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Windows 7: January 8, 2019 - KB4480960 (Security-only update) Windows 7

17 Jan 2019   #21
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Hello Efdy,
If you've been installing the latest Monthly rollups, then you won't need to install the Servicing Stack update. The latest rollups won't install without the SSU already installed anyway.

If you already have KB971033 installed, I'd leave it as is. It only caused issues for a day due to MS changes server side and MS has now resolved it. If you aren't using Volume licencing the update won't cause any issues anyway. I've just never installed it from day one.

If you've been installing the rollups and your PC is working fine, I would just stick with those, they're a much easier option.
The security-only updates you have to download and install manually every month from here:
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There's quite a lot of updates to read through every month, you'll need to look for the ones titled "Security Only Quality Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2"

Bear in mind that you'll also have to download the IE cumulative security updates every month too if you skip the rollups.
The IE updates are cumulative, so you only need to install the latest one as all past patches/fixes are included in every months. The windows security-only updates must all be installed every month to keep your system fully patched though. The rollups are different as they're also cumulative and are delivered through Windows update.

Honestly though, if your PC is running fine and you're not fully comfortable with searching around for updates every month and manual patching, then I'd stick with the rollups, unless they're giving you issues.


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17 Jan 2019   #22
dlwmacgregor

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

So am I safe in assuming I can now apply the updates? (KB4481480,KB4480970 & KB890830).
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17 Jan 2019   #23
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dlwmacgregor View Post
So am I safe in assuming I can now apply the updates? (KB4481480,KB4480970 & KB890830).
If you're installing the Rollup, be sure to manually install the shares fix after.

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17 Jan 2019   #24
dlwmacgregor

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
If you're installing the Rollup, be sure to manually install the shares fix after.

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17 Jan 2019   #25
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

If you're installing the rollup (KB4480970) there is a bug which affects shares after installation, so be sure to install the update in the link I posted to fix the issue.

Whether you consider them "safe" is up to you. I have them all installed now and no issues now the fix has been applied.
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17 Jan 2019   #26
dlwmacgregor

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
If you're installing the rollup (KB4480970) there is a bug which affects shares after installation, so be sure to install the update in the link I posted to fix the issue.

Whether you consider them "safe" is up to you. I have them all installed now and no issues now the fix has been applied.

Thanks for the info!
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17 Jan 2019   #27
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dlwmacgregor View Post
Thanks for the info!
No problem. Apologies for the quick original reply, was trying to juggle this whilst doing some work from home - clearly failing miserably!

I usually wait a week these days. I install them on the day in virtual machines, but don't install them on my main systems until at least a week later. Haven't noticed any other issues so far though.
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17 Jan 2019   #28
dlwmacgregor

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
No problem. Apologies for the quick original reply, was trying to juggle this whilst doing some work from home - clearly failing miserably!

I usually wait a week these days. I install them on the day in virtual machines, but don't install them on my main systems until at least a week later. Haven't noticed any other issues so far though.
I know what you mean. I also wait at least a week and check here first to see if there are any issues.
Update complete on my laptop and no issues after applying the small fix so I will do it on my main Desktop.


Thanks again.
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17 Jan 2019   #29
Efdy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (primary partition) & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP3 (on the same HDD)
 
 

Thanks for the helpful replies, Struggling7 and Brds7t7, and thanks for SevenForums, Brink.
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