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Windows 7: There they go again...KB 2541014

24 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
There they go again...KB 2541014

Another undocumented update. Tiny 44 kb in my update queue, but no indication whatsoever what the h*** this small lump of code is resolving..

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24 May 2011   #2

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Hello!

Microsoft usually document these pretty quickly, but as always, just use my tool to break into the file, and take a look! Windows Update - Extract an Update

For this update, the file being updated is diskdump.sys.

It gives you a little bit of information!

Richard
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24 May 2011   #3

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks Richard,
does it contains only diskdump.sys ?
any idea what diskdump.sys is/does?
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24 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Yeah, I found out on a WSUS description that it ''supersedes'' an older update of diskdump.sys fixing this issue. The only missing part now is why this older update had to be superseded.

Installed it after learning this, no issues, no reboot.
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24 May 2011   #5

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
Thanks Richard,
does it contains only diskdump.sys ?
any idea what diskdump.sys is/does?
Hello!

Pretty much. It also contains a few other Windows Update files to make it work, just so that Windows knows exactly what has been installed and what has not, but they are only technical padding. The only real change is diskdump.sys.

Diskdump.sys is involved in helping to crash your system! lol. It deals with the writing of kernal dump files to your hard disk should your computer generate a Kernal Mode Exception (BSoD)

There they go again...KB 2541014-diskdump.sys.png

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Yeah, I found out on a WSUS description that it ''supersedes'' an older update of diskdump.sys fixing this issue. The only missing part now is why this older update had to be superseded.

Installed it after learning this, no issues, no reboot.
No idea. Hopefully they will document it soon!

Richard


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24 May 2011   #6

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks Richard for your detailed well explained answer
Still i'll wait for microsoft documentation...
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24 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86; Windows XP Pro SP3 x86; Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Here's an .xml file generated by PackageInspector-Xcopy for the x86 release of KB2541014 -

<Servicing>
<cbsItem name="WINDOWS6.1-KB2541014-X86.MSU" type="package">
<path>D:\USERS\MOWGREEN\DESKTOP\WINDOWS6.1-KB2541014-X86.MSU</path>
<component name="734d81ece18c7a0e57fc1f21fd54d8f1" version="6.1.7601.21710" processorArchitecture="x86" language="neutral" />
<component name="a175746d3f808ca5081f8281b4b7845d" version="6.1.7601.17601" processorArchitecture="x86" language="neutral" />
<component name="d62ce012f4485f68052289a47b0b2e60" version="6.1.7600.20949" processorArchitecture="x86" language="neutral" />
<component name="fe5c22f7fd00fdf13361a0bd0835cf50" version="6.1.7600.16800" processorArchitecture="x86" language="neutral" />
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Diskdump" version="6.1.7600.16800" processorArchitecture="x86" language="neutral" />
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Diskdump" version="6.1.7600.20949" processorArchitecture="x86" language="neutral" />
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Diskdump" version="6.1.7601.17601" processorArchitecture="x86" language="neutral" />
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Diskdump" version="6.1.7601.21710" processorArchitecture="x86" language="neutral" />
</cbsItem>
</Servicing>

I am extremely hesitant to install updates when no KB article has been published or when a published KB article does not provide a clear, concise explanation about specifically, what the update is meant to address.
The only exception are Critical Security updates for which a PoC has been published and is being actively exploited.

YMMV but, since MS is taking it's time putting out the KB, I'll take my time installing the update, tyvm.

EDIT: If you can read Dutch, try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2541014/nl
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24 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

The KB is up now.

Quote:
Hibernation does not work or memory dump file is not created after you install Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
Quote:
This issue occurs because the operating system cannot use the features that are required to create the memory dump file or the hibernation file on the SCSI miniport device.
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24 May 2011   #9
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

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