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  • KB3095649 is described as Win 8.1-only, but also apparently applies to Win7

    For those of you fretting over the updates pushed down the Automatic Update chute yesterday, note that KB3095649 is for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Reader CA writes:

    Well, this is nice. KB3095649 shows up in Windows Update on my Win 7 Ultimate machines (optional).

    I check the KB article and it states that it’s for:

    1) Windows 8.1, and

    2) Windows Server 2012

    No mention of Windows 7. Is this another MS screw-up?

    Yep, but the screw-up is in the documentation.

    The official Windows Update list says this:

    Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB3095649)

    Locale: All

    Deployment: Optional/Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog

    Classification: Updates, Non-Security

    Target platforms: Windows 8.1, Windows RT* 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Approximate file sizes:

    Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 update: ~ 1935KB

    Windows 8.1 update: ~ 1660KB

    Windows RT 8.1 update: ~ 1682KB

    Windows 7 update: ~ 1147KB

    Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 update: ~ 1522KB

    Windows Server 2008 R2 IA-64 update: ~ 2966KB

    Looks like the patch is going out to both Win7 and Win8.1 machines.

    Of course, we’re at MS-DEFCON 2, so I strongly recommend that you not install this one, or any of the other patches that appeared yesterday.