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Windows 7: Windows 7 update prevents crashing

15 Jan 2014   #1
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 
Windows 7 update prevents crashing

This update fixes an issue that may cause a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer to crash. This issue occurs when a program that uses Windows Filtering Platform (such as an antivirus program) is running on the computer.

Update fixes an issue that causes Windows to crash


This update fixes an issue that may cause a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer to crash. This issue occurs when a program that uses Windows Filtering Platform (such as an antivirus program) is running on the computer.

So any program that uses that API framework will be less likely to crash.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window...ering_Platform

"Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) is a set of system services and an application programming interface introduced with Windows Vista that allows applications to tie into the packet processing and filtering pipeline of the new network stack. It provides features such as integrated communication and it can be configured for invoking processing logic on a per-application basis. It is intended for use by firewalls and other packet-processing or connection monitoring components."

In a real stripped down sense, it means any program that uses the windows API (application programming interface) for monitoring the network connection of the PC, such as a firewall or antivirus program, Network port sniffer, etc. will be less likely to crash should a issue occur within the code of the program or the way it talks to the interface.


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15 Jan 2014   #2
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Sounds definitely sweet

Andrew, was this patch included in the released update on Jan 14th ? Or do u we need to download this as a fresh update ?
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15 Jan 2014   #3
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

It was published on windows update yesterday. If you updated all updates today then you have the update.
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15 Jan 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

Thanks for the heads up,
This is a Optional update so I didn't load it yet because I hadn't researched it yet,
Cheers.
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15 Jan 2014   #5
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 8.1/8.1 Pro/Windows 10 TP
 
 

To check if you installed this update Jan 14th it is listed as: Update for Windows 7 (KB2913431)
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15 Jan 2014   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Thanks for the heads up,
This is a Optional update so I didn't load it yet because I hadn't researched it yet,
Cheers.
I believe it's listed as recommended, I didn't have any optional updates of the 6 that were offered yesterday.

I guess it could be different on different systems though.

Thanks IoAP, that helps.


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15 Jan 2014   #7
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks for the confirmation Andrew, just like derekimo I didn't have any optional updates either, all 6 installed. Was a super slow installation though (after restart) compared to earlier updates.
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15 Jan 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Thanks for the heads up,
This is a Optional update so I didn't load it yet because I hadn't researched it yet,
Cheers.
That is Odd, it was not optional for me.
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16 Jan 2014   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

Okay I do not install recommended updates the same as important ones/ the box is unchecked,
So everything optional and recommended show up in the same optional section even though it was or is a recommended update,
Which to me is still optional but this one might come in handy as I also have 13 other updates which are to me unnecessary even though a few of them might be recommended,
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16 Jan 2014   #10
aritra2116

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit SP1
 
 

I check for updates everyday so I should've got that update by now. Thanks for the mention.
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