New Updates For Windows 7 And Windows Server 2008 R2 Released - gHacks Tech News

New Updates For Windows 7 And Windows Server 2008 R2 Released

Most Windows users know that Microsoft releases security updates once per month on the so called patch day. Only critical security updates are offered when it is necessary which just happened recently when Microsoft released a patch for the Internet Explorer vulnerability that was uncovered earlier.

Non-security related patches are released more commonly and users with automatic updates enabled will usually get little to no notice about these updates. Users without automatic updates on the other hand might not even know that new updates have been released as the Oracle over at Lockergnome points out.

Microsoft has apparently released an update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on Monday night that they call a reliability update. The patch fixes the following issues that are related to Microsoft Customer Support Services and the Error Reporting Service:

  • Keyboard function keys or keyboard shortcuts, such as mute or calculator, may not work correctly
  • The notification icon for an application may be moved or lost when the executable application is update
  • On a computer that is running Windows 7, you configure the Screen Saver Settings to display the logon screen on resume. Additionally, you configure the computer to go to sleep. However, the computer may not go to sleep after the screen saver starts. Instead, a black screen is displayed. This problem causes the operating system to stop responding. You must restart the computer by holding down the power button.

Links To Update on Microsoft website.

Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft has also released the following updates:

You may encounter problems when you move data over USB from a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has an NVIDIA USB EHCI chipset and at least 4GB of RAM.

Links To Update on Microsoft website.

Windows 7 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 32-bit

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 - This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.

Links To Update on Microsoft website.

Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2

Update for Windows 7 (KB974674) - Utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

Links To Update on Microsoft website.

Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2





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