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
- KB5003209 – Monthly Rollup
- KB500322 – Security-only Update
Devices running older Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will receive monthly Rollup KB5003209, Security-only update KB500322 that Brings security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Silicon Platform, and Microsoft Scripting Engine.
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)”.
You can download the KB5003209, KB5003220 offline package here
Windows 7 SP1
- KB5003233 – Monthly Rollup
- KB5003228 – Security-only update
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 KB5003228, which is a security-only update, and KB5003233 (monthly rollup).
While KB5003233 includes improvements and fixes that were part of KB5000841 released last month, KB5003228 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, and Windows Silicon Platform..
Addresses an issue in the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol which may cause frequent crashes with Stop error 0xA on devices that run Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
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 20H2, read the changelog from here.