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Windows 7: List of Available Hotfixes for Windows 7

11 Nov 2011   #81
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Users will need to be running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 in order to install those hotfixes.

-Article ID: 2619291 - Last Review: November 9, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
Thumbnails for TIFF files are slow to display in Windows Explorer on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer.

Symptoms:


Considering the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
  • You use Windows Explorer to visit a folder that contains TIFF image files.
  • The TIFF image files are large, or are stored on a network share.
In this scenario, the thumbnails for the TIFF image files are slow to display.

Review and request the hotfix:
Thumbnails for TIFF files are slow to display in Windows Explorer on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer



-Article ID: 2584449 - Last Review: November 9, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
Print output is blank when you print text to a Generic/Text Only printer in Internet Explorer 9 on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Symptoms:
Assume that you connect a Generic/Text Only printer to a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. When you try to use Windows Internet Explorer 9 on the computer to print text to the printer, the print output is blank.

Cause:
This issue occurs because the XPS-to-Graphics Device Interface (GDI) converter driver (Xpsgdiconverter.dll) cannot set custom fonts in the printer.

Review and request the hotfix:
Print output is blank when you print text to a Generic/Text Only printer in Internet Explorer 9 on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2


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15 Nov 2011   #82
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-Article ID: 2625845 - Last Review: November 9, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
List of currently available hotfixes for Windows Installer 4.5 and Windows Installer 5.0.

Summary:
This article lists the hotfixes that are currently available for users who use Windows Installer 4.5 and Windows Installer 5.0.

  1. Windows Installer 4.5 is integrated in Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2008 SP2. The redistributable package is also available for the following operating systems:
    • Windows Server 2008 RTM
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    • Windows XP SP2
    • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2

2. Windows Installer 5.0 is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

More information:
List of currently available hotfixes for Windows Installer 4.5 and Windows Installer 5.0
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23 Nov 2011   #83
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-Article ID: 2633952 - Last Review: November 22, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
December 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems.

Summary:
Important This update supersedes and replaces update 2570791, which was released in August 2011. No additional time zone changes were released as hotfixes after update 2570791 was published.

If you have already deployed update 2570791, read the descriptions of the specific time zone changes that are addressed in this article to determine whether you must deploy this update immediately. If systems are not directly affected, you can schedule deployment at the next available opportunity.

We recommend that you deploy the most current Windows cumulative time zone update to guarantee the consistency of the time zone database on all systems.



Important:
  • Before you apply the update that is described in this article, be aware of potential issues that may affect Microsoft Outlook.
Appropriate package available for your "Operating System" HERE:
December 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

Quote:
Release Date: November 22, 2011

Note:Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based systems is not available at this time. The package will available on December 13, 2011.
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30 Nov 2011   #84
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Update 4.0.3 Beta for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Runtime Update (KB2599651)

This is Update 4.0.3 Beta for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 containing a set of new features addressing top customer feature requests and important .NET Framework scenarios.

Infos here:
Update 4.0.3 Beta for Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Direct Download MS Center:
Download: Update 4.0.3 Beta for Microsoft .NET Framework 4
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13 Dec 2011   #85
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

-Article ID: 2640148 - Last Review: December 13, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
Windows Explorer stops responding if you try to expand a mapped drive in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Symptoms:
Considering the following scenario:
  • You have a mapped drive that connects to a shared network location on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Note The shared network location is indexed on the computer.
  • You include the mapped drive in a library.
  • You open Windows Explorer, and then expand Libraries in the navigation pane.
  • The computer is disconnected from the network.
  • You try to expand the mapped drive in the navigation pane.
In this scenario, Windows Explorer stops responding.

Note This issue also occurs if you try to expand an external drive (such as a USB drive or a DVD drive) that is either disconnected or no longer contains media.

Direct downloadable package Here:
Windows Explorer stops responding if you try to expand a mapped drive in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
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13 Dec 2011   #86
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 


Update for Windows 7 for x64 & x32-based Systems (KB2640696) v2.0

x32:Download: Update for Windows 7 (KB2640696) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

x64:Download: Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2640696) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details


Note   Note
I'll post as soon as possible the infos for that KB2640696 v2.0 when MS Center will make it available.


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information   Information
This one is a bit of Powershell cmds to apply to your needs, so read carefully before any actions! This package might not apply to some of you


HERE: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2607047

-Article ID: 2607047 - Last Review: September 22, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
How to Determine the Minimum Staging Folder Quota that DFSR Needs for a Replicated Folder.

SUMMARY:
This article is a quick reference guide on how to calculate the minimum staging folder quota needed for DFSR to function properly. Values lower than these may cause replication to go slowly or stop altogether. Please note that these are only the minimums. When considering staging folder quota, the larger the staging folder size, up to the size of the Replicated Folder, is recommended.

How to Calculate the Minimum Staging Folder QuotaAt a minimum, the staging folder quota for servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 should be at least the size of the 32 largest files in the replicated folder, or the 16 largest files for read-only replicated folders. The minimum quota for staging folder quota must be equal to the 9 largest files in Windows Server 2003 R2.

