Patch Tuesday for Windows 7 and 8.1: Check out the new features


The second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft releases updates for different versions of Windows. The event is called Patch Tuesday and the Redmond based tech giant pushes updates and patches to all supported operating system versions. This week it has released patches on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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Users who are still using Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 SP1 can get an account of the update from the Update Catalog here . The fixes that have arrived this week are:

  • Addressed issue called out in KB4022168 where Internet Explorer 11 may close unexpectedly when you visit some websites.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Search, Windows Virtualization, Windows Storage and File Systems, Datacenter Networking, Windows Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft PowerShell, Windows shell, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft NTFS, Windows kernel-mode drivers, and ASP.NET.

Remember one important point that is applicable to all the updates that are coming;

  • After installing the security updates for CVE-2017-8563, administrators need to set registry key LdapEnforceChannelBinding to enable the fix for the CVE. For more information about setting the registry key, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 4034879.

There is another security related update that has to be downloaded manually. It’s called the KB4025337 update. The update should be downloaded if you don’t want full monthly rollup. Obviously, the changelog is similar to the security section of KB4025341.

Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 received the following update in Patch Tuesday KB4025336 and as with the others, it can be obtained via the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Check out the fixes:

Addressed issue called out in KB4022720 where Internet Explorer 11 may close unexpectedly when you visit some websites.
Addressed issue that causes .jpx and .jbig2 images to stop rendering in PDF files.
Security updates to Windows kernel, ASP.NET, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Search, Windows Storage and Files Systems, Datacenter Networking, Windows Virtualization, Windows Server, Windows shell, Microsoft NTFS, Microsoft PowerShell, Windows kernel-mode drivers, and Microsoft Graphics Component.