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  • What is the KB number for the May Security-only patch?

    Posted on Slowpoke47 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Windows 7 patches What is the KB number for the May Security-only patch?

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    This topic contains 10 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Slowpoke47 4 months, 4 weeks ago.

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    • #1629218 Reply

      Slowpoke47
      AskWoody Plus

      Running Win7 HP SP1 x64 on two machines.  Got the somewhat unusual Special Alert from this forum today regarding a vulnerability calling for installing the May quality-rollup or security-only patch.  As a Group B patcher, I tried to find the specific number for this update on this site and the MS Catalog, but came up empty.  Perhaps I missed it- but could someone please post it here?  Many thanks!

      Slowpoke (group B)

    • #1629251 Reply

      deanwmn
      AskWoody Plus

      When I downloaded the available updates, there were only 4 available – the Monthly Quality rollup for Win 7 (KB4499164), the Security Quality rollup for .NET framework for Win 7 and servers, then the usual malicious software removal tool and the Windows Defender updates. Downloaded all 4 and installed them. So far, so good…

      • #1629361 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        This is for Group B Security-only updating.

    • #1629297 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      You can find the Group B Security-only patches you need in AKB2000003. The link is here and there are special instructions you need to follow.

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    • #1642706 Reply

      Slowpoke47
      AskWoody Plus

      Thank you, PK.  I followed the link back to the list of Group B updates from the beginning.  Before I knew about A vs. B, I used the full updates each month.  I searched my installed updates for the first three security-only updates, using the search box on the “Uninstall an update” screen, and the message was “no items match your search.”  At that time I was using the full updates.  So:

      1.  Do I need to go back and uninstall all the full updates?

      2.  Is there a quicker way of checking for installed updates than the way I did it?  The message above comes up immediately, but I’ve been waiting for the green bar across the top to complete, takes considerably longer.  Is that necessary?

      Slowpoke (group B)

      • #1642826 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        If you have started Group B at some point, you just need to keep using the Group B patches. The one for May you asked about is listed in AKB000003 with the KB number along with the IE11 patch and the pciclearstalecache mentioned in the link above.

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    • #1642955 Reply

      Slowpoke47
      AskWoody Plus

      If you have started Group B at some point, you just need to keep using the Group B patches. The one for May you asked about is listed in AKB000003 with the KB number along with the IE11 patch and the pciclearstalecache mentioned in the link above.

      Understood- As mentioned, I used the A updates for several months before I knew the difference, A vs B.  At that point I began using the B updates instead.  I want to continue doing that, but I’m asking if I need to uninstall any of those A updates or should I just go down the list on the link you provided, and install any B updates that are not currently in our machines, disregarding the old A updates?

      Slowpoke (group B)

      • #1643068 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Each month’s SOs and the IE11 CUs are contained in each month’s Rollups you did before. You do not need to uninstall anything. If you have installed Group B patches every month since you switched to Group B, then all you need is the May Group B patches listed in that link. Those are direct links to the MS catalog, so are the same thing you would download from there.

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    • #1705229 Reply

      Slowpoke47
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m currently going through the patch history from the start of “A” and “B” updates using the link you have posted (an enormous resource).  When this protocol began, I was not up to speed re update options and so I concluded my only option was to run down the list and try to install every one, which, as you have stated, is a substantial project.  I’m now about halfway through the list, and most patches so far were not yet installed, so I’m correcting that.

      Woody’s advice is to install the patches in order.  But there is a sense of urgency about the May security-only update and the companion download.  My question is now- should I do these current updates before completing the old ones?  It will likely take me several more days to finish the list.

      Slowpoke (group B)

      • #1705370 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Take several more days and do them in order. It will be OK.

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    • #1706480 Reply

      Slowpoke47
      AskWoody Plus

      Take several more days and do them in order. It will be OK.

      Much appreciated, thank you

      Slowpoke (group B)

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