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Windows 7: March 21st 2017 KB4012218 Preview of Monthly Rollup for Windows 7 SP1

22 Mar 2017   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
March 21st 2017 KB4012218 Preview of Monthly Rollup for Windows 7 SP1

Quote:
This update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of Monthly Rollup KB4012215 (released March 14, 2017). This update also includes these new quality improvements and is a preview of the next Monthly Rollup update. Key changes include:
  • Enabled detection of processor generation and hardware support when PC tries to scan or download updates through Windows Update.
  • Simplified listing of Approved Servers in the Point and Print group policies by allowing wildcards in the server name.
  • Addressed issue that produces corrupt output when using fread() to read data from a pipe. The runtime will sometimes drop the newlines between lines.
  • Addressed issue to update time zone information.
  • Addressed issue with the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service process that crashes on the domain controller when making certain Lightweight Directory Access Protocol requests.

For a complete list of affected files, see KB4012218.

To Download KB4012218 from Microsoft Update Catalog


Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...update-history


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22 Mar 2017   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote:
March 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

The March 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 platforms. We recommend that you apply this quality rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines.

Improvements and fixes
To learn more about the nonsecurity improvements and fixes in this update, see the "March 21, 2017 – KB4012218" section in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 update history.

How to get this update
Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as an Optional update on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Note You must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later versions.

Update detail information

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace any previously released update.


Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...er-2008-r2-sp1
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24 Mar 2017   #3
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote:
Enabled detection of processor generation and hardware support when PC tries to scan or download updates through Windows Update.
This has got me bent out of shape... :/

I have FULL driver compatibility and support for my HARDWARE on Windows 7 and cannot fathom why M$ would do such a UNACCEPTABLE change... now I wish I had not done that Windows Update...
ie. March 21, 2017—KB4012218 (Preview of Monthly Rollup)

so... I wonder if I'm getting updates now or not... :/
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24 Mar 2017   #4
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

You'll continue to get updates as long as you don't upgrade you processor to a 7th generation or later.
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24 Mar 2017   #5
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sky Ranch View Post
You'll continue to get updates as long as you don't upgrade you processor to a 7th generation or later.
and that is the question....?? What generation is my CPU...??

my further system Specs are CPUz Report:
AMD FX-9590 @ 4715.73 MHz - CPU-Z VALIDATOR

I have an
- AMD FX 9590 8-Core 4.7GHz
- 2012 ("Bulldozer")
but according to CPUz my Architecture is Vishera / OR-C0-Step (32 nm)

according to:
List of AMD microprocessors - Wikipedia
Bulldozer Family (Bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller, Excavator)


Bulldozer series CPUs (2011–)
Vishera (Piledriver core) (launch Q4 2012)

According to:
List of AMD FX microprocessors - Wikipedia
Release date for the FX9590 was (2013-07-06)

so my CPU is 3+ years old...

and according to:
FX™ Processors | AMD
Quote:
Reliability you deserve

  • AMD processors power premium products and world-class operations from industry leaders like HP, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, and Sony
  • The AMD FX™ processor is built from the company’s 8th generation x86 CPU architecture based on over 40 years of silicon-crafting experience

so it claims my CPU is 8th generation... but what is M$ basing its estimate of 7th generation off of and
how UNFAIR is it... so I still not sure if my CPU is 7th Gen or newer based on M$'s calculations..
as I built my elite gaming rig June of 2016 using parts from 2012-2013 it would seem... I will have no need to upgrade ^_^...

but M$ is ***** to do this... making an arbitrary decision like this based on what facts?!
as my system has FULL driver support for Windows 7 x64...
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24 Mar 2017   #6
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Check out Brinks thread:
No Windows Updates in Windows 7 and 8 if CPU not Supported

Your processor came out in June 2013?

As far as I understand, it applies to newer hardware like Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen chips.
Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent | Ars Technica
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24 Mar 2017   #7
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sky Ranch View Post
Check out Brinks thread:
No Windows Updates in Windows 7 and 8 if CPU not Supported

Your processor came out in June 2013?

As far as I understand, it applies to newer hardware like Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen chips.
Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent | Ars Technica
ok I will, thx.

hmm.. either June or July depending on how you read that date stamp..

according to some article dated, Sep 5, 2016
AMD’s Bristol Ridge is newer says it is the 7th generation.. but uses
Quote:
Despite using its older microarchitecture,
so the AMD FX 9590 could still be 8th Gen even though it was released 3 years before Bristol Ridge...
O_o so confusing....
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24 Mar 2017   #8
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

So, just to clarify, AMD Bristol Ridge (Excavator architecture) and later, which includes the latest Ryzen (Zen architecture) chips running W7 or W8 will NOT get Windows updates.

Your processor should get Windows updates as usual.
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24 Mar 2017   #9
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sky Ranch View Post
So, just to clarify, AMD Bristol Ridge (Excavator architecture) and later, which includes the latest Ryzen (Zen architecture) chips running W7 or W8 will NOT get Windows updates.

Your processor should get Windows updates as usual.
ok thx for the clarification.
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