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Windows 7: April 11, 2017 - KB4015546 (Security-only update)

11 Apr 2017   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
April 11, 2017 - KB4015546 (Security-only update)

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Improvements and fixes
This security update resolves security vulnerabilities in scripting engine, Hyper-V, libjpeg image-processing library, Adobe Type Manager Font Driver, Win32K, Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. This update also enables detection of processor generation and hardware support status when PC tries to scan or download updates through Windows Update.For more information about the security vulnerabilities resolved, please refer to the Security Update Guide.

Known issues in this update

Symptom
If the PC uses an AMD Carrizo DDR4 processor, installing this update will block downloading and installing future Windows updates.

Workaround / Resolution
Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to get this update

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

More Information
  • The security fixes that are listed in this Security Only Quality Update KB4015546 are also included in April 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup KB4015549. Installing either update KB4015546 or KB4015549 installs the security fixes that are listed here.
  • This Security Only Quality Update does not include security fixes for Internet Explorer. To obtain the security fixes for Internet Explorer, Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer KB4014661 should also be installed. Note that the Security Monthly Quality Rollup does contain security updates for Internet Explorer.
  • If you use update management processes other than Windows Update and you automatically approve all Security updates classifications for deployment, this April 2017 Security Only Quality Update, KB4015546, the April 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup, KB4015549, and Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer KB4014661 are deployed. We recommend that you review your update deployment rules to make sure the desired updates are deployed.
  • This Security-only Quality Update is not applicable for installation on a computer where the Security Monthly Quality Rollup or Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup from April 2017 (or a later month) is already installed, because those updates contain all of the security fixes that are included in this Security-only Quality Update.

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4015546


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13 Apr 2017   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

This Security-Only Rollup contains the MS CPU Blocker (just like the Monthly Rollup).

Don't install it, if you have a new AMD or Intel CPU!

Given that MS is now including garbage in the Security-Only Rollups, it seems that it is no longer safe to manually update W7 using these updates.
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15 Apr 2017   #3
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I've stopped updating completely since the pause in February. got my wife on Malwarebytes Paid Version, so I think she's safe. and I'm on Linux most of the time, so I'm safe. My own W7 install is becoming just a legacy at this point, since I only used it to test updating so my wife's computer would be safe, or to demo music software. I find myself strangely dreaming of vista, sp2...used to have an image of it somewhere but can't find it anymore. Since it accounts for only .7 of windows installs at this point, I figure it must be pretty safe. Who in their right mind would go after vista?
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15 Apr 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Anyone willing to buy these newer "not necessarily better" processors.. I doubt would be wanting to install 7 anyway.
Nice of MS to make that decision for them though and Intel and amd to follow maybe they get subsidized for following MS's call for restrictions and possible loss of sells
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16 Apr 2017   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Anyone willing to buy these newer "not necessarily better" processors.. I doubt would be wanting to install 7 anyway.
Nice of MS to make that decision for them though and Intel and amd to follow maybe they get subsidized for following MS's call for restrictions and possible loss of sells
I, for one, resent that MS restricted the newer processors from using Win 7. I was looking forward to Skylake-e, hoping that it would have more PCI-e lanes and SATA ports. But, after MS announced that Skylake would no longer support Win 7 after a certain date, after many Win 7 users had already started using it (MS was later forced to delay, then rescind that retroactive policy change after enough people and businesses raised a ruction), I decided to stay with Haswell-e (the only significant changes between Haswell-e and Broadwell-e were more cores and a higher price tag, neither of which I needed). I'm just praying that Intel will not restrict future processors from using Linux since that is where I will be going by 01/14/2020.
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16 Apr 2017   #6
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I, for one, resent that MS restricted the newer processors from using Win 7. I was looking forward to Skylake-e, hoping that it would have more PCI-e lanes and SATA ports. But, after MS announced that Skylake would no longer support Win 7 after a certain date, after many Win 7 users had already started using it (MS was later forced to delay, then rescind that retroactive policy change after enough people and businesses raised a ruction), I decided to stay with Haswell-e (the only significant changes between Haswell-e and Broadwell-e were more cores and a higher price tag, neither of which I needed). I'm just praying that Intel will not restrict future processors from using Linux since that is where I will be going by 01/14/2020.
Go Windows 8. I tell ya, once you tweak it, rid of Metro apps, and install Classic Shell, and a Windows 7-like skin, you won't look back. No CPU blocking, no telemetry, etc ...
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16 Apr 2017   #7
Frogpond51

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows XP Pro (Dual Boot)
 
 

Wow, isn't it amazing, M$ can use the [$] club to use these kind of tactics? I can see Intel following but I did not think AMD would. What's a person to do that wants to build even a basic computer to do with this corporate manipulation? Guess there is no freedom or choice anymore because the mega-bucks decided they need more? Sad indeed.
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16 Apr 2017   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
Go Windows 8. I tell ya, once you tweak it, rid of Metro apps, and install Classic Shell, and a Windows 7-like skin, you won't look back. No CPU blocking, no telemetry, etc ...
No thanks! I'm fed up with MS.
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16 Apr 2017   #9
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
Go Windows 8. I tell ya, once you tweak it, rid of Metro apps, and install Classic Shell, and a Windows 7-like skin, you won't look back. No CPU blocking, no telemetry, etc ...
The 7th gen CPU blocking also applies to Windows 8.1, not just Windows 7. They won't be supported on any past Windows version, only Windows 10. And there has been telemetry updates pushed out to 8/8.1 too. The latest 8.1 ISO even has some integrated.

I do still prefer 8.1 over 10 though. I know I'm probably in the minority on that!
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16 Apr 2017   #10
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frogpond51 View Post
Wow, isn't it amazing, M$ can use the [$] club to use these kind of tactics? I can see Intel following but I did not think AMD would. What's a person to do that wants to build even a basic computer to do with this corporate manipulation? Guess there is no freedom or choice anymore because the mega-bucks decided they need more? Sad indeed.
Of course there is choice. It's called Linux. A whole new world of computing, waiting for you to discover. And it's free. What are you waiting for? Stop being a microsoft serf. the rebellion is well under way, join us and love your computer again.
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