To determine the 9 largest files in the replicated folder on Windows 2003 R2, use this Windows PowerShell command:


Quote:
(get-childitem d:\docs -recurse | sort-object length -descending | select-object -first 9 | measure-object -property length -sum).sum /1gb

To determine the 32 largets files in the replicated folder on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 use this Windows PowerShell command:


Quote:
(get-childitem d:\docs -recurse | sort-object length -descending | select-object -first 32 | measure-object -property length -sum).sum /1gb

Both the above Windows PowerShell cmdlets output the recommended minimum staging folder quota in GB units.

Package for x32:
Download: Update for Windows 7 (KB2607047) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Package for x64:
Download: Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2607047) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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17 Dec 2011   #87
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12 Jan 2012   #88
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Refering to this SevenForums thread: Microsoft Releases AMD Bulldozer-Boosting Hotfix

1)
-Article ID: 2645594 - Last Review: January 12, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
An update is available for computers that have an AMD FX, an AMD Opteron 4200, or an AMD Opteron 6200 series processor installed and that are running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Introduction:

This article introduces an update for computers that are running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 and that have a processor from one of the following series installed:
  • AMD FX
  • AMD Opteron 4200
  • AMD Opteron 6200
Currently, the CPU scheduling techniques that are used by Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are not optimized for the AMD Bulldozer module architecture. This architecture is found on AMD FX series, AMD Opteron 4200 Series, and AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors. Therefore, multithreaded workloads may not be optimally distributed on computers that have one of these processors installed in a lightly-threaded environment. This may result in decreased system performance for some applications.

Important: The power management policy for processor core parking on your computer may prevent this update from producing the desired performance increase. To disable core parking, install the hotfix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 2646060.

View & request hotfix:
An update is available for computers that have an AMD FX, an AMD Opteron 4200, or an AMD Opteron 6200 series processor installed and that are running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2


2)
-Article ID: 2646060 - Last Review: January 11, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
An update that selectively disables the Core Parking feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 is available.

Introduction:
This article introduces an update that enables the hotfix installer to selectively disable the Core Parking feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 if an AMD FX, AMD Opteron 4200 Series, or AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor is installed.

Currently, the CPU Power Policies that are used by Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are not optimized for the dual core AMD Bulldozer module architecture. This architecture is found on AMD FX series, AMD Opteron 4200 Series, and AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors. This can result in decreased system performance with multithreaded workloads in lightly-threaded environments.

When this update is installed, Bulldozer modules will be less likely to achieve the C6 power state. This potentially results in increased power consumption in more lightly-threaded environments.

Important: If you apply this update, you cannot revert the settings by uninstalling this update. This update should only be installed on computers that have KB2645594 installed.

View & request hotfix:
An update that selectively disables the Core Parking feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 is available
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25 Jan 2012   #89
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-Article ID: 2649904 - Last Review: January 16, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
It takes a long time for Games Explorer to be displayed in Windows 7.

Symptoms:
Assume that you try to open Games Explorer on a computer that is running Windows 7. However, it takes a long time for Games Explorer to be displayed. This issue occurs if the value of the DevicePath registry entry under the following registry subkey includes locations that contain many device drivers:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Cause:
This issue occurs because of an error in the Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT). When you open Games Explorer, WinSAT displays the performance rating score of the computer in the Games Explorer window. WinSAT calculates the performance rating score by enumerating system devices. System devices are specified in the DevicePath entry. Therefore, if the value of the DevicePath entry includes locations that contain many device drivers, WinSAT takes a long time to calculate the performance rating score.

View & request hotfix:
It takes a long time for Games Explorer to be displayed in Windows 7
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27 Jan 2012   #90
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

This one appears to be listed since January 23rd, 2012 on the MS Download Center but the article is from dec 2011.


-Article ID: 2624668 - Last Review: December 14, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
"STOP: 0x0000003B" error occurs during the shutdown process in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7.

Symptoms:

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create multiple virtual Wi-Fi adapters on a physical Wi-Fi adapter on computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7.
  • You connect the physical Wi-Fi adapter to a network.
  • You try to shut down the computer.
In this scenario, you receive the following Stop error message randomly:
Quote:
STOP: 0x0000003B (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)

Note This Stop error describes a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION issue.


Notes
  • Not all "STOP: 0x0000003B" errors are caused by this issue.
  • The parameters in this Stop error message vary, depending on the configuration of the computer.
Cause:
This issue occurs because of a synchronization problem in the Ndis.sys driver. Specifically, one thread is accessing a variable while another thread is deleting it at the same time. This behavior causes a thread to try to access a freed variable. When this occurs, the operating system triggers the Stop error that is mentioned in the Symptoms section.

Infos:
"STOP: 0x0000003B" error occurs during the shutdown process in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

Direct MS Center Downloadable package:

x32:
Download: Update for Windows 7 (KB2624668) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
x64:
Download: Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2624668) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details




-Article ID: 2652531 - Last Review: January 26, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
FIX: Decreased performance when you load flow documents in a WPF application that targets the .NET Framework 4.

Symptoms:
If you load flow documents in a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that targets the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, decreased performance occurs compared to in a WPF application that targets the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

Note The issue typically occurs when you load flow documents that contain many glyphs from a font file.

Cause:
This issue occurs because WPF relies on DirectWrite for processing flow documents. DirectWrite introduces a new behavior to mitigate problems when fonts are updated while an application is running. The new behavior causes relatively slow disk access when the last write time of the font file is being retrieved.

Direct MS Center Download:
Download: Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Don't forget to set back to manual the .NET Framework 2.0 in the services.msc.
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