Firefox83.0b3 WindowsDefender TRV=1909 WuMgr
        offline▸ Win10Pro 20H2.19042.685 x86 Atom N270 RAM2GB HDD WindowsDefender WuMgr GuineaPigVariant
        online▸ Win10Pro 2004.19041.746 x64 i5-9400 RAM16GB HDD Firefox85.0b9 WindowsDefender TRV=2004 WuMgr
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        • #1910857
          anonymous
          Guest

          @Geekdom

          https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/4517297/windows-7-update-kb4517297

          This one is classified as “updates”. Check that your are synchronising this classification.

          DM

          • #1910891
            geekdom
            AskWoody Plus

            This update (KB4517297) does not show when I check for Windows Updates on my computer. It is available only in the Update Catalog.

            As an additional note, sometime in the last few hours when I checked for updates on my computer, this preview showed as an optional update:

            August 17, 2019—KB4512514 (Preview of Monthly Rollup)
            https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4512514/windows-7-update-kb4512514

            BetaTest {Got backup and coffee}
            offline▸ Win10Pro 2004.19041.572 x64 i3-3220 RAM8GB HDD Firefox83.0b3 WindowsDefender TRV=1909 WuMgr
            offline▸ Win10Pro 20H2.19042.685 x86 Atom N270 RAM2GB HDD WindowsDefender WuMgr GuineaPigVariant
            online▸ Win10Pro 2004.19041.746 x64 i5-9400 RAM16GB HDD Firefox85.0b9 WindowsDefender TRV=2004 WuMgr
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      • #1911199
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        Woody, Looks like MS also dumped 11 cumulative updates for various versions of W10,
        as well as 8 EARLY SMQR previews for Win 7/8.1 and server 2008 on Saturday 17th Aug in the catalog. Very unusual for Saturday Patches! Defcon-1?
        https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=2019-8

        Can confirm on W8.1 that the preview is on WU.
        Remember that Epson dot matrix issue fix back in 2017..


        No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created Pebcak
      • #1913232
        anonymous
        Guest

        I installed KB4517298 for Windows 8.1 on my Ivy Bridge computer yesterday.  It seemed normal at first. Today, when I started up, after login I got the message “Preparing Windows” and the circle of dots.  This went on for about five minutes, without any result, so I shut down Windows with the power button.  I restarted, and got a black screen for another 4-5 minutes, then Windows booted normally.

        I noticed that Windows seemed sluggish, so I rebooted, which was a normal reboot.  Windows was still noticeably slower.  I then ran Steve Gibson’s InSpectre, which told me that MeltDown protection was enabled (it wasn’t before) but no Spectre protection.

        I don’t like a slow computer, so I uninstalled KB4517298, and things are back to normal.  I will take my chances with BlueKeep and will invest in a copy of Macrium Reflect.

         

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