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Windows 7: January 4, 2018 - KB4056894 (Monthly Rollup) Windows 7

09 Jan 2018   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
January 4, 2018 - KB4056894 (Monthly Rollup) Windows 7

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January 4, 2018 - KB4056894 (Monthly Rollup)

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1



Improvements and fixes

This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB4054518 (released December 12, 2017) and addresses the following issues:
  • Security updates to Windows SMB Server, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, and Windows Graphics.
For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, see the Security Update Guide.

Known issues in this update

Symptom
Due to an issue with some versions of Anti-Virus software, this fix is only being made applicable to the machines where the Anti virus ISV have updated the ALLOW REGKEY.

Workaround
Contact your Anti-Virus AV to confirm that their software is compatible and have set the following REGKEY on the machine

Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat"

Value Name="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc"

Type="REG_DWORD”

Data="0x00000000”

Symptom
Microsoft has reports of some customers with AMD devices getting into an unbootable state after installing this KB. To prevent this issue, Microsoft will temporarily pause Windows OS updates to devices with impacted AMD processors at this time.

Workaround
Microsoft is working with AMD to resolve this issue and resume Windows OS security updates to the affected AMD devices via Windows Update and WSUS as soon as possible. If you have experienced an unbootable state or for more information see KB4073707. For AMD specific information please contact AMD.

How to get this update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update 4056894.


Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056894


Direct download links for KB4056894 MSU file from Microsoft Update Catalog:

Download KB4056894 MSU for Windows 7 32-bit (x86) - 135.8 MB

Download KB4056894 MSU for Windows 7 64-bit (x64) - 231.1 MB


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12 Jan 2018   #2
dlwmacgregor

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1/Windows 10 Dual Boot
 
 

I have an AMD FX-8350 CPU running on Windows 7 SP1 and this update is in my Update List.
Am I correct in assuming that if it is there that I am safe in applying it?
In other words, is my CPU not included in the list of CPUs affected by the booting problem?
Thanks


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12 Jan 2018   #3
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dlwmacgregor View Post
Am I correct in assuming that if it is there that I am safe in applying it?
Thanks
There are two known issues with this particular update. 1) with the Anti Virus, and 2) with AMD processor. Microsoft Update offers this update only if your installed Anti Virus AV software has changed and set the REGKEY . Because you are being offered the update then you are sure that your anti virus AV has already set REGKEY. However, having said that, there is also a known problem with AMD processors (?) which, in turn, mean CPU owners best avoid the update, or hid the update altogether to prevent it being installed. Does that help you answer your question?
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12 Jan 2018   #4
dlwmacgregor

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1/Windows 10 Dual Boot
 
 

Thanks iko22.
I double checked that my AV (BitDefender 2018 paid version) has set this key.
I will hide the update until the situation becomes clearer.
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13 Jan 2018   #5
Struggling7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Interesting enough I hid the KB4056894 update that completely shut my AMD PC down. Today I picked Restore hidden updates and it was no longer there, completely gone!

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13 Jan 2018   #6
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Struggling7 View Post
Interesting enough I hid the KB4056894 update that completely shut my AMD PC down. Today I picked Restore hidden updates and it was no longer there, completely gone!

Lucky you!

It'll be back...
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13 Jan 2018   #7
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I for one am holding off until this update is 100% cleared for use with AMD procs. Until then I'm going by the mantra "backup, backup, backup"!
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13 Jan 2018   #8
dekash27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Haven't noticed any changes, yet.
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14 Jan 2018   #9
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
I for one am holding off until this update is 100% cleared for use with AMD procs. Until then I'm going by the mantra "backup, backup, backup"!
Even though I don't own any AMD systems - I'm going to err on the side of caution with this and the Security-only update.

I won't install the Security-only update until it appears here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ces-changes-in

Still haven't seen these listed yet, so I'm assuming they haven't been reissued. When they are relisted that's when I'll install it.
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15 Jan 2018   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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