The April rollup update patches KB4015552 and KB4015553 have been released on Tuesday 18, 2017 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Microsoft releases update previews on the third Tuesday of every month for the company's operating system's Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
These previews are then released on the next Patch Day, the second Tuesday of the coming month for all users of these operating systems.
KB4015552 is available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 operating systems. KB4015553 is available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
The issue that AMD Carrizo DDR4 processors are detected as next gen processors has not been fixed in these updates. If you install the update rollup on a system with the processor, Windows will prevent the downloading and installation of future Windows Updates. Note: A bypass to unlock Windows Update functionality has been discovered recently.
Direct downloads of the previews are provided on the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
These preview patches are designed for organizations and system administrators mostly who need to test patches before they are deployed. While home users may download and install them as well, this is not advised unless they ship with essential fixes. (Via Deskmodder)
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