It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it’s time for Patch Tuesday updates. As usual, today’s cumulative updates are heading out to all supported versions of Windows. These include Windows 10 and all older versions of Windows that are still supported. That list includes Windows 8.1 and its corresponding server version Windows Server 2012 R2, and the original Windows Server 2012. As previously Microsoft announced Windows 7 support ended on January 14, 2020, only users signup (paid) for Extended Security Updates will receive Security Updates for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 SP2
For Windows 8.1
Devices running older Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will receive monthly Rollup KB4580347, Security-only update KB4580358 that:
- Corrects the end date for daylight savings time (DST) in 2021 for the Fiji Islands.
- Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Shell, Windows Silicon Platform, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Authentication, Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, Windows Core Networking, Windows Network Security and Containers, Windows Remote Desktop, and Windows SQL components.
In addition, KB4580347 (Monthly Rollup) Addresses an issue where Group Policy recursively deletes critical files when the “Delete local user profile policy” is enabled.
- Addresses an issue in which a Null port is created through the user interface.
- Adds a notification to Internet Explorer 11 that informs users about the end of support for Adobe Flash in December 2020. For more information, see KB4581051.
- Addresses an issue with Microsoft Edge IE Mode that occurs when you enable Configure enhanced hang detection for Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge.
- Allows administrators to disable JScript in specific security zones.
The company noted a known issue with this update where, Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”.
When installing a third-party driver, you might receive the error, “Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software”. You may also see the error “No signature was present in the subject”
You can download the KB4580347, KB4580358 offline package here
Windows 7 SP1
Note: On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 reached its end of support. And today Microsoft released a new post-EOS update in the form of KB4580387, which is a security-only update, and KB4580345 (monthly rollup).
While KB4580345 includes improvements and fixes that were part of KB4571729 released last month, KB4580387 comes as a standalone security update and it’s free for all Windows 7 users.
Both of these updates for Windows 7 bring Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Windows Graphics, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Remote Desktop, Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows SQL components.
Address an issue in Graphics Device Interface (GDI) that could cause unexpected user interface experiences such as missing screen elements, screen flickering, or a trailing screen.
Corrects the end date for daylight savings time (DST) in 2021 for the Fiji Islands.
In addition, KB4580345 Monthly Rollup addresses a Group Policy issue that could cause it to delete critical files if the policy “Delete local user profile” was enabled.
Addresses an issue in which a Null port is created through the user interface.
Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”.
Note: After installing this update and restarting your device, you might receive the error, “Failure to configure Windows updates. Reverting Changes. Do not turn off your computer”, and the update might show as Failed in Update History.
This is expected in the following circumstances:
- If you are installing this update on a device that is running an edition that is not supported for ESU. For a complete list of which editions are supported, see KB4497181.
- If you do not have an ESU MAK add-on key installed and activated.
To get past the problem, Microsoft recommends following all the prerequisites before updating and also make sure that your key is activated.
Download Windows 7 update
Also, New cumulative updates available for the latest Windows 10 version 2004, read the changelog from here.