Microsoft rolls out Cumulative Updates for Windows 7 users

Microsoft has been releasing frequent cumulative updates for Windows 10 updates. The company went on and released cumulative updates for Windows 7 users today.

The update (KB4457139) comes with bug fixes and improvements for Windows 7. You can check out the changelog for the update below.

  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Addresses an issue with the diagnostic pipeline for devices enrolled in Windows Analytics when the CommercialID registry key, “HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection” is present.
  • Addresses a memory leak issue that occurs when a device with a multilingual UI calls the LoadString API.
  • Addresses an issue in which all Guest Virtual Machines running Unicast NLB fail to respond to NLB requests after the Virtual Machines restart.

The update comes with a couple of known issues as well. You can take a look at the known issues below.

SymptomWorkaround
After you apply this update, the network interface controller may stop working on some client software configurations. This occurs because of an issue related to a missing file, oem.inf. The exact problematic configurations are currently unknown.
  1. To locate the network device, launch devmgmt.msc. It may appear under Other Devices.
  2. To automatically rediscover the NIC and install drivers, select Scan for Hardware Changes from the Action menu.

a. Alternatively, install the drivers for the network device by right-clicking the device and choosing Update. Then choose Search automatically for updated driver software or Browse my computer for driver software.

You can head to Settings>Update and Security>Windows Update to download the latest update. Alternatively, you can also download it manually from the Windows Update Catelog as well.

Via: Bleeping Computer

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