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  • KB 4025341, KB 4025337 cause crashes on some older hardware running Win7

    Posted on July 14th, 2017 at 15:48 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There have been reports of BSODs after installing the July 11 patches on some older Win7 machines. Both KB 4025337, the security-only Update, and KB 4025341, the Monthly Rollup have been involved. Uninstalling the update fixes the problem.

    Many posters have reported successful installation of the updates. So it doesn’t appear that the updates themselves are broken, but, when combined with specific drivers, BSODs result. It is likely due to some of the changes Microsoft has made to Win7 via the patches. @NetDef reports that updating the Intel C600 chipset driver fixed the problem. Another report possibly points to AMD graphics drivers.

    If you have experienced a BSOD after installing the July 11 patches, your information would be helpful. The errors on the blue screen can pinpoint a conflict with a device. The Device Manager in the Control Panel is also an excellent source of information on installed drivers. What was the source of your drivers – from the manufacturer or were they Microsoft drivers?

    This is an example of the type of information that is useful:

    OS: Win7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
    PATCH: KB 4025337
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
    GRAPHICS: ATI AMD Radeon HD6450 v15.300.1025.0
    CHIPSET: Intel P35/G35/G31 r.10 (or version)
    FIX: Uninstalled update, or Rolled back HD6450 driver to n.15.200.1052.0, or Updated Intel chipset drive to…

    Any luck in identifying the the exact driver(s) involved would be most helpful to a lot of people.

  • July 11 security-only patch KB4025337 causes BSOD

    Posted on July 13th, 2017 at 06:40 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Poster @skunk1966 reports

    I just installed KB 4025337 for Windos 7 (x64). After rebooting my system I got BSOD. Started up in safemode and ran sfc /scannow. Rebooted in normal mode and again BSOD.

    In the end I couldn’t fix it so uninstalled KB 4025337 using wusa cmd. Rebooted in normal mode and all is fine again,

    The computer, running Win7 Ultimate has an older Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 (Yorkfield) and ATI AMD Radeon HD6450 graphics.

    Is anybody else seeing problems with the July 11 Security-only patch for Windows 7?

  • July 2017 Patch Tuesday rolls out with another load of updates

    Posted on July 11th, 2017 at 15:05 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    On July 11, Microsoft has once again rolled out a deluge of patches for Windows and other Microsoft products.

    Martin Brinkmann at ghacks.net provides the full list. Here’s the summary.

    • Windows 7:  22 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, 19 important, and 1 moderate
    • Windows 8.1: 24 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, 21 important, and 1 moderate
    • Windows RT 8.1: 21 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, and 21 important
    • Windows 10 version 1703: 27vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, 23 important and 1 moderate
      Note: Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive security updates.

    Other products affected:

    • Internet Explorer 11: 7 vulnerabilities, 5 critical, 2  important
    • Microsoft Edge: 19 vulnerabilities, 15 critical, 3 important,  1 moderate
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2: 2 vulnerabilities, 2 important
    • Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1: 1 vulnerabilities, 1 important
    • Microsoft Office 2016: 1 vulnerability, 1 important

    Good news: supposedly the IE11 browser crashes have been addressed.

    It’s back!! Watch out for KB2952664 (Win7) and KB2976978 (Win8.1) reissued 7/11 with a metadata change. You may get it again!!!!

    UPDATE: Security patches for Microsoft Office are now available. Considering last month’s fiasco, it’s probably an excellent idea to let the lemmings (er…Guinea Pigs) jump off the cliff first. Unless you desperately need patches to fix patches to fix patches….
    Office 2007 (5), Office 2010 (3), Office 2013 (9), and Office 2016 (14)

    UPDATE: .NET Security and Quality Rollup updates for July 2017 are available for Win10 only. The update addresses CVE-2017-0248.