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Windows 7: Platform Update (KB2670838) for windows 7


26 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 
Platform Update (KB2670838) for windows 7

this one seems to be for windows 7 sp1
Platform Update for Windows 7 x64-Edition (KB2670838)
Installation date: ‎2/‎26/‎2013 1:56 PM
Update type: Recommended
Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
More information:
A platform update is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

I see it is for direct x, etc but is this really needed?
and how come it came out of sequence and not on patch tuesday?

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26 Feb 2013   #2

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

It's not out-of-band
This is the 4rh Tuesday of the month - the day for auxiliary non-critical updates.
Is it important? - possibly.
Is it critical? - no
Is it necessary? - that depends on your usage.
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26 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You'll need this update to be offered IE 10.
I assumed it was needed for IE 10, but it's not.

Internet Explorer 10 finally released for Windows 7 | Ars Technica
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26 Feb 2013   #4

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Duh?
I've been running IE10RC for a couple of months....
I got this KB installed on 26/12 ... the same day as I installed IE10
Thanks for the cluestick!
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26 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Just received the Windows update for this today (Platform Update for Windows 7 x64-Edition (KB2670838)) and had to immediately uninstall.

Killed Firefox 19 and Explorer 9.

It may be OK with Explorer 10 but I don't want to be forced into updating and using Explorer.

Firefox is my primary preferred browser, so until it's fixed will not be installing this update.
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26 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrahamSL View Post
Just received the Windows update for this today (Platform Update for Windows 7 x64-Edition (KB2670838)) and had to immediately uninstall.

Killed Firefox 19 and Explorer 9.

It may be OK with Explorer 10 but I don't want to be forced into updating and using Explorer.

Firefox is my primary preferred browser, so until it's fixed will not be installing this update.
Wierd. I just installed it on 3 machines and ie and Firefox both with the versions you have run fine
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26 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I have also just installed KB2670838 it and it crashed IE9 - I had to uninstall this 'update' and now all seems ok again.
Do you need this update BEFORE installing IE10?
Thanks
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26 Feb 2013   #8

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

It's probably the add-ons installed that are causing the problem (toolbars, anyone?)
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26 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

The only toolbar I'm running is Roboform.
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26 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ozmike View Post
The only toolbar I'm running is Roboform.
I do not have any toolbars installed on the ones I did
I am wondering if that would make a difference
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