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Windows 7: Windows 7 stability and reliability update available

16 Oct 2009   #1
Night Hawk

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Windows 7 stability and reliability update available

First a word of caution according to one complaint heard from someone who downloaded and installed the stability and reliability update mentioned in this article. The complain was that the update caused a system lockup for someone who hosted a 7 launch party.

A system restart and use of the startup repair apparently saw no correction. The update was finally removed after some 30 minutes or so according to someone a little hot under the collar about it. Bad install? likely!

Quote:
October 16th, 2009

Windows 7 stability and reliability update available for download

Posted by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes @ 4:42 am

Microsoft has posted the first stability and reliability update for Windows 7. This is the first such update for Windows 7 since it hit the RTM stage.
This download is available via Windows Update and from the Microsoft Download Center:

(see article for download links)

Here are the fixes that this update brings:
  • When you view a PDF file that was created by using a 2007 Microsoft Office system document, the PDF file is displayed on the screen correctly. However, when the document is printed, some characters are missing. This problem occurs in fonts such as Calibri, Cambria, Courier New or Gabriola, in which characters such as “fi”, “ti”, “fl”, and other combinations are frequently presented as ligatures.
  • In certain scenarios, an Emergency Alert System (EAS) message does not automatically tune to the appropriate channel in Windows Media Center.
  • You connect a secondary monitor to a computer that is running Windows 7. When the computer resumes from hibernation, a black screen is displayed.
  • In certain scenarios, the Windows 7 Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) diagnostic information settings are configured incorrectly for Windows Explorer. Only those users who are enrolled in the Windows 7 CEIP will be affected by this part of the update. This update limits the diagnostic information that can be collected by the CEIP.
  • You put an x86-based computer that does not have Physical Address Extension (PAE) enabled into hibernation. However, it does not enter hibernation correctly. When you try to resume the computer from hibernation, a black screen is displayed. This issue does not affect x64-based or Itanium-based computers, or computers that have the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature enabled.
  • A problem in Windows 7 affects the playback of certain media files in Windows Media Player, when Windows Media Player is started from Internet Explorer. Only those users whose media associations were changed incorrectly will be affected by this part of the update.
  • On a computer that is running Windows 7, you use Windows Internet Explorer to open the certificate enrollment Web page and to install an end entity certificate. However, the installation fails. This issue occurs if the certificate chain for the new certificate cannot be built, or if the root certification authority (CA) has not first been installed in the Trusted Roots on the computer.
More at: Windows 7 stability and reliability update available for download | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com


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16 Oct 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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16 Oct 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

lol stability update already.
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16 Oct 2009   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Downloaded and running, looking good.
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16 Oct 2009   #5
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
The title was completely different there I see! Good catch however!

I generally use the title seen in the article itself in order to identify it in order to avoid duplicates.

(I guess I'm having a bad day! The 7 install on the Portable VBox blue screened as well! )
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17 Oct 2009   #6
ussj4brolli

Windows 7 PRO x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
The title was completely different there I see! Good catch however!

I generally use the title seen in the article itself in order to identify it in order to avoid duplicates.

(I guess I'm having a bad day! The 7 install on the Portable VBox blue screened as well! )
you BSOD with this? not good. i didnt have any issues.
Note: My title is exactly like the title of the page on MS. :P
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17 Oct 2009   #7
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Anyone know the name of this update? Just that I haven't had any updates since the one on Tuesday.
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17 Oct 2009   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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17 Oct 2009   #9
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

In a chat with the person who ran into the problem when first going to put that on I was just informed that he managed to get it on with the second attempt and this time saw working results. I had to make a remark there that he likely saw a bad install which seems to have been the case afterall.
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